Looking Back on 2016

In keeping with tradition, I can't let the year get too far away without doing a recap post of what 2016 brought to our family.  It was a year of some big changes with our first car purchase together as a couple and upgrading to a family size car and then finally getting into a house and moving from the place we brought both of our babies home to.  I can't believe it's almost been a year since our move and I can't believe how fast it has gone.  We were able to go on some amazing vacations to San Diego, St. George, Jackson Hole, and Maui where we made the best memories with both of our families.  It has been so fun to watch our little ones grow so much and also develop the sweetest friendship with each other.  I can't wait to see the exciting things we have in store this next year, I feel like it's going to be the best yet.

snowshoeing mill creek canyon
easter sunday
family beach day
beach vacation
ice cream cone with sprinkles
hawaiian family vacation
disneyland
disneyland family vacation
disneyland
beach style
sea world family vacation

| JANUARY |

I spent most of the month in Utah with the kids soaking up the white winter

saw the famous Midway Ice Castles with Elsa & Anna there to greet us

attended ALT Summit for the first time and met some amazing people

went to my first Soul Cycle class

 

| FEBRUARY |

Double Valentine's date with friends after we got our nails and hair done

finally found the perfect house for us after months of searching and began the moving process

 

| MARCH |

moved into our new home

went to Utah for Easter with Adam's family

 

| APRIL |

celebrated Capri's third birthday at Disneyland with lunch at Ariel's Grotto with all the princesses

my parents came into town to celebrate my birthday and Capri's

enjoyed fancy luncheon at The American Girl Doll Store at The Grove for Capri's birthday

took a trip to San Diego and stopped at the Carlsbad Flower Fields and went to Seaworld

 

| MAY |

hosted a Mother's Day lunch with friends

photoshoot at Disneyland

Adam's parents came into town to visit and we had a backyard BBQ with cousins

went to Angel's baseball game and Anaheim Packing house

 

| JUNE |

LA Zoo

Backyard S'mores parties with friends

Road trip to St. George for some boating with the Rice Fam and then trip with friends at the Beynons going to Zions

 

hawaii life
friends thanksgiving lunch
family fall photos
tinker bell and Peterpan
christmas at disneyland
disneyland
christmas morning
jackson hole antler arch
boating in sand hollow reservoir
zions national park
fall fashion
st george utah new home build
st george temple
christmas pajama time
park city skiing
christmas at the grand america

| JULY |

Celebrated Liam's first birthday with a King of the Wild Things birthday party 

Capri got her first Wellie Wisher doll and the royal treatment at the American Girl Doll Store

flew into Salt Lake and then drove to Jackson Hole with my family for a fun trip

 

| AUGUST |

had the best bike ride up Immigration Canyon with my sisters to get breakfast at Ruth's Diner

hosted an etiquette dinner at our house for the Young Women in our church

Fun days at Seaside Lagoon

Capri's first lemonade stand with her friend Luke

Redondo Beach farmers market

 

| SEPTEMBER |

Capri had her first day of Preschool

Trip to Hawaii with Adam's family to stay at the Kaanapali Alii

 

| OCTOBER |

Apple picking with friends at Riley's Farm

carved pumpkins and had a fun dinner night with friends

decorated caramel apples and said goodbye to our favorites, The Beynon's

Mickey's Trick or Treat party at Disneyland with Capri

Our ward trunk or treat party with our whole neverland crew

Disneyland on Halloween with friends

 

| NOVEMBER |

fun photoshoot for Minnow Swim

Griffith Park pony rides and the train with friends

hosted a friends giving luncheon with girlfriends

went to St George for Thanksgiving with my family 

enjoyed a delicious holiday feast from Lemonade LA

 

| DECEMBER |

got our house all decked out for Christmas and decorated with our flocked tree for the first time

visited Santa at the Grove 

decorated Gingerbread houses with the Broadbents

made delicious sugar cookies with the Olson's