16 Great Things That Happened In 2016
If you're a regular reader of this blog, then you'll know that 2016 has without a doubt been the most difficult, frustrating and devastating year of my life. I will always look back at 2016 as a horrible year, as the year that broke my family's heart and tested our strength. But in reality, alongside the heartbreaking lows, there have also been some pretty good highs too. And I don't want those moments to get lost in the sadness of everything else. I want to be able to remember them too.
So today I've put a little list together of 16 great things that happened in 2016. I'm so grateful for everything on this list, and I'm hoping and praying that 2017 brings more of the good stuff...
1) Baby Buddy was born
2) We bought a house!
3) We booked our wedding
4) We visited Copenhagen
5) We did a lot of DIY
6) I met lots of lovely bloggers IRL
This year I got to meet lots of my favourite bloggers in real life and I'm lucky enough to call many of them friends now. Meeting a circle of awesome, like minded gal pals is one of my fave things about blogging.
7) We visited Milan
8) We were reunited with our bestie
9) We travelled in the UK more
10) I went to Ibiza with icelolly.com
This was such an exciting one for me - I went on my very first bloggers trip to Ibiza with icelolly.com. We had such an amazing time and I tried lots of new things like parasailing and paddleboarding - it was a definite "pinch me" experience.
11) I chose a wedding dress
One of my fave things about this year was spending lots of time with my Mum and sister trying on wedding dresses and having girly weekends. Finding "the one" was such a fun experience and I can't wait to wear it.
12) I got to work with some fab brands
This year has brought lots of exciting opportunities for this little blog and I have loved working with some fab brands, attending super fun events and stretching myself out of my comfort zone. More of this in 2017 please!
13) I visited Paris twice
This year I was lucky enough to visit one of my fave places twice - once with the girls in July and once with my family in October. Both trips were the perfect blend of city sightseeing and Disney fun.
14) We found out that there are more new babies on the way
Our family will be expanding next year with new babies due on both mine and Sam's side of the family. I can't wait to fall in love with some tiny little people and get lots of squishy newborn cuddles!
15) I read A LOT of books
16) I spent lots of time with my family
Writing this has made me realise that while 2016 has had it's incredibly shitty parts, it hasn't been all bad. What have been your favourite bits of 2016?