Sunday, January 4, 2015

2014 Year In Review

Well, another year is winding down, and since I've already shared my goals for 2015, I guess it's time to share my 2014 year in review! Past years can be found here: 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009,

I'm not sure if I'll have anything really note-worthy for every single month, but I'm going to try!

It was decided that Justin was officially day time potty trained.
Julia and I tackled the "kangaroo" puzzle that Jennie bought me while on her World Youth Day trip in Australia.

The generator that we bought (thanks to the week long power outage due to this storm) came in! Yay!
I signed up as a Wildtree sales rep. The stuff is delicious!

Julia went to her first daddy daughter dance with Michael.

I turned 33. Whoop!

Julia turned FOUR!!! (I'm still trying to figure out how time goes so fast...)

Alaina turned ONE!!! (Again, with the time thing...)

I managed to get back on the treadmill - for a little while at least.

Julia received the "Star Student" and "Star of the Month" award in gymnastics.

My step-mom wound up in the ICU on life support. Thanks be to God that she recovered!
Alaina started walking...yikes!
I hosted a "Stop 'N Shop" vendor type event in my home. It was fun, but the turn out was pretty dismal.

I donated my hair to Wigz4Kids!

Michael and I took a much needed vacation for our 5 year wedding anniversary. It was amazing.

We found out that we qualified for the GSRP program for Julia!

Michael turned 34.
We found a new pediatrician and family doctor. After many multiple-hours-long waits with the old doctor, it was time.
Alaina finally got her third and fourth tooth - at 14 1/2 months old.
Turtle watch began.

I was introduced - and blew through - the Hunger Games books. They were so good!
We had a baby deer!

Justin turned THREE!!! (Hello, time?!?!!)

I was introduced to - and blew through - The Twilight Saga.
I decided to walk away from the Wildtree biz. It made me sad, but the support just wasn't there.
Michael accepted a job with a new company. It was a much better opportunity for our family, but he wound up taking a pretty significant pay cut.
The bench that we had sitting down by the pond when we moved into this house was "the bench" from the dream I had when Adam paid me a visit.

We all went to "Protect and Serve Day" in town. There were lots of cool things to do and check out there!
Michael started his new job.
The great Robin Williams committed suicide. RIP.
We discovered that the poison ivy at the bottom of the hill had made it's way to the top of the hill.
We met Julia's preschool teacher, and saw the room that she would be in.

The epic spider battle ensued. Well. It was one very large spider between the screen and glass of the living room window. But I beat it!
I was introduced to - and blew through - the Divergent series.
Polka fest!

Julia started preschool!

Justin had his first dentist appointment.

We got to go to another Tigers game thanks to Michael's brother! Said game just so happened to end with the Tigers being the ALC champs!

I did a road rally through my old church with some awesome ladies. It was so fun!

We finally got the trim taken out of the third bathroom.
I started crocheting again :-)

Julia had her first field trip, and I took all three kids to it.


I was thrown into the abyss of nail stamping, and I haven't looked back!

I was gifted a speedlight for my camera. Holy moly.
I attempted to do the "30 days of thanks" again and failed. Miserably.
PHONE PROBLEMS!!! It was semi-amusing hearing someone else's conversation, but totally annoying at the same time.

I hosted my first ever cookie exchange. It was so fun! Hoping it becomes an annual thing. :-)
I won the Bucket Fillers, Inc. giveaway that was hosted by Mrs. Weber's Neighborhood! Exciting!!!

I decided to co-administrate the P52 group that I've been a part of for the last few years for the 2015 year. Here's hoping I can stick with it this time!
Julia read a STOP sign on our way to her second field trip (Elf on Ice). *tear*

Julia started riding the bus!!! My little big girl is growing up...

I saw a movie - The Mocking Jay Part 1 - in a theater! For the first time in seven years.

So, there you have it! My year in review. How was your year? Was it what you hoped it would be?
God bless,

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