Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Welcome to 2014!

Happy New Year, everyone!!!

Did you stay up too late? Did you have some good champagne?

How long will it take you to remember to write 2014 as the date?

The other day, John and I were reflecting on 2013 and what our favorite things were about the year. As we recalled life in general, we realized we had a pretty fantastic year. I'm dubbing 2013 the Year of the Trip. Ashley did a LOT of seeing and doing this year. We finally got to go on our European Adventure! It was just as amazing as I had dreamed after all the months of planning. Celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary while there made it that much more special. Hard to believe we've been together for 11 1/2 years in all.

We also headed down to Raleigh over Labor Day to visit with family and meet our newest nephew, Ethan. What a wonderful little guy! He was such a different baby from his older brother Ben but of course we love them both the same. Ethan is so easy going and Ben is growing up so fast. We need to see them more this coming year!

As if that weren't enough, we took another trip to re-do our last rainy Mexican adventure. This time we sought refuge in the always sunny Caribbean on the Oasis of the Seas. Having sailed twice before, we were certain our third cruise would be a winner and it did not disappoint.

I think 2014 will likely be the Year of the House. While I'd love to spend every extra cent circling the globe, we decided it would be more responsible to upgrade some areas of our home we've been ignoring. Flooring, appliances, etc. We've got a lot of trouble to get into.

What were the highlights of your year? I have a resolution for you.....leave me more comments! I want to hear from you. :)

P.S. I'm giving up coffee for my New Year's Resolution. Check back in with me later on how that's going!


  1. Happy New Year! You guys had a great year! We hope 2014 will be even better! :) Always a faithful reader, hardly ever a responder!

  2. I only just found your blog today, but happy new year :)

    The highlight of my year was finally quitting a job I hated and finding a much better one! But your traveling sounds much more exciting!


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