After spending Christmas in Cartagena, we headed home to ring in the new year. We spent most of the month planning for Ben’s deployment and my move to Nashville!
Ben had a lot of long days, especially since he was driving to Camp Lejeune each day, but we were able to sneak away to celebrate my birthday in Savannah. It was extra special to celebrate my birthday in a place we have so many sweet memories in.
April was quite the month! Ben and I drove out to Nashville and moved me into my new home. There were a lot of tears, but it was also paired with one of the greatest days exploring my new city with my best friend.
Ben and I celebrated three years from afar, but he surprised me with the most beautiful flowers accompanied by a Facetime call.
We had the best White House reunion at Steph and Ben’s wedding!
Finally time to reunite with Ben! But first, a stop in Paris, a picnic with Kat and JD under the Eiffel Tower, and a sunrise styled shoot.
Then it was off to Spain for the best long weekend of my life. The sweetest reunion in the most perfect setting.
Ben came home and all was well again! We spent a weekend in Wilmington for Ben’s Ironman race and hit the road for a few weddings in Virginia!
Another Thanksgiving in the books with all our favorite Roanoke activities.
We hopped on a flight for a snowy weekend in Boston. I think we were both surprised how quickly we fell in love with the city!
2017 was a year of milestones. We got through our first deployment, celebrated three years of marriage, I kicked off my wedding photography, and even got a new job! We spent the majority of the year apart but can both confidently say we truly made lemonade out of the lemons life threw at us. I fell in love with Nashville and Ben thrived in his deployment. We both pursued our own dreams, but always remained one another’s biggest fans.
At the end of 2016 I had no idea that a lot of the above was about to happen. It wasn’t even on my radar. Here we are at the end of 2017 and I’m not too sure what 2018 has to bring. But I do know that I am beyond excited and ready. So, bring it on, 2018. Bring every little thing that isn’t on my radar right now on.
In case you want to see what we were up to in 2016, 2015 and 2014, you can do that too!