cody and i (mostly cody ;)) meticulously store all of our pictures on the computer sorted by year > season > event. this year i’m so glad because honestly until opened the 2015 folder i had forgotten all of the wonderful things we did and experienced this past year. i’m a bit ashamed looking back – we made some great memories in 2015!
in january we were in full-on hibernation mode but ventured out during one snowy afternoon and captured some pretty remarkable shots. allie loved the drive and so did i! it’s one of my favorite things to do: drink coffee, listen to music waaayyy too loud, and drive.
in february we celebrated valentine’s day with brunch and finished the month by working on a couple of home improvement projects: replacing all of the interior the doors (which i would have forgotten about without this picture -they’re now white), laying tile around our fireplace and entry and adding the finishing touches to our dining room table.
in march we jumped on the bandwagon and cheered on the cyclones to a big 12 championship victory in kansas city. this month we also found out we were expecting!!!
in april our fur baby turned two and we traveled to minneapolis for the hot chocolate 15k! it may not have been a pr run but we didn’t walk and the run allowed us to see unique and beautiful niches of the city.
in may i was promoted to the senior hr officer position with the city – an accomplishment of which i am very proud – and we traveled to florida where we visited cocoa beach and the magic kingdom. despite constant nausea we had a good time.
i continued to grow in june and july while we packed our weekends with boating and baby prep. in july we took our annual trip north to celebrate the fourth and hosted a gender reveal baby-q with our closest family and friends.
in august we bought a new boat and had a blast cruising the lake numerous times with our friends…and allie. later that month we returned to kansas city for an outdoor concert.
september was our busiest month. between labor day, baby showers, work, and a visit to the apple orchard we finished the nursery, had maternity pictures taken by the very talented allison knox, and made final preparations for the baby.
god’s unseen hand orchestrated the best month of this year!!! in october cody and his team finished the r1 combine – it has been called ‘the greatest innovation in the company’s history’ by the almaco owners! i turned the big 3-0 and we also welcomed carson taylor into this world! allison again photographed us, now as a family of three, and my friend libby wonderfully captured carson’s first days.
in november we returned home after nearly 3 weeks in the nicu. with a nasty flu bug traveling around we voted to stay home for the thanksgiving holiday. i spent the weekend decorating for christmas and even got out the fine china for a ‘fancy meal’ as cody called it.
december was truly magical! christmastime with a baby – is there anything better?!