The time has come. The last day of 2016 and the last Gratitude Project post ever. Honestly, I'm super excited. I love year long projects and I'm 100% ready to dive into my next one. (Which will be announced here tomorrow!) This Gratitude Project was fun and I'm going to love being able to look back on the entire year but as I was reflecting on it this past week I've realized that it didn't necessarily challenge me. And at this point in my life that's what I'm looking for out of a lengthy project like this. I want to overcome obstacles throughout a project and that didn't happen with this. But I am still very glad that I worked my way through the entire 366 days (yay leap year) of posting. The main thing that I took away from it all was that being consistent is so important. Small steps each day lead up to big things. And you just have to do the thing. Everyday you have to show up, work through whatever you have happening, and do the thing. There are days where I didn't want to sit down and write the weekly recap post and there are days where I didn't really have much to document and share. I always showed up though and I made it happen. Not necessarily because I had to, because I didn't have to do any of this. But I wanted to. And that is key.
So one last time, let's get into this week of Gratitude.
Christmas Eve! Today I made desserts, went to church with the family, and had dinner at my grandparents before going back home to decorate (fail miserably) gingerbread houses!
Christmas!! Today my diet consisted of these chocolate peanut butter pretzels and I am 100% okay with that.
I have a Polaroid camera that I got for my birthday and just discovered that I can take 4 pictures at once with it. Oh man I am so excited! It's the little things
I love the freshly fallen snow on the trees in the woods. So pretty!
Today was little Evie's first birthday. The one time that she could make a mess and not get in trouble for it!
Somedays I have extra time in the morning before work to do stuff. I love mornings like this because I'm not rushed and can enjoy the peace and solitude of the beginning of the day so much more than usual.
I made gingerbread pancakes and had someone staring me down the entire time just waiting for a piece to drop. And of course you can't resist a face like that!
Darrin and I went to dinner tonight and had such a nice time! I tried broccoli soup for the first time and I am 100% obsessed with it. We also both found books at the book store, did some grocery shopping, and came home to watch Harry Potter before falling asleep by 10:30 p.m. I'd call that a successful night!
Once again, thank you for joining me for this weeks little moments of gratitude. I am so grateful for all of you joining me on this blog. I'll be back tomorrow with the announcement of what next years big project will be as well as a list of my smaller goals that I've made. Talk to you soon. Much love. xx