2016 Year in Review

2016 has been a year.  Several downs but more ups, special vacations, precious time spent with Jared and our family.  It's so hard to believe another year has come and gone!  As much as I've enjoyed a lot of 2016 and the recent holiday season, I'm ready for 2017.  There's just something about a new year, getting organized, setting goals and starting fresh.  Before 2017 is officially here, I thought it would be fun to do a recap of 2016!


We had our first snow of 2016!

I spent a day sledding with my family!


Attended a casino night with family to raise funds and awareness for a local service organization!

We celebrated my sweet husband's birthday!


I traveled to Cincinnati to visit Katlin!

We celebrated Easter!


We went to see Garth Brooks!

We traveled back to Louisville for the Spring Game!

I finished re-doing our bathroom!


A lot of business work took place in May!

We celebrated Mother's Day with Darlene!


We enjoyed several drive-in nights!

We celebrated Father's Day!

I started using BeautyCounter!  See my review here.


I shopped my favorite sale of the year!
July was full of lots of work and not much blogging this year.


I got to go on a really cool tour of where my brother works!

August was a really tough month for me and date nights and this guy definitely got me through!


I started swimming for exercise which I'm hoping to really commit to again in the new year!

I launched my YouTube channel which I can't wait to add more to this coming year!

We all got together to celebrate Dylan's birthday!

Darlene, Granny & I went to see Pride & Prejudice at our local theatre.

At the end of the month we snuck down to Florida for a few days with my grandparents.  See part 1 and part 2!


We enjoyed our annual trip to the GIE Expo in Louisville!


Dyl and I spent a Sunday with our grandparents driving around and seeing all the family sites and cemeteries.  It was so interesting and good quality time spent with them.

We enjoyed our trip to Texas!  We had so much fun!

We celebrated Thanksgiving!


We enjoyed our annual trip to Opryland!

We celebrated an awesome Christmas!

2016 has been an awesome, trying, busy and successful year and we are looking forward to seeing what 2017 holds!


  1. It was such a full year for you guys!! Lots of fun memories made!! Here's to a great 2017! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. What a beautiful year!! Here's to more date nights, more swimming, and more adventures together!!

  3. What fun memories you caught on camera! I hope your '17 is fabulous! xo

  4. What an amazing year!! I am totally going to have to check out BeautyCounter and I absolutely love that beach hat! Happy New Year to you!

  5. What a fun recap of your 2016 highlights! I didn't realize you have a YouTube channel! Looking forward to checking out vids...heading there to subscribe now! ;) Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year!
    xo! Brenda // ChattingOverChocolate.com

  6. What a fun year you had! I am obsessed with BeautyCounter, too. xx, I'm Fixin' To

  7. I love looking at everyone's year in review! Here's to hoping 2017 is even better!!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  8. What a year for you! I'd love to swim this year -- I have to find a place nearby that doesn't cost a fortune! Happy New Year!