Tuesday, December 23, 2014

2014: Year in Review

It's officially Christmas Eve. One of my favorite days of the entire year - full of preparation, anticipation, and family. I think there's nothing better than spending the entirety of December planning, wrapping, and getting ready for a pretty dinner, a day full of presents and Christmas movies.

I've been too busy cleaning and working (I don't get any time off but Christmas Day this year) to get any festive outfit photos but I can tell you I've been rocking these comfy flannel pants and this quilted sweatshirt from Gap non-stop during my non-work hours. In lieu of an outfit post and on this festive day, I thought I'd kick off the end of year wrap-up!

2014 was a fantastic year marked with some pretty big milestones in my life (read on for details), yet I am thrilled to welcome in 2015. It's the year that my last name changes, that Ben and I become a legally bound family, and hopefully it'll have in store great things for Ben's medical schooling (fingers crossed that his first licensing exams go well)! And so... here's a look back at 2014!

Happy Christmas Eve!

In January...

We moved to a new apartment on New Years
We got our new apartment decorated
I started my new job!
We finally got a new couch!

In February...

We celebrated 5 years together, and GOT ENGAGED!
We experienced Winter Storm Orion
My bridesmaids came to visit

In March...

I fell down the stairs playing a farming game
We headed to Eugene family emergency
We went to Astoria, Oregon

In April...

I celebrated IZZE Friendsday!
Rachel hosted a beautiful Beauty Brunch

In May...

Had a Kentucky Derby party!
I attended a photo-workshop with the Portland Bloggers
We visited the Jackson Bottom Wetlands

In June...

My parents visited Portland and I bought my wedding dress!

In July...

I traveled to Denver for work

In August...

We went peach/pear picking in Hood River

In September...

Ben started year two of medical school in the new OHSU building
We went to Hood River, again, for Hops Fest

In October...

I attended three days of Portland Fashion Week
We went hunting in Eastern Oregon
I visited Urbaca Salon for my first facial
We went pumpkin picking!

In November...

We got our Christmas Tree
We visited the Japanese Garden
I designed my wedding invitation suite!
We celebrated Thanksgiving in Portland with Ben's family

In December...

We hosted our annual Christmas party
We made DIY walnut mice ornaments
Ben and I celebrated the sixth anniversary of the day we met


  1. Great year! You've been through a lot, so you can def. say that you've "lived" this year! :)
    Happy holidays!


  2. You look stunning, girl! What a fun year full of memories :) Merry Christmas



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  3. I love this! What a great recap of the year. Seems like such an eventful and wonderful 2014. Happy holidays, Kelsey!

  4. Great recap for the year! Looks like you had a wonderful year....well, minus the falling down the stairs part. Ouch!

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  6. Here's wishing you a happy close to the year and a wonderful 2015!

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