Wednesday, January 6, 2016

A year in Review

I'm one of those people who genuinely loves looking back over the past year, and picking out highlights. Though we did a few smaller trips, this was not a huge year of travel for us. And even though I was ambitious last January, this year was not the year I got an etsy shop up and running. But what I did do this year was something I'm proud of- I did my very best in all aspects of life and when that wasn't enough, I did not fight it. It did not steal my joy. I guess you would call that a year of personal growth? I felt real contentment this year with the imperfect. I did not cook as many meals, do as many projects, run as many miles, or blog as much as I would have liked…….but this year I found myself much more "ok" with my shortcomings than I have in years passed. I found myself letting those things slide off my back while I snuggled with my girls, and spent quality time with Connor. 
This coming year, we have more travel plans than we did last year, and I'm hoping to find more time to blog…..but above those things, I want more of the contentment I took away from this past year. That said, here are some of my favorite memories from 2015, the highlight reel if you will(shortcomings not pictured). 

Our newborn, Charlie
I shared her finished nursery on the blog
I finally finished my reading nook
Watercolored Easter eggs
I shared my entryway and abstract wall mural with you all
Reese's third "let's go fly a kite" birthday
The beach
A trip to Nashville
NYC with our best buds
Exploring DC with my friend Julie
Halloween brought us Miss Clavel and Madeline 
We ended the year celebrating Charlie's first birthday


  1. Omg the halloween costumes!! I die!!! So so adorable! :) I love your intro paragraph to this powerful and so real. Kudos to you for just enjoying life. I think it's really easy to feel like just living isn't good enough...we have to be #1 in our jobs, amazing spouses, perfect parents, super-fit, etc etc. Having gone through my own period of major life changes (hello marriage in June, quitting job in September, starting new career in January), I can really appreciate that message. I truly hope that someday we'll meet in real life! :) -Christine (Adam's wife)

    1. I would love that Christine…..maybe in Boston! Theres a season for everything isn't there? And some seasons are meant to just be taken in stride.

    2. Would love to see (okay, meet) you guys in Boston. I have a lot of family up there and I'm 99% sure we'll be there in late June/early July. :)

    3. We would LOVE that! And by then we will hopefully be more familiar with the area to show you around!