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Looking Back: Birthdays, Concerts, Trips & Parties

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Last year I linked up with one of my favorite bloggers Lauren to highlight 2013 as we were getting close to entering 2014. Even though there might not be the same linkup, I thought it would be fun to look back on the past year. Please feel free to join me as I will be breaking my posts up into three posts, highlighting 4 months at a time. Today's post will be January - April.

Our family ended last year with some difficult times, loosing my father in-law just the day after Christmas, so we spent a lot of time with family and friends in the beginning of the year, and of course I had a trip to Seattle to see Justin Timberlake! Our weekend getaway and JT concert was the perfect way to get our minds off of all the craziness going on in our lives and let just relax and have some fun! We ended the month celebrating Dan's 30th birthday with all of our friends!
Here's our fun Seattle weekend away and Dan's 30th birthday celebration!

Portland got a rare few day break from work and life with a snowstorm that slowed everything down for a few days. Contrary to popular belief, we don't get much snow here in the Pacific Northwest, unless you're in the mountains, so the foot and a half of snow really caused everything to come to a halt, and was the perfect opportunity for some fun and photos in the snow!
Check out the Snowpocalypse of 2014.

This month was all about our vacation! We set sail at the beginning of the month and enjoy 8 amazing days of vacation together. We visited Florida, the Bahamas, St Thomas, St John, San Juan, and Grand Turk. This was a trip we had been dreaming about for years and it was everything we had hoped for!

Check out posts from our trip Here, Here, Here and Here.

We started our house hunt adventure so we were pretty busy most of the month, but definitely not too busy to host our best friend's gender reveal shower. We had found out they were having twins right around the beginning of the year, so we were all so excited to find out if the babies were boys, girls or one of each! We really are blessed with awesome friends who are more like family than just friends, so we loved being able to host this fun day for them!
See pictures and video from their Gender Reveal Shower.

It's been a year full of changes, and part of the reason I love having this blog is to document life as it happens so I can look back on it all. Join me to look back on 2014 as we roll in to 2015. Here are the dates I'll be posting my next recaps:

May through August : December 23rd
September through December: December 30th 

What are your favorite memories from the last year?

And to bribe you to join me in my look back at the past year and look ahead to 2015 I have a fun giveaway for you!

I can't believe another new year is almost here - hello 2015! To celebrate, I've teamed up with some other fabulous bloggers to give one lucky ready a chance to bring in the new year with a bang with a $115 Sephora gift card. What better way to start a new year than with a whole loot of new makeup? Enter below and make sure you go check out these amazing ladies!

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  1. I agree, having everything documented on the blog is always great! I love looking back on it all :) Yay for the giveaway!