Requested by Soléna

12 Good Memories From 2016

What a great, positive idea and LR @solena - thank you for sending it my way!! In no particular order:
  1. 1.
    Visiting San Francisco and going to a Giants game (Live*-Listing The Giants Game ⚾️), then having my wife meet me and driving down the Pacific Coast Highway in a convertible and seeing the sun set over the Pacific.
  2. 2.
    Skiing in Vail ⛷
  3. 3.
    Having our oldest son be old enough to do things with us that we enjoy.
  4. 4.
    Learning to pull wake surfers and wake surf myself 🏄🏽
  5. 5.
    When our delayed son started speaking
    And when he quickly adapted and then started flourishing in pre-K.
  6. 6.
    So many great summer days on the water. ☀️
  7. 7.
    When this guy went skiing with us Saturday and pretty much mastered the bunny hill his first hour on skis.
  8. 8.
    Getting back in to some semblance of physical shape.
    Lost 18 lbs at the start of the year, have kept it off; finished first round of the 21-day fix this month, planning to do it at least 2 more times before March and hopefully hit my goal weight. BP and all other blood-related measurables are trending down and are out of the "Warning!" ranges.
  9. 9.
    Seeing our littlest one conquer language and other hurdles kids 2 years older are still working on.
  10. 10.
    Seeing the Tripocalypse™ pass their ISR swim class.
    It was 5 weeks of 5 days-a-week hell, but they can swim. ISR = Infant Swim Rescue and teaches them how to float and swim underwater and survive falling into water. They did 10 minutes a day for 5 weeks, and even had to pass with full summer and winter clothes on (those were fun laundry days).
  11. 11.
    Watching the Tripocalypse™ go to preschool the first day.
    Bittersweet but getting closer to an occasional empty house 🙏🏼
  12. 12.
    Seeing so many sunrises and being able to share them.
    🌅 #DayLi.sters
  13. 13.
    Seeing the Cubs win the World Series - so excited for my wife, FIL, friends, and Cub fans.