Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 Recap - Highlights of the Year

We didn't exactly start off the year the best way. Within the first week of the year we found ourselves receiving Tank's cancer diagnosis. We decided to deal with it day by day and allow his condition to determine how much time he had left with us.


February proved to be one of the hardest months of the whole year. The cancer took over Tank's quality of life and we made the most taxing decision of our lives and Tank crossed over the rainbow bridge. On top of this, two days before I quit my job and was left with the unknown of what we were going to do because we could not live off of one income but I could also not continue working with such insanity. Luckily with two weeks I had two interviews and was offered a position as a Deed Clerk and errand runner at a law firm only 5 minutes from our house. Things finally started turning around.


March brought on lots of spending time with friends, old & new. I met up with one of the girls I used to work with and we had lunch and shopping in the quaint little town of Granville. Julie from over at Just The Joys came to Ohio with her hubby and some other friends for the Deer and Turkey expo and we of course turned it into a blate. It was a lot of fun and now Anthony and I just need to get ourselves to Michigan!


My cousins band opened up for Neil McCoy and we of course had tickets to go watch the show with some of our friends. I also had my cousin Lydia's bridal shower that I helped to decorate for. (She ended up starting her own blog this year too! Make sure you add it to your reading list, you will not be disappointed)


 The month of May turned into a really busy month with a big surprise too. We started the year off saying good bye to our fur baby and really struggled the quieter moments spent at home without Tank at the house. However, less than 6 months later we found ourselves welcoming another big boy into our hearts. Just when we thought no other dog would fill that big void we met Tyson and we quickly fell in love! We attended Lydia's beautiful wedding in Columbus where she married her best friend, Ryan, and we celebrated with family dancing, photo boothing it up, and more dancing with the Ohio State marching band. We wrapped up the month of May with Anthony's graduation ceremony and big party at our house afterwards. I was one proud wifey that day and I continue to be so proud of my hardworking and super smart husband.


In June I joined my parents on their beach vacation to the Outerbanks. I enjoyed countless hours laying on the beach and just relaxing.


In July we spent the 4th of July at Anthony's Aunt and and Uncle's house and then spent my birthday in Charleston, South Carolina. Charleston never gets old for us!


August was full of many nights of concerts at the County Fair.


I had the privilege of being in my best friend's wedding followed by the next weekend of going to my cousin's wedding. Missy's wedding officially ended all the weddings of the year.


In October we got the travel bug and decided to take a spur of the moment trip to Niagara Falls and of course Tyson tagged along since we didn't plan on spending a lot of time in Niagara Falls and instead going hiking in some State Parks.


For Thanksgiving we spent the extended weekend at the beach. It was a lovely thought to escape the cold of Ohio but it was colder there and add the wind factor the weather wasn't the best but I will not turn down a day spent on the beach.


December was of course spent celebrating Christmas and no traveling out of State.  

Even though 2014 started off not the greatest it ended off on a great note. Life has been pretty great and it is only getting better with 2015. I hope you all have an amazing New Years and if you are out and about make sure that you are careful and stay out of trouble. Good bye ya'all, see you next year!

Bella And The City

1 comment:

  1. Phew! You had a busy, exciting year! I'll never forget what you went through with Tank! So sad! But I'm so glad that things turned around for you! I hope to see you again this year!!! :) :) :)


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