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Friday, January 2, 2015

Finish This, week 52

Linking up with Nicole from Three 31 for the Finish This linkup

What did you do in 2014 that you've never done before?
Left my baby for 4 days away with my hubby. Can't wait to do it again in a few weeks!
Did you keep your new years’ resolutions?
I had 3 last year- read the bible Genesis to Revelation (failed but read lots of the bible), do something active everyday (if you have a toddler, automatic success), date night once a month (yes!).
Will you make more for next year?
I made one, to read more pleasure books and I am excited to keep it.
Did anyone close to you give birth?
Yes! Lots of my friends had sweet babies this year, we have 3 1st birthday parties in January alone.
Did anyone close to you die?
Yes. Philip Lutzenkirchen, an incredible young man and family friend. Also, my childhood dog Kelli Ho passed away at 14.
What countries did you visit?
Lots of trips in the US and one trip to Cabo San Lucas Mexico.
What would you like to have in 2015 that you lacked in 2014?
A baby Lucy!
What date from 2014 will remain etched upon your memory?
August 11th, 2014... surviving one year of parenthood! 
What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Starting a mom's group with a few close friends and it has grown into a huge city wide community for new mamas.
What was your biggest failure?
Not keeping my #1 resolution of reading the bible front to back. As much as I want to do that, I did spend a lot of time growing and studying in different books of the bible.
Did you suffer illness or injury?
Why yes. I had the tummy bug August when I was newly pregnant and yesterday, New Year's Day, bleh. I also found out I have a hernia that I will get surgically repaired during my April C section.
What was the best thing you bought?
My embroidery machine (Brother PE770). KitchenAid mixer is a close second.
Whose behavior merited celebration?
Ford Nehemiah. He went from a chubby 4 month old at the beginning of 2014 to such an adorable, talkative, and well behaved 16 month old. He is so much fun and such a joy to be around. And seriously, none of my house is baby proofed and he is alive, I call that a win!
Where did most of your money go?
Target, HEB (grocery store), Amazon, traveling. If you know anything about me you would know I love saving money, it is a thrill of mine.
What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Having a baby girl in 2015
What song will always remind you of 2014?
All About that Bass by Megan Trainor, it is Ford's jam
Compared to this time last year, are you:
Happier or sadder?
Happier. My baby sleeps through the night (we were in the trenches of 4 month sleep regression last New Year's and boy was that TOUGH), we aren't fighting Ford to take a bottle (talk about emotional ride), and we've had another year of family memories. 

Thinner or fatter?
Fatter....currently carrying around a 6 month baby bump.
Richer or poorer?
Non financially speaking, richer. Financially, let me check with Jon.
What do you wish you’d done more of?
Reading pleasure books, hence my 2015 resolution.
What do you wish you’d done less of?
Stressing about sleep training, bottle feeding, baby milestones, getting pregnant.
How did you spend Christmas?
Recap of Christmas 2014 here.
Did you fall in love in 2014?
Yes! With two boys, Jon and Ford, and one little lady who I can't wait to meet in less than 4 months.
Who were your best friends?
Jon, Jimi, Cori, Tomi. My husband, mom, and sisters.
What thing did you do that was meaningful to others?
Helped launch MOMquery, an online community meant to support and encourage moms of all ages
What were your favorite TV programs?
Scandal, Call the Midwife, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
What was the best book you read in 2014?
Restless by Jennie Allen
What did you want and get?
An embroidery machine, got it for Christmas.
What did you want but did NOT get?
A massage.
What were your favorite films this year?
12 Years a Slave, Prisoners, 22 Jumpstreet
What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 26 and we spent the night downtown, sans Ford.
What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Nothing, I loved 2014.
What kept you sane?
Family living close by and getting to go on so many dates with my hubby.
Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Jimmy Fallon, Kelly/Michael...they make me laugh everyday.
What political issue stirred you the most?
ISIS, abortion laws.
Who do you miss?
I am going to miss my little sister who leaves for a 6 month trip to Australia on Sunday!
Who are the best new persons you met this year?
Oh man, too many to list. So many awesome new friends this year... new neighbors, ladies I've met in mom's group, church friends.
Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2014.
That God is sovereign over all. It is easy to say but hard to trust and believe at times. And that my suffering is meant ultimately for good, and His glory. 
Quote that sums up your year:
"I know God's working, so I smile." -Philip Lutzenkirchen

You can read my 2014 Year In Review here.


Unknown said...

Such a fun recap of the year ! Thanks for the sharing !

Nicole M. Hutchison said...

Awwww, I love so much about this post. Thank you for joining the link up and sharing all about your year, what an exciting one it has been and what blessings await in 2015 too. I am so grateful for YOU and your mommy-wisdom, you are a jewel and a doll for joining me in the trenches or offering a hand up out of them. Seriously, a woman needs a good friend and a mom needs a good mentor ... I've got both with you. I'm looking forward to 2015, it's going to be a really great year. Let's do this!

Unknown said...

I'm almost afraid to ask, but what stirred you about the abortion law debate? Are you anti-choice or pro-choice? (I don't care for or use the term pro-life, as people who believe women have the right to procure an abortion are not anti-life).

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