When we look back at 2017, we both agree that it’s been one of our best years yet, but we think it’s equally safe to say that the best is yet to come. The photo above makes us smile so hard, but to be honest, we were torn on having a proper maternity photoshoot. Was it for us? Would we regret not having one? I was asking this to a group of my girlfriends at our baby shower, and one of them, genius that she is (thank you, Kelly!), suggested that I take the stress out of it and throw my camera on a tripod. Pile the dogs on the bed. Wear pajamas. Set that self-timer, and by all means, get a little cheesy! But no matter what, absolutely commemorate this moment in time.
This year has taken us by storm. When we think back to the beginning, we were diving head first into The Scary Room – with the highest hopes that it might one day be more than just another space to collect ‘stuff’. I also remember holding back tears in the darkest corner of a candlelit restaurant with a friend, recounting every frustrating, and sometimes painful, doctor’s visit from our journey-towards-pregnancy. To keep our minds occupied on anything else, we stayed busy. We renovated a kitchen in Baltimore alongside some of our very favorite people, and we’re convinced we’ve never had more fun or been more exhausted. We booked a trip to a small town in Michigan, where we later found our very own Tree House. We flipped the garden apartment on its head, but we think the galley kitchen stole the show. We made over three rooms, three ways. And in the midst of it all, we received the best news of our lives! We still get weepy thinking about that moment in time and all the stories you shared, too.
Thank you, truly, for reading, encouraging us and making us work smarter, better. Over the next few days, we hope to wrap up the nursery, eat cookies, stay in our pajamas and get our fill of Christmas movies (any favorites you’d recommend?). We’ll see you in the new year, and until then, we’ve rounded up a handful of favorite posts from 2017 (just click on any thumbnail below to take you to the post!). Warm, happy holidays to you all! xx