2017, I loved you so much.
You brought reunions with SO many of my favourite people, opportunities to travel, improvements to our home, amazing meals (+ so much pizza), and new friendships.
You were the year we sold our cabin, I got my own music studio space, we celebrated two years of marriage, and three years of being together. We did our last wedding gig, went back to Bermuda with my parents, and watched all nine seasons of the Office for the first time.
One of my long-time best friends got married, another got engaged, and I witnessed baby Judah grow through his first year of life. We had one of the best summers of Newfoundland weather I can remember and I got to visit all of my favourite West Coast spots.
This year was one of my favourites, ever.
The Instagram 2017BestNine just wasn't going to cut it, so I went thorough my year in photos and tried to narrow down the moments that would best depict my year. This is still just a fraction of them.
Most of these photos are from my phone, quite a few of them aren't edited, and a couple are from Jess or her camera, so there's a real smorgasbord of images here. But I think I'll keep it that way, because I think it's a fitting illustration of the way this year unfolded. There was more "just being" this year than any other, less getting caught up in anyone else's expectations (or my own for that matter), and these images and the memories they hold bring me more joy than I can express.
ILYSM, 2017!! Happy new year, everyone. ( Part II: All the Feelings of 2017 will be comin' in hot sometime in the next few days.)