Another year is coming to an end and I can’t help but reflect on what an incredible year it was for me and my family. It’s hard for me to put into words what 2016 meant to me. But I’m going to try for all of you 🙂 So in today’s blog post, I am looking back on 2016…
First, I have to say that it kind of bums me out that everyone is referring to 2016 as the worst year ever. Although I have to agree that some not so great (to put it lightly) things happened in 2016. We lost many entertainment icons and we endured a very nasty election. But so many great things happened too!
Even thought it got nasty, the election inspired people all over our country to get more involved and take action. And I felt extremely honored to witness the first ever woman presidential nominee of a major party empower women all around the world. The worlds tiger population grew in 2016 for the first time in YEARS! And it was announced in April that Harriet Tubman will appear on the $20 bill! And my fiancé will be extremely disappointed in me if I don’t mentioned that the Cubs won the World Series this year! Woot woot!
Those are just some of the good things that happened in our world in 2016. Now for the great things that happened in MY world. I became a mommy. Despite all the notable passings in 2016 ( we also lost Kevin’s sweet grandmother who was so very loved), there were some pretty special births in my opinion. My daughter Molly and my niece Blake were born within 10 days of each other and 3 of my closest girlfriends had sweet babies too. 2016 will go down as one of the best years of my life because of Molly. I have learned so much about myself, about sacrifice, and about selflessness.
I put on the wedding dress that I’ll marry the love of my life in this year. Speaking of that incredible man, Kevin and I planned our wedding in 2016 and each day of planning solidified our love and made us hopeful for the future – for our future as husband and wife. My brother Mike got promoted at his job – a promotion he has been waiting on for quite some time and I am so proud of him! Kevin’s brother Ryan got engaged to Kevin’s co-host Jill on his radio show! Growing our family even more. Kevin’s parent’s became grandparents for the very first time. Both our families cried tears of joy when we announced that we were naming our daughter after her late great grandmothers – Molly Fedotowsky and Eva Sullivan (Her full name is Molly Sullivan Manno). Look at that little face in the picture below and how could anyone think 2016 was anything less than incredible!
So as you can see, 2016 was a beautiful year for me and my family. I will always look back on this year as one of the best of my life. Please join me in sharing all the happy things that happened in YOUR world in 2016 in the comments below! I wanna hear about all the great things in your lives!!!
Here’s to an even better 2017!
Oh and if you still don’t agree that some pretty great things happened in 2016, then I leave you with David S. Pumpkins. I think we can all agree that this is one of the best things to come out of 2016 😉 Happy New Year Everyone!
Cheers to 2017!
Since this is mainly a fashion blog, I’m posting some of my favorite and MOST affordable looks from 2016 that are still available below. Shop the looks below each photo 🙂