Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Our 2014 {Part I}

This year has been a really wonderful one. It has been full of lots of joy and for that I am so grateful.

Last year, I did a review of 2013 so I wanted to do the same for this year! Get ready for picture overload.

I am hitting all the high points, all the happy smiling moments. But don't let that fool you there were plenty not so happy days/moments this year. As there is for us all, life sure is not perfect. But for the most part, when I look back on our year I remember all of these wonderful times, all the smiles. Those "hard" moments are much less prominent in my mind, and instead I remember all of the love that filled these past 365 days.

Thank you Jesus, for one sweet year!

This was the month of visitors! First Ellie and Holli visited and we hit Prague, Vienna , Salzburg and was so much fun traveling with my best friends. 

beautiful Vienna. 

Then Mama Lew and brother Pat visited! We had a blast exploring Nuremberg and spending lots of time together. 

Roberto also planned the greatest at home date night involving homemade mini golf. And we enjoyed lots of Nuremberg, Germany...our home at the time. 

Our friends Laurie and Layne came to see us this month! We had the best time just hanging out in Nuremberg and visiting the nearby town of Bamberg, one day.

The rest of the month Roberto and I enjoyed dates, basketball, movies and just being lazy!

So I guess the  beginning of this year was full of visitors! We would'nt have it any other way. Germany was such a great place for people to come visit. Nuremberg was full of things to do. It really was such a wonderful place to live! At the beginning of the month, some of Roberto's extended family came for the weekend...

And then at the end of the month, my sweet mama came!! We even took a little overnight trip to beautiful Prague...

And enjoyed bike rides in Nuremberg and lots of fun together...we even saw Grease the musical in German! It was pretty great.

This month we had the privilege to babysit the sweetest girls and house/dog sit for the same family, a family we love and miss so much! We enjoyed long walks with Frankie the pup and picnics...the weather was starting to warm up and I remember being so thrilled!

May, oh may, this really seems like yesterday! This was such a fun month. Basketball ended, Roberto and I enjoyed a day trip to beautiful Rothenburg and then enjoyed our most favorite trip ever to...Italy. After out Italian adventure, it was back to the states! We were so sad to leave Nuremberg but also so excited to go home!

 beautiful Rothenburg and then amazing Italia...

 sad goodbyes and happy hello's...


June was spent enjoying our wonderful families. We spent time in my hometown and then we headed to KC to see Roberto's family! Lots and lots of driving this month, but it was so so worth it. So many hugs to give!

 AND! On the fifteenth we celebrated ONE year of marriage! I really love this man...

We traveled even more this month. We visited my Gigi for the 4th, cousins in Durango, CO, Dallas, TX for a wedding and then enjoyed a trip with my side of the family to Red River, NM...each was such a blast!

Love these littles...

We also got to stay with some of our favorite kiddos for a few days...

Whew! It has been such a wonderful full of lots of joy and lots of love. I am so incredibly thankful. 

And now I am tired. Come back tomorrow for the last half of the year! 

Linking up with Shanna and Liz.


  1. What a year---and that's only the first half! I love how much you two have gotten to explore and travel during your first year(s) of marriage. Such precious memories! Happy New Year!

  2. You have definitely had a jam-packed year! So much excitement, travel and friends! Looking forward to what 2015 holds for your party of two! ;)

  3. WOW, just wow! So much in your year. I thought our year was the year of travel but you blew us out ofthe water. I agree with you about not having a perfect year, but remembering the happy times more than the down times. Can't wait to see what your 2015 brings!

  4. WOW! What an amazing year! So inspiring. When you're in your 80s, you are going to have so many wonderful memories, just from this year alone. Gorgeous pictures, too! =)

  5. What in incredible year! I'm not sure y'all could have packed much more in the first six months. And you've got to share how you get that perfect wave in your hair! Happy New Year!


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