Thursday, December 31, 2015

An Ode to 2015

Well friends, 2015 is officially coming to a close.  It was a mix of wonderful, good, and bad - thankfully mostly good - but the one bad spot in the year was one that left quite a hole that won't ever be filled.  2015 will forever be the year that I lost my grandfather, one of my favorite people in the whole world.  So while the majority of the year was pretty amazing, that one dark spot did leave a profound mark.  So I guess you could say that I'm indifferent to the passing of 2015.  

2015 will forever be the year that I threw the last first birthday party for one of my babies.  It was pink, it was gold, it was sparkly, it was fabulous, and it was the perfect way to celebrate our little lady.  It was definitely everything that I had hoped it would be and more.

2015 was the year that my birthday fell on Easter Sunday, and it was the last major holiday that we would ever celebrate with my grandfather. 

Easter Festivities Part I
Easter Festivities Part II

2015 was the year that we first took Olivia to our favorite vacation destination for our annual beach trip, and it was a trip that we will never forget.

Beach Trip

2015 was the year that Brian and I celebrated our fourth Mother's Day and our fourth Father's Day.

Our Mother's Day Weekend
Father's Day Weekend

2015 was the year that we decided to add on to our house, and boy, was that the best decision we made all year!

We're Adding On!

2015 was the year that I attended my 19th Dave Matthews Band concert and B and I had a fabulous time in ATL!

Atlanta Weekend

2015 was the year that we had one of my favorite July 4th celebrations of all time.

4th of July Loooong Weekend

2015 was the year that we celebrated our sweet little man's fourth birthday.

Jacob Brian's Pregnancy Story
This is Four... Jacob's Birthday Interview

2015 was the year that I lost my beloved grandfather.

Saying Goodbye

2015 was the year that I finally opened up and poured my heart out about experiencing a miscarriage back in 2010.  I figured that if my post could help at least one person then it would be worth it.

Ten Things I Learned From Having a Miscarriage

2015 was the year that I shared my fall and Christmas home tours with you.

Fall Home Tour
Christmas Home Tour

2015 was the year that we only attended one Georgia game, and boy was it wet!  It was also the year that we lost our beloved head coach, Mark Richt, whom I'm going to miss dearly.

Georgia Game Weekend

2015 was the year that we celebrated Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas and that everyone was well for all of it!

Halloween Weekend
Thanksgiving Weekend
Christmas 2015

And finally, just for kicks, here are my Top Nine most liked photos on Instagram for 2015!

2015 was the year that I started blogging.  And it has been an amazing, scary, and exhilarating journey.  I've met some pretty amazing women through this little hobby, and I hope to continue to grow for years to come! 

Farewell, 2015... and welcome 2016!!!!

*Linking up with A Little Bit of Everything for Favorite Moments of 2015.


  1. That cake is beautiful! What a wonderful year.. I hope 2016 is just as great!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

  2. It looks like you guys had a really awesome year!! Hats off to 2016! And I am so jealous you've seen DMB 19 times!
    -Erin (No Bohns About It)

    1. Thank you! And yes, girl, they are my absolute FAVORITE!! I don't know what I'm going to do when they stop touring!

  3. What a year! I'm looking forward to catching up on previous posts! I'm so sorry for the loss of your Grandpa. I was extremely close to my grandparents on my Mom's side. My Grandpa passed away when I was 11 & my Grandma, who was one of my very favorite ladies, passed away a month after Luke & I got married.

    Wishing you & your family a happy new year!

  4. Oh my gosh, what a great year you had! I looooved this post and I'll have to remember to do something like this next year! I remember your post about your Grandpa - what a guy...what an inspiration!

    I'm so grateful you started blogging! It's so funny how we don't know each other, but I definitely consider you a blogging friend (in a non-creepy way)!

    Keep up the good work on all things life, girl!!! Go 2016!!!

    1. Thank you, Marie. I sure do miss him.

      And I'm so grateful that YOU started blogging, too! One day we'll have to try to meet up because I sure would love to meet you in person!


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