What a great year! I usually like to go back through the year and do a recap of major events or fun adventures but I haven’t had the time to do so. Josh has been off of work for nearly 2 weeks and we’ve spent a lot of time playing games, reading, coloring, playing with the kids and just relaxing. On top of that, Peyton has a double case of pink eye and an underlying virus of some sort, she’s been battling high fevers. 

But I do want to bid a farewell to 2015, because it was a pretty great year. Here are a few things (the list could go forever) that stand out to me:

  • Peyton was born! She came swiftly into the world on a cold and snowy night, face up ready to greet this world. She immediately stole our hearts. 
  • Henry turned 3! He learned so much this year, it’s amazing to see what his brain catches on to so quickly. 
  • We went on vacation to Michigan and enjoyed the beach. 
  • Josh and I celebrated 4 years of marriage. 
  • We welcomed 3 new nieces and 2 new nephews. 
  • I read 63 books!
  • My new website launched! 

Here’s a look ahead at 2016:

  • House improvements: paint our bedroom/buy furniture, shelving for the kitchen and laundry room
  • Henry’s first year of little league
  • 5 years of marriage!
  • Trips: TBD 
  • BLOG!
  • Photography self-education
  • Henry will start preschool in the fall
  • We will begin our 12 months of dates (one of Josh’s Christmas gifts from me was a packet of envelopes with 1 planned date a month! We are very excited for these adventures! I hope to do a a series of blogs or at least one at the end of the year detailing this adventure)

And lastly, some resolutions:

  • Daily prayer
  • Set aside anger, lead with love 
  • Read 75 books
  • Become organized/less clutter
  • Healthy body, healthy mind