2017 was quite a year for our family. Two cochlear implant surgeries and nine million related hospital appointments. Two amazing family weddings- my brother Nick married a wonderful woman who is now my sis (love you Erica!) and my sister Haley married a great guy (we love you too Zach!). We made it to Baltimore and Lake Chautauqua. Little Olive Ray made her grand entrance into our lives. Gracie learned to read and is rocking Kindergarten and Lilly read the entire Harry Potter series all by herself (along with writing her first book- yes, really! And learning to sew). She also gave the absolute best wedding speech I’ve ever heard. Sally totally grew up from toddler to big kid and is rounding out the year with new glasses. Denver is the same old lerpy dog he’s always been and the chickens decided to start laying eggs again now that it’s a balmy 2 degrees out. Ha. Life is crazy in SUCH a good way and I’m so grateful that so many of you enjoy following along this journey with us. Thanks for reading, supporting this blog, being a friend to our family and loving on our girls so much. Happy New Year everyone!