Heading into the last weekend of the year and it is so fun to take a look back at the memories made! I don't know about you but sometimes I do not realize just how much we packed in until I take a walk through pictures! Here is a look at how 2016 shaped up for our family!
January always kicks off celebrating Dillon's birthday and this year he turned 14 and spent the day playing basketball with his teammates.
2016 also saw these two brothers grow closer as they found a common hobby they both love outside of baseball.
Carly Jo ran her first 5k and we so enjoyed our day together!
Even though it is so random this was seriously one of my favorite 2016 memories. Nothing like having your dad teach you to two step.
We had four days of fun in Orlando for Spring Break to do a little sightseeing and catch up with Riley at spring training.
We managed to squeeze in two days at Disney World and had a great time thanks to my Disney Dos and Don'ts.
Fort Worth Fun.
I mean where else can you participate in an armadillo race against your bestie? Our girls thought this was the best.
Sweet evening attending my nieces first communion.
Dance recitals are always exciting nights especially when you have your bestie in your class!
We loved on the newest member of our family, Pesto, who Jordan rescued and we just love her to pieces. Plus she has given me a trial run on my grandma name.
Not necessarily a favorite memory but one with an outcome we do love. Riley had a season ending surgery when an aneurysm was found in his bicep. Thankful his dad and I can still stand together where our kids are concerned.
Once he was well enough we flew to California and made the trip back to Texas along Route 66!
I celebrated my very last day as an elementary school mom!
A weekend of fishing and relaxing at the coast was long over due in May.
We celebrated Father's Day between baseball games in San Antonio.
This guy turned 2 and Carly Jo threw him the best puppy party!road trip to Missouri for a baseball tournament but had so much fun while we were there. It is beautiful and we really hope to go back again one day!
Baseball is always a really big part of our year and 2016 was no exception. This kid had some growing to do both physically and mentally and it was fun to see him pull it all together and finish the season on a strong note.
In August I celebrated the 2 year Blogiversary of the Queen in Between!
This guy and I celebrated 15 years together and I shared a little walk down memory lane and 15 tips for a stronger marriage.
beach vacation to celebrate the end of summer with our best friends.
Finding a house with room for our pups was a bonus and we had so much fun!
One last girls getaway to the JW Marriott in San Antonio for an early birthday celebration for Carly. Somehow we have talked these girls into experiences instead of birthday parties and it's been a win for the moms too!
Hard to believe this kid was ready for high school! He has really matured the past year.
This little moms getaway to the JW Marriott in Austin was just what we needed to celebrate surviving the first week of the school year!
We had a special dinner to celebrate Carly Jo turning 11!
Dillon and I joined the Young Mens Service League where moms and sons are given the opportunity to serve together among other leadership development. I enjoyed our time volunteering in 2016.
We celebrated Jordan's birthday as she gave cheers to 26!
We also wished a happy 23rd birthday to Riley!
My birthday was next and I was lucky enough to celebrate by having lunch with these two. This is 47!
Great high school season and we love this reminder that while they are rivals on the field they are still united off the field.
Loved having all these special people together for Thanksgiving.
Keith's mom celebrated a fall birthday too and Carly Jo made her a sunflower cake!
We took family pictures and this was my favorite!
We wrapped up 2016 with Christmas memories!
I saw the quote this year "We were together.....I forget the rest" and it really just resonated with me. There are definitely times when I wish we were taking more vacations or doing more "fun stuff" but in the end when I think about this year the best times were when we were together no matter what we were doing. Here's to more of forgetting the rest in 2017!
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