Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Christmas & A Look Back at 2014

Wow! I can't believe Christmas has already come & gone!  Ours was fairly low-key this year... I was in the kitchen making Christmas goodies all Christmas Eve & we attended mass that evening. My in-laws & brother stayed over Christmas Eve & Christmas Day my Dad joined us!  We had our traditional big breakfast - Eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, biscuits & gravy!  Matt was a rock star husband & cooked the entire meal - it was all so delicious!  {Side note: This is a tradition we've done in our home for as long as I can remember!  I am so glad that through the years of our family changing & growing we have managed to keep this tradition alive - it's like it's one part of our "old normal" we can hold onto & I cherish it so dearly!}. After breakfast, snacks were brought out, we exchanged gifts & we all slipped into that full-belly coma - perfect 2 days in my book!!  Sadly, I didn't take any pictures while on break (bad blogger!) but, memories none-the-less.  Here is our 2014 Christmas card picture though...

Moving along... 2014! Holy cow!! 2014 is almost over, done, gone, close that chapter & start a new one!! I've been aching for January to come along for a while now but, it still blows my mind we're already here, ready to ring in another new year!  2014 was a pretty amazing year in the Yancey house & I can only imagine that 2015 will trump it... In a big, little way!  Here's some highlights of 2014...

I don't typically share work related things here on the blog but, I helped organize a city-wide blood drive with our Wellness Committee for Blood Donor Awareness month in January.  I'm so happy to say that the blood drive was a great success & we were able to make a large donation to Carter Blood Care!

I was able to meet one of my long-time blogging friends, Nicole when she was in town for a wedding!!  It was so fun meeting her & sweet Hunter man for dinner... We talked like we'd been friends (IRL) for forever & just picked up where we last left off!  Sure hope I can see her again in the not-too-far-off future!

For Easter I busted out my baking skills & made this super cute {if I do say so myself} layered Easter cake!  It was fun to experiment & get creative... & the cake was pretty delicious too!

May brought our 1st wedding anniversary & we took a trip to the Texas Hill Country to get-away & celebrate!

We made a lot of house progress this year too!  Out with the old & in with the new!  Now to just get rooms completely decorated & more tours up here on the blog!  All we lack is the bathroom remodels & we are done & done.... & then we'll work more outside - ha! It's never ending really!!

See the full kitchen remodel here!

We celebrated two of our best friends getting married in June {& had just found out we were pregnant!!}. It was a beautiful wedding - we are so happy for them!

In July we made our big secret public! Bingham is excited about his new role... Which now starts (hopefully) the end of January!  And we of course are over the moon... & still in shock!

In August we celebrated my best friends wedding!  It was such a fun day & she made a beautiful bride!!

In September we had our gender reveal party & found out we were having a sweet baby BOY!!!  We absolutely cannot wait to meet our sweet Jack Montgomery!!!

Fall took us to new places... We visited the Dallas Arboretum and it did not disappoint!  We had a lot of fun with good friends that day!

We also took some parenting classes... Baby CPR was definitely the best one & I feel better now knowing that I have the skills to perform CPR if the need ever arises.

We traveled across Texas for Thanksgiving & had our first baby shower in Corpus Christi with my family!

And lastly... We celebrated Christmas in the best way!  Our last holiday as just the two of us... Unless you count NYE but, you get the point.  Certainly was a sweet, sweet time!

Here's to all the memories we made in 2014... & Looking forward to the new adventures & memories to be made in 2015!

Cheers & Happy New Year, y'all!!


  1. What a wonderful year you've had and 2015 will be even better with a new little one! :)

  2. What a beautiful year!!! I am sure y'all are on pins and needles, ready to meet your baby boy! I still am obsessed with his name. Love it!

  3. Hope you two have a Happy New Year !!!!!


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