Top moments of 2017

Happy New Years Eve, friends! It is bitterly cold here. -33 C (-27 F) and feels like -42 C (-43 F). People are doing the boiling water vs extreme cold challenge and videoing boiling water turning to snow when thrown in the air, that’s how cold it is. Brrr.

Anyways, I can’t finish off the year without doing a year end recap. In 2015 I did my top 15 moments of the year and in 2016 I shared my top nine moments off of Instagram along with some other reflections.

2017 was a big year. Huge.

But I’m also typing this up at 9:30pm after only 5 hours of broken sleep last night and knowing I’ve got a couple of hours still before me and baby are going to bed and then only a few more hours after that till I will be up again. Ah, life with a newborn :).

Soooo… Here are my top nine moments as shared on Instagram yesterday. These actually aren’t the top nine that Instagram generated for me based on photo likes (I’ll share that photo at the end but it was ALL Olivia and one photo of Webster when he came home after escaping for 48 hours in the spring). The below is a collage I compiled on my own sharing my top moments from 2017.

Top left to right…

  1. The kitchen in our new home we purchased in February and took possession of in March (we also found out we were pregnant 2 days before taking possession!)
  2. In front of Big Ben in London
  3. Heading to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London
  4. One of the many incredible stops on our Iceland road trip 
  5. Announcing our pregnancy online
  6. Pregnant belly progression from 16, 24, 32 and 40 weeks
  7. It’s a girl! Olivia Mabelynn is here! 
  8. My favourite photo from our newborn photo shoot.
  9. Olivia’s first Christmas.

And here is my top nine on Instagram based on photo likes…

Honourable mention moments that also definitely are part of my top moments from 2017…

In my 2016 recap blog post I said:

One year ago today I never in a million years would have guessed that my life would look the way it does right now.

The same is true for this year. I definitely would have never predicted that my life would look the way it does now at the end of 2017 but I am so so so grateful it does and I cannot wait to see what 2018 has in store for us.

Happy New Year! 

What were your top moments of 2017?

7 Responses

  1. Marie-Christine says:

    What a great year you had!!! Maybe one of the best of your life!!

    My top moments of 2017 were : officially getting a new position at my job in February, our trip to BC & Alberta in July/August and of course, getting engaged in November!

    Happy New Year!!!

  2. Marie-Christine says:

    Our 15 year dating anniversary in August is another top moment of 2017!

  3. What a wonderful year you had! I am so so so so glad that it included having your unexpected miracle baby! Life really can change in amazing ways from year to year.

    2017 was definitely an awesome year for me, too. Our wedding was definitely the best day of the year, but there were lots of other highlights like our honeymoon to Maui, finding out we were pregnant, our first camping trip, taking Phil to Asheville, traveling to NYC to meet Alli’s baby, and visiting Nora in St. Louis. It was quite the amazing year but I know 2018 will be even better since I won’t be pregnant for much of it. 😉

  4. TravelSpot says:

    Man, you had a big year in 2017!!! I am glad that one of the things on your list was something that I was included in! I had a great time at Lisa’s wedding and it was so fun to get to be errand buddies with you as well! It’s always an eye opener to list out your favorite things from the year, as sometimes I think that I did not really do much, but then once I get my list going, I realize all the things that happened and it seems like a lot after all! You had a lot of big moments in one year!!

  5. Stephany says:

    2017 was such a big year for you, Amber, and I’m so glad it’s ending with exhausted baby snuggles. 🙂 I am so thrilled that you got your miracle baby this year, and that this year ended on such a high note for your family. <3

    My favorite moments of 2017 were participating in the Women's March in my city, my vacations to Puerto Rico and Asheville, getting my book tattoo, and celebrating my 30th birthday.

  6. San says:

    So happy to hear how amazing 2017 was for you personally. So much can happen in 365 days! <3

  7. What a great year for you, with a beautiful new blessing! All the best to you and your lovely family in 2018 🙂

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