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Friday Favorites – The Best of 2017

Happy last Friday of the year! I can’t believe how fast this year has flown by.  Today I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite moments of this past year.  So grab a cup of coffee (or two) and enjoy my look by at 2017.

January

We kicked out 2017 with Kate’s 9th birthday.

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She had a fun time celebrating her birthday with her friends at a local trampoline park.

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Next up Danny and I headed to New York City for the first time in almost 15 years.  I loved spending time with him in one of my favorite cities.

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While we were in NYC Danny found out he had to go to Paris for a work meeting so we decided that I would join him for a few days.  Paris was so magical. I can’t wait to go back one day.

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February

We rocked out at our girl’s 80’s school dance.

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The girls had a wonderful time with Danny at the Daddy Daughter dance.

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We enjoyed Valentine’s dinner with friends.

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These girls had an amazing Upward Season.  So we celebrated at Mellow Mushroom.

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March

We kicked off our Spring soccer season.

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I loved celebrating my 38th birthday with my sweet family.

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We introduced Abigail to a new sport – SOFTBALL!

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We attended the girls Annual Art Show.  I always look forward to seeing their artwork framed.

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April

It has been a few years since we have been able to take pictures in the bluebonnets fields but this year my friend’s field was full!  I was so excited to drive out and get some beautiful pictures of the girls in the bluebonnets.

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April was also full of Easter activities.

The girls participated in their school Fun Run!  Abigail won 1st place out of all of the 2nd graders.

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May

Every May I look forward to our girl’s field day.  Our girls have so much fun playing the wild and crazy games.

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After we finished field day we loaded up our car and headed to south Texas.  We were able to go and celebrate Danny’s grandparent’s 70th wedding anniversary!

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I loved celebrating Mother’s day with my sweet girls.

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Every year our school’s 3rd graders host a Mother’s Day Tea.  Everyone told me to be prepared to cry and they were right!

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We ended May with the girl’s talent show performance.

June

We kicked off our summer with Abigail’s Luau Party.

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We spent a lot of time on the lake with friends.

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FAMILY VACATION!!

We had so much fun in Washington DC!!

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July

I love celebrating Fourth of July in our little town!

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This past summer was the first time the girls went to an overnight church camp.  They had so much fun with their friends.  Their camps were two weeks apart but next year they will get to go to the same camp together.

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Danny and I spent our 14th wedding anniversary in Miami.

Danny decided he needed a new hobby. SKYDIVING

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August

The girls spent a week with my parents for Cousin Camp.

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While the girls were away, Danny and I enjoyed a week of date nights.

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Once the girls got home we ended our summer with a lot of fun summer activities.

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We celebrated Danny’s birthday at Medieval Times.

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Then school started!

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September

It is hard to believe that I have been out of high school for 20 years!  I loved spending time with all my friends and see how much my hometown has changed in 20 years.

AND…I left my job!!! I have worked for the past 14 years but we decided that this was the year that I would leave my job.  It was probably the hardest decision I have ever made but it has been so rewarding.

October

Since I had some free time on my hands I decided to start playing tennis with my friends.

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I also went skydiving with Danny!!

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We also had a lot of Halloween fun with our friends.

November

November was pretty slow and quiet around our house.

Kate’s 4th-grade class had their Pow Wow performance.

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We celebrated Thanksgiving with Danny’s family.

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We got our family pictures back and I love all of them!!

December

Danny and I had a quick getaway to Chicago.  I had never been to Chicago and was dying to go.  I am now a huge fan of Chicago.

After we got home we kicked off our Christmas season full of lots of activities with friends and family.

That is a wrap for 2017!!  Now I am off to celebrate Christmas with my extended family.  I hope everyone has a Happy New Year!

 

Linked up with…
Friday Favorites
 Narci, Andrea and Erika
And
High 5 For Friday
Della at Della Devoted, Katie at Cup of Tea, Becky from BYBMG

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