2016 in a nutshell.


We rang in the new year with my parents in town and went swimming on New Year’s Day!
The Orlando Moms Blog team got together at Bridle Oaks Barn for our Favorite Things event!
We celebrated Jackson, Lyla, and Kyler’s birthdays!
We renewed our Seaworld passes thanks to a Christmas gift from my grandparents. Greg and I went for a day date while the kids were in school.
Greg enjoyed working the Tool concert at the arena.
I ran the Lady Track Shack 5K and the Celebration Half Marathon.


Peyton Manning & the Denver Broncos won Super Bowl 50!
We celebrated Kennedy’s first and Caleb’s 4th birthdays.
Greg and I went to the Magic vs. Spurs game.
I went to Salt Lake City, Utah for a work conference.
Meemaw came to visit and they went to Touch-A-Truck at the arena.
I ran the MRTT Winter Virtual 5K.
I got a promotion at work and started in my new role at the end of the month.
Greg had jury duty and was on a five day civil case.



We saw Disney Live! Mickey’s Magic Show at daddy’s work.
I ran the Best Damn Race 10K.
We spent the weekend at Grammy’s house and I ran the Sarasota Half Marathon.
We had some spring break visitors! The Coles were in town from Colorado, so it was great to see them. My parents arrived for our staycation.
We stayed at the Animal Kingdom Lodge for the kids’ spring break and did a lot of fun things around Disney, including Animal Kingdom.
We said au revoir to the Burnetts as they headed north to Canada.



We celebrated Hudson’s second birthday and all of our half birthdays.
Greg headed up to North Carolina to visit Mango & co.
Kenley’s third soccer season started and we loved her coach and team.
Our new floors were installed in the house.
We spent two evenings at the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center for UCF Celebrates the Arts!
Crosby had his first trip to the dentist and his first trip to the ER for four stitches in his mouth/lip.
We survived our last potty training bootcamp!
It was my turn for jury duty and I was on an intense four day criminal case.



I finished my two classes of the spring semester.
Kenley had two cavities filled on two different days this month.
I celebrated Ashley and baby Wall at her baby shower.
I had a wonderful Mother’s Day with our little family.
We jumped around at Skyzone Orlando and visited the Artegon Marketplace.
We saw Sugarcrash Kids and the Forgotten Island as part of the Orlando Fringe Festival.
Alicia came to visit for Memorial Day weekend.



The kids began summer camp and we went to Legoland.
49 people were killed in the attack at Pulse Nightclub.
Greg celebrated Father’s Day.
Greg and I went to Crooked Can Brewry with friends, as well as a craft beer competition at World of Beer with our friends who competed.
We saw Finding Dory.



We spent a long, 4th of July weekend in Indiana.
I said goodbye to my childhood home.
I ran the Outrunning Autism 10K while in Indiana.
Greg and I celebrated our eight wedding anniversary.
Grammy came to visit, as well as Sally, Charlie, and Margot from Canada!
We spent a lot of our free time swimming, playing outside, and going to Seaworld.



We watched a lot of the summer Olympics from Rio.
The kids were home from school for about ten days so we had Camp Gilbo!
The Petittos were in town so we visit with them at Disney.
We splashed around the Legoland Water Park for the first time.
Kenley started VPK and Crosby started preschool.
Fall soccer started for Kenley and meemaw came to visit!
We celebrated Sagan’s third birthday at the Orlando Science Center.



We started the month with a long weekend visit to Grammy’s house and went to the Mote Marine Aquarium for the first time.
Soccer Saturdays continued and Kenley scored her first  soccer goal!
We celebrated Wyatt’s third birthday.
Katie came in to town for work, so we got to meet up for a drink.
Greg worked hard on updating Kenley’s bathroom.
I wrote my last post for Orlando Moms Blog.


Our crazy month started with a date night at Cooper’s Hawk.
My parents came into town the same weekend as Hurricane Matthew, so we didn’t get to go on our Disney cruise. It was a bummer, but we are thankful that the storm came and went with minimal damange.
Instead of the cruise, we went to Sea World.
We saw Garth Brooks in concert which was amazing!
I ran the U Can Finish Distance Dare at UCF and the Lighthouse Loop Half Marathon.
We all celebrated our birthdays and got family photos taken.
Soccer Saturdays continued and came to an end. Kenley scored a goal on my birthday.
Kenley turned five years old and Crosby turned three years old. We had a super small little celebration with a couple of friends.
We also celebrated Huck’s third birthday and welcomed baby Lincoln.
The kids had a field trip at Green Meadows Petting Farm.
We went to Brick or Treat at Legoland.
Greg got to see President Obama speak at his building.
We were the Incredibles for Halloween!



After 108 years, the Chicago Cubs won the World Series.
We got to see the Cambridges at Give Kids the World resort in Kissimmee since they were in town for Charlotte’s wish trip.
Melissa was in town for a conference so we got to visit with her.
We went to Long & Scott’s Farm to do the corn maze!
Another season of Light Up UCF started and the kids loved going to daddy’s work.
We celebrated Thanksgiving weekend with Grammy at our house.
I ran the Space Coast half marathon in Cocoa.
The kids and I saw Sesame Street Live!



My parents were in town, so we played at Epcot, Disney Springs, the Grand Floridian, and the Contemporary at Disney.
We headed to Sarasota for a long weekend to celebrate Grammy’s birthday.
We enjoyed all of the Christmas festivities at Seaworld.
The Manganillos came to visit for a couple of days.
We hosted Christmas at our house with my family.
We ended the year celebrating Jackson’s 5th birthday!


Thanks for a great year 2016, now bring on 2017!


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