Monday, December 29, 2014

Scenes from '14

In true tradition, I'm doing my annual review before this year ends and new one begins. 

2014 was a HUGE year for us!!!! I still can't believe some of the changes we went through in a measly 12 months. In the year 2014 Jeremy became a doctor, we both changed jobs, we said goodbye to an old car and hello to a new one, we traveled to so many places both new and old, supported friends in new marriages, met new babies... you get the idea, I'll just let the recap do the rest. 


I was trying to remember what happened this month because I pretty much have zero documentation of those 31 days but then I remembered that was the time in our lives I would pretty much like to forget. It involved a lot of snowstorms, Jeremy working his tail off finishing his thesis {which means I never got to see him} and I spent the majority of my time trying to keep busy and not get too lonely. I spent several weekends at my parent's house and even managed to kidnap a niece or two for some fun sleepovers.


Jeremy did something out of character and booked us a long weekend in Keystone to celebrate Valentine's together. And snowboard... of course.


My older sister, Allison, turned 30! And we celebrated by crashing her birthday trip with her husband to Las Vegas for 3 days. It was the first time for all of us so we did it up in style with a dinner at the Stratosphere and the Soul2Soul tour with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. It was the time of our lives and I haven't laughed so hard in a long time!


My husband became a doctor!!!!!!!!!!!! Five and a half years of hard work, dedication and sacrifice finally accumulated to a PhD and a Dr. title. I will never be able to describe the pride I felt for my mister as I watched him defend his Thesis in front of the board, lab, and our families. He is a brilliant, hard-working man and I am so lucky to call him mine.

After three months of non-stop working and several hints from Jeremy, I booked a quick trip to Mexico to help him unwind and relax from the craziness that is a Thesis defense. At Jeremy's request we did nothing but lay on the beach, eat as much as we could fit in our stomachs and drink to our heart's desire. So needed and so worth it.


Jeremy made the PhD official and was hooded at his graduation ceremony in front of family and friends to celebrate on a more public level. Any excuse for a party. =)

I also fulfilled a goal of mine to finally run the BolderBoulder after living there for over 5 years. It's one of the most popular races in our state and with a lot of friends joining in, I couldn't miss out on the fun. Jeremy and I managed to cross the finish line together and we spent the rest of the afternoon drinking beer and socializing with our favorite runner friends by the pool. It was the perfect way to kick off summer.


After a beautiful 13-year relationship, Jeremy finally said goodbye to his beloved Dodge Dakota, Turk, after it broke down for good. It was a sad but necessary send off and we were able to welcome a new member into the family, our little Subaru Forester we named JD.


Jeremy's best friend, Levi, finally tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend, Whitney, and we welcomed another girl into this crazy group of guys. We stood by their sides as groomsman and bridesmaid and I gained another pseudo-sister-in-law.


We bagged number two and three on our 14er list as an early birthday celebration for me. Grays and Torreys are leading the way for favorite mountains to hike so far.

I also had the privilege of being in another one of my best friend's weddings as a bridesmaid. Amy did a beautiful job executing her vision of a small and intimate Colorado rustic-mountain wedding and it was an evening I was honored to be a part of as she became a Mrs.


We were blessed by Jeremy's parents with a trip to Maui, Hawaii as their late graduation gift. The four of us spent an entire week in one of God's most beautiful creations and I loved being back in our honeymoon spot almost 6 years later.


We flew out to Seattle to meet one of my best friend's new babies, Emerson Bjorn. I always have the time of my life when I'm with Kelsey no matter what we are doing so it was the best 4 days getting to spend it with BOTH of our husbands for the first time in our friendship. We were already planning our next couple's get away before the weekend was even over.


This month was actually probably our busiest one which is why I have zero documentation of it on here. I started a new position at work while still covering my old job, Jeremy was applying and interviewing for several different companies and we hardly had any down time to plan or do anything fun. We did manage to sign up for the 4th annual Turkey Trot Thanksgiving morning with family and friends and carried on tradition.


We went to Boston! It was short, it was sweet, it was exhausting.
But more on that trip later...

And with that quick recap I will wind things down here on the blog for the year of 2014.
I've been pretty mad at myself for how much this little hobby of mine has been pushed to the back of my priorities. I know that blogging has changed for a lot of people in new forms of social media but it would break my heart if I let this die down completely so it's become an official New Year's Resolution to try and get at least 1-2 posts out a month. Don't give up on me just yet friends.

Happy New Year and a Happy 2015 to all! 
Let's make it a good one. 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas Card Carousel - 2014

It's that time of year again. A chance to showcase our Christmas cards, probably one of my favorite things ever about the month of December.

We sadly decided to forgo the professional shots this year since we had so much happen and our own pictures to choose from but I'm already planning on booking Becky Young as early as possible for next year. Get ready Becky. =) 

I'm linking up with one of my favorite bloggers for her annual Christmas Card Carousel to show ours off.

Feel free to join in so we can all cyber-stalk each other's!


And the back:

Happy Holidays from our family to yours!!!

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