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2016 Recap and 2017 Resolutions


 First of all, I just want to say thank you to ALL of you for following along with our little blog.  You’ve gotten us through some of the worst of times, and opened doors for this family I never thought possible.  So thank you.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart!  I could not and would not do this without your support. 

Henley's Birth 

2016, in recap, was full of lots of highs and lows.  Most importantly: we had our beautiful baby girl, and she is the spunkiest fluffy-headed little love bug!  Along with her brother, she’s brought so much light and laughter into our lives.  No matter the lows, my kids and my husband brought me the highest of highs this year. 


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I will forever remember our trips to Amelia Island, Captiva and Orlando this year.  We laughed, we explored, and we made memories I will always cherish. 

Our lows were well-documented, and I will remember 2016 as the year that taught me humility.  Between melanoma, totaling my car, losing a whole bunch of moola to a sketchy company- the worst HAD to be missing one of my best friend’s wedding in Turks and Caicos.  I let down a dear friend and missed one of the most important events in her life.  


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I am looking forward to a fresh start for 2017.  The three words I want to use for this new year are: 

Grace– to use and show it more. 

Tenacity– to go after my big dreams, but keep my core values intact.

Enjoyment– to focus on the things and people I enjoy, and to cut out the ones I don’t.  

I am so excited for this New Year, and know it will bring all sorts of beauty and joy to my family and I.  I pray that it also brings happiness to you and yours.  Happy New Years!!!

25 thoughts on “2016 Recap and 2017 Resolutions”

  1. What a beautiful year, beautiful family and photos <3 I love the words you chose for 2017, those are things we should all want more in our lives!

  2. Aww 2016 sounds like an eventful year and it’s lovely to add to the family! Some beautiful family pics and memories, here’s to 2017!

  3. Beautiful family! What a great year y’all had. Never been to Disney during Christmas. My cousin and her family went and from the photos, although it’s beautiful, I’ll stick to going during the off season. Way too crowded for my taste. What wonderful words for the new year!

  4. A few years ago we celebrated Christmas at Disney and it was truly magical they decorate everything and all you have to do is enjoy it. May 2017 bring you great health and happiness.

  5. It sounds like you have a great handle on what the New Year will bring! I love to look back at the highs and lows of the previous year, it definitely helps me grow and change the things that need changing. Happy New Year!

  6. Oh those three words are beautiful. I love tenacity – core values are so important and it’s nice to see people keeping them! Cheers to a beautiful 2017.

  7. What a great year! If 2016 was that good 2017 is going to be amazing! Thanks so much for sharing your sweet family.

  8. I love the word you chose “grace” – it’s so important in this season of motherhood! I’ve chosen “rest” which is so important for me to help find balance in the new year. Cheers to 2017!

  9. Oh I love the words you are using for 2017. What a great way to focus on things versus “resolutions” of pressures we put on ourselves.

  10. First of all your first picture is so pretty! Your family looks like the ones in advertisements! And here is to a much better 2017 and so grateful you caught your skin cancer early. I had a scare a few years ago and it really made me change my habits in the sun.
    Happy New Year!

  11. Aw I love seeing the whole year for your family in pictures! It looks like you guys have had some pretty great times! I’d love to put our pictures together for the whole year!

  12. What a lovely recap. Congratulations on the birth of your daughter this year! We’ve all had ups and downs, but I’m sorry you had to miss your friend’s wedding. Happy New Year!

  13. I love your photos they are beautiful! Congrats on an awesome year. I will definitely be following you on Instagram!

  14. I can’t help but smile looking at all the lovely photos of your beautiful family! Love your three words of the year and the meanings behind them! Wishing you all the best in 2017! <3

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