Sunday, January 7, 2018

2017 in Review

It was full of happy times, a lot of reflection, goals met, busy times, relaxing times, and a strengthening of our priorities.  Nothing too crazy happened this year; as Christopher described it, it was a sort of a stay the course and keep our eyes on the prize kind of year, and we both left 2017 behind with a sense of calm happiness.

Our 2017 started and ended by the ocean.

Other trips throughout the year included 10 nights in NYC, a camping trip, and some time in Vegas.

Our new nephew was born, and many of our friends welcomed babies too!

Christopher's band released an EP:

Canada turned 150 and we celebrated!

We met our goals of reading more (although still not as much as we want to, so that is a continuing goal for 2018), and paying off my car.

Our friends Fanta and Keith got married in a surprise ceremony, which was so fun to be a part of.

A lot of time was spent with family and friends.  We had many delectable meals at Christopher's parents' home, and the best jerk chicken dinner ever at our friends Colin and Erica's.  We had some people over to our house for meals, and also a fun snacky evening.

Supper in the Orchard this past summer was a fond memory for us, and we can't wait to go back and visit this place again.

I did a lot of baking this year, and we also tried quite a few new recipes.

We had an Irish weekend, an Indian weekend, a tapas weekend, and made all things beet!


Christopher wrote his first blog post this year (and he's planning a return)!

All in all, I'd say we had a great year, and we are excited to see what 2018 will bring.  Here are some other happy (and tasty) memories from 2017:


I hope 2018 brings many blessings to you all - cheers!

What was the highlight of 2017 for you?

1 comment:

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I love that you started and ended the year by the ocean! Best place to be when it's so bitterly cold. We usually go on a warm weather getaway around my birthday in February but that won't happen this year since I'll be 36 weeks pregnant! 2017 was definitely a year of CHANGE for us since we got married and found out we were pregnant. But it was a very exciting year of huge milestones, and 2018 will be another year of change/milestones. I loved 2017 but was happy to turn the calendar to another year as I just love the fresh start of a new year.

You guys definitely had a wonderful and delicious 2017! All the food photos make my mouth water - especially some of the dessert photos (now that I can't have dessert I'm craving it even more than usual!).