Highlights of 2017

  • Started a new job!
  • Saw Billy Joel in concert at Madison Square Garden with my sister

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  • Made several visits to the Met

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  • Went skiing in the Poconos

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  • Celebrated Liz’s engagement and helped her with wedding planning
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She informed me via emoji. 🙄
  • Went on two retreats at Villa Maria Guadalupe
  • Attended Women Speak for Themselves Media Training in Washington, DC, and met lots of amazing women
  • Visited the National Basilica while in DC

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  • Watched Villanova win the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden

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  • Went to a friend’s bachelorette in Cape Cod

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  • Went to Easter Vigil Mass at St. Vincent Ferrer and had Easter brunch with my family

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  • Celebrated Bacon Friday (aka the first Friday after Easter, when we can eat meat again after Lent) with Liz’s masterpiece bacon piñata and a group sing-along of “Gift of Finest Meat”

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  • Saw my CCD students receive the Sacrament of Confirmation

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  • Went to my sister’s graduation from Penn

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  • Went to a friend’s wedding in May

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  • Visited Governor’s Island and Roosevelt Island for the first time

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  • Saw Hamilton in June! Also saw two other Broadway shows this year: Anastasia and Waitress

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  • Spent some lunch hours in Central Park when the weather was nice

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  • Continued babysitting for the Sisters of Life

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Guess who got a hold of my phone?

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  • Went to my first Mets game, as well as a Yankee game

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  • Explored South Street Seaport with my sister and a high school friend

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  • Visited the Museum of Natural History with my family

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  • Designed Liz’s wedding invitations
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This is how I filled out my response card.
  • Saw the solar eclipse

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  • Became “Aunt Erin” when my friends’ baby was born in September
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Newborn photo vs. 3 months in utero
  • Got a new roommate (who is also an old roommate!) when Mandy moved in
  • Went out to Notre Dame for the Miami (OH) game and to meet baby John

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  • Spent an afternoon in Chicago on my way back from Indiana

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  • Was a bridesmaid in Liz’s wedding

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  • Started volunteering with Read Ahead NYC
  • Met my sister’s new puppy, Aughie

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  • Started teaching a new CCD class
  • Celebrated my 30th birthday

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  • Read 45 books over the course of the year (not counting the ones I had to read for work)
  • Rang in the new year (and celebrated Mandy’s birthday) with friends at home
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Mandy’s party decorating skills vs. mine

Onward to 2018!


2 thoughts on “Highlights of 2017

  1. Amazing year for an amazing You! May 2018 bring you as many – even more – wonderful moments to create wonderful memories for you to smile and reflect upon for many years to come! ❤️

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