Friday, January 1, 2016

Twenty (Sweet) Sixteen

Happy New Year!!! It's Twenty (Sweet) Sixteen!

Twenty fifteen, like most years. had some amazing highs and some horrible lows. While I know that every experience that we have, whether great or heartbreaking helps to form us into  the person we are, I'm happy to have 2015 in my rearview mirror.

Lets take a look back shall we?

I spent my last birthday in my twenties (eek!) out at our family home in the desert with some old friends, where we reenacted a photo from almost a decade prior.
I also spent a nice evening over dinner and drinks with four of my favorite people.

We hosted a Super Bowl party... which was really just an excuse for some festive Jello shots (my fav).
Sam and I attended our first wedding as a married couple (finally, no bouquet toss for me). 
I lived out a childhood dream of seeing Newsies the Musical with some fellow Newsie loving girlfriends. 
Started our first ever Bachelorette Fantasy League. (Yes, that's a thing and no, I'm not embarrassed.)
My cousin picked me to be his "Special Person" for Special Person Day at his school. 
My heart shattered into a million pieces when my little man crossed the rainbow bridge into doggie heaven. I'm not the type that romanticizes most thing but I truly believe that he and I were soulmates, meant to share this life together. I will spend the rest of my life missing him. 
 One of my besties got ENGAGED!
We had a fun 4th of July party. (More Jello shots were had.)
 Which of course had to include a photo re-enactment from five years prior 
I finally began turning my garage into my dream craft room
It's a work in progress but the progress so far is awesome. 

My bestie found out she was expecting (!!!!) so I of course attending some showers for her, one of which was where I met my East Coast counterpart!
And I of course threw her a shower of my own

 My husband was in his first wedding (that wasn't ours haha). 
Another successful ChrismAugust was had.
Danica had her baby and my heart exploded! The newest member of the crew hath arrived!


I went to see Luke Bryan with my "brother" and we had VIP passes and Luke TOUCHED ME.... HE TOUCHED ME!
 We fostered some amazing pups for Dachshund Rescue of Los Angeles who now have their forever homes!
For our one year anniversary, we finally went on our Honeymoon. Ten days in Tulum, Mexico. I still am trying to figure out why we ever came back. 
 We celebrated our first Halloween as a married couple... scary! ;)
I attended my birthmom's memorial and met her wonderful family. 
 I helped Stefana say "Yes" to the dress!
 I was asked to be a Bridesmaid in Stefana's wedding. 
And we had our best Christmas yet!
 While 2015 had it's lows, most of all, losing my Beamer boy, it also had some amazing moments, like the birth of my "niece"! Here's hoping that 2016 has more highs than lows.