It Will Be Happier?

“Hope
Smiles from the threshold of the year to come, 
Whispering ‘it will be happier’…” – Alfred Lord Tennyson

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I love that quote from Tennyson. I love to think that next year is going to be happier — especially when this year was such a good one.

It’s always fun to look over blog posts to create an annual “year-end review” post. Though I’ve felt like I haven’t done as good of a job documenting things, this year’s trip down memory lane is no exception. Here are just a few favorite highlights.

I burned breakfast…which resulted in one of my favorite blog posts of all time.

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So many random heart sightings this year. And another happy post.

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There was brunch with my little buddy and the Easter Bunny.

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More heart sightings.

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And running. This year was filled with running and races.

Seventeen races in all, including St. Patrick’s Day run

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…and my first marathon.

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There were many trips to the Botanical Garden, including the Lantern Festival

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…and more running. Small races

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…and a big race with my bestie.

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Butterflies

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…and bubbles.

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Adventures at home

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…adventures that were several hours away

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…and an adventure of a lifetime.

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I learned a thing or two…

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…and enjoyed the rumpus.

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There was a second marathon and a Windy City adventure.

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Followed by fall gorgeousness

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…a family Halloween

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…and a visit to a special ranch.

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Yet more running.

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I had an inspirational adventure.

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There were holiday lights with buddies

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…and my boys.

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I did a little bit of baking

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…and loving the lights.

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Which brings us to now, on the threshold of a new year. Looking forward to even more adventures and joy in 2016.

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Past year-end reviews: 2012 and 2010. 2013 is here and 2014 is here. Apparently I didn’t post a review in 2011.

One Comment Add yours

  1. Eggleston, Don says:

    Beautiful You have seen so many beautiful things this year Thank you

    Sent from my iPhone

    Like

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