I specifically planned on NOT writing an end of year post and here I am. 2016 had it's share of ups and downs, but it was mostly a great year. In February, S turned one and since then, it seems he's been on a mission to grow up FAST. As soon as he surpasses one milestone, he's on to the next, never turning back. In March, we all traveled to Florida. While the trip started out challenging, by the end, I wasn't ready to leave and vowed to go on as many family trips as possible. In June, I traveled to Ohio for a business meeting. In July, it was off to Maryland and Pennsylvania. It was such a fun family trip, as always. It was our first time visiting Pittsburgh and I loved the city. Lots of travel in the first half of the year. In August, I celebrated my birthday and it was one of my favorites. My guys spoiled me and even made me a cake. It will go down as one of the best birthdays EVER. November brought a Cubs World Series victory - something I never ever expected to see. I still can't believe it!
And a few not so great moments... Work proved to be more challenging than I expected. Looking back, I think (and hope) these were just growing pains. The company has grown incredibly fast and that doesn't happen without conflict. There was a cancer scare for my mom in late summer. Thankfully, all is well at the moment. I was supposed to travel to Switzerland for work and that trip was cancelled. S caught a very bad case of HFMD. Then there was the presidential election. If you've read this blog, you know my feelings. No explanation needed. And finally, our failed FET. Not how I hoped the year would end.
I'm not sure what to think about 2017 and I'm a little nervous about what the year will hold. I have a business trip at the end of January - back to Ohio I go. A and I had originally planned on a spring break trip, but we've decided to hold off until next year. We're hoping it will be a little easier since the boys will be older and we won't have to bring a stroller and worry about sleeping arrangements (S is too big for a pack 'n play, but too little for a bed). We're planning another trip to Maryland in July, but beyond that, I'm not sure what 2017 will bring. I'm hoping we'll get to do something really special for our 10 year anniversary - maybe even an anniversary trip! Here's hoping for an incredible year.
Happy New Year!!