2016 in Review

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 🙂

We spent the last day of 2016 cleaning, eating, planning, and hanging with family. Today we started the year off at church, followed by a fabulous lunch at Longhorn, and then a 2.5 mile walk to burn a few calories because we just had Andy’s ice cream for dinner. It was our “last meal” before we’re back to dieting for quite a while. 😉

I love the fresh start of January. It feels new and clean and full of opportunity. 2016 was quite peculiar, but it was certainly full of adventure! Here’s a little look back at the craziness.

We obviously made Cheesecake Factory a priority. (I must confess that we now are back to being more obsessed with Longhorn though because I discovered their parmesan crusted chicken.)

We celebrated Wormy turning 18 by taking a trip to Disney World.

Let’s remember that this picture of Alyssa hiding from the dinosaur ride happened. 😂

We captured endless perfect pictures of Henry and his cuteness.

And this GIF was created.

My Super Bowl snack stadium made us all fat.

Andrew and I went on a cruise to the Bahamas and got fatter. 🌴

We rode the “Leap of Faith” ride at Atlantis that slides through sharks, and it was terrifying.

And before heading home, we spontaneously spent Valentine’s Day at Disney World. 💕

We took Handsome Hank to the zoo, and my heart exploded.

I turned 26 and consoled myself at Lambert’s. 🍞

And at Papa Angelo’s.

And Cheesecake Factory.

Twice.

My favorite little nephew turned 1!

And he discovered the glory of cake.

We celebrated Easter with loads of cute family.

Andrew turned 27, and we partied at Main Event.

These cutie pies graduated in May!

We also celebrated 5 years of marriage in May…with heart-shaped pancakes. ❤️

And with a fancy dinner at Vast!

Side note – have I mentioned my baby sister works there now!?

Aaand we kept celebrating in Colorado…with more pancakes. 😉

We fed a tiger at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. 😍

And some giraffes. 😊

We took anniversary pictures in the Garden of the Gods. ❤️

We had Mother’s Day Brunch at our house with all our favorite people.

These handsome boys met for the first time. 😍

Henry gave us more hilarious / adorable pictures.

Several date nights occurred. ☺️

We took a Boswell family trip to Lambert’s.

We watched Independence Day on Independence Day.

I brunched with these beauties at Flint. 💕

Andrew and I tried out “Favorites Days.”

I got to snuggle a tiger on my Favorites Day.

And a snake.

And a lemur.

And a beautiful pizza. 😂

Tanner and Gabby got engaged, and it was magical. 😍

Jack had surgery on his rump, and it was dreadful.

His face in the cone of shame broke our hearts. Haha.

We road tripped like maniacs all the way to Philadelphia.

Andrew tried his first cheesesteak.

We then journeyed up to Ocean City, New Jersey to have some family vaca time.

We took the ferry to New York City.

Good gosh, I miss that pizza.

And this perfect Serendipity ice cream sundae.

On the way home, we hit Washington, D.C. because I love my husband.

Andrew’s nerd out was adorable.

When we got home, the cone of shame was removed and Jack was back to his happy, hilarious self.

We lived it up a few weeks later in Disney World (again) over Labor Day!

Our ride photos are the best ever.

Thank God for dollar store ponchos.

Dad turned 60, and we had all the foods and all the parties. 🎉

Andy’s Frozen Custard entered our lives and changed us forever.

There were not nearly enough best friend dates, but the ones we had were full of so much laughter!

We went back to Colorado in October.

And it was perfect, of course.

There were lots and lots of snuggles. ❤️

We had a perfect work party at Longhorn with these stellar people.

We Thanksgiving-ed.

And we Christmas-ed. 🎄

I created my favorite planner yet 🙌🏼 (more on that to come).

And we rang in 2017 with these crazies. 😉

The year was crazy, but God is so good to us. Hope you all are having a wonderful start to 2017! 💕

~Cait

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