Sunday, January 1, 2017

2016 in Review

I started reading the Mix and Match Mama (Shay Shull) blog a few months ago, which rekindled my interest in blogging and inspired me to to start blogging and updating my own blog again.  Her blog is really fun and I love her cute, little family!  They have so much fun!

She does a "year in review" this time each year to recap the highlights of the year.  So, I'm going to do the same!!

2016 in Review

We kicked off the new year in Tampa, FL at the Outback Bowl cheering for the Volunteers on January 1st!  It was a fun bowl game and the Vols won!

Of course, I hung around after the game and got a pic with the QB, Josh Dobbs! ;)

February was one of the trips to The Bridal Path to have alterations done on my wedding gown.  This was our first visit and the first time I put on "my" dress!

Happy Birthday, Mom!  Celebrating at a new RSJ restaurant, Ed's!

Mack's team won district champs!

I took my last class for my Specialist degree!

March 2 is Dr. Seuss' birthday and "Read Across America Week"; so we always have lots of fun the first week of March dressing up for Dr. Seuss week.

The Lorax and Truffula Trees

Wedding Registry!

Mack and I visited the Biltmore for a final time pre-wedding to make menu selections and wedding cake decisions.  A fun and tasty trip!

April began "wedding shower season"; we had our first round of showers in Tennessee.  A fun couples shower and a beautiful church shower.

May always means Field Day!!

I graduated in May with my Specialist degree in Educational Leadership!!

School Shower

Hattiesburg Shower

June = All things wedding!
Southern Miss Party

Bridal Luncheon

Rehearsal Dinner

Mr. and Mrs. Gardner!

Honeymoon in Bora Bora

We celebrated my birthday!

Birthday fun at the Biloxi Shuckers game

Back to school!!

 We bought a new car!

Southern Miss football season kicked off!

Happy Birthday, Robert!

Happy Birthday, Mack!

Happy Birthday, Margaret!

Glad to see these girls as we celebrated Margaret's 1st birthday!

Limo ride and pizza party with PLE kiddos!

October means lots of fun dress up days at PLE!  Our teachers and students love a dress up day!

Happy Halloween from the TMNT!

Pumpkin Patch fun with Kindergarten

Our school district hosts a United Way campaign to raise money for local charities in our community.  Our school participates and the class that raises the most is rewarded.  This year they got a pizza party and got to pie me and spray silly string all over me....while I was duct taped to a wall!  OMG!

One of my favorite events of the year, and the perfect way to begin in the holidays - Mistletoe Market!!

I came home from Mistletoe Market and put up my Christmas tree!!

Basketball season began!

 10th Annual Shopping Extravaganza!  The black Friday crew were all together once again to get some doorbusters, but really we just like being together!

Midnight Madness!


10th Annual Shopping Extravaganza 

Mack's team played at the New Orleans Pelicans arena and then watched the Pelicans play the Memphis Grizzlies. 

Of course, we got a pic with Marc Gasol of the Memphis Grizzlies!

And Buddy Hield of the New Orleans Pelicans!!

Christmas Tacky Sweater Day at PLE

 Lunch with teacher friends to celebrate early dismissal for Christmas holidays!

Merry Christmas!

2016 was a blessed year full of excitement and love.  I am thankful that God has given me so much to celebrate!  Happy 2017!!

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