Wednesday, December 31, 2014

~Best of 2014~

What a year! It went by so quickly!
It was one of the best years of my life and I don't want it to end!

The year started off with the anticipation of the arrival of our son!
Whitney captured some stunning photos of the soon-to-be four of us.

The absolute highlight of the year is the addition of Leo to our family on February 6th.
Despite some anxious few weeks leading up to his arrival and then him being evicted a couple weeks early, he is so worth it. He is the sweetest little boy ever and such a wonderful addition to our family. Watching Audrey become a big sister has made my heart swell beyond words.

In May, my Dad came for a visit from Ontario. Audrey adored him and had him wrapped right around her finger. We enjoyed our time together and are looking forward to another visit hopefully sooner rather than later.

One of our favourite activities this year was our many trips to the Zoo. Audrey loved seeing all the animals and running around outside. We often met up with friends which made the trips even more fun.

In July, Audrey ran her 1st race! My sister and I also kept up with our annual tradition of running the Stampede Road Race 5K.

Another highlight was finally meeting Ashley, Mike and Noah. After years of being blogger friends it was so nice to meet in person. We enjoyed a trip to the zoo and a walk, and Audrey still talks about Mike going to the zoo with us!

We also had a local blogger meet up when Ashley was in town so it was nice to visit with other ladies  and babies.

We also enjoyed the Stampede- Audrey's 1st and obviously Leo's as well. She loved seeing all the animals and just exploring. Fun family day!

We enjoyed a family vacation in August to our friends' cabin on Wasa Lake. Audrey loved playing with all the kids and started to get more brave around the water.

We celebrated Leo's Baptism in August. 

Once again in the fall, we had Whitney take some family photos of us. We will treasure these photos forever!

In November, we went to Phoenix for 3 weeks. It was nice to spend so much time with Grandma and Grandpa N and soak in the sun and heat while it cooled down back home. Much time was spent in the pool, going for walks and visiting with family and friends.

We had a small Halloween Party before we went down to Phoenix. Audrey and Leo dressed up as Dorothy and the Lion from the Wizard of Oz. We went Trick or Treating to a couple houses on Halloween night in Phoenix too.

Another fun activity this year was our Christmas Tree Hunting trip with Grandma, Grandpa, Auntie L and Uncle C. It was an adventure picking out the perfect tree. Audrey enjoyed decorating it once we got home.

Christmas was extra special this year, since it was Leo's first and the first one where Audrey understood what was going on. We had a semi-successful trip to visit Santa, made lots of crafts, and decorated the house. When Christmas finally came, we enjoyed good food with our families, and exchanging of gifts. Seeing Christmas through the eyes of children is so magical and makes it so special.

2014 was a pretty amazing year! Looking forward to 2015!



  1. I love reading everyone's recaps this time of year :) Happy New Year to you and your family!

  2. I did not know the zoo had that kangaroo sculpture! Such a cute photo! So many other cute photos too. Hope you have a great 2015!

  3. What a wonderful year! I love reading recaps like this :)

  4. Love this recap and that I could be part of your year!! Although I miss our daily chats and emails, but I also know how busy this season has been! Catch up soon I hope!!! Happy New Year!! I was sad to see 2014 go, but I have a lot of hope for 2015 to be just as great!!

  5. What a great and exciting year! It was great to see you guys a couple times, hopefully we can this year too :)

  6. What a year!!! Amazing!! :) Love all the pics. :)


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