Thursday, December 31, 2015

A Look Back at 2015

What a spectacular year it has been! It's hard to believe it has just about come and gone. Looking back at the beginning of the year, it's crazy to think about how much Callum has grown and changed in such a short time. The same could also be said about myself. I learned a lot this year about who I am, what makes me happy, and the things that are most important to me. Not only that, but I feel like I've done my best to relish in those things and make myself a priority. I can honestly say that doing that has made me a much happier person. 2015, you were good to me.

So, cheers to 2016! I can't wait to see what this next year holds. In 2016, I already have plans for a trip to Jacksonville (to visit friends), New Orleans (for a bachelorette party), and Seattle (for work and to run a half marathon). I hope we're able to potty train this kid of ours and finally get rid of the darn nay nay (pacifier). My brother will be getting married in August, and I am so ready to celebrate that.

But, before I get too ahead of myself, here's a look back at some of my favorite moments from 2015:

One of my favorite pictures ever. Taken in January 2015. Callum is such a peanut!

We celebrated the wedding of one of the best couples I know.

In March, I transitioned from a full-time working mom, to a part-time one, so I could stay home more with this Prince Charming. Although very scary and difficult, it was one of the best decisions I've ever made. #bedheadgameonpoint

We celebrated a wonderful St. Patrick's Day with some of my favorite leprechans.


Matt and I spent a weekend without Callum in Minneapolis. We biked around, visited brew pubs, and slept a lot.

Taught this kid how great an egg hunt is on Easter.

PRed in a local 5K in May. Finished in 21:57, first in my age group, second place woman overall.

Decided to start blogging again for myself and my family. First post here. Blogging has been a huge part of my life this year, and has led to so many wonderful opportunities and so many amazing new friends.

Celebrated the wedding of Matt's sister, Dana, and her wonderful husband Rob. More photos from the day here

Chopped off my hair and got into the whole jumpsuit thing. 

Had the best Fourth of July ever. 

Met a giraffe.

Had a weekend away with these lovely ladies.

Danced our kilts off at Irish Fest.

Spent a weekend at the cutest VRBO with my brother, Andy, and his fiance, Anna.

Celebrated Callum's Second Birthday with a ridiculous amount of balloons.

Joined the team of contributors for the launch of MKE Moms Blog. Every single mom on this team has been nothing but a huge inspiration since I've got to know them. They are amazing.

After almost seven years at Kalmbach, I left for a new opportunity. It was a really tough decision, but one I am ultimately happy I made. In my new position as Communications Manager for a local nonprofit, I am much more passionate about the work and have really enjoyed the new challenge.

Had a big birthday party for Matt at Big Bead Brewing with so many wonderful friends and their kids.

Dressed up as a family of super heroes for Halloween.

Hosted a cookie decorating party for Christmas, and I'm still cleaning up the sprinkles. But, it was totally worth it.

Callum fell in love with Santa.

Transitioned Callum out of his crib and in to a twin bed. More on this in a future post.

Fostered a number of really, really great dogs with Tailwaggers 911

Photo by Nicole Berlowski.

What a wonderful year it was! I am truly blessed. Bring it on, 2016!

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