Saturday, January 21, 2017

2016 ... The year that came and went ...

Every year that time comes, when there is a lot of excitement around, smiles for no reason, same questions asked and brains racking to give new answers but failing to do so ... Yes it is the year end.... 
2016 just went by .... 2017 is brand new ... this is the only time when we can reflect on what actually went by... another week into 2017 and all of that will be totally lost, in the dust of memories that get collected in a hidden alcove in the deepest recess of the brain. 

2016 was the year of making deep friendships! We create the bond of the 'Fabulous Four' at office. Tea slowly became the sole reason for coming to office ! As we sat and introspected when the transformation actually happened, we were not able to put our finger on it - but whenever it happened it happened for the best.

It was filled with those long lunches we took, to bond and just laugh our hearts out. It also included two memorable movie watching - where what we watched more was our laughter and bonding more than the movie - while wiping the drool off each other's chin while watching RK ! Can't wait for our next movie outing. The second movie was the heart-to-heart connecting over 4 cups of piping hot chai glasses and an average-but-yet-tasty maggi!

Office played a primary role in 2016. It was a much welcomed blessing after what happened couple of years ago. Finding the right niche is not always the most easy thing. It was just more than work and accolades, it is finding the right kind of people around, fun things to be done, people to share woes with... and of course the saree days and coffee breaks!!! ... 

On the home front, it was one of those awesomely blessed years, where we got to spend as much time as possible as a family. Made those really GREAT trips that we always wanted to. Added a feather to our cap by embracing trekking. Kids are growing up so fast, I wish i could just record every single family time we have and keep replaying that it in my mind again and again. Those goofy laughing sessions that the Mr. has with the kids, those crazy dance sessions, Mili's litter sessions, their fights, their put-up plays.... Thanks dear Lord for all of this and more! Maya grows beautiful and mature every day and Mili grows naughtier and cuter every day....

Trips ... i think it is a few years now that the Mr. and I made it out goal to maximize our vacations and our life to give us the best possible experiences with our trips. This year was a break to travelling outside the borders, but we managed to make small and one big trip within the country. 

2016 is still very fresh in mind ... and the mind is looking forward to seeing how the new year pans to be ....