Tuesday, December 30, 2014

2014: A Year of Firsts

I'm always surprised at the in-depth conversations Nathanial and I manage to have while he's getting ready for work.  Especially given that he usually leaves for work by 6:30 and my lack of morning chipperness.   A few mornings ago he asked me a question that I've been pondering ever since. What would I label 2014 the year of?

I finally decided that for me 2014 has been the year of firsts.

It was the first time I was ever called Mrs.

It was the first time I got a stamp in my passport.

It was the first time I moved away from the great state of Texas. 

It was the first birthday where I couldn't say I was in my early 20's anymore.

I was a first time homebuyer.

And first time home improver.

It was the first time I appreciated a heavy jacket (and a husband returning safely from the North Slope.)

It was the first time I hosted overnight guests.

It was the first time I saw a moose in the wild. (Yep that obsession is still alive and well!)

And it was the first time I spent Christmas away from family.

This year brought so many surprises and challenges but also so much happiness and adventure.  I'm excited to see what God has in store for us in 2015. 

Thanks for following along!  Life is so much sweeter with the love and support of our family and friends.


  1. A wonderful year of firsts! Congratulations on all of it!

  2. And I love N barefoot in his North Slope outfit.