Thank you 2016; CHEERS to 2017

Saturday, December 31, 2016

The countdown to the New Year has started and I wanted to take a minute to thank each and everyone of you who have been a part of my 2016; my successes, my failures, my hormonal mood swings from being pregnant or nursing for the last three years...well, that last one is mainly for my husband, but you get the drift.

If you read my last post, then you know I wasn't planning on writing anything again until the new year, but I couldn't leave 2016 without telling you all how thankful and grateful I am for all of your support this year.  My blog has grown tremendously this year and it wouldn't have happened without you.  So, thank you for following along, subscribing, sharing and everything you do to show love on this little blog of mine.  I appreciate it more than you know and it makes my heart so happy to know that you enjoy reading.

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This year was filled with a lot of happy moments and a few sad ones, but mostly happy! Here's a little recap:
  •  I experienced what it's like with two babies.  Emma turned two this year and Charlotte turned one in November.
  • I had a lot of fun date nights with my husband.
  • I became an independent consultant with Rodan and Fields.
  • My husband and I finally tied the knot (4 years and two kids later)
  • Michael and I locked our girls in the car.  You can read about that here.
  • This is my last year in my 20s (sad moment).
  • One of my best friends had her third baby and let me take her maternity and newborn photos.  It was so much fun!
  • I had a lot of fun play dates and outings with my girls.
  • A blog post I did talking about my postpartum body hit 10,000 views in just a few months!  You can read that here.
  • My blog post on traveling with toddlers came in second for most views this year. 
  • I opened myself up to meeting new moms and joined our local MOPs group.
  • My favorite concert I attended this year was Garth Brooks! 
  • I had my gallbladder removed and a hernia repair to end the year. 
  • By far the highlight of my year has been watching my girls grow to love each and watching Emma learn about "baby" Jesus.  She is at such a fun age!

 ...and this is the look you make when you try to throw glitter in the air and instead you throw it directly in your face.  Haha!  Ending the year with glitter on my face!

Again, thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for your support!  Big things are to come and I hope that you will follow along on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!


Peace out 2016
Cheer to 2017

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  1. Wow! Congrats on a 10K+ viewed post!

  2. Love it! And your postpartum post got me, it is hard and man it feels good to know we are all different yet the same because we all struggle with our post baby bod in some ways. Hope 2017 brings bigger and better things your way 🎉

    1. Thanks so much! I'm so glad that you could relate to my postpartum post! Happy New Year!

  3. Cheers to it all! My hubby and I tied the knot this year too...cheers to us all. :)

    Coming Up Roses

  4. Your shirt is adorable! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Goals mama!! Love that tee and I knew you were gonna rock that postpartum post!!

  6. Cheers! I love the glitter in your photos! So cute

  7. What a fun year! Love this post and these photos!!

  8. Sounds like you had a great year! Cheers to 2017!

  9. What a great year for you! I hope 2017 is just as good!

  10. Such a fun year! Oh, and the 30's are so much better than 20's in my experience ;) Cheers to 2017!

    1. Haha! I'm actually looking forward to my 30s! Happy New Year!

  11. We almost went to the Garth tour too! But the baby was stil so young that we didn't leave him

    1. It was seriously the best concert I've ever been too! Would definitely go again!

  12. Congrats on the growing blog and having a mostly great year Alyssa! I hope this year is even better for you!

  13. What a great year 2016 was! Congrats on the blog! Good luck in 2017!