Eek the last Friday before 2017! I hope you enjoyed strolling down memory lane for the first half of the year with part 1 of my 2016 recap. Today I have for you part 2, let's jump right in...
-Ran/walked a 5k with my old co-workers
-Had a last Girls day out in Chicago with my 2 besties. We basically did all the fun things, but mostly ate a bunch of yummy things.
-Moved to Houston with my brand new husband in tow!!!
-Got my very first Louis Vuitton bag (thanks sissy, you da best)!
-My sis got the cutest puppy ever, Nico is my fave dog ever!
-My parents came to Houston for a week and it was so great spending that much time with them since moving.
-Had a luncheon for our Houston peeps that couldn't make it to the wedding in Chicago
-Jet off to Mexico for a week to enjoy our honeymoon, take me back to the sunshine and beach!
-Celebrated my 28th birthday as a married woman!
-Flew home for Labor Day Weekend and celebrated a friends' wedding
-Got to meet my fur nephew Nico
-Drove home to Houston with a pit stop in Memphis
-Went to our first Texans game
-Became an official Texan by giving up my IL drivers license
-Met up with Myra when she was in town, but managed to get zero pictures #bloggerfail
-Accepted and started my first full time gig at Baylor Dermatology
-Cheered on my Cubbies while they were in the World Series
-Celebrated Halloween at work by dressing up as a nerd
-Celebrated Diwali and Indian New Year with family and friends
-CUBS won the World Series!!!!
-Voted in a historic 2016 election, even though I'm bummed with the result of it
-First country concert we saw Jake Owen and it was awesome
-Went to a friends bridal shower
-Celebrated Thanksgiving with my new family and make a super yummy cinnamon crunch cake that was a big hit
-Decorated the house for Christmas
-Went to our towns tree lighting ceremony at Town Square
-Went to Fredricksburg, TX for a friends bachelorette party
-Made an ugly sweater for work and won the contest
-Sent out my favorite holiday cards so far
-Celebrated our work holiday party at the Houston Rockets game
-Celebrated Christmas away from my family for the 1st time ever, but still got spoiled with gifts
-Went to the River Oaks neighborhood to look at the lights
Overall I'd call 2016 a successful year, a lot of huge changes came my way, but I welcomed them. I got married, moved to a completely different state, lived with a boy (ew), started a new job, made new friends and memories....I wouldn't change a thing about my year!
Cheers to hoping 2017 is even better than 2016. Most importantly I have my family/friends, health, job, shelter, etc so I can't really complain. I pray that we as a country can learn to be better in 2017 despite the obstacles standing in our way.
If you're going out to celebrate, be safe and have a blast! See y'all next year!
✌️ out Girl Scouts!