Another New Year: A Look Back at 2017

Last year's post was so fun to write that I wanted to do it again in a similar style this year! 2016 was all about my pregnancy, and 2017 was (obviously) all about 2 becoming 3. We have grown so much this year, and we've made so many special memories along the way. I LOVED looking back at all of these sweet photos, and hope you'll enjoy the quick recap with me.

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January - We kicked off 2017 with the end of my maternity leave, and we also started sleep training B in her crib. There were some rough nights this month, but I'm so proud of us for sticking with it. B loves her crib now, and sleeps like a champ through each night.

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February - Our first Valentine's Day as parents! We spent an evening out at one of our favorite restaurants, and made it back in time to put B down for bed. 

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March - This is when things got really exciting for the Storeys in 2017. We put our house on the market, and it sold within the week! We also took B on her first plane ride to St. Louis, and she did so so well. 

April - B's first trip to the Zoo, B's first Easter, and B began eating solid foods. Lots and lots of firsts this month! All the while we were packing up our house to move.

 First walk in our new neighborhood!

First walk in our new neighborhood!

May - We moved into our new house! We went a little crazy painting, organizing, and planning for each room, but it was truly a labor of love. 

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June - Hellooooo, Google! We took our first trip away from B up to Northern California to visit Google HQ and do some wine tasting at our old stomping grounds. Read about both of those trips here (Google) and here (Sonoma).

July - Our first summer with a baby that loves the water! We loved taking B in the pool with us, and she even got her own little wading pool to hang in after naps in the backyard. We also welcomed B's sweet cousin Skylar (a.k.a. "Nut Nut") this month!

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August - I redid our deck with some new pillows and decor, and B officially started eating only Baby-Led Weaning foods. We also completed B's playroom this month! Read about the deck refresh here and playroom tour here.  As it got nicer in the mornings and evenings, we spent a ton of time out here as a family!

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September - We took a little trip up to KC to celebrate a friend's wedding, and stayed within walking distance of the Plaza. B was a champ riding in the car, which was a huge relief for us! 

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October - Happy Birthday to B! Celebrating B turning 1 was the highlight of our month, and we threw a huge fiesta for her (blog post here) with some of our favorite people. B also loved her 2nd Halloween as Snow White, and enjoyed all the trick-or-treating with cousins and friends.

November - Happy 2 Year Wedding Anniversary to us! Also, this was B's first Thanksgiving as a real food eater! Girlfriend loved all the carbs she got to devour, and I put up Christmas decorations waaaay too early. Happy Birthday to Jordan this month too! November's always a busy month of celebrations for this little family. :)

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December - Christmas with a 1 year-old means festivities allllll month long! I spent tons of time planning our decorations, and loved every minute of this month's holiday spirit. B and I read "Twas' the Night Before Christmas" before bed every night, and she loved seeing Santa everywhere in town calling him "Ho Ho."

How crazy that 2018 is tomorrow, right? We're grateful for all the blessings 2017 brought, and are excited for the new changes ahead.