{Hall Around Texas // 2016 in pictures}

For a while I posted a monthly collage of pictures on Instagram. The collage featured things we had done that month. Somewhere along the way I stopped posting them on Instagram, but I didn't stop making the collages. I wanted to share them here. This is a look at our 2016...in pictures!

2016 Monthly photos - a recap of our year.

January //

Mason being silly with my glasses / After church selfie  / popsicles in January 
Wolverine / making Valentine box / mornings are hard
make a wish / sweet Diesel / truck rides

February // 
My super hero / playing outside
family selfie / working in the shop
Moose / new hats

March // 
Big Rocks Park / synchronized jumping / car selfie / Easter at Mimi & Papa's
playing in the rain puddles / Easter 
1st soccer game / Easter family photo / St Patrick's Day green milk

April // 
airsoft shooting with dad / Batman on the prowl / 1st Kindergarten field trip / camping
Diesel after eating ice cream / bring your kid to work day with dad /  park dates
hanging out on the porch / park dates
building & painting a birdhouse / catching some fresh air / camping / cuddles with dad (Mason had strep)

May //
learning to ride with no training wheels / my boys / 1st fishing trip / birthday gift from Papa & Mimi
last soccer game / Pedernales Falls / Babes Chicken House for Mason's 6th bday
Pedernales Falls
Mason playing with worms / Memorial Day / Mason's 6th birthday / fishing 

June // 
waterpark fun / swimming at Nana and Papas / ready for the pool
first buzz cut
waterpark / swim lessons / underwater at swim lessons
eating breakfast at Oddfellows / bike riding 

July //
after church selfie / dentist / Mason holding a gator in Nola / bike parade at Mill Creek
Waxahachie Lake / started karate / Nola
fishing at our pond 
Luke Bryan's cigar shop in FL / PCB / Pirate Cruise / PCB

August //

Karate moves // Dinosaur Valley State Park with dad // with mom // Glen Rose, TX // Cleburne State Park // Canoeing at Beaver's Bend // Mason & Mom at Beaver's Bend // Mom and dad at Beaver's Bend // First day of First Grade

September //

Serving at church // Riding 4-wheelers in Mason TX // Kayaking with Dad in our pond // Halloween costumes // Hanging out on a Saturday morning // Halloween Pajamas // Riding with Batman to the pond // Joined the Boy Scouts // Silly bike rides // Karate at the pond // Karate with a mask on // Snow cone dates // Zoo Trip // Learning first aid in Boy Scouts

October //

Hanging out at home // Boy Scouts Hike // Riding a tricycle at Nana and Papas // Catching sunsets // Mainstay Farm // Mainstay Farm arm wrestling // Boy Scouts Hike // Military Dress up // Pumpkin Patch // Holding Chickens at Mimi and Papas // Award day at school // Jellystone Park // Science Day at school // Trick or Treat on the square

November //

Cub Scouts Cuboree // Decking the Halls (x2) // History Day at school {Mason went as Neil Armstrong because his art teacher is Armstrong's Granddaughter} // Family pictures // History Day again // Family Pictures // This is Six // Shooting at bass Pro Shop // Decking the Halls // Petting a reindeer // Santa! // Mason and Diesel

December // 

The Grinch // Christmas Pictures on the Porch // Mason got his Bobcat Rank in Cub Scouts // The Grinch and Diesel Max // Testing out my iPhone 7 plus camera // Nate's new kayak // Christmas Eve candlelight service // Putting the star on top of the tree on Christmas Eve {Mason wanted to wait until the night of our Savior's birth to put the star on top} // Christmas morning // Hymns at church // Christmas morning again {x2}

2016 Best Nine:

What a year 2016 was! I can't wait to see what 2017 has in store for us.


  1. You guys are the cutest family and I just adore you!! You always have so much fun and spend so much quality time together. 2016 was pretty good to you and I know that 2017 is going to be just as good if not better. Hugs sweet friend!

  2. I always think I take too many pictures a month to make collages! But maybe I will try it this year. Yours look great!

  3. Beautiful family, Crystal! I just love Mason's freckles when summer time arrives. I can't wait to see what God has in store for the Halls in 2017!

  4. Love love love these collages!!! I love that you take so many photos with your good camera! Mason is a lucky little guy to have such a great collection of memories to look back on some day!

  5. I cant get enough of your photography! So excited to see more in 2017!

  6. So many beautiful pictures of your sweet family! Happy New Year!

  7. OH my goodness, his freckles get me every time. What a great year you guys had! Here's to 2017, Happy New Year Friend!

  8. What a fun idea! And what a great year you guys had!

  9. You take the best photos! What a fun year you captured! It's crazy to see how Mason grew!

  10. What a wonderful post! Filled with so much happiness! I love seeing your year in review and hope that 2017 is just as picture perfect for you and the guys.

  11. Your photography is always just gorgeous! You take such bright, crisp pictures... I never get tired of looking at them!

  12. So many happy memories friend. I just love your photo posts, so a year in photos made my day.

  13. I absolutely love this yearly round up/recap! You and your sweet family went on so many adventures, and I've loved following along for each and every one. I can't wait to see what 2017 has in store for you!!

  14. I loved seeing all these pictures!! The ones from summer have me wishing for warmer weather!!

  15. I love being able to look through pictures from the year! I actually used my collect app the whole year and can't wait to share a recap of those soon!

  16. You are such a great photographer!!


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