celebration surprise


What a year it has been.  So much has happened in a single year that I find it hard to wrap my head around it.  I still cannot believe It has been an incredible journey filled with a roller coaster ride of emotions.  Even though there was deep sadness there were also moments of joy.  Incredible moments where great things happened.  Where love filled my heart.  Memories where made.  And I accomplished something big.  Yes, there was goodness.  So much goodness.  

I am grateful for these moments and the way they have filled my heart with love.  Looking back on each memory make me smile wide and reminds me of how good life can be.  I do not want to forget these moments and the way your family came together during such trying time.  

Knowing how difficult this year has been for my family I wanted to do a little something to remind them of all they have accomplished and to celebrate all the good moments that they have tucked in there heart.  So I packed up boxes of homemade cupcakes, candles, and a note inviting them to celebrate all that was and make a wish for what they hope 2016 to be. 

I went on a secret mission and dropped the boxes of sweets off on their doorstep {although one brother caught me in action}.  It felt fun to be leaving little surprises.  My hope was that they would be encouraged to slow down and remember the good moments from the year.  

Later that night Dustin and I sat down in front of two cupcakes and talked about all that the year was.  We celebrated EPA approvals, fantastic memories from our travels, the way we showed up, the love we shared, the incredible life that we have built together.  

Through all the struggle there was love, love, love.  Family came together.  Friends and loved ones showed up.  There was so much to grateful for.  We cherished all the memories.  

We then lit the candles and made wishes for 2016.  We wished for ...

  • Good health
  • Love
  • Growth
  • Lots and lots of laughter
  • Travel
  • Stepping more deeply into our light
  • Time with family
  • A house being built with out much struggle
  • Happiness

We are excited for all the new year will bring us.  We are grateful to be stepping into it together and are looking forward to making incredible memories together. 

What about you?  What would you celebrate from your year?  What have you done?  What memories do you want to take with you? Celebrate it.  Celebrate it all!  Then light a candle and make a wish for 2015.  How do you want to feel in the new year? What dreams do you want to go after?  

I would love to hear what you are celebrating and wishing for.  Leave a note in the comments so that we can all celebrate with you.