To get back into the swing of things, I'm participating in a blogging challenge sponsored by the local marketing firm Smallbox, called #ThinkKit. This blogging project will provide a prompt every day of December and I'll write as much as I can!
Post 1: A Thousand Words.
Description: Nothing like a strict word count to kick off our month of blogging...just kidding! Share your year in photos.
2014 has been wonderful - beautiful in so many ways. It's been filled with many laughs, some tears, and numerous moments that have turned into warm memories. Going through my phone, I chose photos that represent my 2014. It began with a bang, and it's ending with hope and joy for 2015. And here's why:
Early 2014: We bought a house!After several years of apartment living, Derek and I were SO ready to settle down in a house so that we could turn it into a home. This photo was taken the day we got the keys to our bungalow built in the 1930's!
This photo is one that represents warmth to me. It's more than a cup of warm coffee and a snowy day. It was the beginning of our story of turning our house into a home.
We got the keys on New Year's Eve, so we popped some bubbly to celebrate.
Over the past year, I've put my heart into this blank canvas. I plan to blog about all of our projects and house adventures in later blogs, but this photo says a lot. Paints and palettes and lots of tape. It's amazing how color can transform a place into a cozy space.
We (my handy husband) built our dining room table. We've hosted friends and families at this table - it's our place of gathering.
Spring 2014: I became an aunt!In May, we welcomed Johnathon Gene into this world, and our hearts melted. He's one loved, spoiled little man. And I'm one proud Aunt.
Summer 2014: Weddings & Travel!
In June, my best friend and college roommate tied the knot in Saint Louis. I was honored to be part of her big day.
In August, one of my best friends from high school also tied the knot. We had a great time celebrating her big day as well.
I had the opportunity to visit my twin sister in Denver in July, and while the guys did bachelor party things, Abby and I escaped to the mountains. It was a much needed "vacation."
Fall 2014: Twin Sister Gets Married!
Abby married Ryan on a beautiful fall day in September. As her MOH, I had the privilege of writing a speech, fluffing her dress and eating lots of cake. She's my other half and these photos make my heart smile.