What Was in 2014

Last night, after prying Joey’s phone out of his hands (seriously, when should I stage that Candy Crush intervention?), we participated in my favorite “Oh my gosh, it’s already the end of December!” tradition… recapping the year!

Either we were tired, Joey was trying to hurry things along so he could get back to his real true love (yeah, I’m still talking about Candy Crush) or we had a busy year because we were having such a hard time remembering all the things that happened.  I guess there are worse things than having your entire year be one big wedding fun-filled blur, right?

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In January, we very sadly sent our first houseguest home, started our catering tastings, I bought a bridesmaid dress and we hit a dog.  Don’t worry, that story had a happy ending.

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This picture of the beginning pose during a figure skating event still kills me!

In February (and hold on to your hats, because this list is long), the Broncos lost the Super Bowl (wah wah), we saw every single movie nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars (plus all the shorts!), had three cake tastings, booked a wedding band, watched the Olympics and the Beatles Tribute Show, made a wedding website, celebrated Valentine’s Day, sent out Save the Dates, I took a calligraphy class and spelled my own name wrong and we watched the Oscars.  This list is making me excited for this February!

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In March, we partook in Denver Restaurant Week (twice!), painted a chalk wall in our house, celebrated Mardi Gras by making red beans and rice, painted our kitchen and living room and I went to the Lorde concert, where I was probably unknowingly inducted into her cult.

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In April, we celebrated Joey’s birthday, Opening Day and my sister’s birthday, started wedding beer brewing trials, bought a kegerator, binge watched Freaks and Geeks and I had my first wedding hair/make-up trial.

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In May, I attended Hannah’s first bridal shower (!!), rekindled my love with Augustana when we saw them perform at the Bluebird, had my first VooDoo donut experience, we hosted Mother’s Day and celebrated our 7th anniversary (!!), I took a trip to Santa Fe with my mom and sister and when I got back we saw American Idiot — spawning an intense love affair with Green Day–, ran the Bolder Boulder and wrote a Summer Bucket List that I forgot about until just now.  I think I got most of those items crossed off!

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In June, we went to Breckenridge for Hannah and Josh’s Bachelor/Bachelorette party, I decided to be trendy and join in on that #100HappyDays thang, I threw Hannah’s second bridal shower (nailed it!), did a 3-day juice cleanse (who am I?), got to enjoy my cousin being in Colorado for the second time in a year and started honeymoon research (eek!).

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In July, my best friend got married (what?!!!!), and who really cares what else happened after that.  Just kidding, the rest of July was awesome.  I turned 25 (and ate all the things), we sent out wedding invitations (ahh!), I shared my decision to keep my last name, celebrated mom’s birthday, hosted a summer BBQ (or two or three) and took a trip to the cabin, where we wrote our vows!

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In August, we brewed our actual wedding day beer, I posted a house tour, we “partied hard” (that’s how Joey described our separate bachelor/bachelorette parties, ha!), got our marriage license, had my bridal shower and wrote a “10 days away from our wedding” post that was admittedly so cheesy 🙂

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Go figure that we have a million professional wedding pictures and my favorite it still this iPhone selfie we took in the car…

In September…

WE GOT MARRIED!

We certainly didn’t have a hard time remembering that one 🙂  I hope we talk about how perfect our wedding day was for the rest of forever.  Because it really really was.  And lest the rest of September should be overlooked by the wedding, we spent the rest of the month in Europe.  Guys, seriously, did we really get to spend 6 days in Paris?!

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In October, we celebrated Halloween, took a shorty trip to Dallas (hey Joey, we forgot that one!), ran the Rock’n’Roll 10K and I shared some exhaustively long wedding and honeymoon recap posts.  Sorry…kind of.

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In November, skunks decided to move in underneath our house (yay…), I remembered how to cook after what felt like months and months of eating out, took a trip to NOLA with my mom, brewed our first post-wedding beer, pretended I knew how to be crafty and loved the heck out of Thanksgiving.

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And last but not least, this month, was filled with all kinds of holiday fun.  Including the “grand illumination” of Denver, our annual Studio C tradition, the Parade of Lights, watching almost all the Christmas movies, two holiday shows, getting Joey hooked on nog, hosting Christmas Eve and having an amazing Christmas day.  Oh and I finished blabbing on and on about Paris.

It’ll probably be pretty hard to top 2014, but I’ve got some 2015 aspirations that I think will make for a good year.  But that’s a post for another day 🙂

 

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