I am currently on my second overnight shift at work and am giving myself the creeps when I am not concentrating on something. So to keep myself busy and awake I have decided to copy my friend Tricia and do a review of 2014 entry.
Without further ado – a look back at 2014:
Celebrated two years with Matthew. He is the longest relationship I have ever had and it’s obvious to me now why none of my other relationships ever lasted for very long. He puts up with my shit and is so easy to be with. Relationships shouldn’t be that damn difficult. I’m happy to say with certainty that I will be spending the rest of my life with him. When you know – you just know. 🙂
We tore down the walls in our spare bedroom! After sitting on this project for over a year – we finally started getting our spare bedroom revamped. Although we still are not completely done, it looks a lot better than it did. Just a few final touches and we’ll be able to call this a working room!
Celebrated the Seahawks return from winning the Super Bowl with a parade in the feezing cold downtown. Hours after it was over – Westlake Station was still crowded and backed up all the way to mezzanine level – something I doubt happens often, if ever. Thankfully my friend Megan came to my rescue and drove me home!
I tried oysters for the first time in my life for Valentine’s Day dinner made at home with Matt. They weren’t terrible, but I don’t think I care to try them again.
Celebrated my brother’s 26th birthday with my family!
Gained a new outlook on life.
Had a fun biker BBQ get together with Matt’s crazy bike riding buddies.
Came home to a “surprise” from Matt. A nice big pile of dirt so we can redo our backyard.
Celebrated Mother’s Day at the Mariners game!
Ran into my childhood best friend randomly at a bar.
Went to Matt’s friends wedding in which he was the best man.
Was stalked by a random baby crow and its parents who decided to raise their child in our front yard. This continued all summer long.
Headed to Wenatchee for the Apple Century bike ride for another biker family getaway. Stopped in Leavenworth for beer and brats of course.
And headed to a beautiful winery for some wine tasting.
Had what I thought was my last day at The Westin to go to school full time – only to find out at 1pm that day that summer quarter classes for school were cancelled! This is why you don’t burn bridges people – they took me back with open arms. This picture was before the devastating news.
Spent some quality time with Tricia wine tasting.
Opened our very first bottle of home brewed beer! It was delicious!
Went to Portland for another biker getaway. This time the STP (Seattle to Portland bike ride).
Headed to a Mariners game with my loves!
And spent some quality time with my brother.
Got dolled up for my aunt’s wedding at the beach!
Spent a few days in Vancouver, B.C. for yet another biker family getaway. This time for the RSVP (Ride Seattle to Vancouver and Party!)
Had my official last day of work at The Westin. It was bittersweet.
Channeled my Susie homemaker skills and canned Jalapenos during my time off between work and school. Made for a great and easy Christmas gift!
Took a weekend getaway to Matt’s grandparents cabin on Vashon. No – this one was not biking related!
Embraced fall and the beautiful colors. This is my favorite tree on campus.
Had dinner with my mama and my favorite ex work mom!
Had dinner again with some amazing old coworkers!
Painted the walls in our spare room!
Did a memorial 5k run.
Volunteered and ran in the Greenlake Gobble. It was literally POURING down rain almost the entire time we were volunteering before the run. But the rain eventually stopped and the weather was perfect for a nice run.
Graduated from the NAC program!
Planned and celebrated my mom’s 50th birthday in style!
Did the Holiday Fun Run with dad and Sean!
Drove an hour and a half to the Olympic National Forest to cut down a Christmas tree!
Went on a chocolate factory tour for my birthday.
Started my first medical field related job.
2014 was a crazy year – I’m so excited for what 2015 has in store. Make it a great year!