Wednesday, December 31, 2014


As I had hoped it would be, 2014 was a year of intention. We really dug in and lived this year on purpose, and the result was a year that I'm really proud of.

Micah and I went to Vegas.
We welcomed my niece, Blakely, into the world.
I struggled to figure out how to balance work and motherhood.
And then we celebrated her first birthday.
We said goodbye to my Mimi.
I explored New York with my mom.
I finished my first Whole30 and began a transition to a whole new way of life.
We added another dog to the family.
We got the diagnosis of my Uncle Clay's cancer and later rejoiced in his healing and remission!
I joined the gym and began consistently working out.
We went to Micah's ten year high school reunion.
I celebrated losing 100 pounds.
Micah and I had a long weekend in Austin.
We celebrated a simple Christmas.

And of course, there were millions of small, sweet moments with Grace and Micah that will forever be etched into my heart.

As for 2015...


I'm lucky that I'm naturally inclined to be content. It's part of my nature, and I'm thankful for it. But my tendency to be happy wherever I am often means I am unmotivated to move. This is true in all parts of life and particularly in my spiritual life.

So this year, I'm going to grow. I'm going to overcome my inertia and seek to be better/kinder/Godlier each day. I will be deliberate in my prayer and Bible study and let Him draw my heart closer to His.

What are you hoping to do better in 2015?


The Tale of Three Ps said...

You've had a great 2014 and you've accomplished so much! Here's to a happy and healthy 2015.

Claire | Fashion + Feathers said...

I love how you mentioned living with intention this year. And you're right - growing is such a huge part of life. Love your recap of 2014 and here's to a great 2015!


Joey said...

Lost 100 pounds. I'm still totally stuck on that one. You tackled this year with such determination and really made YOURSELF a priority and that's so inspiring to me friend. Love you!! Happy New Year!

Kristin said...

I think the parting of "growing" that is hard is when you're forced out of your comfort zone. I know I never would've adapted had I not been pushed (i.e. moved so many times).
I agree with Joey: Losing 100 pounds is QUITE an accomplishment! You're a terrific example to Grace :)

Jennjilla said...

DUDE. You lost 100 pounds. That is insane!

I can't wait to see what 2015 brings for us all. It's been a hard one in '14, so I'm ready to have a fresh start!

Emily said...

You had a wonderful year! I am excited for 2015, and I'm hoping that I don't have a baby this year, ha. I really want a year off! :)

Nichole @ said...

Haha, I have a goal to be more content in 2015, because I am just a restless person! Cheers, my sweet friend!

Hayley Chandler said...

I am so glad I found your blog in 2014. Despite not reading blogs consistently for the last 3 or so months, I enjoy your posts every time I stop by. Happy New Year!!!

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