Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 Year in Review

*We painted the kitchen finally!*Davin got his first haircut.
*We got some snow and really enjoyed playing outside in it.
*Brenna continued her first season of basketball.
*Jonathan spent a week on the west coast for work.

*Jonathan and I spent 5 days in San Francisco.  We spent a day being touristy (Chinatown, Golden Gate Bridge, Painted Ladies, Alcatraz, cable cars, Ghirardelli Square, the pier) and then he had to work the next 3 days so I relaxed and hung around the hotel area).  The kiddos split the week between the grandmas.
*Brenna got her hair cut off above her shoulders.
*Brenna got a Daddy-Daughter date with Jonathan to see Peter Pan at the local theater.
*We got a HUGE snow and had a blast playing for several days straight.*I found out that my favorite high school teacher (and her son and her mother) was murdered by her husband.  It really shook up those of us who knew and loved her.
*Davin had tubes put in his ears.  

*Brenna turned FOUR and we celebrated with a super fun Peter Pan party.

*Brenna chose a local chinese buffet for her birthday dinner.  She chose Krispy Kreme for her at-school birthday treat with her class.*Brenna started her third season of soccer at the Y.
*I spent a week in Honduras with a group from our church.  It was life changing.
*I zip lined across the tallest waterfall in Honduras (I''m not sure if there are that many waterfalls in Honduras, but to this scaredy cat girl, this was huge.
*I took Brenna to the local theater to see Miss Nelson is Missing.

*Davin developed a serious love of basketball.

*Jonathan and I went to my TEN year college reunion in Bristol.  It was lots of fun to reconnect to friends from that period of my life.  We went to a retirement party for one of my professors (Dr. Mrs. Rohr) and also caught part of a soccer game and got to catch up with my super cool RA.  And then I got to see friends from all the dorms I lived in (FOUR!) that night downtown.
*Maggie turned EIGHT!
*We spent a weekend in Bristol and got to hung Easter eggs with Jayla and Brady.
*I surprised Sheri at school for her birthday!  She, Lisa, and I went to dinner at Olive Garden and to Bubblecake.  
*We met Clifford the Big Red Dog at Barnes & Noble.
*J worked on Easter so the kids and I went to our church and then spent time with friends that night at the Herndons' house.
*The kids went bowling for the first time - for Brenna's friend Robert's birthday party.
*Davin got moved up to the preschool class at church.  He was much happier!

*We had a great Mother's Day at church.*We went to Bristol for Jayla's fifth birthday party.  
*We had family pictures made by the fabulous Photography by KT at Murray's Mill.
*Jonathan and I spent Memorial Day weekend in Charleston/Folly Beach with the Hainrihars and other friends to celebrate their 10 year anniversary.  It was so good to catch up with Heather!
*Lauren came down and we went to Rachel's wedding shower in Charlotte.

*I got to go meet baby Nora and see Sheri on the day she was born!  Great timing!
*We took our first trip to Hickory Dickory Dock for Bren's school party.  The kids loved it!

*Davin turned TWO and we celebrated with a Monsters Inc party at our house.
*I agreed to coordinate the Go Bananas efforts for the CVC campus of The Cove.  We began a lunch program where we fed a local community lunch 5 days a week for 10 weeks.  
*We celebrated Father's Day at church.
*I started training for a half marathon.

*Brenna finished up her first year of preschool.
*We spent 4 days at Carolina Beach with my mom.  Jonathan stayed for another 4 days with Brandan and his friends for his bachelor weekend.
*We had Cove Kids camp (VBS) at church for a week.  Brenna got to ride in her first limo!

*We spent 3-4 days a week on average at the Go Bananas site.  Davin really took up with a sweet girl named Abby.

*We went to a 4th of July parade in Lincolnton.
*We spent a weekend in Richmond for Brandan and Rachel's wedding.

*Brenna and Davin performed splendidly as flower girl and ring bearer.
*I was driving my in-law's car and hit another car.  It was by far one of the worst feelings ever.
*We told the kids about Disney.*We spent our 6th anniversary in Pigeon Forge for the wedding of our friends Emily and Bruce.  
*I got to visit with Christy in Bristol and meet her newest baby, Jenna.
*The kids and I spent a week in Bristol and we got to go visit my Great Uncle Jack and Great Aunt Nancy.

*We went to Bristol for Brady's third birthday.
*Davin had his first dentist appointment.

*I threw a gender reveal party for my friend Emily.
*We wrapped up Go Bananas.

*Jonathan and I went to the Nationwide race in Bristol.  Jonathan went to the Sprint race the next day with Bill.

*Brenna started pre-k.
*Brenna got to go to a movie theater for the first time - Planes: Fire and Rescue for James's birthday party.
*Brenna started her fourth season of soccer at the Y.

*We finished redoing Brenna's room.*We spent a week at Disney!  It was amazing.  We spent a night on the way down and back with our friends the Jaimes.
*I had some terrible knee issues that made my half marathon training less than fun.

* We took our annual trip to the apple orchard in Morganton.

*I ran the Hokie Half in freezing cold rain the entire time.  My time wasn't fast, but I finished!  
*After the race we got to have lunch with Ashley and Curtis before dropping J off at the airport for a trip to Reno for work.*Jonathan's parents and grandparents came down and we went to the pumpkin patch.
*We went back to the balloon festival in Statesville, NC. for the 3rd year in a row.

*Brenna and I went to the Renaissance Festival in Charlotte with Sissy.*We trick-or-treated around our neighborhood.  Brenna was Captain Hook and Davin was Smee.  It started raining about halfway through but we persevered. 
*Davin talked about the Pooh ride and Ariel ride at Disney every day.  We made him say "oputupus" several times a day.
*Davin decided he was done with a high chair.

*Mom came down for a weekend - and Jonathan and I helped with a surprise birthday party for our friend and campus pastor Michael Strickland.  
*We spent Thanksgiving with my family and 2 days afterwards with Jonathan's family in VA.

*We surprised my mom with funds from family and friends to go on a mission trip to Ireland!
*Brenna celebrated Briley's birthday with friends at the science center.

*We cut down a Christmas tree in Hillsville, VA on our way back from Thanksgiving weekend.
*Jonathan took Brenna on a date to see Big Hero 6.

*Brenna did fantastic in her school Christmas program.*Jonathan, Davin, and I joined Brenna at school for a PDQ meal.
*Brenna enjoyed Polar Express day in her pjs at school.

*Jonathan's dad and stepmom came down for a weekend.  We went to see Nutty Nutcracker at a local theater, to the mall to see Santa, and shopping for the kids' to choose a gift from them.
*We hosted a  Christmas party for some friends - which turned into Caroling at our neighbors' houses.

*We took homemade treats to our neighbors and teachers.
*Santa came on Dec 22 - such fun!
*We went to Lincolnton to see Christmas lights in a neighborhood that has a few houses that go all out.  We also saw Santa at a restaurant before we went AND at the lights!
*We spent 2 days with J's family and then 3 days with my family.  

*I got to see one of my high school BFFs who is having a BABY!  2015 will involve lots of new babies!

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