My biggest blog post of the year is finally here! I look forward to this post and dread writing it at the same time because of how long it takes! Haha! But it’s one of my favorites to read and look back on so alas, I’m doing it! Here is a year in review for 2022!
2022: A Year In Review
January was a pretty calm month at home but super busy on the business side of things! I officially changed my name from Sweet Magnolia Photo to Brittany Serowski Photography! It was a hard decision but very much needed! I got a total brand overhaul, new website, new headshots and a new Instagram handle which was very exciting! Ha! L also went roller skating for a school field trip and it inspired us for his birthday party later in the year!
February was also a quiet one! Lots of snuggles were had at home! L also gave flowers to a little girl at his preschool he has a crush on and it was the most darling thing in the world! I also started my VA services and it just took off like a rocket! It went so well, I bought a painting the day I landed my first client and it is now extra special to me every time I look at it!
March was a simple one too! (Does anything spectacular really go on during these three months anyway?!) I did start my wedding season and announced that it would be my last! It was such a big thing to share and it was scary to remove such a big part of my business! I will miss the wedding days but my family needs me at home now more than ever.
I swear the day after I got pregnant, all the pregnancy symptoms hit me like a ton of bricks! We found out we were expecting baby number two April 13th! It was so hard to keep it a secret from family especially at Easter when I was feeling so sick but we didn’t keep it in for very long! I’m not the best secret keeper! We celebrated Easter with family and took L to his first play, The Wizard of Oz! He loved it and did so well the entire time!
Spring had finally come! L graduated from Preschool and between him being my OG baby and the pregnancy hormones, I could have bawled like a baby the entire graduation! We were so proud of him! To celebrate the kick off to summer and school being over, we spent a week in Myrtle Beach with my parents and Nick’s parents and had the best time! Thankfully, I got on some morning sickness medication and was able to enjoy a good part of our vacation! It was chilly in South Carolina for a good part of our time there but it was nice not having to fight any summer crowds! Oh! And I turned 29! My last year in my 20s! That doesn’t seem possible!
June arrived and that meant trips to Cedar Point were back on! Until I was too sick to be in the heat once again! Ha! 😅 So we tried to do as much as we could in cool air! Lots of spending time at the movie theater! Nick and I celebrated our 7 year anniversary at “our spot” we go to every year and enjoy the same meal we have the past 7 years! Unfortunately, with being so icky from this pregnancy, no pictures to document this milestone but it was a yummy dinner!
We celebrated Nick’s 33rd birthday and 4th of July! L started T-ball and LOVED it! I can definitely see myself as a baseball mom! We enjoyed watching him so much play during the season! We also spent lots of time at the park and getting lots of dirty feet this summer!
The start of back to school! L started Kindergarten and is such a big boy now! He rides the bus and was told I am NOT to walk with him to the bus stop, he wants to go alone. He’s lucky it is directly across the street from our front door but it’s bittersweet watching him get so big! We did one day at the county fair because you know, pregnancy sickness, 🙄 and enjoyed watching the combine derby like we do every year! I also photographed my very last wedding this month! I’m glad it was for an old friend to round out my wedding career, for the time being! 😜
L turned 6 and we celebrated his birthday at the roller rink! Unfortunately, he came down with a cold that day and that started the never ending on and off cold & viruses that we would battle like every other household in America. Sheesh! I started to really show with my bump so I took my first bump selfie! It’s so small looking backing on and boy did it feel so big then! Ha! We got to sneak in one night of Halloweekends at Cedar Point and kick off the spooky season, our favorite! Plus, a spontaneous day in Amish country with my mom! We had so many laughs, it was such a great day! And I can’t forget the Hocus Pocus 2 Watch Party! We set up the movie outside and had some friends and family over to watch and eat munchies!
For L’s birthday, Nick and I decided to take him to Legoland in Columbus and it was such a great time! I’m not sure who loved it more, Nick or L but either way, we all had a great time! Hah! We went to a fall festival at one of our favorite orchards and played in the hay until our sinuses couldn’t take it anymore! We hosted our annual Halloween dinner and ate the yummiest chicken paprikash as it is tradition in our house!
We started off the month with my baby sprinkle and it was so special to celebrate baby boy! I hadn’t had a need to buy too much as I saved everything from when L was a baby that it was so fun getting to buy and receive baby items! It definitely started to make it feel a little more real! 😜 And it’s crazy that it was the beginning of November and the weather was 70 degrees outside!! We celebrated Thanksgiving with our families and filled our bellies as much as possible! It’s nice being pregnant on Thanksgiving and eating for two! Haha!
December was an exciting month for us! It was baby month! We were on a countdown for baby’s arrival and hoping each and every day would be it! My gut kept telling me he was coming early on the 10th, 15th or 17th and sure enough, our family was complete on December 17th! (My intuition was totally right!) I have baby’s birth story for another blog post that I will share very soon! 🤍 We were home in time for Christmas and had a great week celebrating time with just the 4 of us for the remainder of the month! L also had his Christmas Sing A Long 2 days before our sweet boys arrival and I cried as soon as he started singing! I know it was the hormones but it was SO precious! We ended the last day of the year with our tradition – Chinese food and a new movie!
What an incredible year it was. We were gifted the greatest Christmas gift with baby boy and I just know we have so much to look forward to in 2023! Cheers my friend!
Hi sweet friend, I’m Brittany! A virtual assistant and motherhood photographer based in Ohio. You can find out more about me here!
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