Last January I decided to start a fun family tradition which I happened to come across on Pinterest. I bought an extra large mason jar and every time something good happened in our family, I wrote it on a piece of paper, folded it up and put it in the jar. The plan was to open the jar on New Year's Eve and read all the notes as a remembrance of the year we were saying good bye to. Since Kolt was on a deployment over New Year's, we opened our jar a little late, but it was still fun none the less. While at the dinner table one evening, Brinleigh pulled the notes out one at a time and Kolt read them. I can't wait until Brinleigh is old enough to understand and participate a little more. Or add her own random happy notes.
So, I figured I would share our families happy moments of 2014 for all of you...
~ Kolt received orders to Clearwater, Fl which was our #1 pick of duty stations! (January 2014)
~Kolt made flight mech! One of his top goals when he joined the Coast Guard. (February 2014)
~ Brinleigh got sick for the first time and passed it to Mommy and Daddy. The whole house was miserable for about three weeks. **Not necessarily a happy moment, but memorable none the less. (April 2014)
~ Lexi found an interest in working out and fell in love with Les Mills classes at re:fresh fitness studio. It helped to get me motivated to get healthy and in shape. I also started running. (May 2014)
~ Started to accomplish monthly goals: Reading to Brinleigh every night before she went to bed, brushing Brinleigh's teeth twice a day, waking up earlier and getting on a routine daily schedule. Eating meals at the same time every day and sitting down together at the dinner table.
~Lexi found a new hobby with crafting, especially for holidays. I also started to enjoy entertaining at our house and having people over for BBQ's, holidays and parties.
~We found out that Rayne and Kenny are pregnant!!! (July 2, 2014)
~ Took our first family road trip, with stops to see family and friends, while moving across the country from Alaska to Florida. On this trip we visited Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon for the first time. (Aug 2014)
~ Lexi got a job at Target. Yaaayyyyy for an employee discount!!! (November 2014)
~Kolt took the November service wide and was the #3 test!!!!! (November 2014)
~ We moved into a beautiful house, that we absolutely love! (December 2014)
Surely, there were many more happy moments over the year but these were the ones on paper in our jar.
And now... on to 2015. Our jar is already filling up quickly so we have a good feeling that this is going to be a great year for our family.