2016 Reflections

Last year, I wrote a similar post and as I reviewed it this year, I realized it was a really nice way remember all of the highlights from the previous year.  While it seems as though 2016 was not the year for many people (according to FB & Insta….), I have to say that 2016 was pretty awesome for me.

We had our engagement photos with the amazing Janelle. I hosted my first blogger event at the Social. I got to work with New Balance and check out MyStryde.  My mom & sister threw me the most beautiful bridal shower. My birthday was lowkey, but I got to teach a class and then RM took me out to Committee, which is one of my new favorite Boston restaurants. My sister & friends also threw me an incredibly fun bachelorette party in Portland, Maine. We kicked off summer by spending a few nights on the Cape over Memorial Day Weekend, soaking up the great weather. In June, I said “no” to a lot of commitments in order to help keep me sane during my last month before the wedding. In July, we got married, which was the best, most amazing day of my entire life. The entire weekend went off without a hitch and we both talk frequently about how we wish we could relive it over and over again. Spending the week after the wedding decompressing on the Cape and just soaking in married life was perfect. We welcomed our beautiful new niece, who is the best! We also went to Annapolis for my cousin’s wedding. I went to Maine for a few nights and my parents came down in August to celebrate their birthday. We got bikes and really enjoyed biking around our neighborhood and all the way into East Boston once.  September was busy, but really fun. I kicked off 2+ weeks of travel with my bestie, Jessi’s, bachelorette weekend and then from there pretty much went right to the airport to kick off our 16 day honeymoon throughout the Amalfi Coast. We spent time in Naples, Ischia, Sorrento, Pompeii and Positano and it was probably the best trip we’ve ever taken. After falling in love with a sweet little stray kitten in Positano, we got ourself a kitten, sweet little Francesca. I ran the OAKtoberfest 5K and PR’d by nearly a minute (around 22:30 for my final time). RM took a leap of faith and left his job to start his own company- and I couldn’t be more proud of him for this! Shortly after we got back we took the train to Brooklyn for my sister-in-law’s engagement party and Thanksgiving was spent with both my family and then RM’s family, which was the best of both worlds! We went to the Seaport tree lighting and then a 30th birthday party. Oh yeah, speaking of Seaport Sweat, that was the best experience ever! I got to teach so many outdoor fitness classes with the best live DJ and got to meet so many wonderful new people through it- thanks Sherri! I also passed the BoxFIIT certification and have been teaching Bags&Beats since June which has been a blast- more to come in 2017 for sure! In December we celebrated my sister’s birthday and then RM’s birthday and then also Christmas! Finally, we went to Florida for my besties wedding and NYE.

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I know I’m probably missing so many other amazing things, but those were the moments the stood out the most. So basically, it was a pretty freaking amazing year and I can only hope 2017 is half as good!

Thank you guys for following along. I know I haven’t blogged as frequently as I used to, but I’ve realized that I’d rather LIVE my life rather than just blog about it 😉 I do have plans to start a newsletter, so I hope you’ll sign up for that.

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