January 24, 2017

2016 in Review

After seeing everyone do posts like this last year, I knew I wanted to do one for 2016. Life is crazy and chaotic and the years are just flying by. It's so easy to think back on the last year and feel like you didn't get up to as much as you wanted to, or that you didn't do as many fun things as you had hoped you would. But what I noticed while working on this post is that I did a lot more than I think I did - both on my own and with my family. This is an especially important thing to remember because I feel like I was pregnant for the majority of 2016 and didn't get up to much, even though, the 5 races I ran last year were all while I was pregnant! I even initially wrote that we didn't fly anywhere last year, but that's not true either.

So, here's the condensed version of how the Frasers spent 2016!

  • Tried snowshoeing for the first time while also carrying Sully!
  • Went on a girls only weekend retreat to the mountains with the Alberta Adventure Girls. Snowshoed to Chester Lake which is a 10k+ roundtrip! 


  • Spent the day in the mountains with friends 
  • Celebrated our first Easter in Calgary with my sister-in-law and nephews

  • Spent a weekend in Edmonton visiting my dad and brother and met up with some of my oldest girlfriends

  • Found out I was pregnant! (but didn't announce this until several weeks later).


June went completely undocumented as I took a mini break from the blog while Jim's folks were visiting us for the month. We took them to Waterton and Canmore, which thankfully I documented on Instagram. I also was completed exhausted in June thanks to first trimester problems!

  • Ran my last race of the year on Canada Day, the Spruce Meadows Heroes Behind the Heroes obstacle course run (no review)
  • We went to the Stampede for the second year in a row!




  • Stuck close to home, worked on projects around the house as we prepared for baby's arrival!

  • Celebrated Christmas at our place with family and friends

And that's a wrap! I'm not sure what 2017 has in store for us exactly, but I'm looking forward to finding out!

What's your best memory from 2016?

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