Erith, we will tally up our change in NW after the coming weekend, but I do know how much ‘new’ money we were able to save in 2016 because I was tracking it along the way for a Gauntlet Challenge on MMM. We added around $144k to our stash in 2016. This is a combination of 401k savings (maxed out for both of us), 401k match (from both employers) taxable investments, HSA savings, other long-term savings, college savings, and extra principal payments (I didn’t count the regular payment due - just the extra principle we paid down).
I like your idea of focusing also on the ‘fun’ stuff that happened this year. We did a 2-week trip to the PNW this year and also had a nice vacation in Southern Maryland in the summer. Nothing epic but we are planning a big trip in 2017 which is about 80% already paid for as well.
We are pretty stoked about it and seeing if we can eek out $150k in savings in 2017!!! Here’s to a successfull 2017 for all of us!