We spent January hiking as many trails as we could all around Kansas.
Frozen whiskers for a husky are simply the best!
My two favorite hiking partners!
We celebrated Ken's birthday with our traditional brewery tour all around Kansas City.
A fun day with Mike and Katie
We celebrated Katie's birthday at a wine event, celebrated a friend's wedding, and I spent a lot of time studying for my third semester of nursing school.
Katie at me at Uncorked
Ken and me dressed up for a wedding
The three best studying partners in the world
We did more hiking around Kansas and did our annual trip to the zoo on Easter.
These two are in their happy place
A fun filled day at the zoo
I wrapped up my third semester of nursing school and starting work in the OR full time for the summer. We also celebrated our 7 year wedding anniversary and jetted off to Europe for a few weeks!
Our last walk to Starbucks during the business day
Celebrating 7 years at Manifesto
Back in our happy place, Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
The Lauterbrunnen Valley
A day hiking with great friends!
We started June off in Europe and spent the remainder of the month recovering from jet lag.
St. Gilgen, Austria
Miss Kya had a small eye surgery and had her teeth cleaned while she was under anesthesia. Poor baby did not feel well.
A pillow and a blankie make everything better
We watched movies and snuggled.
We took a trip to the Missouri State Fair for the first time and I started my final semester of nursing school complete with night shift clinicals!
Winning games like a champ at the Missouri State Fair
The kitties extremely concerned about their mama sleeping during the day
We celebrated my accepting an ICU nursing position after graduation and we played around in the sunflowers of Kansas.
Cocktails for the win!
Playing around in the sunflowers that are taller than me.
We took a family trip to Colorado for a little hiking. We also had a few events that we had to attend and I ran the Kansas City marathon.
A husky and her dad
March of Dimes Signature Chef's Auction
March of Dimes Nurse of the Year gala
Liberty Memorial as seen on the KC marathon run course
We celebrated my turning 36 and spent Thanksgiving with our friends Rob and Michelle.
A birthday martini
Thanksgiving day snuggles
We started off December with a trip to Chicago and then spent what seemed like the rest of the month celebrating my graduation. I feel pretty bad because I feel like the last few months of the year centered around me. That certainly was not planned! We finished off the year celebrating Christmas with our little family.
Fun times at the Chicago Chriskindlmarkt
Proud new nursing school graduate!
Soaking up Christmas
Christmas lights with Angel
2016 was a great mix of very exciting times and everyday moments that I adore. Our little family had a very good 2016 and I feel very fortunate for every single moment. We have many big moments coming up in 2017 as well. I have the impending NCLEX test coming up which will allow me to start my job as an RN. Someone in the house has a big birthday coming up and an endurance event planned to celebrate the big birthday. We have a few trips in the works as well, but are mainly looking forward to establishing the new normal again with me going back to work full time.
Thanks for reading and Happy 2017!