Inside Bristol Palin's Whirlwind Year: How Sarah Palin's Daughter Survived Babies, Weddings and a Custody Battle

Between a marriage and the birth of a child, Bristol has had one unforgettable year

By Mike Vulpo Oct 18, 2016 10:00 AMTags
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It's safe to say being 25 was one unforgettable chapter in Bristol Palin's life.

As the famous daughter to former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin celebrates her birthday Tuesday, it's impossible not to highlight the past 12 months that have been filled with milestones and memorable moments.

Shortly before celebrating Christmas, Bristol welcomed a beautiful baby girl into her family. "My sweet Sailor Grace was born yesterday, our family couldn't be more complete," she shared from the hospital. "My heart just doubled."

What came next were candid photos that followers couldn't help but ooh and aww over.

But while snapping special mother-daughter moments, Bristol also faced a legal situation when she reached a custody agreement with her ex Levi Johnson over their son Tripp Johnston.

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Bristol would address the development in a lengthy Instagram post. "These babies are my world and I will always be doing what is best for them. Every child deserves two loving parents, so I will continue to encourage that no matter what. I have never, and will never, keep them from having a positive relationship with their fathers," she wrote. "I did not 'lose' any custody case—my son has always spent most of his time with me and he will continue to do so, he is happy, healthy, and knows both of his parents love him."

Ultimately, everything changed when Bristol said "I Do" to her on-again, off-again boyfriend Dakota Meyer in June.

"We are so happy to share with loved ones the wonderful news that we got married!" the couple announced to Entertainment Tonight. "Hard work and God's grace are the foundation of our new life together, and with the love and support of our family we know we can get through anything."

The couple even received support from Sarah who couldn't say enough good things about her new son-in-law.

"He's a wonderful young man, Medal of Honor winner. Such a patriot!" Sarah shared with E! News. "I love Dakota."

As a new year begins, Bristol is focused on family time and creating nothing but happy memories with those closest to her.

Whether enjoying a night out at the state fair with The Band Perry, marking the first day of school on Instagram or enjoying some mother-son time with homework, life with Bristol isn't so out of the ordinary these days.

"Life is full of ups and downs but in the end, you'll end up where you're supposed to be," Bristol and her husband shared when announcing their wedding.