Hey Everyone! I have pulled my favorite outfit posts, January through December, from 2016 to recap my year of fashion! So many amazing memories this year and so many moments to be thankful for! Also, below I'm sharing about our life this past year and the number one thing I have learned during 2016!
Heels: Valentino | Handbag: TJ Maxx
Haddie Outfit: Gap | Dress: Free People
One Year Old pics with my Haddie girl! Can't believe how much she has grown and changed in this short amount of time! Treasure every day!
Dress: ASOS | Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff | Heels: Target (similar)
Dress: Kendall & Kylie
Announcing the Baby Bump! We found out the week of Haddie's 1st birthday (April 21) that we were going to be having baby 2!
2016 was filled with so much change!! Change can always be difficult but it can also be so good! In the midst of the beginning of the year, I felt God leading us every step of the way as we left a home, friends, and jobs we loved, worked at a summer camp during the summer, and moved to Ft. Worth for Seth's new job in August. Throughout all that, we found out we were pregnant with baby number 2 and decided I would become a stay at home mom once we moved to Ft. Worth. This is our 3rd move in 4 years and so I felt better equipped with what to expect but that never changes the challenges of getting plugged in and feeling at "home" in a new environment. We joined a church once we got to Ft. Worth which helped us feel a sense of community and I have loved getting plugged into our women's bible study. Seth loves his new job in Ft. Worth but he works his BOOTY off. Adjusting to being a stay at home mom this year wasn't always easy but Haddie and I learned that we liked to keep ourselves busy! It was tough when we woke up and didn't have a plan for the day, would play dishes, babies, blocks, and books and then it was only 1:00, and your hubby wouldn't get home till 7:00! The days could feel SO long but I think that was the thing that I learned the most this year despite the hard days; SAVOR THE DAYS.
Savor the small mini moments at the kitchen table in the morning when there is milk running down your daughters face and belly and blueberries all over the floor. Savor every time she wants to read Fancy Nancy and Pinkalicious even though I don't feel like reading that book again. Savor the way she tells me the same stories over and over again throughout the day with her hand motions. Savor the way she loves saying "bump bump" when we go over the speed bumps out of our apartment and asks for "Mor!" Savor the moments of daily routine, of diapers, of naps, of baths. Savor the nights of continual waking up with a newborn and breastfeeding, pumping, and snuggling. Savor the quiet looks between you and your hubby when it's been a long day and all you can do is laugh. Although the days can seem long, days turn into months and a month turns into a year.
James 4:14 ... "yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes."
The Lord continually tells us in his Word how quickly the days on this earth will pass and reminds us that we are not even promised tomorrow! Although this year took some adjusting to with all the changes, I do believe I savored so many small moments and for that I will forever be thankful.
I plan on continuing to savor the days with Louie into 2017, and holding him and snuggling him as much as possible over the next couple months in his infant stages!
I can't wait for 2017 and plan to post next week my goals for next year!!
Happy New Years Eve Everyone! Cheers!