Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Highlights of 2014!

I can not believe another year has flown by. This year has been so amazing and full of so many changes that it's hard for me to even imagine how change-filled 2015 will be! I literally can't wait! But until then, here's what 2014 had in store for us!


Definitely the most exciting month of the year for me and my family. I married my best friend and the love of my life on January 18th. We're loving married life and have absolutely enjoyed this first year of marriage together. Looking forward to our first anniversary in a couple of weeks and to another fun-filled year together! Stay tuned for a Wedding Week Series in a couple weeks for more photos from our big day. :)

Wedding Photos Courtesy of Grindstone Studio.

Thanks to all my friends and especially my best friend and sister for throwing me an amazing bachelorette party two weeks before!!

And thank you to my mother and mother-in-law for a beautiful Bridal Lunch and Shower the day before!

Took a mini-honeymoon at a beautiful lodge in Branson, MO. Perfect for the wintertime and low-key before our big move! Plus, the people there made it so special for us!


February consisted of wrapping up work for the two of us. We both finished our jobs in early March, so this was the last full month of work. We also started packing up our place in preparation for our big move! And of course, our first married Valentine's day!


Going away dinner with our friends!

Traveled to the Pacific Northwest (Oregon Coast and Portland) for my sister-in-laws wedding!

My husband and I, along with our adorable dog and cat, packed up and made the cross-country trip from Missouri to Utah! Can't believe we've already been here 9 months!

And, I turned 26 and went snowshoeing with my husband and pup for the first time!


First Easter as a married couple!


We visited Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks with my husband's family, and I visited home to be there for my cousin's wedding and enjoyed a ton of family time!


Randy turned 26!


We got to meet our nephew for the first time (born in May) and visited Randy's home!

I started this blog, "New Home, New Name, New Adventure!"


Randy surprised me with tickets to "Wicked," and his mom came to visit! We hiked to Timpanogos Cave National Monument while she was here for the second time!


My best friend and I met in Vegas for a fun weekend together!


Tragically, my 22-year-old cousin passed away due to a car accident. Think of her every day! She's the one who inspires me to live life to the fullest, just like she did during her time here on Earth.

Pumpkin carving, seeing the fall colors, a haunted house, you know, the traditional October things!

We also took family pictures for our first married Christmas cards. :)


I traveled to Washington, D.C., for work, and then my husband, Honey, and I road-tripped to Southern Utah to visit five separate national parks! Such an awesome trip! :)

Celebrated our first Friendsgiving with amazing friends and had a great Thanksgiving day with more friends! We're so blessed to be surrounded by so many amazing people that we love! It makes being away from family so much easier.


Traveled home to surprise my mom (and family, but I couldn't keep the secret!) for my brother's college graduation; went skiing for the first time; and traveled to Washington with my husband for Christmas with his family!

Other Highlights

The blog grew tremendously in November of 2014 increasing to over 100 followers on Bloglovin', 180+ followers on Facebook, and more! I can't wait to watch it grow even more in the upcoming year with some big changes. 

We also have been loving all of our hikes this past year and couldn't feel more blessed to live in the beautiful, mountainous area we do!

It's been an incredible year, and I'm so excited for the next. I feel so blessed always, but especially as I look back on all of these special times. Here's to a fabulous 2015, filled with more trips, more goals, and more memories!

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