Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Year in Pictures

Another year, more pictures... at least that's what my hubs says. He always says we have too many pictures, to which I reply with a big NOT POSSIBLE! In my opinion, if you have children, there are never enough pictures. But I'd just like to give a shout out to my better half as he gifted me a new snazzy camera for Christmas, winning him major hubby points. Pretty rad gift coming from a guy who says we have too many pictures. Now, if only he's let me take pictures of him lol. 

But seriously, I have so many pictures, all of which were on my phone {now backed up on my computer}. I have always has this obsession with going through pictures and walking down memory lane. The walls in my home are covered in family photos and happy times. I know that if I'm ever having a bad day I can just look around and remember what my life is all about... my family and friends. With that said, after a year of traveling and new experiences, moving again, making new friends and connecting with old ones, it was a blessed and wonderful 2015. 


For another year, my family and I were able to travel to countries and cities that were new to us, along with some familiar and favorites. This year had some new routines for my family, as my hubs took a project in Europe which has him home only about 12 days a month. With this transition, I've had to really step out of my comfort zone and take on jobs around the house that are new to me. I like this role of solving problems without a man ha but really appreciate all the stuff my hubs does when he is home. I'm just grateful that because of him we are able to experience this beautiful world together and have so many adventures. We are already planning where to go in 2016! 


I also apparently love taking selfies with my kids lol. I'm definitely not a fan of taking selfies of just myself, as I think I had about 5 on my phone and those were for profile pics etc. But how fun is it to look back over the course of a year and see how the kids have changed in their little faces and expressions? Plus, since selfies are usually spur of the moment and more action and less staged, they really capture what we were doing in the moment and the happiness -or craziness- we were enjoying. 


Oh and here's one with my hubs. We have had a tradition of taking a selfie at every new place we visit since we started dating over 10 years ago... before a selfie was even a thing ha! For our 10 year wedding anniversary in March, I'm planning on using every single selfie of us and putting together a book {but more on that in March, eek}! 


I'm so stinckin' excited for another year to come, even though as many people who know me know that I struggle tremendously with time passing and loath the thought of my kids getting older and time passing at warped speed. But the thought of starting fresh with a new year always puts a smile on my face, as I do love having events to look forward to... and more pictures to take! 

Anywho, I hope you have the most amazing New Year and a wonderful start to 2016!! 

22 comments:

  1. Aw - what a great year! I also like to take a trip down memory lane by looking at photos. :)

    I hope 2016 is just as grand.

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  2. There is never enough pictures to take in your life for every little moment you experience! Lol looks like 2015 was good to you and your family! Happy new year!

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    1. Never enough lol Happy New Year to you, Shamira!!

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  3. Great pics! Looks like you got to go to a lot of nice places and have some good times with family!

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  4. That's so awesome that you've been able to visit so many places with your beautiful family. Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you, Cara! Have a wonderful New Year!!

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  5. Hi Ashleigh, these are such fun photos, You guys really get around that has to be so fun!!! Wishing you a Happy New Year!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Karren! Have a great NYE and happy 2016!

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  6. Awesome pictures! Can't wait to see what 2016 has for you and more amazing pictures!!

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    1. Thanks Claire! And you as well!! Baby pictures from you soon, I hope!

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  7. One can never have too many pictures! These are awesome photos - your family looks so happy in them. Here's to a happy 2016 ahead for all of you!

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    1. #letstakemorepics lol thank you! Happy 2016 to you too!!

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  8. I love this idea for a blog post! What a great way to review and recap on your year in 2015.

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    1. Thanks, it was super easy to make on Picmonkey! Happy New Year!

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  9. What a wonderful compilation of memories you have from the year 2015! Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year!

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    1. It was another great year! Wishing you and yours a wonderful 2016!!

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  10. Looks like an amazing year and you traveled a lot! Great photos.

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  11. I love the idea of a selfie book! And selfies with kids are definitely the best ones. :) You guys have had some incredible adventures together! Will your family adopt me? ;)

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  12. you have such a wonderful family..and what a great 2015! Hope you'll have a fab 2016 as well..

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