12.23.2015

2015

Holy crap, what a year this has been for me and my family. It wasn't without it's ups and downs, but I wanted to highlight the important events we/I experienced this year. You may notice things were pretty dull at the beginning but don't worry, they quickly gained momentum.

January

The only honorable mention that happened this month was Brynlie learned to crawl, and the video of that wont upload. Just close your eyes and imagine it.

February

We had freakishly warm weather this year so we were able to hit the zoo in February.
And because it's one of my favorites, we took this insanely cute picture of Kennedy and all the animals she can't eat, sleep, or breathe without.

March

Kennedy and I had our first pedicure! I ended up having an allergic reaction on my legs, but I will probably take Kennedy again some day.
Collin and Natalie lost Owen. We will always remember him and can't wait to meet him in the next life.

April

MOAB!!!! This is the trip we found out Kennedy loves to hike.
The Salt Lake City Half Marathon. This was my first race of the season and I was sick, but it went super well considering. It was this race that made me wonder if I was capable of doing even more and fueled my running fire.

May

The Ogden Half Marathon. This race was kind of a disaster in the POURING rain and cold, but I want to remember that I didn't quit and it didn't kill my spirit. I also want to remember that I freaked my mom out when I stripped naked in her car trying to get my soggy clothes off so I wouldn't freeze to death.
 Brynlie turned 1!!! We had a fun little party for her and we are so glad she's ours.
Kennedy finished her first year of pre-school. She learned so much and had such a great time; and still never told us a single thing she did all year.

June

We got to celebrate Cory on Father's Day. He deserves so much credit because he has worked his butt off this year for us! He worked long and exhausting hours finishing our basement on top of his job. He truly is a saint.
I fell in love with trail running and then purchased actual trail-running shoes and my feet thanked me.
I ran the Utah Valley Half Marathon. It was my fastest time so far that year which felt awesome considering how hilly the course was. I also got to spend the night in Provo with my great friend, Leticia, and we had so much fun!
Kennedy had her 4th birthday!!! We had a great pool party with family and friends. She is such an amazing kid.

July

We got our family pictures taken and they're amazing.
I had the best run of my life!
We took our first camping trip with just our little family. It was so much fun and we loved every minute of it!
We spent the weekend at the ranch and had tons of fun at Bear Lake.

August

We sold our first home. It was bittersweet to move, but I'm really excited for our new house.
These little cuties started sharing a room at Grandma's house and have been closer than ever.
I completed my first 20 mile run. It was a HUGE milestone for me.

September

We took another fun trip to the ranch and Kennedy learned to love driving her Jeep and Brynlie loves being escorted everywhere.
Kennedy started her second year of preschool which she is LOVING!
I finally became a graduate at my gym -- no easy feat if I do say so myself.
We got to have a family day at Cory's work.
I got a new PR at the Big Cottonwood Half Marathon. 1:54!
For me, the big kahuna for the year, I ran my first marathon at the Huntsville Marathon.
And since it was kind of the greatest thing ever, you get two pictures from that day, plus I couldn't have done it without this girl. She's amazing.

October

Another great Moab excursion.
Sweet Allison was born at 26 weeks. Man, that girl is a fighter.
We got to have my brothers family in town and do tons of fun things with them.
And of course Halloween knocked our socks off.

November

Kennedy had her first primary program and said her part in front of everyone and I embarrassed myself bawling like an idiot because my mommy heart was never prouder.

 We closed on our new house and started demolition.
Cory and I took our first trip since our honeymoon without the kids to Vegas. They say "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas" and that's true, because I haven't been able to sleep as good as I did there since we left.

December

We visited Santa and this was the year Kennedy didn't act like he was coming to kill her in her sleep.

We rode the North Pole Express in Heber and if anyone asks, made it to the North Pole in 40 minutes.
It snowed over 2 feet in a 24 hour period which is kind of unusual, but we had one heck of a snow day!

I realize I'm posting this a little early since we still have two weeks of 2015, which means Christmas won't make this list. But, I'll still blog about that because I'm assuming it's going to be epic! I'm so grateful for my life, my family, and all that I've been given and have experienced. I'm looking forward to 2016!

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