So I thought I'd do a kind of highlights, if you will. Because I still like looking back on memories!
My mother in law turned 50 and we threw her a surprise party. It was awesome because we don't usually get to see that side of the family in the winter, and my mother in law had a great time.
Other things in January: finally got my new green card, which was a long time coming. KC and I started doing this every other Sunday thing where we made each other dinner, but that fizzled out in like February or March, I think. It was fun while it lasted!
I turned 29! Birthdays will always be highlights, right?
Other things in February: the best part about birthdays is that everyone makes time for you, so I got to see a lot of friends and family and get lots of presents. Also, cake.
St Paddys is always a good time, KC and I got back together around then in 2012 so we always try and do something together.
Other things in March: we got a new TV! That was pretty exciting.
Thunder over Louisville! This was awesome because KC and I rarely get out and do Louisville-y things, so I'm glad we did, and it was a super fun day.
Other things in April: ran a half marathon and it wasn't my best, but it was my mental best and it's always a good race. I'm already signed up for 2017.
Kenny Chesney! Seriously was like the highlight of my year.
Other things in May: Oaks, Mother's Day and my first s'more.
Other things in June: car accident - boo.
Not much happened in July, but we did go to a Luau birthday party which was a good time.
Other things in July: Chelsea scared the living daylights out of me by playing dead a little too well, and it still scares me when I see her laying and she doesn't move immediately.
Birthdays! KC's & my friend's. Lots of outings.
Other things in August: Got my driver's licence/permit which allowed me to get my LIBRARY CARD.
Trip with my mum! Tons of fun. Still haven't recapped. Oops.
Other things in September: I met the boy band of my childhood - Human Nature. It was also the longest KC and I had been away from each other since getting back together. It was weird! Also, I discovered Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, possibly a close second to the highlight of my year after Kenny Chesney.
We decided to sell our house about 2 years earlier than we originally planned. It was a hectic month with lots of painting and decluttering and stuff. We listed the house at the end of October I believe, and received an offer the first day.
Other things in October: We bought a new bed (though we won't actually get it until we buy a new house). I ran another half marathon! We moved into my mother in law's basement - didn't want to have the cats at home while we were showing the house and stuff.
I ran another half marathon, this time in Richmond with Alyssa, Tracy & Lisa.
Other things in November: We handed over the keys at the end of November, though we didn't officially close until early December. Thanksgiving and stuff, obviously.
We officially closed on our house. KC and I aren't really pessimists exactly, but this whole process was ridiculously smooth, and we know so many people who have had issues selling, so we kept waiting for the other shoe to drop. It didn't!
Other things in December: well Christmas, obviously. Lots of bad food. NYE this weekend!
I've always said that each year has been better than the last since I was like 21 - which is awesome, and 2016 is probably the first that makes me think... welllllll. It wasn't bad, it definitely wasn't bad, and I am not saying that every year has to be better than the last, but it was a nice little thing I had going on. 2016 was so much more than these highlights obviously. There were lots of (super crappy) things that didn't happen to me exactly, but still had an impact on my year. There was a lot of stress and crappy things, but compared to other stressful and crappy things they weren't that bad. I'm not trying to complain, because all in all, it was a pretty great year.
But here's to 2017!
What was the highlight of your year?