happy new year! and twenty-seventeen! we are so living in the future :) i love looking back at these years in reviews to see what all we were up to, the big and small moments. i am really going to try a bit harder to document life here, because freezing moments in time is important to me, chelsea coleen :) so let's see, twenty-sixteen..........
january. i had a birthday! a big one! my thirtieth birthday! which i still can't really believe. but i did :) and the entire week leading up to it i received postcard after postcard from so many family and friends! [thanks to my sweet mom who sent out pre addressed postcards to so many to write me a sweet bday note] sweetest, best kind of gift for a sentimental words of affirmation girl like myself, traveled to tampa with austin for a post bday celebration, bought a car! traveled to charleston for the wedding of a college friend of ours! [marrying stone's old baseball teammate!]
february. traveled to new york city for a childhood bff's wedding [and got exceptionally fancy!], celebrated valentines day with my valentine for the ninth year, chocolate chip cookie baked a few too many, celebrated my brothers b-day on v-day!
march. marveled at the blooming blooms and spring sunsets, had our fair share of iced coffees and puppucinos, and well! really was just a terrible documentor, so moving right along...
april. traveled to arizona for a highschool bffs wedding [we are ready to go back! 88 degrees in april, hellooo!], had din with my dearest dad who was in town for biz
may. celebrated austin's thirtieth birthday at the mountain with friends and fam! and then all over again on his actual birthday :) and also cheersed to my "darling" nana on her 80th birthday! [it was a big milestone birthday kind of year!!], spent memorial day weekend at the lake much like last year!
june. celebrated nine years of dating on the fourth! babies, we are no longer, traveled to manomet for an early beachy summer trip, which still remains one of our best ideas, made a little manomet to do list for those first timers! celebrated my dad on his sixth birthday! [see, milestone bday year!], austin received his CPCU designation!! which required a whole lot of studying and insurance test taking and was the reason for our hawaii trip in september!
july. celebrated the fourth of july in nashville! jotted down some really good books to add to your beach readin' list here and also here! spent one summer night with my past and future aka counting crows concert going with my husband, which was definitely one of my favorite summer days like, ever!
august. traveled back to manomet for visit number two! annual summer beach trip complete with a pirate party and family happy hours, and made sure to get a few grand slams, reminisced on an engagement shoot of ours in the magical serenbe, had some early morning coffee dates, obsessed over fruit ice cubes, added big green egg owners to our adulting resume, strolled on by the very place we said our i do's
september. hosted a baby shower for austin's cousin [featured here!] traveled to hawaii [honolulu and maui!] for a week of sun, palms, and mai-tais!!, celebrated two whole years of love and marriage
november. spent a couple of saturday mornings having breakfast at the park near our house [in shorts on some days!!], snapped all the pictures of char and his toys, had my parents come for a weekend visit, showered my breastie and her soon to be babe, gobbled til we wobbled pretty much on thanksgiving, road tripped to sarasota for the wedding of one of austin's bffs, saw our faces appear in southern weddings magazine :)
december. decked the halls for Christmas, traveled to boston to spend the weekend with some of the very best, and then of course, a quick twenty-four hours in manomet, celebrated Christmas in nashville for the very first time, spent the very last day of twenty-sixteen at the peach bowl watching alabama roll on through washington [roll tide!]
...and that's a wrap, hello, new year!