2014: A Year in Review

It’s the last day of 2014, and what a year this has been. 2014 was the year I fell in love with where I live. It’s the year I realized I love my job. We’re close to family, and we have opportunity and the freedom to travel. In all the ways that matter, I’m so content in the life I’m living now, and for that, I’m ridiculously grateful.

We kicked off the year in the middle of a pretty brutal winter with a bunch of adventures! We built a snow sculpture with friends and spent plenty of time exploring northern Michigan via snowshoes.

IMG_20140201_152450IMG_5861Over spring break, we hopped in the car and headed south to go to Jackson (MS), New Orleans, and Memphis. We saw friends of mine from college, and ate so much delicious food during our week there.

2014-04-04 11.33.00In April, we had a blast at a block party, and said farewell to dear friends.

2014-04-26 17.13.00In May, I played a concerto with our local symphony. It was a huge challenge and a great honor.

IMG_20140518_175730Then we became aunt and uncle to the most adorable baby in the world: Penny May. Sweet girl–no longer nearly this tiny!

2014-07-04 10.18.14And then summer (glorious summer!). My baby sister graduated from high school. I completed a triathlon, which had been a goal of mine for a few years. We attended several weddings, went to a Tigers game, went backpacking twice (North Manitou and Isle Royale), and did a few day hikes. It was, all in all, a kick butt summer.

2014-05-22 19.48.43IMG_106820140509_1927382014-06-27 09.54.33

This fall, Mom and the baby sisters and I went to Paradise, MI, to run a race. It was a fun weekend to spend together!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd then the holidays! Thanksgiving, Christmas, parties, recitals, concerts. Busy season, but lovely, nonetheless. (Egg nog!)

croppedWe’re wrapping up our year in South Carolina, and are loving every blissful and sunny second of it. (Photo from our pit stop in the Smokies).

IMG_20141230_165254Happy New Year from ours to yours!

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