Friday, January 1, 2016

2015 Year In Review

2015 has probably been one of my biggest years. Some people think New Year's Resolutions are silly, but I actually kept all of mine this year and am really proud of (and happy with) what I've accomplished. 

Here are some of this year's highlights...

January & February                        
I met Hilary and David from Love It Or List It, and I took a stained glass class with my father-in-law at the NCSU Crafts Center.

I celebrated a milestone birthday and held the RDU Baton.

I interviewed for (and accepted) my first job after graduate school, and passed my Ph.D. dissertation defense.

We announced our move across the country to Arizona.

We bought our first house together.

We had an amazing time in Asheboro with my best friend, Tammy and her husband, David. Then we packed up our first home together, and drove across the southern United States, stopping at the original Magnolia Market.

We returned to Raleigh and witnessed my good friends, Beth and Clay get married...and I got my braces off!

We purchased this amazing custom-built farm table by a local artisan...and caught John Popper's harmonica at a Blues Traveler concert with our friends, Josh and Amy. We also celebrated our 2-year anniversary.


 My parents came to visit for Thanksgiving, and we finally made it to the Grand Canyon.


Went back to NC for my Ph.D. graduation ceremony and spent Christmas with our families.

Wishing everyone a healthy and Happy New Year!