Sunday, December 28, 2014

2014 in Review

Y'all.  I blogged 33 times this year.  That's well over 50 less times than in years past, and over 130 less than my peak year (0'11 what what!).

It makes me a bit sad.  But, it is what it is.  I don't want my blog to fizzle or die a slow death.  Hopefully that's not what's happening.  I love it for the sheer power of being a time capsule of our lives.  It's my journal.  It's my scrapbook.  It's my digital memory filling in the blanks where my real memory has failed me.  It's a snapshot in time, of a feeling, of a thought - that just can't be replicated later.  I love it for all of these reasons.  I will keep at it, even if that does mean fewer and fewer posts.  I want to keep it alive.

Anyway, I like to do a recap post at the end of each year, with the highlights of my blogging for the past 12 months.  It's always pretty labor intensive, but I love the summary it provides.  This year should be pretty easy. :)

January

I made some 2014 goals (guess I should update on how I did with those!)


February



I talked about Harper at 18 months (complete with black eye!).  She had just started walking at 17 months, so it was a perfect time to write about her.




I spilled the big news that Harper was going to be a big sister!  (Taking deep, don't you dare throw up, breaths while doing so!)

March



We found out Baby #2 was a girl




I mused on beauty in sickness and other motherhood surprises.




I shared our new beadboard in the kitchen!  (It looks so different now in that room!)



I shared a Clubfoot Files post about our nightly routine putting her shoes on (and I had that awkward, newly pregnant belly going on!)

April 



We celebrated Easter.  Harper ate chocolate.



I tried to capture the delicate, contradictory feelings of frustration and overwhelming love of a fiesty little one. (Ahh, those feelings still persist)

May

May was allll about the back yard redo!  It was a TON of work (and $!) but it was great to have a happy, usable space come summer.  We were out there a lot.  Well.worth.it.

Here are my updates, 



Parts One



Two



and Three (I miss you, summer!)




We picked berries (and ate them).




We enjoyed the beginning of summer. Harper wore my pregnant self out tearing through the playground.

June



We went to the beach!  Harper was mildly cooperative.

I got (gestational) diabetes.  Boo.

July 


We did summery stuff.



My belly kept expanding.



Harper celebrated her birthday - luau style! 

August



Our sweet second daughter Quinn made her way into the world, three days past due! 

September

More Quinn posts followed, as I ...



...shared her birth story....



...and posted about her nursery....



... and shared her newborn photos (oh, the good old days when she had hair on her head)

October



We went to the lake! and a pumpkin patch! with great friends! all in one! 


November 



We dressed up for Halloween.

December



I shared our cards.  Christmas happened too - but that has yet to be posted :)


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It has been quite a year!  Our family grew from three to four, and we watched both of our daughters grow so quickly before our eyes.  This life - such a blessing.  Can't wait for the next year! 

Happy New Year! 


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