Tag Archives: new years

Year in review

Happy New Years Eve! 2014 was an interesting year. There were lots of changes and surprises. Some were fun, some not so much but we’re definitely looking forward to a new year! Here’s a look back on 2014!

We saw our current favorite band, Shovels and Rope, in concert. It was such a great show!photo 1 (2)We grew hydroponic lettuce! photo 5We both got new jobs! Ray wears slacks everyday. Haha!

photo 1 (6)photo 4 (2)We took a quick anniversary trip to St. Augustine. We also tried a wonut.

photo 2 (1)photo 3 (3)

We went to MegaCon in Orlando! Sooo much fun! This guy is from my fave comic book, Saga.photo 1 (3)We went berry picking!

blueberry 2 allison blueberryRay had a crazy idea to organize a comic convention in our small town. Somehow it worked out (with the help of the NWGLS crew and so many others) and was super successful! Infinity Con 2014!

IMG_9533We dressed as Moaning Myrtle and dad Harry Potter for Harry Potter’s birthday.photo 5 (1)

Ray was in the hospital for over a week with diverticulitis.
photo 4 (5) My sister came home for the holidays!! She lives in Kenya (which, um… is really far away) and I was sooooooooo excited for her to be home.photo 1 (8) We dressed as a pizza and a delivery boy for Halloween! Brie dressed as a poptart!

pizza 5photo 2 (6)We hosted Friendsgiving Vol. 2!photo 2 (5)

After Ray’s bout with diverticulitis, we made a decision for him to have surgery to resolve the situation. We spent another week in the hospital in December.photo 1 (7) We dressed Black Cat in a Christmas sweater. photo 3 (6) So much more happened in 2014 but this post was getting pretty long. Thank you to everyone that was a part of our lives this year! Here’s to 2015!photo 4 (4)

2013 resolutions and goals

nye - 9One new years eve my friends and I went to Falling Creek, a hundred year old wooden church, wrote out our resolutions, and hid them in the walls. Why did we do that? I really don’t know, but it was kind of magical and I will never forget it. Here are my resolutions and goals for 2013:

1. Be more Christ like. Show more compassion. Love people, even when they don’t love me back. Be patient (!!!). Be still. Be thankful. Be less entitled. These are the most important ones, obviously.
2. Set aside specific time everyday for Ray and I to be together. Our schedules are so different. Like drastically different. With me working 40 hours a week + at least one weekend a month, Ray having various studio sessions during the week and doing work with our church, small groups, show meeting, etc. we get pretty busy. I want to make sure the time we’re able to spend together just as a couple is quality time.
3. Take a vacation. A real one and not to the beach.
4. Drink more water. Guys, I went for years only drinking water. We’ve actually already started implementing this one. Yay, go alliray!
5. Have a really good anniversary. Last year, our first anniversary, wasn’t so awesome. Ray had a SUPER stressful job that didn’t allow him to take time off + other obligations and we weren’t really able to have much of a celebration.
6. Make this blog more awesome!
7. Spend more time working on artistic projects. I already have a few really cool opportunities for this in 2013!

What are some of your goals/resolutions for 2013?