I wasn’t planning to blog until next week, but I’ve been reading all of these recap posts from blog friends and it seemed like fun, so i broke my rule. I approached this as just a way to highlight some of my favorite projects and moments from this past year, but looking through the posts was really good for me.
I’m a forward-thinker – always staring ahead and rarely looking back. I’ve always been that way, ever since I can remember. It’s not a bad trait, but it doesn’t allow me to look at what I’ve done. When you’re constantly thinking about all that you have to do or would like to do, you don’t tend to acknowledge what you’ve accomplished. And being detail oriented doesn’t always allow me to see the big picture. In the wake of a house filled with projects, seeing what was done in a year brought me to a pause today and gave me some peace and clarity about the road ahead.
So, let’s look back on this year. For those of you who have been with me from the beginning, I can’t thank you enough. Your support through the ups and downs has meant more than you’ll ever know. And for those of you who are newer around here, I hope you might enjoy something you may have missed before.
January started out with some highs and lows, but this crawlspace Micah and I turned into a kid’s playroom was great fun for all (well, maybe not Micah’s back).
The end of the month brought an incredible missions trip to the Dominican Republic.
And spent the next 6 months living in a cabin. That too brought humility.
While in the cabin, we poured ourselves into the idea of building a home: having custom plans made (which are for sale if you are interested) and dealing with enough issues that caused us to walk away.
September was filled with lots of things, but a highlight was definitely spending my birthday in one of my favorite cities with Nate Berkus and Eddie Ross.
I picked up some more photography knowledge during a morning shoot with some friends…
I designed my first wedding invitations.
And moonlighted as a wedding florist with this simple fall arrangement.
Helping put together my friend, Laura’s, living room was definitely a design highlight.