2015 in Review

I don't usually like writing these posts because it's a bit time consuming to look back over an entire year and pick out the highlights. Especially in a year like this, when so many wonderful things happened and it's hard to narrow it down. I appreciate the instagram "best nine" doing that job for me (apparently my haircut is right up there with getting married).
2015 definitely felt like one of the fastest years of my life. Was it really just last New Year's Eve that we were only a couple days away from getting married?  I still think and talk about our wedding like it was maybe just a couple months ago and now we're getting ready to celebrate our first anniversary.

Most of this year was taken up by T.J. working long hours and way too many nights apart. But looking back I love remembering how we made the most of every moment we did get to spend together.

Obviously the easiest answer- we got married! I also moved in with my husband and we started our new life together on the west coast.
T.J. was on an away rotation in Seattle so I spent most weekends up there visiting him and exploring the city.
T.J. turned 27, continued working really hard, and got a new grill for his birthday. I started my new job with Young Life and finally finished blogging about our wedding recap.

We had our first visitors. T.J's parents came to town and built us a deck for our backyard! We also travelled to Vancouver which I never blogged about so it's almost like it didn't happen. I'll have to do a throwback post sometime to recap that trip.
My parents came to visit,  Hunley joined our family, and we took some leave and travelled to Oregon for a long weekend.
I turned 27 and we got our wedding video back! T.J. finished intern year of residency!
We hosted a 4th of July party at our house and I took this as a chance to freshen up our deck. (Oh how I can't wait for it to be warm enough to sit out there again.) T.J. started his 2nd year of residency.
My sister came to visit! T.J. and I did some hiking/exploring in the Snoqualmie pass.
T.J. was out of town for a good chunk so I checked off some projects around the house. We also went on a boat cruise to a UW Huskies game. which was a fun way to see more of Seattle.
We escaped to a cabin at Mt. Hood. And then I escaped to Harry Potter World for my friend's bachelorette weekend.
We celebrated our first Thanksgiving together in our home.

We decorated our home for Christmas and then travelled back to South Carolina for the first time in a year to see our families for the holiday.

I can't wait to see what 2016 has in store for us!! 

P.s. My blog is 6 years old today! Yay! I love having this record of our lives. Even if I'm not always consistent it's so fun to read old posts and remember where we were back when. Hope to keep it up for another 6 years. Wonder what my 2021 year in review post will look like then? Happy birthday blog! 


  1. I am so jealous of all the beautiful scenery you got to experience this past year!! Hoping to find some prettier backdrops in VA than what was in CA. Happy New Year!

  2. Congrats on your blog anniversary! I loved your 2015 recap!!

  3. What an awesome annual recap! It sounds like you guys had a great year. I hope 2016 is just as fabulous!


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