Oh my loves, can you believe 2016 is already behind us?!?! My oh my the time is flying by these days!!!! As I sit here and reflect on how much my life has changed over this past year I suddenly feel overwhelmed with gratitude and my heart could not be any more full. I want to share a handful of my most precious memories with you … so kick back, relax and let’s take a look at the best of 2016!!!
One of the BEST moments of 2016 was of course when Justin and I found out we were pregnant with our little Leo … words cannot express the emotions we felt that day … from excitement to tears of joy to nervousness … it was ALL there!!!
Cause girls just wanna have FUUUUNNNNN!!! Sammy’s stagette in Whistler this year was a party for the books … even though I wasn’t drinking and FULLY preggo with Leo, it was still SUCH a blast and it was so much fun to be around all of the girls for a weekend getaway to celebrate Sammy’s engagement!!!
Sammy and Dustin’s wedding day… le sigh!!! I still can’t get over how beautiful everything turned out … I know everyone always says this … but it was more amazing then I could have ever imagined!!!
I’ll admit … I MAY have shed a few tears when I saw the beautiful Baby Shower that Monika, Shay, and Aly had put together for me. Not only was it stunning but I was surrounded by so many of my amazing friends and family and the day was filled with so much love!!!
Oh my … where do I begin with this one???? This was the day that changed our lives, our little Leo brings a smile to our faces every second of every day and I could not imagine what life would be like without our little lion!!!
The Sip and See … ohhh my my …. what a surreal day!!! This memory holds so many special places in my heart. Not only was it the FIRST time most of my friends and family met little Leo but we also hosted it in the backyard of our very first “fixer upper” home.
As we’re strolling down memory lane, let’s take a little detour on the yellow brick road to Leo’s very first Halloween and that time we all dressed up as characters from The Wizard of Oz … ohhhh Nacho … I actually can’t look at this photo without busting a gut over Nacho … what a good sport!!!! Lol!!! He is one sexy Dorothy if you ask me!!! LOL!!
Hawaii … Hawaii can be summed up in one word and that is DREAMY. This was our very first family vacation and needless to stay it was very much needed and oh so perfect. It warmed my heart to see Leo’s little footprints in the sand, spending warm evenings on the beach and watching stunning sunsets together… so many wonderful memories were made here.
Ps. Stay tuned for details on our trip, coming up next week!! …
There’s a trend here … if you haven’t already picked up on it … LOL!!! Most of my highlights include all of our very FIRSTS with little Leo and that includes our first Christmas with him, our first trip to see Santa … hanging with my parents and Justin’s parents and just taking some much-needed R&R. We unplugged (for the most part) and stayed in our cozy PJ’s for LONG periods of time. I’m already counting down the days until we can do this all over again next year!!!!
And last but CERTAINLY not least … HE PUT A RING ON IT!!!! WE GOT ENGAGED!!!! EEEEPPPPP!!! This was hands down the BEST Christmas surprise I’ve received to date … ohhh my heart!!! What an absolutely PERFECT Christmas morning and the BEST way to wrap up 2016 was to hear the words “Will you marry me?”… I could not possibly be ANY happier!!!
Well, I think it’s safe to say that it’s been one HELL of a year .. we’ve been so lucky to have created and been a part of so many amazing moments leaving us with the most beautiful memories and I can’t WAIT to see what 2017 has in store for this little family of ours!!!!
From our family to yours … HAPPY NEW YEARS MY LOVES!!!!
Jilly, Justin, Leo and Nacho