2015 in a nutshell.

January

We rang in the new year with my parents in town and had our annual dinner at Disney with our family friends. This year we went back to ‘Ohana at the Polynesian Resort.
Melissa was in town for work & our friends moved back from Nebraska!
Sally, Kristy, and I threw a surprise sprinkle for Lindsey and baby Kennedy.
I shared more about our cloth diapers.
We celebrated Kyler’s third birthday at the Orlando Science Center!
The world said goodbye to the Bravermans and one of my favorite shows: Parenthood.
I ran the Celebration Half Marathon & Lady Track Shack 5K.

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February

We celebrated Caeyln’s third birthday at Teddy Mountain!
Sweet Kennedy was born!
Our largest house project to date started: construction on the pool!
I headed to Salt Lake City for a work conference.
I ran the East Orlando MRTT Virtual 10K and the Best Damn Race 10K.

March

We celebrated Caleb’s third birthday and Hudson’s first birthday!
Kenley started class at MyGym.
I took the kids to see Disney Live! at daddy’s work.
Maggi came to visit, and so did Meemaw and Grandpa for spring break.
I ran the Tomoka Half Marathon over on the coast.

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April

We all celebrated our half-birthdays!
The Easter bunny came to visit and we had Easter dinner with our friends.
Kenley started soccer through the YMCA and also ran in the Healthy Kids Running Series.
We went to UCF Celebrates the Arts at the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center.
Kenley got three stitches in her forehead.
I ran the Riverside Dash 15K in Sanford.

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May

Kenley’s classes at MyGym ended and Crosby’s began!
We spent Mother’s Day weekend in Indiana and got to see so many people!
We went to Sea World, the science center, and the Good Neighbor’s Farmers Market.
I ran the Operation Give Back 5K at UCF.

June

Our pool finished and we started swimming!
We celebrated Margot’s 3rd birthday.
The girls and I attended what would be our last Meet + Make.
I shared my favorite running gear.
We ventured over to Winter Garden to see our friends and explore the city!
Greg and I joined the wine club at Cooper’s Hawk.

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July

We did lots of swimming in the summer heat.
Greg and I celebrated our anniversary and my parents were in town for the 4th of July!
I ran the Watermelon 5K on the 4th of July.
I headed up to Chicago to celebrate MBK at her bachelorette party and while I was there I ran the Rock ‘N’ Roll Half Marathon.
We went to the Crayola Experience for the first time and hit up Sea World again.
I taught my summer class from the end of June into the beginning of August.

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August

We visited Sarasota and saw the Mets play the Rays in St. Pete.
Meemaw came to visit while the kids were out of school.
We celebrated Molly’s first birthday and Liam’s 4th birthday!
I ran the East Orlando MRTT Virtual 5K.
Fall soccer started back up for Kenley.
The kids started school – Kenley in preschool and Crosby in toddlers. I started my graduate class.

September

We saw Disney on Ice at the Amway Center.
Soccer Saturdays continued throughout the month.
Greg and I snuck away for a night to head up to Naperville for Jon and MB’s wedding!

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October

We celebrated Gavin & Carson’s first birthdays.
We all celebrated our own birthdays! Kenley turned four and Crosby turned two.
Meemaw and Grandpa came to visit for their fall break.
We had a family vacation in Key West with Greg’s family.
We officially stopped using cloth diapers after four years.
I ran the Key West 10K, UCF Distance Dare, and Lake Nona 13.1
The kids had a Choo Choo and Tutu birthday party.
The Mets are in the World Series!
We saw the USA Women’s Soccer team play Brazil at the Citrus Bowl.
We went to Sea World and the kids were Jake and Izzy for Halloween.

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November

Greg flew up to New York for Game 5 of the World Series, unfortunately the Royals won the series that game.
Meemaw and Grandpa were in town for work so we met Mickey and Minnie at Animal Kingdom!
We took the kids to Legoland and stayed at the hotel!
We beat the crowds and saw Santa early this year.
We celebrated Thanksgiving at home and saw The Good Dinosaur, the kids’ first movie in the theater.
I ran the Space Coast Half Marathon in Cocoa. <– Recap still to come.

December

We did lots of Christmas activities this month thanks to our advent calendar.
We went to Avalon Aglow with our friends, Sea World to see the Christmas shows, looked at Christmas lights, made s’mores, drank hot cocoa, read Christmas books, and watched Christmas movies.
I made cookies in a jar for teacher gifts this year.
We headed up to Indiana to celebrate Christmas and my parents came back to Florida with us to ring in the new year.

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It was a great year and we are excited to see what 2016 has in store for us!

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2 thoughts on “2015 in a nutshell.

  1. Whew! What a whirlwind of activity for the Gilbertsons. Wishing you a healthy and very happy 2016!
    XOXOXO from ‘elder’ Aunt Susan

  2. Pingback: 2016 in a nutshell. | The Gilbertson Family

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