2016 recap + 2017 resolutions

2016 was a great year of learning and growing. Our first year of being married was awesome. We love being married. We celebrate our 1 year anniversary on January 15, and I am just so excited. I am filled with so much love for Parker. He has changed my life for the better. He’s helped me step out of my comfort zone, given me courage, entertained my wildest dreams and been by my side through the whole ride. In our first year of marriage we were able to go on some great trips, enjoy nights in, and meet incredible people.
photo by Kali Poulsen Photography
This year we traveled to
St. Louis
Bunkerville (we went there a lot. And it was awesome)
New York

This year we watched a lot of movies (we love Vidangel & $5 Tuesdays) our favorites were
Jason Bourne
Rouge One: A Star Wars Story
Captain America: Civil War
Keeping Up With the Joneses

This year we finished a few TV series
The Office
Parks and Recreation
White Collar
Lie to Me
Brooklyn 99 (this one is still on TV, so we are technically still watching it. BUT we are all caught up!)

We learned a lot about one another. We laughed even more. We went out. We stayed in. We spent a lot of time with family. We met new friends and enjoyed time with old friends. We spent many hours working on photography projects & jobs. We watched a lot of sports. We made goals. We failed at some goals. We set new goals. We accomplished goals. This year has been one for the books. 2016, we loved you. But we would be lying if we said we weren’t excited to see what’s in store for 2017!

As you may have noticed, my blog has changed locations. (you can still access it through blogger though! have no fear!) This is one of the bigger changes that I’ve been working on for 2017. I’ve been working on quite a few things to improve my brand & business in 2017 and I’m excited for those things to roll out in the next few months. My blogspot blog will be missed, but I am more excited for the changes that are being made this year than regretful, so I feel like that’s a good thing.

Like the rest of the world, I’ve set some goals for 2017. I, too, have a long list of things I would like to accomplish and become. But I also have a simple list that is more important than my long list. The goals on this list are small and simple, but “by small and simple things are great things brought to pass.” (Alma 37:6) I’m trusting that promise this year and I will be focusing on doing the small and simple things.

- read scriptures
- write in my journal
- say morning AND evening prayers
- take at least one picture with my big camera (DSLR)

- attend the temple
- shoot at least one wedding
- go on weekly planned dates

These are the goals I want to focus on & put all of my heart & soul into. This year I want to come closer to Christ. I want to have meaningful scripture studies again. I want to build my relationship with my Heavenly Father and also with my Savior. I want to feel the Spirit in abundance every day. I want to follow the promptings of I’m given & become what He wants me to become this year.

I hope that you have the happiest of New Years. I hope that in 2017 you are blessed with everything you’ve been praying and hoping for. I hope that you find what makes you truly happy. 
Happy New Year, my friends.

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