2016 was a tough year for the world, but for us personally it was absolutely amazing.

It almost defies imagination how much has changed (and for the better) in our lives over the past few years.

When we first started bluefiresweetly nearly 5 years ago1 we could scarcely have imagined the good fortune and happiness that the future had in store for us.

We can safely say that not a day goes by that we don’t give thanks for all our blessings.

To paraphrase one of the best quotes from recent TV history:

I wish there were a way to know you’re in the good old days before you’ve actually left them… 2

  1. Technically the first post was here but the actual genesis is slightly expounded upon in the aforementioned linked post. Needless to say, blue skies, sunshine and the ocean (specifically the Pacific Coast) have always held a strong connection within our lives. 

  2. Someone should write a song about that…