A Look Back at 2015

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

I remember last year at this time, thinking that there was no way 2014 would ever be beat, no year could possibly be better. Well, 2015 proved me wrong. What an absolutely incredible year! Getting pregnant in February, I spend most of the year pregnant, and the rest with a sweet new baby. It's truly been the most amazing experience ever. 

Last year, I called the theme of 2014 "The Wedding Year," since the whole year was filled with wedding-related events (including getting married!) and wondered what 2015's theme would be. Who knew it'd be "The Baby Year." I definitely didn't, but am so completely happy that it was! 

Here are some highlights of my 2015.
I had two life huge changing years in a row, okay 2016, let's see what you've got for me!

Christmas 2015

Saturday, December 26, 2015


This Christmas, AKA Violet's First Christmas, was definitely a good one! On Christmas Eve, we drove about two and a half hours to my sister's house for a party, which was Violet's first time in the car for more than about 15 minutes. She did so well! She looked out the window for about ten minutes then slept the whole rest of the way! It was so nice to have that time to just talk with Joe and sing to Christmas music. We spent that day hanging out with family and having a really nice Christmas Eve. Then, Violet slept the whole way back home! Such a nice surprise since I was slightly nervous for the trip!

On Christmas Morning, Joe's parents came to our house and we made a yummy breakfast together and opened presents. It was really nice and relaxing. We kept laughing about how Violet got the most presents out of everyone and she didn't even care! It will be so much fun next year when she cares a little bit and can rip open gifts.

Then later that night, we went to my other sister's house (in town) for dinner. More food and family and presents, so much fun! Christmas is seriously the best, and sharing it with a baby this time made it that much more special!

Violet's Newborn Photos

Friday, December 18, 2015

We had a photographer come over only one week after Violet was born to take newborn photos of her. They turned out so beautiful and I love them so much. I'm so happy we'll always have these sweet memories of when she was a fresh newborn. 

She already looks so different! Gonna go cry now...