2017 In Pictures

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Each year since I started blogging I have a few “blogging traditions” to end the year on! One of them is doing a recap post covering our entire year with favorite moments, photos, and posts from that year.

2016 was a VERY tough year for our family. While 2017 had its challenges (and tough diagnosis), it also was a wonderful year filled with improved health and new blessings to our family! As I looked over these photos and posts I realized 2017 was a year that progressively got better and better for our family. It started off tough with Zach’s diagnosis but then it only got better and better and ended on the best possible note ever with our family being whole! I hope this upward trend only continues into 2018!

Here are some of the bigger moments in 2017…with links to the posts of each (if you’re a new reader this is a quick way to cover the highlights and be caught up!):

January

 

Zach and I had a redo of our Christmas trip to start off the year!

 

 

Tess transitioned from the crib to the big girl bed!

 

 

 We attended the circus!

 

 

Zach had his first Shepherd Center visit and official diagnosis. 

 

 

February

 

I had my first Solo Disney Day!

 

 

We visited both Georgia Aquarium

And Zoo Atlanta

 

 

March

 

Kye turned 8

 

 

And we celebrated at Disney!

 

 

April

 

We headed back to Disney with Zach’s fam for Spring Break!

 

 

We had a fun Easter

 

 

May

 

I went back to Disney for a second solo day!

 

 

We celebrated Mother’s Day

 

 

Britt moved to her new princess room!

 

 

And she graduated from Pre-K

 

 

AND had her first gymnastics exhibition!

 

 

Zach and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary in Mexico!

 

 

June

 

Kye had his first week at Georgia Bible Camp!

 

 

We celebrated Father’s Day

 

 

July

 

We spent a week in St Augustine

 

 

Tess turned 3 and celebrated with a Mickey and Minnie Party!

 

 

August

 

The kids went back to school and that meant Britt started kindergarten! 

 

 

We had family photos

 

 

And found out we were chosen by an incredible birth mama ๐Ÿ™‚ 

 

 

We visited Grandpa and Grammie!

 

 

And announced the news that we were MATCHED!

 

 

We got to meet Mama E and see our future son for the first time!

 

 

September

 

We went to Savannah for Labor Day

 

 

I attended Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party with friends!

 

 

Kye started his football career

 

 

October

 

We visited Disney for Britt’s early birthday celebration!

 

 

Zach and I visited Hawaii with Aflac

 

 

My sweet friends threw a baby shower for “Tab!”

 

 

We enjoyed Halloween!

 

 

November

 

We anxiously awaited “Tabs” arrival but enjoyed our last Thanksgiving as a family of 5!

 

 

December

 

Spear was born!

 

 

And he became OURS ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

Britt turned 6!

 

 

Spear had his first Disney day (more like couple of hours!)

 

 

We got home and had Spear’s newborn photos

 

 

We celebrated our Core Crew Christmas

 

 

And our first Christmas as a family of 6!

 

 

We ended the year with a fun family NYE celebration!

 

 

You can see ALL of our family events through the years here (so thankful 2017 was SO much brighter for our family and hope that trend only continues for 2018!):

 

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

 

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Hey Y’all, I’m Emily! I’m a stay at home mom and consider parenting to be my passion. Disney is my happiest place and I love making memories as a family together. I’m a big believer in transparency and share all of my real-life moments as a mother of four.

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