Grateful for 2016

Welcome 2017!

Cheers to you! Skål from Copenhagen.

Exactly one year ago January 1st, 2016 woke up with the same high hopes and gleaming fresh faced eagerness – ready to take on the new year. Much like today, the brand newness of that turn on the calendar encouraged us with possibilities and opportunity.

For many 2016 hobbled to a close last night dragging, sagging, clumsy and scarred. As a society, we have been bombarded with images, videos, news, tweets and the like that have all kicked 2016 to the curb. It was the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year. Or so it may seem.

But I can’t toss 2016 out of bed for eating crackers. Yes, I will concur. Sleeping with some of those crumbs from last year may not be so pleasant. But I’m afraid many are around to stay. For awhile. So instead. Today. At the beginning of this very brand new year, once again chock full of promises for opportunities and possibility, I have to look back and see what 2016 DID give us. Give me. Give our family.

You may have toasted good riddance last night, but these are the 12 things that 2016 afforded us. And for that I am grateful.

12 Reasons we are Grateful for 2016

  1. ANOTHER YEAR IN COPENHAGEN

  2. A ROMAN HOLIDAY AND THE BEST LITTLE HILL TOWN IN ITALY

    The Most Charming Hill Town in Italy - Orvieto - www.oregongirlaroundtheworld.com

  3. TRIP THROUGH THE TULIPS IN THE NETHERLANDS

  4. EIFFEL TOWER TOUR FOR A 10th BIRTHDAY IN PARIS

    Take your tween to Paris : So many reasons it is right | Oregon Girl Around the World

  5. CHEERING DANISH NATIONAL LACROSSE TEAM IN MANCHESTER

  6. PUFFINS, COCKLES AND MAGPIES

    Farne Islands Northumberland UK Seabirds

  7. AMERICAN REUNIONS IN OREGON AND CALIFORNIA

  8. FAMILY SURF LESSONS IN SANTA BARBARA

  9. NEW FAMILY MEMBERS BORN

  10. SCUBA DIVING AS A FAMILY IN CROATIA

    Discover Scuba Diving with Blue Planet Diving Center, Dubrovnik Croatia | Oregon Girl Around the World

  11. SWEDISH EXCURSIONS FOR CHRISTMAS
  12. A HEALTHY GROWING EXPLORING TESTING CHILDREN

2016 – you were a good year. I will remember you fondly. Thank you. Tak for sidst. Thanks for the last time. Taking my gratitude and turning towards 2017 with an open heart and a shit ton of patience. To you and yours, with love from Denmark. xoxo, Erin

6 thoughts on “Grateful for 2016

    1. oregongirlaroundtheworld

      Thank you kindly Hilary! Grateful for meeting you through travel blogging universe! Happy New Year to you! Cheers from Copenhagen, Erin

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