As we head into 2015 I find myself looking back on 2014 with a lot of love. This year was pretty wonderful. I found a hobby, passion, confidence, and an entire new group of friends through aerial silk classes and group fitness. Nate and I celebrated 4 fantastic years of marriage. I dyed my hair pink and blue. I started my own business with Pure Romance and had a super successful launch party to kick it off! My favorite cousin came to visit and stay with us for a while. We went to an insane amount of concerts and festivals - Bruce Springsteen, Jason Isbell, Dwight Yoakam, Jack White, Manchester Orchestra, Saves The Day, Say Anything, Bayside, Anberlin, 500 Miles to Memphis, Band of Horses.. and more.. I know I’m missing a few! We tailgated and hung out with our friends a ton. We found out we are going to have a baby in May 2015! We saw our sweet baby for the first time and heard the heartbeat. We announced it to the world. My parents came to visit and look at houses - because they’re moving to Kentucky! We found out we are having a boy! We rearranged our living room and started preparing our office space to be a nursery. We celebrated Christmas for the last time as a family of two.
This year we also said goodbye to our sweet baby bunny, Freckles. We found out while we were gone on our trip to Washington D.C. that he had passed away. We are still not home at this time and I know it will be so hard to go home to his empty cage. I hate that we weren’t there, that we don’t really know why or what happened. We had just let him out a few nights before to play and lay by the Christmas tree. I will miss him so much as we go into a new year without him.
But we have a lot to be thankful for and I am so looking forward to the year ahead of us. My parents will be moving to Kentucky in the next month or two, our baby will arrive in May, and our lives will be forever changed. We have a lot to do to prepare for all of the changes coming our way and I couldn’t be more excited!
Our New Years Eve will be spent in a hotel room recovering to fly home on Friday. Nate and I have been sick since we arrived in Washington D.C. and yesterday we found out that Nate has Pneumonia. It’s been a rough vacation - but we are still so thankful. This baby makes everything okay.
Happy New Year, friends.