The Pack’s Favorite 2017 Moments

Posted on January 14, 2018, by mopdog

There’s a lot that came from 2017, even just in the Doghouse. We gained two new Mopdogs, many new clients and big events happened in many team members’ lives. Here’s a list of our pack’s favorite moments from 2017:



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Who can choose just one favorite moment? 2017 was a great year filled with memories that will stay with me forever.

  • Lacrosse, Lacrosse and more Lacrosse. Our family was able to travel around the country watching Zach play lacrosse.
  • Bucket List Item Checked off. I got to watch a Red Sox game from the top of the Green Monster.
  • Having a Good Dog Night. Having Cole and Zach represent our family foundation at a Cobb Community Foundation event was so rewarding.
  • Watching Cole’s Journey. Cole started and finished Trade School for welding with six certifications in 2017 alone.
  • Taking on Detroit in only 26 Hours. Cole and I flew to Detroit for one of his job interviews. In the meantime, I got a haircut and we were still able to visit Coney Island, all in 26 hours.
  • Meeting Lee Emig, Again. When Cheryl and I started dating in Michigan, we met a local piano player named Lee Emig. Who knew he’d still be around after more than 35 years.
  • Spending Time in the Mountains. Any trip to North Georgia at anytime, in any weather, always makes for a good trip and fun memory.



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For me, it’s all about family and friends. Here are just a few of the many memorable moments in 2017:

  • Spending time with our extended family. From Easter egg dying to pumpkin carving, it has been a blast! Christmas was pretty special this year, having both Bill’s and my parents being able to celebrate!
  • Getting away with my better half to SoCo (Mopdog North) every chance we can.
  • Traveling with Zach and to see him thrive at The McCallie School and multiple lacrosse events (I even went to a University that has a spider for a mascot…now that’s love!).
  • Watching and supporting Cole as he begins his journey as a Certified Welder.
  • Welcoming a “grand-kitty” to the family (I know, right?)
  • Having too much fun with friends in Las Vegas, baby!
  • Having the opportunity to work with the most creative team ever…the Mopdog pack.

2017 was an amazing year, however, 2018 is going to be the best one yet!!



My favorite day of 2017 was Sunday, September 10, where I went hiking with 12 others from the Atlanta Outdoor Club to Grinnell Glacier in Glacier National Park. We sailed across Swiftcurrent Lake and Lake Josephine – then began our ascent on the Grinnell Glacier trail. Everywhere you turned marked another opportunity for a phenomenal photo of the landscape. We encountered everything from a beautiful waterfall to a herd of bighorns resting in the wildflowers. We even watched as a woman swam around in the icy waters in her swimsuit and bare feet, while everyone in our group was bundled up from head to toe. As we wandered back, it was amazing to view the different perspectives of the same landscape in the afternoon sun.

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2017 was the year I decided I wanted to pick up tennis. My fiancé, Lucas, played and it looked like a lot of fun, but I had never played the sport before. I picked it up pretty quickly and even moved to line 4 on my women’s team! It has become an absolute passion for me, and I have been playing non-stop on my doubles women league as well as a mixed flex league with Lucas.
Since I started tennis, I have already won two division titles. Even more, back in November, Lucas and I ended up taking the 3.5-T2 championship! Tennis has made me a healthier and happier person and I’m so grateful I’ve been able to keep playing!


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My best friend, Paige, got married!
Paige and I have been best friends since middle school. Back in 2015, I introduced her to a guy that I grew up with that I consider to be a brother, and it was all uphill from there! This past August, I got to stand by my best friend’s side as her maid of honor as she got to marry her soul mate, and it was absolutely magical!


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I am going to go with the birth of my baby, Joy, and the many enormous smiles she has infected my family with this year. My other daughter Faith’s progress with using words has also been fun, especially as she has mastered telling me, “No, no, no,” when kitchen exploration times end.




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There were a lot of great moments on my trip to the Southwest, but this one right here at Havasupai deep in the Grand Canyon tops them all. This place is notoriously hard to get reservations for. If you’re lucky enough to get reservations, you still have to hike 10+ miles through the desert to get there. If you’re smart, you start hiking by 4 a.m. On top of all that, only a handful of visitors to Havasupai brave the treacherous climb down the cliff walls to get this view of Mooney Falls.


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My favorite moment of 2017? Despite popular opinion, especially recently, I have appreciated not having to watch sports. Instead, in 2017, I really enjoyed be able to run production for my daughter’s dance company.




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I enjoyed traveling this year to see some former ballet students perform on much bigger stages than here at home. Of note was a trip to New York City to see Germany’s Hamburg Ballet perform in the “Big Apple” and to spend time with my student, who is a newly promoted soloist in that company. I also took a summer road trip to Harrisburg, PA to see a student make her stage debut with one of the nation’s top professional ballet academies. These were both exciting and heart-warming at the same time!



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My favorite memory of 2017 was celebrating Halloween with my roommates. Every year we take original costume ideas way too seriously in our home and, as our senior year, it was important for our grand finale to be a memorable one! It’s kind of silly to have your favorite memory be Halloween, but there genuinely is something so fun about dressing up and getting a reaction from people, especially friends. This year we went as the cast from The Grinch, and all of our costume pieces fell into place perfectly thanks to eBay and stores carrying Christmas merchandise earlier than they should. Looking back at 2017, I will never forget painting myself green and the looks I got riding in the car that night. This memory was simply fun and happy, which I think is the best way to remember a year!


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There’s a lot to love about 2017, from having client mascots visit the office to travelling around the country, but most of all I have loved spending time with the Mopdog family outside of the office. The best one…attempting to save the world with the pack at the Escapery.


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