I can't believe it's New Year's Eve. This year has flown by!
The last few years, we've gotten in the habit of finding a word or phrase to characterize the year. This year was definitely the year of Alaska. When we moved there, I had no idea what to expect. And when we suddenly moved back to Texas, I had no idea how much I would miss Alaska. It has a piece of my heart. And always will. It's no surprise that my best memories of the year came from living in Alaska.
I thought it would be fun to do a short recap of fun happenings from each month this year.
We celebrated our first anniversary at the Hotel Alyeska. Nathanial pulled out all the stops and had so many surprises for me during the weekend.
February - I ran my first freezing 5k. Let's be honest, I did it for the scarf.
So much happened in March. We got to experience the Iditarod and all the events that went along with Fur Rondy. My favorite was running with the reindeer. It was incredible! I also ran a St. Patrick's 5k. It was -3 at the start and my hair froze. The sunroof on my car randomly exploded as I was going down the highway.
April - We celebrated Easter, Nathanial's birthday and I ran another 5k.
June - This is the month we got the most sunlight. We took full advantage by replanting our flower bed at midnight and watching a baseball game that didn't start until 10 p.m. I ran a 12k. My parents came to visit in the midst of a heat wave.
July - Nathanial's grandparents came to visit us. A story I pitched at work got picked up by all the local outlets so I was on the news quite a bit. I ran a half marathon.
September - We attended the Alaska State Fair. We picked vegetables at a farm over Labor Day.
October - This month it snowed for the first time this year. We found out we were moving and moved two weeks later.
November - We started adjusting to life back in Texas. We closed on our house two days before Thanksgiving. I ran the Route 66 Half Marathon with my father-in -law.
December - We got the house in order and spent the month with friends and family. We hosted our first (and second) Christmas.