2016 in Review

Oh I can't believe 2016 is ALMOST over and I can' believe that I have been blogger for almost a year! Crazy how time flies! 

I thought it would be fun to share our 2016~ and what a year it has been! 

I just started blogging in January this year and the friendships that I have developed from this little space on the internet are so near and dear to my heart~


I published my first blog post. It was an introduction to myself and family! 

I also joined a ladies Bible Study! 
We took the kids to their first concert...Mrs. Carrie Underwood 
and watched this guy play a lot of basketball! 


I dressed up as Cat in The Hat for Read Across America Day! 

We celebrated Easter! 


These 2 went to The Master's 
 The Blog got a New Name and Facelift! 


We went to a 'Night of Music' in Nashville! 

Ian "Graduated" from 5th Grade :(


We spent as much time as possible at the lake! 

We posted our first Recipe Club link up 

We attended VBS! 


Went to the pool as much as possible

Played a lot of golf

Celebrated the 4th of July! 


Ian started Middle School! 

Ella Started 3rd Grade

and we stayed up way to late watching the Olympics! 


We hosted our annual Bramlett Bulldawg Bash

We took the kids to their 2nd concert-Darius Rucker


October was SUPER busy! 

We hosted Ella's fall festival birthday party 
We took family pictures

We enjoyed Fall Break to the FULLEST!  
We took on Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, and Sea World!  
Later in October, Ben and I went to Statesboro/Savannah for one of his sales reps wedding! It was  fantastic getaway! 
the kids ROCKED Halloween

We enjoyed Mexico with Ben's work! He earned President's Trip~

We saw Kip Moore in concert AGAIN! 

We cheered for our Bulldogs with some of our favorite people-The Smith's
We gave thanks for all of our blessings


We Decked our Halls for Christmas 
We saw Santa and Mrs. Claus! 
We went to Fantasy in Lights 
We had our first guitar recital 
We added a new family member- Sweet Trixie! 
We celebrated this guy turning 12! 
We also celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior! 

2016 was a good year for The Bramlett's! 
I can't wait to see what 2017 has in store for us!! 

Blessings to you for a fantastic New Year! 

xoxo, Heather 

 Linking up with Natalie and Annie


Recipe Club {Ritz Cracker Chicken}

Hello Friends! I can not believe that we only have 4 more days of 2016....CRAZY! 

I have been really horrible at "documenting" my meals lately, so I thought I would share my Ritz Cracker Chicken with y'all! I posted this recipe when I had only been blogging for about 2 months, so  I thought it was worth sharing again! Plus, it is our Christmas Dinner meal!! It is seriously one of my families FAVORITE meals! 

So join Johannah and I for our Recipe Club Link Up! 

Ritz Cracker Chicken

My Mother in Law shared this recipe with me because her Mother in Law shared it with her!
Since it is one of Ian's favorite meals maybe one day I will share it with my daughter in law :)


4 boneless skinless chicken breast
2 sleeves of ritz crackers
2 cups of parmesan cheese
1 cup of vegetable oil
course ground pepper (optional)

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees

crush the ritz crackers (I do this while they are still in the sleeve)
Crush them really good

Pour the crushed crackers into a bowl and add the parmesan cheese
stir together

My chicken, oil, and cracker/cheese mix

Dip each chicken breast in the oil

Then roll the chicken around in the cracker/cheese mixture 

Make sure the chicken is covered with the

cracker/cheese mix and place on a cookie sheet

Then scoop a handful of the mixture and put on top of each piece of chicken!
Sprinkle course ground pepper on top of the chicken!

Place in the oven for about 30 minutes or so
until the chicken is cooked through out

The crackers should be a golden brown

I did not get a picture of the chicken when I 
pulled it out of the oven because my kids were "starving"
You know because I never feed them ;)

Hope you enjoy!

I can't wait to see what you guys share today! 
So grab our graphic and join us! 

xoxo, Heather 

Winter Bucket List {Update}

Y'all know how much I love list and goals! 

I would say that we had a very successful time with our Winter Bucket List! 
However,  I guess I should have called it our Christmas Bucket List because we managed to get all but one item completed by Christmas! :) 

1. Decorate for Christmas! 

We had so much fun "decking our halls" this year! 
You can see all of our Christmas Decorations here

2. Drink Hot Chocolate! 

We have drank several cups of hot cocoa and some how I haven't managed to get a picture :( BOO! 
just look at my awesome hot cocoa bar! 

3. Family Movie Night by the Fire! 

We enjoyed chili, a fire, the movie- Deck the Halls, and snuggles! 

4. See Christmas Lights!

We went to Fantasy in Lights at Callaway! 
They had amazing Christmas lights! 
You can see my recap here

5. Chris and Belle Return {Elf on the Shelf}
They were so boring this year! 

6. Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus!
We went to Cookies with Santa at Ella's school! 
You can see my recap here

7. Make Christmas Cookies!
This year Ella did most of the process by herself! 

8. Make Gingerbread Houses!
Nope- this is the one thing we didn't get to.
I was just going to by the kids each a kit but when we were ready our local grocery store was out and I didn't go anywhere else to grab one! Ooops! Maybe next year! HA

9. Donate Toys!
Ella's school head a toy drive and we donated a few toys to that! 
I didn't get any pictures of her placing the toys in the box :(

10. Send Christmas Cards! 

11. Write Letters to Santa! 
Ella wrote a letter to Santa! 
Ian thought he was to cool! HA 
However, he did make a list and put it on Ben's dresser! He went straight to the source! :( 

12. Have a North Pole Breakfast! 
The kids enjoyed their breakfast! 

13. Celebrate Ian's 12th Birthday! 
Yes.....parties for him are getting harder and harder! 
He ended up just having a few friends over to hang out! 

14. Celebrate Jesus' Birthday! 
We had an amazing Christmas with friends and family celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior! 
You can see our Christmas Day Recap here 

Hope you guys have an awesome Tuesday! 

xoxo, Heather 

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