A Year in Pictures: Our Instagram Memories from an Amazing 2017!

A Year in Pictures: Our Instagram Memories from an Amazing 2017!
29 Dec 2017

Wow, another year has come and gone. What a year it has been!

I started off the year doing the same job, for the same client, but working for another agency. We traveled to Jamaica on a tropical vacation, and spent some quality time with family and friends. We documented all of these memories on Instagram!

Here are some select Instagram pictures from this amazing year!

Our Instagram Memories from an Amazing 2017

Having the love and support of the 3 most important people in my life…

Attending our third Taste of Burlington…

Celebrating my friend Gemil’s birthday…

Meeting the Greatest Intercontinental Champion of all time – The Honky Tonk Man…

A scary moment…

That left me with a scar…

Another Canadian International Auto Show with Ford…

A fun Family Day weekend in Niagara Falls…

Spending every Friday evening with the best group of teens ever – our church’s senior youth group…

Date night with Wendy at Bar Sazerac…

Getting our basement organized with new custom shelves…

Lauren presenting her Harry Potter project at her school’s Genius Hour, complete with costume and powerpoint presentation…

Taking care of my feet…

Fat Biking for the first time at Horseshoe Valley in Ontario’s Lake Country with Ride Guides Cycling Adventures…

Kicking off March Break with Wendy and the girls…

One of many sushi dinners…

Taking Storm to Toronto for the first time…

Seeing my girls perform in our church choir, on Sundays and at concerts…

Meeting Toronto Maple Leafs alumni Doug Gilmour…

Having fun with my work team…

Getting my Netflix on…

Choosing our 2017 vacation destination…

Taking Lauren to the track to practice for her school’s track and field tryouts…

Rachel joining Wendy in the adult choir at church to sing the “Hallelujah Chorus” on Easter Sunday…

Celebrating 5 years leading the social media community management team at Ford of Canada…

Volunteering at church to spruce up the property…

Meeting the winner of the first ever Royal Rumble match in 1988 – “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan…

Going out for chicken wings with Wendy and the girls for Mother’s Day…

Appreciating my Mum…

Discovering new restaurants in our own town…

Awesome deliveries from brands you love…

A weekend getaway to Fern Resort…

Meeting professional wrestler Tito Santana…

And the ”The Big Guy” – Ryback…

Meeting Brian O’Halloran )Dante Hicks) from the movie “Clerks”…

And Jason Mewes of “Jay and Silent Bob” and “Clerks”…

Leaving for our first family vacation in 4 years…

Drinking water from a freshly picked coconut, with a straw carved out of freshly picked bamboo, while floating down the Great River in Jamaica on a 30′ bamboo raft…

Being serenaded by Captain “Yogi Bear” Denford of Chukka Tours, our bamboo raft guide…

Enjoying on of the best experiences of our lives…

Learning how to make pina coladas from scratch…

Being able to relax for a week in the Jamaican sun…

Seeing Lauren inspired by Usain Bolt on our Jamaican vacation…

And upon returning, winning 1st place in 200m, 2nd place in 75m, and 1st place in 4×100 relay at her track and field meet…

Having a wonderful Canada Day and birthday…

Surviving a close call…

Camping with our friends in Ohio…

Visiting Ohio State Reformatory, made famous by the 1994 movie “The Shawshank Redemption”…

Watching the girls have fun on our camping adventures…

Celebrating 15 years of love, laughter and marriage with my best friend…

Enjoying many campfires…

Having Storm with us while camping…

Enjoying many great meals…

The first day of a new school year…

Seeing the Blue Jays from the Owners box at the Rogers Centre…

Great accomplishments by Lauren…

And Wendy…

Spending Thanksgiving with my parents…

Rachel’s weekend away with her Pathfinder group…

Lauren having a blast whipping through the course in Forza 7 at the Xbox One family event…

Rachel and Lauren’s costumes for Halloween…

Storm got into the Halloween spirit as well…

Rachel and 3 of her friends MCing the Remembrance Day assembly at their school…

A year of first – Wendy’s first time curling…

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Celebrating Storm’s 2nd birthday…

Putting up and decorating our Christmas tree…

A visit to the Toronto Christmas Market at the Distillery District…

The annual Christmas Carol Service at our church, which had the chancel choir (Wendy) and youth choir (Rachel and Lauren) singing together…

A visit with Santa…

The annual Father Daughter dinner with Lauren at Girl Guides…

Storm running around in the first snowfall of the season…

Another successful Christmas Concert…

When the folks at Netflix make your day…

Being the parent of a teenager… how did that happen?

Seeing the look on Rachel’s face when she received a flute for Christmas…

Being able to give back to your blog readers and social media followers, thanks to working with amazing brands like ROgers…

And finally getting the #SilvaBulletRV back with a new waning and roof…

Thank you!

A big thank you to all of you who read my blog. It really is a labour of love that I try to keep updated with relevant posts I hope you all get something out of. I am always open to suggestions for future posts, reviews, and giveaways.

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See you in 2018, with more Instagram and Blog posts!

Wendy, Rachel, Lauren and I will be posting regularly to Instagram. Be sure to follow all of our accounts for frequent posts.

Wishing you all much love, laughter, happiness, safety, success, good health, and prosperity in 2018. From our family to yours, Happy New Year!

“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.” – Brad Paisley

Cheers,
Big Daddy

If you would like me to review your product, service, restaurant, or travel destination, please send me an email at craig@bigdaddykreativ.ca or tweet me at @BigDaddyKreativ

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Craig Silva

Craig is a husband, a father, team leader, senior youth group coordinator, designer, brander, community builder, volunteer, blogger, and social media manager. Craig likes to go camping, travel, go on road trips, watch movies, read with his girls, build stuff, operate the grill, and play bass guitar. In June 2017, PR firm Cision identified Craig as one of Canada’s top 10 most popular male bloggers in the parents and family space. Known as Big Daddy Kreativ, his blog specializes in travel, lifestyle, food, automotive, events, parenting, movies, tech, recipes, health, pets, reviews, and giveaways.

Comments

  1. Loved all the pictures. The one with river raft – I suddenly wanted to start singing “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot!” But is that song possible in the Jamaican Flair? LOL Who knows, but great memories.

    You have a beautiful family and l look forward to seeing more wonderful posts and pictures! ~ Johanna

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