Menopausal mom to 2 young adult sons (one with ASD, ADHD, tic/seizure disorders and the other with attitude).

Saturday, 31 December 2016

A Year in Review...

Wow…can’t believe I didn’t blog once in December!!  Lots of little things went on that I posted about on Facebook but didn’t get around to sitting down long enough to blog.

So to wrap up 2016, I thought I would treat you to a “Year in Review” post with some of the highlights and ummmmm not-so-high-lights of our year.  

Let’s see…where to begin… 

We had a few more “Firsts” in Riley World!  He participated in his first, multi-day Special Olympics Basketball tournament; ate a grilled cheese sandwich WITH THE CRUSTS ON and attended his first concert to see J1 perform in Las Vegas. Go Ri!!!  On a, less happy note, I restarted Operation IFO with the introduction of a cheese quesadilla and he had another EEG which still showed seizure activity soooo...continuing with the meds it is. By far, the biggest highlight of Riley World was Halloween. Have you ever seen a happier Princess Peach in your life!!


J2 moved out in the spring. I thought I would really, really miss him. I did not. Well. Not as much as I thought. :P  Except perhaps this past month. 2 words. Advent calendar. Not to worry…he is planning on moving back home in the coming year. Not sure how I feel about that. I was getting used to being able to see the entry hall floor free from all his shoes. 


J1 is still enjoying his life on the road and making music with Brett Eldredge. Best gig ever...touring and opening for Keith Urban this past year. Worst fail ever...not introducing ME to Keith Urban.  :O


I had a less than stellar start to my year. I made the decision to do the #LosetheBooze Challenge in February. Yea. WTH was I thinking?!?!?!  I did not enjoy it. AT. ALL!!! One thing is for sure…I am not getting wiser as I get older.

However, for the first time EVER, I did not have to listen to Riley muttering away the “THE CLOCK IS WRONG!!” in November. G & I managed to sync all the clocks for DST. GO US!!!


G continued to work on our ensuite shower for the 4th year in a row. I'm going to leave it at that. 


From our family to yours, may 2017 bring you good health, much happiness and laughter with friends and family and of course, lots of memory-making adventures!!!  Cheers!!


2 comments:

  1. Love this! That picture of Riley as Princess Peach is one of my favorite pictures EVER. He is SO happy! I haven't written since before Thanksgiving, so I need to decide whether I'm going to get on the stick and do it or not.

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  2. He is so happy in that photo!! I noticed there is no photo of you after the No Booze Challenge??! LOL I rarely do even have a glass of wine anymore... but I am VERY glad that I can if I wanted to. All the best wishes for all of you in 2017.

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