The Best Of 2017

1.01.2018




Musing; a period of reflection or thought. 

A tradition of simplicity. A tradition of courage and beauty. A tradition that somehow feels familiar, like returning to a favorite book as we glide through the pages of life in every chapter. 

For me, twenty seventeen was a year of fullness.

Twelve months taught me peace, gratitude, patience, strength, bravery, and new perspective. 

Peace to be content with little and with much.
Gratitude for good times and bad.
Patience in order to wait well.
Strength to endure life hardest seasons.
Bravery for new positions.
Perspective to shift in teaching me joy.

It also sent me in a route to everlasting friendships! People began to stand in a new position, at the first base of my life and my heart.

Twenty seventeen changed everything for me. It was transforming. It was my time to bloom, where authenticity shined.

Photos speak a thousand words and I think the 16g on my iPhone can present some kind of proof, right? 

Thanks 2017 for the life changing effect you left on me. I am thankful for every moment.

It's that time to wrap up the old and bring in the new! 

One special shout out to iPhone IOS for saving dates when you take pictures. 
Seriously, thanks Apple! You're the real MVP!


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January 1st, 2017
Ringing in the New Year with new friends and past buddies is a memory that can't be beat.



February 9th, 2017
A special space, a sweet place, a time to learn new grace. This was my devoted spot for hard work, long prayers, and where I learned a lot about myself as well as the dreams I have. One spot where I spent time chasing after God's plan for my life, while hearing His voice for the first time.



March 3rd, 2017
The biggest move of faith in my life was represented by simple words from two exceptional people. My dream job put into words, so craftily shaped into the simplest of ways to do the things that I absolutely love for the purpose to glorify Christ. This is a story that I'll continue to share because of the goodness when it comes to waiting on God.




March 25th, 2017
Sweet friends and sweet treats. Days full of laughter, fun, and plenty of photos. This day was easy to love.



March 31st, 2017
 Brandon's big 23 was spent about six hours outside of our hometown in Rochester, New York at the Young Adults Basiccon conference. A weekend of two celebrations couldn't describe the joy that this weekend held. 



April 2nd, 2017
Because of this gal, I laugh a lot more and understand what a true bestie looks like. My goal for the year was to make a new friend, so let me introduce you to her!  



May 10th, 2017
Some of my favorite memories are those spent traveling to best-loved cities. A surprise concert for my wonderful husband happened to take front row in twenty seventeen.



May 13th, 2017
Thankful for these relationships that taught me to love God more, learn grace, and do life authentically side my side. Our little family holds a special place in my heart.



May 14th, 2017
A day dedicated to bring honor to those women in our lives that we call "mom". Our cute matching outfits keeps my heart full. Love you, mama bear!



June 4th, 2017
My first year of marriage with the perfect guy. What an incredible, unexpected excursion to Boothbay, Maine. We went to the most stunning garden in the North East and had the best time away to celebrate! Together, Brandon and I renewed our vows while he gave me the gift of a unique first look. He is easily the most thoughtful person I know. Always you.



June 6th, 2017
A day not easily forgotten. The answer to prayer after almost an entire year. We moved into our first place to call home! This journey gave us a new level of patience and trusts we watched the complete faithfulness of God unfold in front of us.



June 19th, 2017
Twenty four. One of my favorite years yet! 



July 27th, 2017
Dad's special day. Words don't add up to scratch the surface on explaining how much my family means to me. So I guess I'll let the double chocolate, raspberry cake do the talking on this one. 



August 5th, 2017
Dreams do come true, y'all! A big thanks to our aunt and uncle who helped us make this a reality. The perfect amount of happiness to end the summer season. Who else gets excited about kitchen tables?!



September 19th, 2017
Quiet moments of peace. Choices of gratitude. A place to call home. In the midst of difficult seasons, we choose to be still in the uncertainty of life. 



October 16th, 2017
The most fun New England day. Picking apples, drinking endless amounts of cider, and  long walks through the Shelburne Orchards. Can I mention this is still one of my favorite  photos of us? Thanks, mom!



October 20th, 2017
Cute Starbucks dates call for photos and caffeine. This girl is someone that made my year special. The joy that she brings to my life is next level and her sweet words never go unappreciated. She is a true gem. Love you so much, M!  



November 30th, 2017
Visiting the capital building of New York was a cross off the bucket list. The architecture was incredible and getting the opportunity to stay in Albany was a huge blessing.   



December 13th, 2017
1. Our second Christmas together as a married couple. 2. Our first photo sesh for sappy "Happy Holiday" cards. 3. And a partridge in a pear tree. 



December 25th, 2017
Christmas Day in our new home. Cookies, lights, plenty of cheer, and one things for sure, we totally had an awesome end of the year! 



December 30th, 2017
One of the only photos I have with my best friend and official twin. Katelyn is the most kind person I've ever met and continually makes me feel valued. Lunch together in twenty eighteen might just mean another two and a half hours in Applebees and loads of pepper fries. Words cannot express how thankful I am for her and her family. Easily some of my favorite memories!



I can't wait for the adventures that 2018 will bring! 
2017 was the one memorable year, but this is just the beginning.
 A new story is about to be written. 

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