much better than 2015, was still very much a year of healing for my family. I went into 2016 with high hopes, being the optimistic person I am. However, it was still a very difficult year. I am happy to say that we're closing out 2016 on a brighter note. Although I'm still healing and recovering from our car accident almost two years ago, a lot of weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I hope to be writing more about my recovery after the New Year. So with that, let's take a look back on 2016.
January -- We welcomed a new addition to our family! Our sweet German Shepherd puppy, Belle. She's been so much fun. We love our little Belle!
word for 2016. I also had a follow-up appointment with my neurosurgeon, which was pretty difficult emotionally for me.
February -- All about love this month! I shared some fun non-candy Valentines for kids, as well as a free Valentines Day Printable for you, and a DIY Valentines Day printable for your kids!
Disney World! I recapped our trip of Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom.
March -- I was invited to the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, and shared how much that meant to me.
training his puppy!
celebrating Easter at my parents house.
April -- I was so excited to be attending Disney Social Media Moms Celebration the following month, that I created a fun printable countdown calendar! Unfortunately my excitement was short lived when I re-fractured my left femur, which was related to our car accident the year before. I had to sadly cancel our invite to DSMMC, while I had surgery to repair my femur. Despite my extreme disappointment, I pushed through, as I always do.
May -- I recapped our Disney Kids Preschool Playdate we had the previous month. I also had another surgery on my femur, this time double stacked with plates for extra support. Most of my month was spent recovering, however I did manage to whip up some "Thank You Teacher" Printables and "Last Day of School" Printables. On May 20, 2016, Jared and I celebrated 9 years of marriage <3 p="">3>
June -- We took it easy this month with me still recovering. I shared some silly stories about our crazy cat, Oliver and some adorable photos of my boys splashing up a storm!
LAST DAY OF KINDERGARTEN -- and he continues to make me so, so proud.
#AveryandBelle Hashtag on Instagram because of the sweet photos I continuously captured of these two <3 p="">3>
Your Baby's First Haircut Should Be at Walt Disney's Harmony Barbershop."
July -- We celebrated the Fourth of July. We also did a few day trips to visit Lake Compounce and LEGOLAND Discovery Center.
Disney World Countdown Calendar and we visited Edaville USA!
August -- I celebrated my 35th birthday and shared some Back-to-School Printables for the upcoming year. We capped off our summer vacation with a visit to Story Land and Santa's Village in New Hampshire!
September -- Lincoln started FIRST GRADE and I created a Fall Bucket List Printable.
October -- We visited a nearby pumpkin patch and I created a DIY Evil Queen Costume based on the character Regina Mills from Once Upon a Time.
November -- I posted on World Kindness Day about simply "having the courage to be kind." My sweet Avery bug turned 3-years-old.
Lincoln turned 7-years old!
December -- I shared our gorgeous Holiday Cards from Minted, and a few family photos recently taken. We got in the Christmas spirit with decorating our house, and took our annual trip on The Polar Express. I still need to blog about our very merry Christmas, but we have one more celebration this coming weekend!