December 2016 in Review
December 27, 2016
2017 Goals
January 4, 2017

2016 in Review

2016: The year of surprises, celebrations, ups, downs, tons of travel, and a whole lot of trusting the timing of life. Let’s recap, shall we?

In 2016:

  • We celebrated one year of marriage at Larsmont Cottages on Minnesota’s North Shore
  • Grant earned 2 promotions – the first moved us to MN and the second will move us to Chicago in just 3 weeks
  • We moved from Nashville to Minnesota – one of the hardest days of my life
  • I had 4 jobs and now work for myself building my own business and doing what I love
  • We became 100% debt free and prioritize money management
  • I hosted 4 surprise celebrations – a birthday party for Grant, a virtual baby shower for Megan, a 30th surprise for Carli, and a surgery recovery project for my mom
  • We hosted our first Thanksgiving in our tiny little home
  • We celebrated marriages of sweet friends in Houston (twice) and Milwaukee
  • We traveled to Chicago, Phoenix (more than once),┬áNYC, Houston, Nashville, California, Duluth, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Watersound Beach, Northern Wisconsin, Raleigh, and a bunch of small towns
  • We hosted Grant’s brother/sister-in-law, my parents, and Emma and Liana in MN
  • We spent Christmas in Atlanta and will ring in 2017 at the beach
  • I met some of the kindest and selfless people in the world and feel so grateful they welcomed me into their lives
  • We count our blessings daily and feel so grateful for this wonderful life

A great, wonderful, tear-filled, happy, and challenging year? Absolutely. Are we stronger because of it? Hell yes. Ready for 2017? BRING IT! I am wholeheartedly thrilled for what the new year will bring – a fresh start, clean slate, and tons of opportunity for both Grant and I. New careers for both of us, new city, new routine, and simply more time together (I hope). We learned a lot over the past year and I’m grateful for the incredible opportunities and growing pains we experienced, but I’m ready to live more, laugh more, and celebrate more.

Cheers, y’all!