Monday, January 1, 2018

Good Bye, 2017!

This year was such an amazing year. Carter started preschool and has loved it. Next school year will bring his first year of public school! Elise has grown and changed so much and talks all the time. I ran my first marathon in 8 years and Ty has gotten into a groove with lifting. We had a year filled with love and fun. January 2nd will mark 2 years since Jeremy's accident and his recovery has proved to be miraculous! We are so thankful for that. 2017 definitely beat 2016 in that respect alone! Read about our years in 2016 here, 2015 here, 2014 here, and 2013 here.

January 2017
We rang in the New Year with the Race Into the New Year, read about it here.
Mom, dad, and Ty ran the Polar Bear Plunge on New Year's Day.
We celebrated mom's birthday with a cake dad almost dropped and shoved his thumb in to save.
We celebrated dad and Jeremy's birthdays on the 30th.
February 2017
We celebrated Valentine's Day.
Elise started picking out her own outfits and fell in love with these shoes.
Jeremy and I won the 10k team competition at the Sweetheart Run as the Sweet Sibs, read about it here.
We celebrated a year of survival for Jeremy after his accident with a Survival Run, read about it here.
March 2017
We made a trip to Florida to visit Paul, Amanda, and Wyatt. Read more about it here.
Elise got to visit the beach for the first time, read more about it here.
We spent a lot of time with my grandparents in their condo, read more about our fun with them here and here.
We celebrated St. Patrick's Day.
Elise turned 2! Read about her party here and her birthday here.
Elise became obsessed with otters and liked to take her Otty to see the otters at the zoo and the aquarium.
April 2017
I finished the Aquarium Run Half-Marathon despite having injury issues in the spring, read about it here.
We celebrated Easter, read about it here.
Harper turned 9 years old and we celebrated with a special birthday hike.
May 2017
We celebrated Cinco de Mayo.
Carter performed during a Mother's Day Tea at his school, read more about it here.
I took the kids bowling for the first time.
Carter had his last day of school. Read more about it here.
We ran the marathon relay at the Joplin Memorial Marathon, read more about it here.
Carter stepped on something in the backyard and ended up with 3 stitches in his foot. Read more about it here.
We celebrated Ty's 31st birthday.
June 2017
We celebrated National Doughnut Day with free doughnuts at Krispy Kreme.
Elise ran her first fun run at the Starlit race series.
Carter really hit his groove with running during the summer race series mile fun runs.
We enjoyed free kids movies at the movie theater.
July 2017
We celebrated the 4th of July, read more here.
Ty and I celebrated our 6 year wedding anniversary, more here.
We got to spend time with the whole family when Paul, Amanda, and Wyatt came to Kansas for a visit. Read more here.
Carter ran his first mile with no walking at the Midsummer's Night fun run, read about it here.
We celebrated my 31st birthday with a trip to a nearby state park. Read more here.
August 2017
Carter went rollerskating for the first time at a friend's birthday party.
Elise really took off with potty training.
We got to observe a near total eclipse, more here.
September 2017
Carter had his first day of preschool, more here.
Oma and Opa got a new puppy and Elise was in love.
October 2017
Elise was tall enough to ride rides this year at the fair, more here.
We won the costume contest again this year with a Flinstones theme, more here.
We ran the Tulsa Run 15k and I was able to win an under 70 mug again! More here.
We celebrated Halloween and went trick or treating with friends, more here.
November 2017
Amanda and Wyatt visited Kansas and we got to celebrate Wyatt's 1st birthday a little late.
We got to visit Silver Dollar City and see all the lights, more here.
Jeremy and I ran our first marathon in 8 years and I ran a PR! More here.
Carter celebrated Thanksgiving with a Thanksgiving Feast at school.
We celebrated Thanksgiving.
December 2017
We celebrated Carter's birthday with a party at an inflatable place, more here.
We visited Santa and the kids got their picture with him, more here.
Carter turned 5 years old! More here.
We celebrated Christmas with Gma, Gpa, Paul, Amanda, and Wyatt in Topeka. More here.
We celebrated Christmas at home with Oma, Opa, Jeremy, and Thomas. Read more here.


  1. Very interesting to look back. Elise used to barely reach Carter's shoulder, so she's quite a bit taller now.

  2. What a great post -- enjoyed the pics and your re-cap!