So I must say, going into 2016 I thought it was going to be the best year yet, seeing as I was going into the year on a high, just having gotten engaged. On the other side of the year however, this has definitely been one of the most challenging years of my life. I wouldn’t say it wasn’t a good year, but it was definitely filled with some of the highest highs and a lot of the lowest lows. Getting married has literally changed everything.

J A N U A R Y

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The first have of the year was filled with all things wedding planning. It literally consumed all of my free time. In January I found and ordered my wedding dress! We also celebrated both mine and Tommy’s birthday. Tommy took me out to a really nice Italian restaurant and bought me the sweetest gifts. I also began working basically by myself this month at my old job, Hudson City Savings Bank, because most of my floor was laid off.

F E B R U A R Y

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February we had our engagement party, hosted by both of our moms. This was a really fun time, having both of our families together, celebrating us.

M A R C H

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In March we took our engagement pictures, which came out so nice. I also was laid off in March and started another job exactly a week after I was laid off. Tommy also started working at the quarry this month. This month was filled with answered prayers!

A P R I L

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In April, God answered another huge prayer of ours, and blessed us with the awesome condo we now live in. I was really struggling with my home situation and was super stressed out because of it and God answering this prayer really showed me that He does care about the little details of our lives. I also had my bridal shower this month, and we went on both our bachelorette/bachelor parties!

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M A Y

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May was a HUGE month for us because we got MARRIED this month! It was such a dream come true to marry my best friend. We left from the wedding and took a limo into NYC where we stayed for the night and flew out the next morning and spend a week in the Dominican Republic. Soo wishing we could go back to that now!

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J U N E

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I honestly don’t think we did much of anything in June. We needed some much needed rest from the craziness of planning a wedding. We finished setting up our home and started to get used to our life as husband and wife.

J U L Y

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July was another quiet month because we were still recuperating and getting used to married life. We celebrated 4th of July with my family at a state park and spent the day hanging in trees. 🙂

A U G U S T

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In August, Tommy and I went to Wildwood with my mom, brother and his girlfriend for about a week. It was a nice little trip with lots of family time. We also went down the shore almost every weekend this month after because we realized that we had spent most of our time inside this summer.

S E P T E M B E R

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In September Tommy learned to surf! It was such a cool day and really awesome for me to be apart of. The rest of the month was pretty quiet. Tommy took me on a really fun mini golf date to celebrate being married for 4 months and bought me a new pair of boots.

O C T O B E R

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We crossed off one of our fall bucket list items and went apple picking in October. This was such a fun time, I even blogged about the day here.

N O V E M B E R

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In November we celebrated our first married Thanksgiving! I also surprised Tommy with a wetsuit and a trip to Ocean City, Maryland this month. We had a nice little trip, and can hardly wait for it to warm up again so we can go back!

D E C E M B E R

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We celebrated our First Christmas being married. Spent tons of time with family. Baked lots and lots of cookies. Exchanged presents. We also visited the tree in NYC with my brother and his girlfriend, and my cousin and her boyfriend.

It’s hard not to look back on this year with gratefulness in my heart. Even though it was a little hard, and there were lots of changes, God still showed up and brought so much joy to my life this year. I cannot wait for 2017!

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