Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016 Recap

One of the best things about having a blog is being able to look back and reminisce.  This year flew by incredibly fast. 

Early in 2016 we hosted some friends for a wine and cheese party.

We had my sister and Riley over for a five course dinner, and others over for dinner, and lunch too.  My family came over for a summer BBQ, which was a lot of fun.

We celebrated our one year wedding anniversary, with a whole long weekend of love.

We had a classy night out on the town, and got to enjoy some live music and great company.

We ate really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, well, but I guess that's basically our hobby.

We traveled to New Orleans, where we had some new, amazing experiences, and had the tasting menu at an incredible restaurant.  We also spent a good deal of time at our favourite NOLA dive.

We were invited to others' homes for dinner, which we very much enjoyed.  We know some great cooks!

We traveled to two provinces that we hadn't been to, visiting both Toronto, Ontario, and Halifax Nova Scotia.

We planned an olive oil/ balsamic vinegar tasting night with friends, celebrated Christopher's mom's retirement, his brother's birthday, and Christopher's band planned at the Arts Festival, all in one weekend!

In the summer I was able to go for many long walks with my gal pals, and spend a lot of time with the girls and their babies lunching, and visiting in the park.

We went camping, which was so relaxing.

A new niece was also born this summer - yay!  We just love her so much, and she couldn't be cuter.

Some friends had babies this year too; we're surrounded by ridiculously cute little people, which is super fun.  One of our best weekends of the summer was when we went out on the town one night, and had friends over for dinner the next.

We plan to have many more weekends like that in the summer of 2017.  We are going to get all household chores (painting) etc. out of the way in the spring, so we can just completely enjoy the summer.

This was a year of country music for us, as we saw Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, The Dixie Chicks, and Elle King.  Also, kind of a random thing, we went to see David Suzuki give a lecture at the University - cool!

We got into the Christmas spirit, and spent a quiet Christmas at home with our families.  This was our first Christmas at home since our two nieces on Christopher's side were born.

Not only is today NYE, but it's also my little sister's 30th birthday (finally)!  Happy birthday Leah!

Her and her guy in their super creepy Bates Motel themed Halloween costumes - nice!
All in all 2016 was a wonderful year, and I'm excited to see what sorts of adventures I will have in 2017 with this cutie:

We're wishing you a safe and happy time as you ring in the new year!

What are your New Years plans?  Are you headed out on the town tonight, are are you staying in for a cozy New Years at home?  

We usually stay in for NYE, but not this year.
Let the adventures begin ...


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

2016 was another awesome year for you guys! I love reading others' recaps because it's amazing to see how much we all pack into one year!

For NYE, we went to a good friend's wedding where we danced the night away! We didn't know anyone at the wedding besides the couple getting married but ended up sitting with some really fun people so we had a blast!

Amber said...

You guys had an amazing year - soooo much good food!!!!