2017 Round Up

In lieu of a “best nine”, I’m rounding up my favorite memory from each month this past year. 2017 was an absolute whirlwind with the highest highs and lots of learning. Of course, the highlight of the year was welcoming our sweet baby boy into the world. Becoming Mark’s mama and watching Brett becoming a dad has truly made this my favorite year. 2017, you will be a tough one to beat. 

January ~ Our “babymoon” in Iceland. Brett & I wanted to take one last adventurous trip before welcoming our little one and Iceland was the perfect spot. Chasing frozen waterfalls, floating in the Blue Lagoon, and exploring the icy tundra made this adventure a trip of a lifetime.

February ~ Prepping for baby’s arrival. It was oh so exciting setting up Mark’s micro nursery in our apartment. I had way to much fun packing our hospital bags & loved picking out the first outfits he would wear.

March ~ Welcome to the world little one. We welcomed Mark Warren Jacobs on March 9th. It was truly a surreal experience finally holding our little love.

April ~ First birthday as a mama. My 27th birthday coincided with Mark turning one month old and I must say, birthdays as a mama take on a whole new meaning.

May ~ Mark smiled! This sweet boy started truly smiling around 8 weeks old and it instantly melted our hearts. It didn’t hurt we had also settled into a great routine & I was feeling super confident as his mom.

June ~ Taking to the skies with our tiny traveller! We headed to Monte Carlo for our first family trip when Mark was 12 weeks old. We learned a lot about traveling with babies & had such a fun first getaway as a family of three.

July – Our Belgian baby explores America! We had a blast on Mark’s first trip to the US and spent a few leisurely weeks at the beach in NJ with my family. My favorite memory was taking Mark to the beach for the first time! Him & his dad looked so adorable!

August – The perfect family vacation in Italy. After learning how to travel with Mark and exploring a few countries on long weekends, we headed to the Amalfi Coast to celebrate our  2nd (wedding) anniversary and it was simply, amazing.

September – Baby’s Baptism. For the first time, we had all of Mark’s immediate family together (in Texas) & he absolutely adored all the attention. We also loved dressing him in family heirloom pieces for the occasion.

October – This picture. I could not have taken a picture that better captures Mark’s personality. We love our fiesty cheeky little mister!

November – Our first Christmas card photoshoot. I had a lot of fun setting up this little shoot. It is amazing what you can do with a tripod & a remote shutter release 🙂 It took us about 100 pictures to find one we liked for the actual card lol!

December – Mark’s first Christmas. I love the holiday season and all the festivities. It was only made more magical with the addition of our little munchkin this year!

What are your favorite memories from 2017?! I’ll be blogging about my 2018 resolutions and aspirations in just a few days so stay tuned! Happy New Years Eve all!

xo, Em.

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