Wednesday, December 31, 2014

a look back on 2014

When we announced our pregnancy to my family, Christopher's response was something like, "Wow... This has been a great year! Jeopardy, a wedding, and now a baby!"

It HAS been a great year! Here's a look back at some of our big events.

cozy birdhouse | a look back on 2014

Top Row (left to right): Dan's Grandad showing off his selfie skills at his 90th birthday party, Kevin & Kelsey's high school graduations, our family trip to Disney World, and one of my favorite bird photos from our trip to my in-laws' beach house this summer

Middle Row: Dan with Alex Trebek on Jeopardy!, my parents and us at Notre Dame stadium, our first look at our little baby!, and the view of Half Dome from Glacier Point during our trip to California

Bottom Row: Christopher & Emily's wedding, our trip to NYC over Thanksgiving, me and Dan at the Christmas show we see every year, and finally... Christopher and Emily's Christmas present (a Wheaten Terrier named Winston!)

Some other fun things we did:
  • Celebrated the weddings of several friends including Elena & Darown, Barth & Mallory, and Ben & Jen
  • Partied with my parents, Christopher, and Emily at my annual high school fundraiser auction while Kelsey worked as a server for her final time
  • Finished up our season Broadway passes (our first anniversary "paper" gift) with Wicked, Book of Mormon, Evita, Phantom of the Opera, and Once
  • Celebrated our second anniversary (cotton) with a corduroy jacket (for Dan) and a big fluffy robe (for me)
  • Attended my 10 year (!!) high school reunion

Now we're preparing to ring in 2015 with Dan's parents at our house. I wasn't feeling up to making the trip to the East coast after Christmas, so they very graciously agreed to come visit us instead. We'll be toasting with champagne (sparkling grape juice for me) tonight! Happy New Year!


  1. Whoa, I'm totally jealous of the Broadway lineup in your city! Very solid.

    1. Seriously! This year has a couple good ones, but not quite the caliber of last season.