remember me? {year in review 2015}

(knock knock)
Anyone there?
Um, it's me, Nay.
Can I come in?

Oh, thank goodness.  I thought you would've forgotten me - it's been way too long.
But, HI! I'm back and, boy, was it hard to find my laptop and start typing away.  I was racking my brain trying to figure out how to come back without it being awkward and then Kristine suggested I do a "Year in Review" post.  Genius!

Welcome to the Blogging Besties’ 2015: A Year in Review Link-Up Party! 
We are ready to show 2016 who's boss, but before we do, we want to give 2015 a proper send-off. The highs, the lows, the smiles, the tears, the trips, the holidays, the birthdays, the anniversaries, the babies…whatever it is that made 2015 special, we want to know about it! Grab a button, visit the hosts, and link up your post about what 2015 meant to you!
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Hosts: Kristine: The Foley Fam // Megan: Absolute Mommy // Kate: The Colbert Clan // Lena: Lena B, Actually // Renee: coffee-n-ink // Kara: Chasing Zoie // Laura: Bits of Sweetness // Kassi and Kayli: Kassarie & Kayliray

So...I thought I'd start by refreshing your memory a bit.  Last time I was here, I was very pregnant.  About to pop actually.  What would be a good way to start off? How do I start a blog post?  Ugh, it's been so long...Photos!  Photos to refresh that noggin of yours:)  Bam!  Here you go...

They're all mixed up and all in non-chronological order.  But, loveys, being a new again mommy and actually sitting down at a computer is accomplishment enough. Thanks for understanding!

Annika is here as you can see.  If you follow me on instagram - you know, the place that tried to kill my blog for a sec - then you'll know that she has taken over our lives in the most wonderful of ways.  She's had many visitors and has seen so much in her three months of life.

Annika was a huge part of 2015, but there were so many other parts of my life that made 2015 just as awesome.  I am so happy that I have met so many inspiring women through blogging.  I got to see most of them at Elevate, but was surprised with a baby shower brunch by a group that I've known since Day One.  The ones that couldn't be there were there in spirit for sure.  After Annika was born, I got the chance to see a lot of them again.

There have been little trips to the beach, San Francisco, a new mommy group, and a book club for me.  Maternity leave has filled me so much.  Going back to work in February will be so weird for me.  I have learned, though, that I am definitely not a stay-at-home mama type.  I just can't hang!  I feel like it's so much harder than what I'm used to.  So props to all of you SAHMs!

2015 was one of the most amazing, eye-opening, emotional, hormonal (!) years of my life.  I wouldn't change one thing.  I vowed to be more present this year and I feel like I've made that effort and have reaped its rewards.  I may not have been present here in this space, but my home and family have blossomed because of it.

I'm happy to be back and with you again, sweet friend.  Here's to a new year with new possibilities!  Thanks for joining me on my journey and letting me in on yours from time to time.

ps:  I wrote a blog post!!!! (patting my own back) lol!  Now go link-up, yo!


  1. Nay, I am so happy for your family that you got to welcome Annika this year. She is sure a beauty and I look forward to the day that I get to meet her and hug you again! I hope you have a wonderful 2016!

  2. I am so grateful that I finally got to meet you in person this year and am blessed beyond measure to call you my friend! Thank you for being such a supportive friend, I just love you and your little family. Can't wait til our next meetup... steak anyone??

  3. What a wonderful year you had, Nay!! Wishing you and your family nothing but the best in 2016!! Love ya!

  4. Looks like 2015 was good to you, and I'm sure 2016 will be too!

  5. OH sweet Annika! So many blessings in 2015 and 2016 holds even more possibilities! Yay for sitting down and doing a post! Love you sweet Nay and so blessed for your friendship! Cheers to the New Year and more fun adventures together! xoxo

  6. Love you friend, so happy we could share Chestnut Praline Lattes and co over baby Annika, Love you lots and hope 2016 brings many more dates and memories

  7. It's nice to meet you in the blogosphere--I can see why you've been away from blogging for a while. Congratulations!

  8. I love you so much and loved living 2015 with you. Sure most of it was online or over texts, but some of my greatest friendships are that way these days. Your family is gorgeous and I loved being a part of it. Here is a cheers to more time, face to face time, between us in 2016!

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