Highlights from 2017 & Goals for the New Year

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This year has been another great year in the books! It literally felt like it flew by in a blink of an eye. Especially now that I have a toddler it seems like all the days mesh together. 2017 certainly had it's challenges, but also really rewarding moments. I feel like I have learned so much about myself as a mom. And if there are couple words that stick out for me they would be patience and self acceptance. I thought I have always been a patient person but I think having a toddler really tests your limits. I’ve tried really hard to not be so hard on myself to be perfect. Mark Twain once said, "Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection." And sometimes when I hit a bump in the road or going through a tough moment I try and remind myself that I’m doing the best that I know how as a mom, wife, friend, daughter, sister, etc.

This year we found some time to getaway and travel to some of our favorite places. We went on a couple ski trips to Tahoe and Sun Valley. And took a couple of road trips down the coast to San Luis Obispo and camped in Big Sur for the first time.

Joel and I took a mini trip to Chicago, which was so refreshing to be able to experience a new city together without having a kid in tow. I’m hoping we can travel somewhere new together in 2018!

Hands down one of my best girl vacations I have ever been on was Cabo San Lucas for sister-in-law, Michelle's, bachelorette party. We had an amazing house and a great group of women that I feel so lucky to call some of my best friends.

Below I highlighted some of my top highlights/memories from each month in 2017. Thanks for following along on my journey and hope you have a Happy New Year!

january Jordan started walking

january Jordan started walking

February EPic Snow day at heavenly - first tracks!

February EPic Snow day at heavenly - first tracks!

march At home in our backyard

march At home in our backyard

April Jordan's first sailing trip on the bay

April Jordan's first sailing trip on the bay

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april

april

May Wine tasting at matanzas creek in santa rosa

May Wine tasting at matanzas creek in santa rosa

June biG SUR Camping

June biG SUR Camping

july the weekend of the 4th of july

july the weekend of the 4th of july

july Jordan's 2nd birthday

july Jordan's 2nd birthday

august cabo san lucas

august cabo san lucas

august michelle's bachlorette in cabo

august michelle's bachlorette in cabo

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August scribe winery Celebrating ali's birthday

August scribe winery Celebrating ali's birthday

September HIKE IN TAHOE FOR LABOR DAY

September HIKE IN TAHOE FOR LABOR DAY

Sept Labor day in tahoe

Sept Labor day in tahoe

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October Michelle's wedding day

October Michelle's wedding day

october michelle & Dusty's  wedding at st. francis winery

october michelle & Dusty's  wedding at st. francis winery

october a view from our room in the thompson hotel in chicago

october a view from our room in the thompson hotel in chicago

october tile game is strong at thompson hotel chicago

october tile game is strong at thompson hotel chicago

November Family Photos in lafayette

November Family Photos in lafayette

December pop-up shop event at worth our weight w/ my best friends

December pop-up shop event at worth our weight w/ my best friends

December X-MAs in sun valley w/ the family

December X-MAs in sun valley w/ the family