Friday, December 30, 2016

Favorite Moments of 2016 - PART ONE

I can't believe we are coming to the end of the year! 2016 was a very special year for me. It was the year I got married!! Even though people on social media seem to hate on 2016 because of all the celebrity deaths, Trump as President, etc... 2016 will forever hold a special place in my heart.

Here is Part One of my Top Moments of 2016

10.) Getting Back Into Fitness

Since there's no bigger motivation than prepping to fit into your wedding dress, 2016 really had me stepping up my workout game. I joined ClassPass, which is a membership that costs around $115 a month for 10 classes to any fitness studios that accepts it. I tried out so many fun new studios and got into working out more than ever. I tried spin classes, pilates, yoga, boxing, dance, you name it! It opened my eyes to a whole new fitness world out there that I may have never known about if it was for a) my wedding this year and b) Classpass!

9.)  My 31st Birthday! | January 2016

Thirty-one isn't a very exciting birthday after the big 3-0. But I still had a great birthday this year celebrating with close friends and going bowling! It was a great turnout and I think everyone had a nice time doing something a little different. I still don’t feel 31. When someone asks me my age I really have to think hard to come up with 31. Haha  In my mind, I’m still 30.  

8.) Disneyland Visits 

I got the joy of visiting Disneyland twice this year! Once in January with Will’s family, and again in August with Will and our two good friends.  I didn’t really love or care about Disney as much until I started dating Will. But he’s really opened my eyes to how much fun Disneyland is. Even though I’ve gone on all the rides numerous times, it’s still just as exciting and magical every time. To me, no matter how old I get, being there takes me back to my childhood and how much I loved Disney movies and the characters.  This year was extra special since Disneyland was still celebrating their 60th Year Anniversary!

7.) First Time To Cabo! | May 2016

I've been to Cancun years ago but never Cabo so I was very excited to go this May. We went for my best friend's 30th birthday and it was simply perfect. We stayed at the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos and it was my first time staying at an all inclusive resort. Let me tell you... LIFE. CHANGING. I just couldn't get over that all the food and drinks were "free!" ...except for tipping of course. It was just the four of us and we ate, drank, relaxed and even went jet skiing. Olivia and I lasted about 5 minutes jet skiing because we were so scared out on the water. #notourthing So we happily had the boys drive us back to shore and hung out at the bar on the sand and took more tequila shots. Vamos a la playa!

6.) Planning Our Wedding

When I think back on all the wedding planning we did in 2016 I can't help but smile. I really loved every single part of it. Yes it was stressful...yes there were frustrating moments when it came to budgeting...but I still feel so happy when I think back on the cake tasting, venue visits, meeting with the florist, shopping for decor...etc
It was an experience we'll never get again and it was so special and so much fun. I feel very lucky because Will was a very involved groom. And that really worked for us. Having his input and working with him on every single idea made every last detail that much more special. I remember my friend Shila told me right before we went in to our very first cake tasting "take in this moment. Try to remember every single thing you can when it comes to planning your weddingAnd she was so right. 

5.) My Bridal Shower | May 2016

My Matron of Honor, Olivia, threw me a beautiful Bridal Shower in May. The theme was "Sex and the City" and she really nailed the decor. Every detail was so cute and well thought out. I felt so special that day... being surrounded by my best friends and family. And all the decorations just blew me away. I've attended a few Bridal Showers myself, and I remember that whole day just felt very surreal. Like I couldnt believe it was an actual Bridal Shower party for ME. haha 

Check back on the blog for Part 2 of my favorite moments. What was your favorite memory of 2016? Leave a comment below and let me know!

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