Summer months of 2014: when the living was easy and there were was lots of packing! | Health, Love & Fire

Summer months of 2014: when the living was easy and there were was lots of packing!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Time for the second part of my look back on 2014. This time we are looking at May through August!

This month started out our journey on our home building adventure. This is the month we put our house on the market, signed papers with our builders to begin building our new home and shared our exciting news with all our friends and family!!

The month of June started and ended with fun trips throughout Oregon. We started the month by spending a weekend in Kah-Nee-Tah with two of our best friends. Their twins were due in August (ended up being born in July) so it was fun to take one last baby-free trip together! The month ended in Sunriver where we spent a long weekend with my parents running a half marathon, going for bike rides, playing games, and going kayaking! Summertime is so much fun in Oregon and I was so glad we got to take both of these trips this past year!
Check out our Kah-Nee-Tah Trip: Here 
Check out our Sunriver Trip: Here

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Each year, our July kicks off with a week at the Rodeo in the next town over with all of our family and friends. This is a tradition that we have had for at least the last 10 years, and I look forward to continuing the tradition for years to come. We enjoy going to the shows at the rodeo, watching the 4th of July parade and the fireworks, and spending some evenings out with friends! It wouldn't feel like July for us without the Rodeo and all of our friend time!
Dan and I also celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary with a night out on the Portland Spirit. It was such a fun way to celebrate, a great way to see Portland, and a nice break from all the packing and home stress!

Our month ended with the arrival of two sweet little babies from our best friends! We had spend lots of time celebrating their arrival and we were so happy to see our friends with their new family and their happy and healthy babies!

We finally sold and closed on our first home, finished packing, and moved out. It was a surreal experience to move out of the home we came home to after our wedding and honeymoon and had made so many memories in. But we were excited about the prospect of our new home and our dream becoming a reality. At the end of the month, our builder's broke ground and work on our new home began. It was such a fun experience to be able to drive by every day to see the progress and be able to make all the selections for our new home!

It's been fun to look back at the adventures and experiences we have had during the past year! Look for my last post of my loopback of 2014 on December 30th. Be sure to leave a link in the comments if you're looking back at your 2014 because I'd love to read it! What's been your favorite thing about 2014?


  1. Looks like you had a fun, busy, and memorable summer! The Rodeo sounds so much fun! And building a new house must have been a crazy experience! I'm recapping my year as well :)

  2. Nice! That is indeed an extensive year. You should keep up the energy for the next years, because I'm sure you've got more than a few things to discover in your life journey. Just make sure the provisions are properly set-up and filed as well. I'm sure you enjoyed packing, though, with all the easy materials at your disposal. Anyway, thanks for sharing that! All the best to you and your family!

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