Top Posts of 2016

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It is so fascinating to learn what has resonated with you guys this year. From posts about marriage and the Enneagram to big announcements and confessional style offerings… it is so encouraging to find that the pieces I enjoyed writing the most are the ones that ended up being the most read.

In case you missed them, here are the top five posts of 2016:

1. For Better, For Worse

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“I’m sitting in a warm cafe. I can hear the sputter of milk frothing, smell the dark explosion of coffee beans releasing their aroma. Fingers rest on keys, newspapers crinkle, names of coffee orders are called out – punctuating the calm space.

Next to me, perched on bar stools, two guys in their thirties are discussing their marriages. “It’s like two ships in the night,” one poetically offers, referring to the reality that the space has become – passing each other by, going in different directions, dealing in peripheries, never figuring out the life force that they share together. Until it might be too late. There is an urgency underlying their voices, and a confusion. ‘What is going on?’ ‘What is she thinking?’ ‘Where will we end up?’” 

To keep reading click here.

2. The Secret Brew

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The announcement of our fourth pregnancy in the midst of the #Write31Days challenge had me comparing the process of unfurling new life to the delicate act of brewing tea. See more here.

3. What I’m Into Posts

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A new initiative this year linking up with Leigh Kramer, I spend some time recapping what I’ve been watching, listening to and reading for the past month, as well as updates on our kids and the adventures that were experienced. I have very much enjoyed this process as it helps me keep track of our lives and lessons and it is so great to learn that you appreciate the posts too.

Here were a few of the most popular recaps: June, September and October.

4. 5 Ways I Currently Don’t Have My Shit Together

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This link-up piece with Kelly Exeter clearly struck a chord with people who are tired of pretending that everything in life is going perfectly. We all struggle with something and it is so much easier to just be honest about these difficulties rather than keep up the facade of having it all together. You can find the original post here.

5. The Big Reveal

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A couple of weeks ago we hosted a woodfired pizza party to celebrate Dave’s birthday and find out the gender of baby number four. It was so much fun to host the party and we have plans to throw many more such events in the future (pizza parties, that is, not gender reveal parties!). Read all about it here.

What an incredible year 2016 has been. I’ve so enjoyed writing and connecting with you this year! Thanks for taking the time to read and respond. It really does mean so much to me.

Today I’m linking up with the Five Minute Friday community to share what our top posts of 2016 were. Join me next week for a review of the top ten books I’ve read this year. 

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