What were the best things that happened in 2016?
Zane: In the summer, i really enjoyed doing Adventure Thursdays.
I enjoyed going to Lansing a lot because it was awesome.
I liked going to Pittsburgh.
Katrina: We saw baby Amiya.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them came out!
We got to see movies in the movie theater, like "Secret Lives of Pets," "Fantastic Beasts," and ... i think there was at least one more. Oh! I saw Zootopia with Auntie Beth.
Houston: I got into City High Middle School.
I went to Papaw and JJ's house for like 3 days.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Juanito: Building the shelf in the front room.
Trip to Pittsburgh.
Going to see Bassnectar.
The zombie run.
Karen: Babies! Amiya, Karen D's baby, and Eloise and Micah, Jim and Alisha's twins!
Painting the front room and getting shelves and generally making it brighter and happier.
Getting a Meijer Gardens membership and getting to visit it lots of times.
What were the worst things that happened in 2016?
Zane: Donald Trump getting elected.
In the summer when we did the Adventure Thursday when we got all itchy from the stinging nettles.
The beach disappearing at Bops' house.
Katrina: Alan Rickman died.
My fish died.
Donald Trump got elected.
Houston: Donald Trump won.
They announced that they're making a Cars 3.
Juanito: Everything leading up to DJT being elected.
Karen: My Aunt Marilyn died after a really short illness.
So many famous people's deaths - Alan Rickman, David Bowie, George Michael, Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fischer, Prince, Mohamed Ali, Garry Marshall, Florence Henderson, Gene Wilder, John Glenn....
Zane: Finneus, Justin, and Will.
Katrina: Alex, Phoebe, Emily and Emily, Max, Isabella, Madison, Ella and Lorelei, Paige, and Kim.
Houston: Chauncey, Ethan, and Anthony.
Juanito: "My beautiful, precious wife Karen," Beth, and Andrew.
Karen: Juanito, Beth, Karen, Keren, Linda and Andrew, Karla, Brooke and Travis
Zane: Deadly, exciting, and weird.
Katrina: Saddest year ever.
Houston: Tiring, long, and the worst.
Juanito: Mind-blowing, eye-opening, and "as long as a year is."
Karen: Long, depressing, over.
Zane: 100 Most ____ Things on the Planet series, Harry Potter books 4 and 5 (and 3 and 1), and Calvin and Hobbes.
Katrina: The Cursed Child, How to Speak Dolphin, Heart of a Dolphin, and i re-read Harry Potter 6.
Houston: Huck Finn, Magnus Chase, and Harry Potter 7.
Juanito: Subject To Infinite Change by Andrew Moxon and Stiletto
Karen: The Flavia de Luce series, the Kate Burkholder series, The Martian, Wonder.
Zane: Reading Calvin and Hobbes.
Houston: Doing dot-to-dots.