2016, about me

2016- My Year (so far) In Five Pictures

I really liked the prompt for Blogtember today; the top five pictures that illustrate your year so far. I am going to go ahead and say that 2016 might be our biggest, most exciting year yet!!! And that says a lot because 2012 was pretty big too. In 2012 Chris and I both bought new cars, bought a new house, got married and both changed jobs all within the last six months of the year! But 2016? Well, can anything beat this?


We found out that we were going to become a family of three on Tuesday, March 22!!!

We had a wonderful time at the beach over the 4th.

I got a new car this summer!

We found out that we are having a girl!!


I had to say goodbye to a best friend. RIP Gracie.

What pictures would you chose to sum up 2016 so far?

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  • Reply texerinsydney September 28, 2016 at 6:10 am

    What a mix of pics. (That rhymes in my head.) I’d have to think about this…it is a fun prompt!

  • Reply kristen September 28, 2016 at 7:08 am

    oh i love this idea for a post! and seriously yes, what a huge year!! can’t wait to see what 2017 brings.
    RIP Gracie <3

  • Reply laura September 28, 2016 at 8:20 am

    what a great post idea. probably going to steal it. 2017 will be huge for you too! gracie – so loved and never forgotten. 🙂

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer September 28, 2016 at 8:23 am

    What a great year you’ve had! And it will go out with a bang! 🙂

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine September 28, 2016 at 8:34 am

    What a wonderful idea for a post! It has been quite the year for you my friend, really the best ever despite missing your Gracie girl! I’m so excited that your angel is going to be born this year and will make 2017 spectacular with all her milestones!! Love this!!

  • Reply ellesees.net September 28, 2016 at 8:34 am

    A bitter-sweet part of the year, but mostly definitely sweet!!

  • Reply Amy @ The Crazy Wise Woman September 28, 2016 at 8:48 am

    You are having quite a good year! I am going to have to think about this one. I am so excited for you though!

  • Reply kathy @ more coffee, less talky September 28, 2016 at 8:58 am

    your 2016 is kicking so much butt…except for the loss of Gracie 🙁 will definitely be stealing this idea for December’s end of the year post 😉

  • Reply marie September 28, 2016 at 9:11 am

    What a great year you have had except for losing Gracie. What a great idea for a post. I’m sure you cannot wait to meet your little girl.

  • Reply Sierra September 28, 2016 at 9:28 am

    What an exciting year it’s been for you and it’s only going to get better! I have an explorer too and love it so far. My only concern is all of the technology in it because I feel like that’s the first thing to go. I’m sorry about Gracie <3
    Beautifully Candid

  • Reply StephTheBookworm September 28, 2016 at 9:41 am

    What a big year it’s been for you so far! Aw, sorry about Gracie. She looks like she was such an adorable, sweet dog.

  • Reply Jana @ Jana Says September 28, 2016 at 10:14 am

    I’m so sorry about Gracie.

    But I am so excited for you and your husband and the baby!!!

  • Reply Audrey September 28, 2016 at 10:19 am

    2016 is such a sweet year for you! And you still have three more months of memories to make! Saying goodbye to Gracie makes me so sad, but the vacations and baby and new car certainly bring more good memories to the year than bad!

  • Reply Teh Megan September 28, 2016 at 10:31 am

    I think this might be a good idea for a quickie prompt tomorrow since 2016 has been a good year for me too!
    This has been such an awesome year, which is good after the disaster that was 2014/15.

  • Reply Rebecca Jo September 28, 2016 at 10:46 am

    Lots of love – new love growing in the belly & love lost with Gracie. A year is always full of so much emotion

  • Reply chelsea jacobs September 28, 2016 at 10:46 am

    Love love love this post idea! And the rest of the year is going to be full of many more memories!

  • Reply Stephanie September 28, 2016 at 10:47 am

    The throwback photos of Gracie made me tear up. RIP little one.

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista September 28, 2016 at 11:08 am

    YAY for baby girl and still loving your new ride! Sending lots of *hugs* for Gracie – such a sweet pup <3

  • Reply alyssa September 28, 2016 at 11:11 am

    Such a crazy mix of emotion but I think those are five great picks for summing up a wild year! Here’s hoping the last three months of it are all good ones <3

  • Reply Jess September 28, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    Such a bittersweet year, but you have lots of fantastic things going on! I think your picks are great, definitely sums up the best. Baby girl is going to be so comfy in that nice car.

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph September 28, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    Wow only five photos, but easy choice for you this year with huge/great happenings…and one heartbreaker.

  • Reply Dani September 28, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    Holy crap 2012 sounds like a rollercoaster- especially in such a short time span! I’m still a little sad about Gracie and she wasn’t even mine 🙁 But I have to say making a little person has to top the cake! Congrats again!

  • Reply Mattie @ Northwest Native September 28, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    2016 was a pretty shitty effing year for me, but there were still good things, of course. I’m so glad you had so many great things happen, but still so sorry about Gracie. 🙁

  • Reply Robin September 28, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    That is a lot! R.I.P. Grace. 🙁 Our life has changed a lot since January, too. Moving twice and each of us changing jobs twice.

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders September 28, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    2012 really was a crazy year for y’all, but I think that 2016 beats it because it had some amazing news with finding out you were pregnant with a little girl! Saying goodbye to a pet is always so incredibly hard, and I know that you still miss your fur baby!

  • Reply Kaitlyn September 29, 2016 at 1:44 am

    It’s been a great year for y’all so far, minus the passing of poor Gracie. Goodbyes are never easy. My dad is watching my dog for me until we find a place to get settled into, and I feel like a distraught fur-mom, not being able to take him with us right now. It’s not a permanent goodbye, but it feels like one when your dogs are your children. So excited to see what 2017 has in store for y’all too.

  • Reply mandie September 29, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    I’m thinking that 2016 was/is a pretty big year for you & yours. Great pics. 🙂

  • Reply Amanda September 29, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    I don’t think anything can top BABY YEAR! So fun 🙂

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis September 29, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    Overall such an amazing year for you in terms of good news except Gracie….I’m sure she’s so missed but I’m sure when baby girl comes, it will help to fill the void or at least keep you very occupied!

  • Reply Katy October 6, 2016 at 10:10 am

    2016 was a damn rollercoaster for us. I’m so glad you’ve had an amazing year and know you will always keep Gracie in your heart!!!

  • Reply Amy Getz October 9, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    OMG – loved this! Was it hard to decide on just the 5? I think I would take so long and stress over finding the “right” ones that I could never actually get this done! I love the idea though . . . and wow, 2016 has treated you right!!!

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