Our net worth was up $75K for the year, last I looked. Anything can happen... I only track/document on the last day of every year, so will see where we end up.
I delight in these years when spending seems a little crazy but net worth surges ahead anyway. We've probably had more years like this since our investment gains have outpaced our contributions. Once we hit that tipping point.
Looking closer, it is just retirement fund gains. Everything else has been pretty stagnant. Retirement is up $75K. We contributed $25K and the gains were $50K.
Otherwise, didn't make much progress re: massive expenses this year.