2016 in Review


I may be in the minority in saying this, but I had a great 2016. I had so many adventures and learned so much.

Donald Graduated

To kick things off, Donald graduated from his Health Care course after 2 years of school. I am so proud of him and this was such a great accomplishment.

Reached 1,000 followers on Instagram

I was ecstatic that there were 1,000 people who were happy with what I was posting and wanted to see more about me and my life.

Our Road Trip Disaster.

I may write more on this later but we had decided to go on a road trip. When we were about 1 1/2 hours away from our destination with no cell service, our car decided to quit. While it had been our first car and a disastrous road trip, I think we grew closer together and we were able to make it through with memories and a story to tell .

New Car.

Obviously Donald and I needed a new car after that. We drove my sisters old car that we got for 2 cases of beer after the road trip. It had no heat unless it was moving so we had to get a new car. We fell in love with the RAV4, and got it. I still love it (sure, it’s only been two weeks but when you know, you know.)

Started using this Blog

It has only been a few months but I have loved being able to share my thoughts and ideas. I like being able to record great things. I like being able to share my “wisdom,” and most of all I enjoy being able to interact with all of you.


Now there could be a whole list of thing just from Europe so I’ll only pick 5.

Beers on the roof of the Ferry to Ireland.

“You guys want beer?” Utah says in her German accent, “I got them from a room!” We later find out that one of the guys who was just with us in Scotland gave them to her so they wouldn’t go to waste. But having Ryan crack them open on the bench and just enjoying the open air and beers was a great memory.


Well Europe is starting to sound like it was about the beer. It wasn’t and Oktoberfest isn’t just about the beer either. It was a big party to celebrate a wedding that just still continued like 150+ years later. It had carnival rides, food and of course beer. But it was a once in a life time experience.

Gondola Ride

Now this is something magical that you always see in movies. But if I’m being 100% honest, I was terrified of it flipping the whole time. One, because if I fell in, there goes my phone, wallet and everything else on me, and two, that water looked gross. But to be able to say I went on a gondola ride with some great friends is amazing.

National Anthems and Singing

One night in a small family owned hotel in the middle of the Scottish highlands, there wasn’t good wifi. Now that doesn’t sound too bad until you think of how there were about 30 of us and we are all aged 18-35. Yes now it sounds worse but we survived, and part of how was we started to talk about National Anthems, and then got the Americans, that were classically trained to sing for us. It was great just to bond with everyone.

Everyone I met.

Now this one sounds the cheesiest, I mean I could talk about so many other amazing things like the Coliseum, the Eiffel tower, the Swiss Alps, the Vatican, Hadrian’s wall, the White Cliffs of Dover, the Aran Islands. (ok, maybe I’m just bragging now). But none of that would be the same with out all of the amazing friends I made along the way.

Here’s to a great 2017

Sam ♥


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