Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 - a year in review

Like I mentioned yesterday, I don't do good remember anything about the day before, much less the year before... but that's why God created the internet.  Just for me to remember my life.  & people wonder why I blog or Instagram?  It's so when I can't remember anything, I've got backup proof...

So here's a few highlights of 2014

January 2014
Harvey Dent was little & started on his rampage of things I photographed
Took a trip to Nashville for a late Christmas & celebrating Luke's birthday
February 2014
Lots of snow, ice & a new thing called Polar Vortex
We also got the news that our Sydney had Bone cancer & wouldn't make it 3 months.  She showed them!... but it was a lot of cold nights of carrying her out to potty on that snow & ice.
March 2014
Got to meet our 3rd grandson that was born in February....
it's so funny how when babies come, its like they were always there & a part of the family
April 2014
I did my 5th Kentucky Derby Mini Marathon... my 8th half marathon...
Was doing great & making great time - till the last 3 miles & blisters almost took me down.  But it was the best 3 miles ever because my sweet hubs came out & walked it with me to the end...
Kicked off my wedding season with the sweetest bride & groom. 
... & I just saw, they are expecting their first baby in July 2015!!!
I got to be in the front row to see Chris Tomlin at the Women of Joy conference.
It was such a great time with an amazing group of ladies.
May 2014
Julie & her gang was up for Mother's Day. 
June 2014
Being in the room to photograph & witness the birth of Emerson Stephanie was probably one of the biggest things I have been honored to witness in my life.  Love my friends so much so I was so glad to capture the day for them
I also was able to photograph one of my special youth kiddos at her wedding.
It was so amazing to get to share the entire day with her in a way most people don't get the chance to see.
My dad has his first hip replacement surgery...
July 2014
We celebrated the 4th of July with fireworks & a cook out at my parents house... while my dad's horse was the talk of the town...
Had Chasity back to help with one of the most beautiful weddings I've ever seen.
August 2014
We found ourselves back at Merge Camp with a load of middle school & high school students.  Always so fun to hang out with them away from the world for a few days.
This was also my first time zip lining... I survived...
Got to volunteer at the Ironman in the women's tent.  It was the most amazing thing to be up so close to these athletes.... & exhausting.  I felt like I did a portion of the race myself.
After being in a hot tent on 101 degree day for 6 hours...
September 2014
We lost our sweet girl. 
I still feel like I'm getting stabbed in the chest every time I think of her.
As much as we love our other dogs, the house just isn't the same without her.
Found I could knit again despite my shoulder injury with the thanks to a knit loom.
Here's my first knit project I made... the last one I made was so long ago...
this was a game changer for me.  Back to the yarn I go!
October 2014
Ricky & I celebrated 19 years of marriage....
where does the time go?
Volunteered at a half marathon handing out medals & got to see so many of my running friends.  It was the best race I've never did
November 2014
My new cousin was born...
We moved offices... I'm still depressed about this
December 2014
We saw gas down with a DOLLAR in front of the number... wh wh what?
I got another year older! 
Thank you Jesus!
Now onto 2015....
Let's see what adventures it holds
What is your best memory of 2014?


  1. Happy New Years eve! Thanks for posting a recap, I love reading them. Have a great night!

  2. You did a great job. I believe that blogging will be my go to when I have to remember things in the future. As long as we blog our future generations will know about us!

    Happy New Year....

  3. I enjoyed your year in review. I remember reading about most of them.

    Hope you all have a very blessed 2015 and I look forward to reading all about it.

  4. A full year of so much goodness! It still brings tears to my eyes when you talk about Sydney. I just don't ever want to get to that day! BUT so many blessings! Happy New Years my friend!

  5. Happy Birthday and Happy New Year! You have a beautiful life :) And I love the pictures you captured. The wedding looks beautiful, especially (and congrats to the couple).

  6. What a wonderful year....Looks like you had more happy than sad.

    I'm sorry you lost your sweet dog.

  7. This was my first year zip lining, too. It was surprisingly terrifying. This makes me think of what an up and down year this has been. Some very bad downs, but also lots of ups..

  8. happy belated birthday to you and i wish you health and happiness!

  9. You are so right about the memory thing...maybe related to our getting older?? Nah, it's just that our brains are SO full of wisdom (I'm sticking with that).

    2014 was a year full of memories and blessings; thanks for sharing them with us. Still so crazy we have never met; if I make to Louisville for Humana this year, I am definitely going to let you know...maybe we could do lunch!

  10. Wow!! What a wonderful year you had!! Babies, birthday, weddings! SO FUN!

  11. Love that you included gas prices in your yearly recap :) I must say, stopping to fill up isn't so bad anymore! Especially with all of the holiday traveling!

  12. I love seeing these recaps! I'll have to remember to do one next year. So many great things happened this year and there's always the sad things we must also keep in our memory banks. I was wondering if we would see gas for under a $2 not in Florida yet. That horse and the mustache tree shirt Luke is wearing are both so awesome!


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