Friday, December 18, 2015

Five Highlights From 2015

As 2015 winds down, I like to look back at some highlights for the year. It was a busy 12 months but full of really great things.   If I could use one word for this year, I would say it was "growth" (can I also throw in some painful stretching?)   In no particular order, here are some of those highlights:

1.  Winning a Trip to Disney World.  If you're newer here, I enter quite a few contests and this one through Breakfast Television included submitting  Disney themed photos over the period of 3 weeks. They came to our door to surprise us with the amazing news.

In disbelief...crying into my hands while wearing my Mickey ears :)

2. Falling in love with our Little One, our first foster child.

3.  Family reunion at Tigh-Na-Mara in Parksville. Along with that was a great time camping in Tofino!

4.  Nya meeting Cinderella. For several weeks after winning the trip for four, we didn't know if we would be able to bring our daughter Nya.  The absolutely amazing thing ended up being that because she was not yet three (just one month before her birthday) we were allowed to add her to our trip (hotel, passes) and just had to pay for her flight.  This moment just encapsulates my happiness at having our whole family there.

5. Going to Las Vegas with Gary for our anniversary! We don't get away just the two of us enough but childcare is always a bit tricky.  We look forward to hopefully getting away together again in 2016 for at least one night.  Our marriage was one of my two goals for this year (that and getting more fit) and I'm happy to say that we are still in a good place.

What would be one (or more) highlights from your year?


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  1. Our trip to Great Wolf Lodge was definitely a highlight.

    1. I bet!! I can't wait to go one day :)

  2. Highlights of 2015: trip to Aruba, publishing a family history book, wedding of a son, birth of a new grandson!