January 7, 2017

2016 Was Great!

I am always a little late in putting this together, but I enjoy it! I took a break from blogging to be present with friends and family this holiday season, and it was great! In 2016 Kevin and I celebrated four years together, got work promotions, and spent great time with family and friends. We traveled doing everything from discovering the breathtaking Cinque Terre in Italy to lounging in Mexico, and exploring Maui.

I am so thankful every day for the adventures I have had and the memories made this year while exploring new places and experiencing new things. It is a big old world out there and as much as I love the comforts of home, there is so much I want to see, explore, and experience and I feel so grateful that it's something I have  been able to prioritize with time and finances this year. 

Here is a little recap of the incredible year. I am so grateful for the life I lead and cannot wait to see what 2017 has in store!

The big one this month was that I surprised Kevin with a graduation party. He graduated with his masters in Electrical Engineering! We also took a visit to Denver and enjoyed visiting Red Rocks. I also did some hiking and exploring. So lucky to be able to take advantage of amazing Arizona weather!
I hosted my first annual Valentine's Day pizza party (because really what says love more than couples and pizza?!) and we also decided to take a trip to Italy for October! I also was able to start skiing 9 months after my ACL surgery. Oh and a trip to ski Lake Tahoe where I had never been...it was beautiful!

Another highlight was the Denver Broncos winning the Super Bowl. Too bad they will not be able to do the same this year!

Took our annual trip to Vail Colorado for some good skiing and celebrated by one year anniversary on my new ACL!

Spring cleaning and random doings happened this month. Made a hometown weekend run. My favorite part of my hometown (besides the people) is White Sands National Monument! We also finally tiled our laundry room!

Celebrated Nurse's Week, celebrated four years married, and got creative with my sisters for my mom's mother's day gift!
Shared some of the amazing qualities my husband and father share and celebrated my 27th birthday.

We enjoyed a relaxing weekend away in Cancun Mexico and made lots of jam with my mom. My sister, cousin, and bff came to visit oh and enjoyed hiking and fourth of July!

I won my March Madness bracket against Kevin and finally got my date night promised to be as my winnings. We had a visit from our cousins. Oh and explored more of Tucson this year starting with the San Xavier Mission.

I roasted some green chile which will hopefully be enough to last me till next season! We also took a trip to Oregon and hiked, wine tasted, and beached!
Our highlight was traveling all over Italy. I shared my thoughts for my first flight to Europe. Our trip was amazing and has us wanting to plan a big trip next year. I have found that when I embrace adventure, big or small, I am truly happy! I will be sure to share some photos and memories in the coming year!

I also jumped into a new position at work. I am grateful to work with some great people and serve the community the way that I do. I always want to give my job 110%.

Then of course wine and friend time is always something I try and make time for!

I hosted my third annual Friendsgiving. It is always a good time! Also celebrated two milestone birthdays for two of my favorite people!

We had a couple of holiday date nights, went to Maui (pictures to come), and spent the holidays with family. A perfect end to the year! Oh and I shared some tips for travelling during the holiday season!

I also wanted to say that I hope you guys had a wonderful year as well and THANK YOU so much for sticking with me this year following my blog, whether it has been since the beginning or two days ago. You guys rock and I wish you all the best for 2017. May all your dreams come true!


  1. Yay for 2017! YOu had a pretty good 2016, I'm sure 2017 is going to be just as awesome!

  2. Sounds like 2016 was an amazing year ♥ I hope that 2017 brings you more love and adventure!


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