2017 was such a significant year! It was bursting with travel, love, and new adventures. I wanted to put together a post that shares the highlights of the year, both for any of you who missed some time and for me to look back on in the years to come. It’s nice to have all of the significant posts all in one place! 🙂
January started with my 2017 word of the year: intentional. All in all, I think this year reflected that word well.
A few weeks later, I published Things I’m Afraid To Tell You. This was one of my most memorable and popular posts last year. It was also my most vulnerable, and I will be writing more about vulnerability soon!
In February you all met Thomas! We took our incredible trip to St. Lucia, which was so special in a million ways. I was so glad to be able to write with more authenticity now that our relationship was public. I also had the Moana soundtrack in my head for the entire month of February (and March too!)
In March we went to Maryland to visit with family. The cousins met for the first time!
There was also a lot of talk about love during the first quarter of 2017. Clearly it was a topic on my mind!
In April we went to Bald Head where wrote our names in the sand, picnicked on the beach, and celebrated mom’s birthday.
I took another trip to the lake (I just typed kale…!) with my girlfriends.
May was absolutely insane. I went from Chicago for a media training then stepped back 400 years to Jamestown…
…and then jumped forward to L.A. to appear on Access Hollywood.
And then later that weekend, we got engaged!
I wrote a series of wedding planning posts, and love was in the air all summer and fall.
In June we started summer camp, played lots of evening soccer, and worked in the garden.
In July, we went to Bald Head again for our summer trip.
And did other summery things in between camps and cookouts!
In August Sarah hosted my bachelorette party (which definitely ranked highest for number of glasses of wine consumed in one night for 2017!)
At the end of the month, Mazen started his last year of preschool!
In September KERF turned 10 years old!
We went to the Outer Banks with T’s family.
And I wrote about making peace with a former troll (who is now a friend!)
We also celebrated love at a Concert for Charlottesville after the horrible events that occurred in August.
On October 1 we got married! We followed the wedding with a few days of sugarmooning and then left for our honeymoon two weeks later.
All the wedding posts:
At some time during that month I turned 35!
Batman ruled the neighborhood on Halloween.
In November I jetted off to Iowa for a tour of the Quaker Oats mill!
I attended Rebellecon, we went to Bald Head for the final time this year but the first time in the new house, and we had a lovely Thanksgiving!
We ended the year with a very merry Christmas in Hillsborough!
2017 was a smashing year for KERF, and I have each and every one of you to thank. Thank you for being my friends, my confidants, and my cheerleaders. I want to meet more of you and connect on a more personal level in 2018!
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says
Kath, 2017 has been amazing to you, the photos really do show it! ?? I had loads of fun following your journey on your blog. Looking forward to more in 2018! 🙂
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
Thank you for being there every day!
Louise RD says
What a great recap. A busy year, indeed! All the best in the new year. On another note, can’t thank you enough for introducing me to YNAB- it’s just what I needed to put some control back into my finances. My hubby had been trying for years to help me with this but sadly, to no avail:-( It wasn’t until I read your post that related budgeting to fitness that I FINALLY got it. Thanks a heap for that!:-)
Yay!! I can’t say enough times how it’s changed my finances for the better. Best wishes!
Oh my gosh, you got MARRIED? I need to check in more often, lol. You were a beautiful bride. Congratulations on your amazing year.
haha yes! surprise!! <3
What a great year you’ve had! I’ve really enjoyed your blog this year as it’s been nice to see you so happy and relaxed. Hope 2018 is just as good.
What an amazing year you had! I wish all the best to you and your family in 2018!
LOVED this year end blog!!! So HAPPY for you and your family. Looking forward to your journey in 2018 and hoping that you and T will be blessed with a child…Mazen will make a great big brother!!!
Cheers to more love,happiness and success in the New Year!!!
Thank you Stacey!
I was a blog reader a long time ago and somehow dropped off until you were mentioned on HRG, I think. So happy to see that you are at such a wonderful stage in your life and had such a monumental 2017! I loved this year in review to catch up on the whole year! I love the new changes you’ve made (diet, etc.), it makes it more real and relatable.
Linda @ the Fitty says
Would you write a new updated list on things that you’re afraid to tell us for 2018? 🙂
Nicole @ Bento Momentos says
cheers to another great year!
What an absolutely incredible year!! Congratulations again on finding true love and on continuing to excel with KERF. Looking forward to following along in 2018!
What a HUGE year for you — so many changes, so many transitions. Your happiness and contentment is so apparent, and I’m happy for you. Here’s to a wonderful 2018 for you and your family!
Your year in review was fun to read! And wow to 10 years of blogging (you) and reading (me) . Remember you still have that invitation to visit when the winter doldrums get to you! We have two seasons — Season (when snowbirds are here) and hurricane season. Season is much more fun. Happy 2018 to you, Thomas, and Mazen!
🙂 thanks for the reminder!!
Heather R says
What a amazing year! Thank you for sharing with us
Happy New Year!
<3 you look happier than ever 😉 Happy New Year!
2017 was good to you, Kath! Here’s to another great year!
It’s so crazy to think ALL OF THAT happened in just the last year. Thank you as always for including us along your journey. I look forward to all that 2018 has to bring! XOXO
Loved this post! What an incredible year!
Happy New Year. Excited to read home neat home posts. What cookware are you using Kath ? Ty.
Wow, what a year! Congrats to you on all the great things.
Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) says
Happy new year!!!!