As 2016 comes to a close, I find myself feeling extremely grateful and nostalgic. It was this date exactly one year ago that we announnced that we were expecting Emery, and our lives have had quite the adventure since then! The year has had its fair share of laughs and tears, challenges and triumphs, learning experiences and lots of love and growth. Instagram showed me my top nine posts from the year earlier this week, and I wasn't the least bit surprised to see that all of my top posts came after Emery was born. She has brought our lives so much joy, and we can't even imagine a life without our little ball of sunshine! Instagram's top nine nostalgiagia got me thinking and reminded me of one of my own old New Year's traditions that I thought worth reviving. Starting in high school and going up until around 2013ish, I would start off each New Year's Day reflecting on the previous year and narrow down a "top ten" list of memories that I wanted to have for that year. This was before my blogging days so the list would always get written down in the good ol' journal, and would include anything from high school drama that had made a big enough impact to funny adventures with friends and loved ones and everything in between. Since this blog has become somewhat of a journal for me since then, I felt it very applicable to bring the old tradition back and reminice, especially on a year like this one when I have so much to be grateful for. So, without any further ado, here is the Pett Family Top-Ten of 2016:
That about sums up our 2016 in a nutshell! This time last year we announced our pregnancy and in a way our theme for the year of "The Best is Yet to Come". To welcome in this New Year, I've decided to go with the motto and goal to "Celebrate the Little Things", because I genuinely believe that once all is said and done that it's those seemingly small and insignificant events in life that make the days, months, and eventually the year such a wonderful experience. ❤️
Happy New Year! Cheers to 2017!
I'm Chelsea. I'm a wife, mommy, photographer, and lover of life's little adventures. Join me here to celebrate the beautiful things in people and life.