Friday, January 5, 2018

Top 7 of 2017

Today I'm sharing my top 7 events from 2017 - better late than never! 

1. Tatum
The highlight of our year was without a doubt when Tatum made his arrival and each day since he's been here (Tatum's Birth Story + First Week + First Month)

2. Pregnancy
I was blessed with a wonderful pregnancy and we really enjoyed that time for the majority of the year.  Favorite times include Announcing Our Gender Reveal + Pregnancy Updates.

3. New House
Right after Tatum on the list was the excitement of moving into our new home.  We spent the first part of the year putting the final touches into designing and watching it be build and then moved in right when I was 20 weeks pregnant back in June. (Moved + Sneak Peek + Final Updates)

4. Travels
Like every year, traveling always brings some of our favorite moments of the year.  We started the year out traveling on the first day of the year to the Rose Bowl.  A trip to Florida and Arizona to beat the cold, our annual summer trip to California and a babymoon to Bermuda were all highlights.  Our traveling finished in August for the rest of the year while we got ready to/welcomed our baby boy.

5. Holidays
Another highlight is always the holidays - Tatum was here to join us for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas this year.

6. Tailgates & Events
Even with being pregnant and raising a newborn we were able to get up to Penn State for a few football games - even one with Tatum and host a few fun events (Masters Sunday) - not nearly as many as usual though.  My favorite event hosted for me was definitely my baby shower - a wonderful day with girlfriends. (Tailgates: vs. Pitt + vs. Georgia State + vs. Indiana + vs. Nebraska)

7. Lake Days
We spent our first full summer at the new lake house and enjoyed lots of dock time.

Looking forward to all that's ahead in 2018... 


  1. You had an amazing 2017 and I bet 2018 is going to be even better!

  2. Loved reading through all of your highlights – it was definitely a really great year! Looking forward to seeing all the fun lthat 2018 brings your family!!

  3. 2017 definitely treated you and your little family well. Can’t wait to see what 2018 brings you!

  4. You've had such an amazing year that I think it will be hard to top... though escaping the bomb cyclone for La Jolla seems like a good indicator that 2018 will be AMAZING!

  5. I can’t even imagine how wonderful 2018 is going to be for y’all! It’ll be so cool to see how much Tatum changes from 2017 to 2018!

  6. 2017 was a huge year for y'all!! Can't wait to see what 2018 brings!

  7. you had a lot of great things going on in 2017! congrats!