Holy cow guys! There are only two days left in 2016. How crazy is that?! Is it just me or did this year fly by?
As the year is coming to a close, I thought it would be fun to look back at some of the highlights from the year. This is just going to be general life stuff that has nothing to do with running. I’ll be posting my running highlights tomorrow. 😉
Dean turned a one in January and Lily turned 6 in February, so of course we through them a birthday party. There was cake and everything!
We got bunnies this year!! We spent 8 hours building a rabbit hutch that Luke designed himself. That was a fun day (and I only mean that a little bit sarcastically). Then we got Daisy in March and Rey in April. The original plan was only one, but Luke found Rey on craigslist and she was so floofy and adorable so he picked her up that very day. I’m glad we ended up with two though, they took to each other right away and now they are pretty much inseparable.
They’ve been a lot of fun to take care of and play with. Plus they are just too cute!
Our garden did super well this year! We got soooo many tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers that we literally didn’t know what to do with them all! But that’s usually a good problem to have!
We’ve been a able to feed the bunnies pretty much for free from stuff from the garden. They really enjoyed the broccoli plan leafs and tomatoes. They also really like bananas, but we have to buy those obviously haha.
We also have a shit ton of stuff that we’ve canned. I’m pretty sure at one point we had 12 jars of pickles? Even if it wasn’t 12, it was a lot. We also have a bunch of tomatoes, pickled tomatoes, and tomato sauce.
Oh and I grew a watermelon!! Only one and it was kinda small, but last year I tried so so so hard and I just couldn’t get one to get big enough to eat. But this one did and it was really yummy! Maybe next year I’ll be able to get two watermelons. 😉
My dad turned 50 this year
I’m super glad Luke and I were able to go to Illinois and celebrate with him and the rest of my family. We always have a good time when we’re all together, especially my dad and I. Haha I’ve kinda always been a daddy’s girl. 🙂
Colorado road trip
This was another good time with my dad! One day he just randomly showed up at my house because he was driving from Illinois to Colorado for his work, and Kansas is quite conveniently right in the middle. So he hung out with us for a while, ate dinner, and napped on our couch. At some point he asked me to go with him, so around 5AM the next morning we were on our way to Colorado!
I spend most of our time in Colorado in a motel room. We didn’t exactly get to do much the week we were there because my dad was there for work, but the things we did do totally made up for it! We walked on a really nice nature trail, hiked at Lory State Park, and then the day we went home we drove up Pike’s Peak.
Pike’s Peak was amazing! The day we went there was a half marathon so I got to see the finish line, and a whole mess of runners, some of whom I talked to. Good times. 🙂
While we were at pikes peak we hiked to the top of this really neat rock formation. Oh man, trying to hike upward at 14,110′ of elevation is freaking hard! It was a lot of fun though! 🙂
I know that was a lot of pictures, but Colorado is a beautiful place! You can read more about our Colorado adventures here (Colorado Bound), here (The Sunflower State and Colorful Colorado), here (Colorado Adventures Part 1), and here (Colorado Adventures Part 2).
I, along with every other Green Day fan out there, have been waiting a little bit impatiently for 4 years for new Green Day. I’ve talked so much about this album on here that it’s not even funny, so I’m just going to say that it was totally worth the wait and is officially one of my favorite albums ever.
I think that pretty much covers everything from this year!
What are some of your highlights of 2016?
Did you go on any fun adventures?
Do you have any adventures planned for 2017?