I know you’re probably all settled into 2017 by now…but if you’ll indulge me for a moment, I need to recap 2016! Every year that I’ve blogged I’ve done a recap of the previous year, and I love having these posts to look back on from time to time. So here in no particular order are my top five highlights from 2016!
#1 My parents’ 35th anniversary party
My sister and I had so much fun planning and hosting this event! We got to honor our parents, see a lot of our family, spend time together, eat good food and do a bunch of shopping. It was a great weekend!
As indicated in #1, I love planning events! This year for Thanksgiving we hosted Paul’s family in our home. I enjoyed every bit of the planning, cooking, eating and giving thanks that goes along with this holiday!
#3 Expanding My YouTube Channel
One of last year’s highlights was starting my YT channel, and I’ve enjoyed it even more this year! If you’re not already subscribed, I would love for you to join me over there (come on 1,000 subscribers!!). I upload new videos at least once a week, and sometimes they aren’t mentioned on the blog. Two of my favorite videos were My Morning Routine and my Thanksgiving Day Vlog.
#4 Spending Christmas In Tennessee
This was the second Christmas that my sister and I celebrated Christmas at our parents’ home with both of our spouses, and it was such a special time! The six of us laughed and talked and enjoyed being together so much. I wish it could have lasted for days!
#5 A year of working part time
I am grateful for the opportunity to work (at a job I enjoy) and help support our financial goals. I am also grateful that I work less than 30 hours a week, giving me plenty of time to devote to my home and the blog!! My home life is always my number one priority, but it’s so nice to have lots of energy for those things!
I also got to meet Katie and Della IRL this year, I heard my mom speak at The Wilds Ladies Retreat, attended two other really great conferences, snuggled with the cats and enjoyed another year of marriage. We didn’t travel or take any vacation this year, but I still managed to have a lot of great times. Thanks for coming along on this adventure with me!
Have a lovely weekend!
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16 thoughts on “High Five For 2016!”
I enjoy looking back at the years. It’s a good way to see where I’ve been and think about where I want to go next. 2016 was very good to you, and I’ve enjoyed tagging along online. Here’s to a wonderful 2017!
What a sweet recap! Each time I look at pictures of your home, it seems so calm. Oh, and your You Tube channel?!? Love it!!
I cannot live without calm! I work pretty hard to keep it that way, thanks for noticing! 🙂
Sounds like you had a great year! I am glad you enjoyed family time and had a good year blogging/vlogging. I hope 2017 is wonderful for you, as well!
Thank you, friend!
I LOVED this recap! So fun to see a review. I love your YouTube channel- you do a great job!
Thank you so much Keri! I enjoyed putting this together and reflecting on the year!
I am still grasping the New Year so recap away friend. Looks like y’all had a great 2016 and I bet this next year will be just as good!
I’m glad I’m not the only one who’s still in that limbo between the old year and the new! 🙂
2016 was a fabulous year for you! It also introduced me to you and I’ve cherished getting to know you!
Likewise my friend! I’m so glad we’ve been able to get to know each other in the past year!
2016 was a good year!! You definitely had lots of great highlights. I love all of the family time, the cats and that things are going so well with your work/home life balance. Sounds like you’re starting out the new year in a great note. Hope 2017 is filled with just as many blessings and smiles as last year.
I am so grateful for the opportunity to be home more – it makes such a difference. Thank you for your sweet wishes for 2017!