I cannot believe another year has almost passed. I know people seem to say this every year, but time really flew this past year. Here are just a few of the highlights from 2017 for us.
January – Traveling to Detroit to celebrate Christmas with Ryan’s family.
February – Showing our friends Biz and Rob around our new city, which included seeing Wicked on Broadway.
March – Checking off items on our NYC Bucket List (walking the Brooklyn Bridge and seeing the 9/11 Memorial) while showing my parents around NYC.
April – Celebrating Ryan’s birthday by going to our favorite neighborhood bakery, Martha’s Country Bakery.
May – Traveling to Watertown, WI to celebrate Ryan’s sister’s graduation from college!
June – Exploring NYC with Ryan’s family — parents, sister, aunt, uncle, and grandma — while they were here visiting the city.
July – Taking an anniversary trip to explore Maine and Rhode Island and taking advantage of a work trip for Ryan to see friends in California! July was a busy month; we also had my good friend Stephanie come visit for a weekend.
August – Taking in the spectacular NYC city views from the Top of the Rock with my sister and her fiancé while they were here visiting. (Also worth mentioning, celebrating my birthday at the beach!)
September – Exploring more of NYC and finding new places to take family and friends when they come visit — notable mention: Neal Caffrey’s house from White Collar. Where are my other White Collar fans at??
October – Sightseeing around the UK and Ireland for 2 weeks, which included staying with our friends Josh and Annie in Ireland. (We had been planning this trip since we got married 4 years ago!)
November – Spending time with my parents and grandparents as they came for a quick visit to show my grandparents the city.
December – Hosting friends and family during the weekends leading up to Christmas and showing them the iconic Christmas sites in the city.
This brief glimpse into our past year doesn’t even give me the time to mention visiting many new coffee shops, getting more involved in our church, developing new friendships, trying all sorts of new foods, and so much more. This has been quite the year for us, and I cannot wait to see what 2018 holds!
Happy New Year! 🙂