Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 Year In Review

2014 was awesome. Our little boy did so much growing and so did our family. I feel like Ford did a 180 and changed SO much throughout the year and I know 2015 will be just as fun watching him grow and learn and become a little boy! It's hard to believe that in LESS than 4 months we will welcome a baby girl into our family, I am still blown away that I get to do this baby thing again. 2015 will bring so much change, probably tons of sleepless nights and chaos, and so much excitement. Below is a video that Iconogram sent me, highlighting my most popular posts on Instagram from the past year. Talk about frog in my throat emotional. I remember 2013's video showed my most liked photo as Ford's first picture and this year it was our baby girl announcement. 2014 has kept me busy and my blog might have taken a backseat but I wouldn't change the toddler chasing, endless amounts of laundry, 6am wake up calls for anything!


Here are a few highlights of our year!

January
Shared my New Year's Resolutions
I wrote a post about surviving a traveling husband with a baby
Ford had his first taste of food

February
Jon and I celebrated 3 years of marriage
We took our first international family trip to Cabo and went whale watching
Ford turned 1/2 a year old
We took the most adorable Valentine's Day pictures of our heartbreaker
I shared my baby food making routine 
I chopped my hair off
Ford, Mimi, and I traveled to Liberty, MO to spend a few days with my grandparents

March
I wrote a post with tips for visiting a new mom
Ford got his first haircut
My heart was changed at the Hope Spoken conference

April
Jon turned 31 and we took some pretty hilarious pictures
I shared my baby registry must haves
We took bluebonnet pictures of our blue eyed boy
Traveled to Chicago to visit family
Ford took his first trip to Mimi and Papa's lakehouse
We celebrated Easter as a family of 3

May
I talked about how important it is to "do motherhood" in community
Shared my perspective on priorities as a Christian woman
Celebrated my first Mother's Day
Shared a day in the life of a mama and 9 month old

June
Ford got another haircut that I had to document
Talked about Jon and my love for games
Jon's first Father's Day
Wrote about how to workout at home with babies
We started using Young Living Essential Oils
Launched MOMquery

July
Spent 4th of July in South Padre Island with family and friends
Lost an incredible young man and dear family friend so I shared my heart on loss and suffering
Stopped nursing Ford 
Tried my hand at chalk paint and did an Ikea hack

August
Traveled to Charleston, SC for a friend's wedding
Ford turned one! 
Ford's 12 month update
Made a video of Ford's first year
Threw Ford's first birthday party
Left Ford at night to go out for the first time in a year

September
Labor Day at the lake
All 3 of us got the dreaded tummy bug
Jon and I spent our first weekend away from Ford in NYC

October
Visited Sweet Berry Farms
I turned 26
We spent the night, sans Ford, in downtown Austin celebrating my birthday
Announced that we are pregnant
Hosted our 3rd annual Halloween Hootenanny
Ford and I met my sister and niece, Embry, in Waco for an overnight trip
Went to our neighborhood's Trunk or Treat
I chopped off my hair again
Carved pumpkins
Celebrated Halloween with our neighbors 

November
It's a girl
Visited family in Chicago
Celebrated Thanksgiving here in Austin with family

December
Visited Santa...you can guess how that went
Shared our baby girl's name
Celebrated Ford's 2nd Christmas

I just finished our family year book (I use My Publisher) and can't wait to order it! I hope that your hear was full and successful, happy 2015!

3 comments:

Michelle Levine said...

What a fun and exciting year and 2015 will be just as amazing ! happy new year !

Christine Weisman said...

What a great year and 2015 will be another fantastic one. Happy new year!

Tomi Fanning said...

Wow. What an incredible year it's been!!! I love seeing the highlight of each month like this. It reminds me what a great year we have all had. Thank you so much for letting me be apart of your everyday life!! You make me so proud! Xoxo

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