Monday, December 29, 2014

Snapshot of 2014

With Christmas ending and New years right around the corner comes the feeling of how in the world did this year pass by so quickly. I know this happens to everyone and I have heard it is worse when you have children. Sometimes it is important to take a step back and truly think about all that has occurred this year.  We had some big milestones in our little family this year and I am thankful that I have this little blog to document it all.

Here is a monthly snapshot of 2014. While writing this I realized some months there was typical date nights, new recipes and fitness adventures. Other months were jammed packed with trips, birthdays and vacations (Hello June!!).

January: Experienced my first snow while living in Cary. It was a fun experience and an added plus not having to worry about salting our sidewalks. One of the perks of apartment living.

February: Spent a week in Washington, DC for the National Association of  School Psychologist Annual Conference. Looking back, I realized I did not blog much about it. We had a great time visiting some national monuments and exploring snowy DC.

March: Celebrated Easter with my family and created a new recipe featuring my favorite holiday candy. I also ran my favorite race to date- Tobacco Trail Half Marathon.

April:  I ran my first marathon and spent spring break on a mother/daughter cruise to the Caribbean.

May: I completed a fitness challenge to get ready for summer with NHerShoes. It was a great way to expidite my fitness goals. 

June: Joe and I celebrated out two year anniversary with a Mediterranean Cruise. It was a bumpy start getting to the cruise ship but we ended up being okay and have a great story. We visited Athens, Ephesus, Santorini, Mkynos, Rhodes and Naples. Following our cruise we spent three days in Rome. It was a trip of a lifetime! 

July: Spent 4th of July week at Topsail Beach with my family. We braved the one and only hurricane of the season Arthur while we were there. 

August: Started a new  job closer to home complete with my own office. I am beyond thankful for my new school and love the teachers and students I work with. 

September: Spent our weekends at the beach with my family. A trip to the amazing Britt's doughnuts also occurred. 

October: Visited a haunted corn maze, the NC state fair and ran a half marathon all in one weekend!! We also spent a weekend in the mountains celebrating Joe's 30th birthday. 

November: Pulled a ligament and was put on rest from running. Fell in love with Pure Barre while I healed. 

December: Celebrated the Christmas season with friends and family! 

Can't wait to see what 2015 has in store for us! 

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  1. loved the recap. your green hat is adorable!!

  2. Doesn't this make it seem like the year really flew by? I am recapping my 2014 and it seemed like we did some of this stuff yesterday instead of 8 months ago.

  3. Looks like a great year! Congrats on your first marathon - a cruise to the caribbean sounds like the perfect reward :)

  4. Yay for experiencing your first snow! It's becoming a regular thing for us now in the Carolinas and I couldn't be more excited. Looks like you had a lot of awesome great travel adventures as well. Hope 2015 has gotten off to a great year for you!


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