highlights of 2014.

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happy, happy 2015!

here we go with my favorite post of the year: the recap of all the things we did in 2014.

this was an absolutely fantastic year – I dare say the BEST year we’ve ever had – I just can’t believe it is already the end of december. where did the year go? I guess time really does fly when you are having fun. or when you are growing a baby. or doing a house remodel. or both at the same time. but I digress.

january. we kicked off the new year with our living room being featured in the West Elm catalog! kendra & I started the friday I’m in love series {& recruited mary beth, amanda, & laura to join in on the fun!}. I took a quick trip to boise for a baby shower for my old friend beth & her baby boy – what a fun reunion!

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february. we made a big announcement on valentine’s day {spoiler: I was pregnant!}. we started the weekly photo project for baby lower {project baby}; see all of the posts & pictures here. we celebrated my 29th birthday with a house full of friends!

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march. we started cleaning out the basement in preparation for the house remodel. we kicked off our season tickets to the theater with the lion king. we started moving everything out of our basement to various places for storage. I made it halfway thru my pregnancy!

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april. I shared a nursery moodboard for baby lower. we officially broke ground on our house remodel – no turning back! just a few weeks in, the most dramatic work was completed on the house: the lift. amanda threw me & baby lower a beautiful shower! my grandmother passed away at the age of 91.

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may. we got hooked on game of thrones & did an episode binge until we were caught up! the new foundation & footings were poured at the house. I passed my glucose test & started projects for the nursery! another quick trip to boise to celebrate jen & baby everson! peony season! we celebrated aaron’s birthday with a staycation – it was awesome!

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june. we travelled to indiana to visit family & friends. erin & colt got married! we got drywall at the house! I had the great pleasure of co-hosting a brunch for amanda & baby boy! we travelled to boise to see family & friends, & to celebrate the life of my late grandmother. my wonderful friends jen & beth threw me & baby lower a beautiful baby sprinkle.

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july. we celebrated the fourth of july in the usual manner – attending our neighborhood’s annual parade. we were ecstatic about our new exterior paint! aaron, sadie, & I had a fun {maternity} photo shoot at golden gardens. we started parenting classes, including childbirth, & learned so much! I started nesting. I started my maternity leave {at the beginning of week 38}. we started moving back into our house!

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august. we celebrated our fourth wedding anniversary. we aaron painted the stripes on the nursery ceiling. we saw the book of mormon & sara bareilles in concert. we did my last weekly picture {which we didn’t know at the time, obviously, but picked up another watermelon just in case for week 40!}. we had a BABY! we brought eloise home, introduced her to sadie, & started her weekly picture project.

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september. we had lots of visitors: aaron’s parents & my mom. we adjusted to life with a new baby & took our first trip to target! eloise had her newborn photo shoot. I shared eloise’s birth story. we transitioned eloise into her crib. aaron & I went on our first date since becoming parents.

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october. I returned to pure barre after a nine week hiatus. eloise turned two months! I revealed eloise’s safari nursery. I shared the diy sputnik chandelier I made for our stairwell. eloise took her first flight & we made a quick trip to boise. we celebrated eloise’s first halloween – cutest ladybug ever!

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november. I got out eloise’s birth announcements. eloise started to master tummy time. eloise wore overalls & then promptly grew out of them. we finally got eloise a bouncer seat – why did we wait so long? sadie decided eloise wasn’t so scary & accepted her into the family pack. I shared eloise’s dresser update. eloise found her hand. we finally caved & started a fresh milk & egg delivery – again, why did we wait so long? eloise started to roll. we entered into sleep regression – boo! we celebrated friendsgiving with lots of friends! we hosted my mom & dad for thanksgiving. we got our first snow of the season!

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december. I participated in #PinterestChristmas2014 {see here, here, & here}. eloise’s aunt kelly sent the most perfect santa hat, & she wore it every day of december! eloise met santa at nordstrom. we got together with close friends & their babes {each babe is two months apart, starting in april & ending in october!}. I managed to get out christmas cards this year – made by yours truly! we celebrated christmas with my family.

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our year was absolutely magical. how was your 2014?

M

{see past highlights: 2011, 2012, & 2013}

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