Our year was a just a little bit crazy but full of amazing memories.
January: We started off the year by starting the house shopping process. By mid month we had a pending contract on a house we figured that we would grow into.February: We got engaged! The week we both closed and moved into our house Kyle proposed and made me the happiest girl around!
March: By this point Kyle and I were cement on the small wedding and had even set a date. We went to a wedding in Asheville and got to see a bunch of our friends which was awesome.
April: A friend and I went dress shopping and I found the dress that I never knew I wanted to get married in (I didn’t picture myself as a ballgown girl) and I got to see my mom for the first time since Christmas and we had an awesome mother daughter weekend. My mom also got to see my dress in person – we facetimed when I picked it out (oh technology). I also got a new job this month!
May: My awesome friend Katherine became dog mom to Tucker and he stayed with us briefly. Wedding planning (aka my mom confirming my thoughts) were in full swing. I spent the month scheming about buying a horse and stalking the internet. Thanks to all of my friends for putting up with the gazillions of texts you got from me. You know who you are.June: I turned 25, we got hitched in Cali, and we honeymooned in Hawaii. This month was a total whiz. It buzzed by faster than imaginable. I wouldn’t change a thing about it. (Media: Pics – PW: June27, Video, Post)
July: I dove head first into horse ownership and purchased a 3yo TB filly located in IN while I was in Hawaii. Whoops. She wasn’t introduced on the blog until August though.
August: Sonny and I had an awesome trip to the lake to celebrate K’s birthday. By this point Kyle knew that the possibility of moving to Nashville was on the table and our life was kind of on hold.
September: Big month for us. At the beginning of the month Annie got off the farm for her first field trip. She was an angel. Kyle also accepted his position at his new company so we started the process of listing our house (this takes more time than one might think) and navigating the move to Nashville.
October: Annie got the cut from hell and had an infected leg as well as hives most of the month – no 2Pointober for me. We did get to have a mini getaway with my family for the naming of the Hart School at JMU. I can’t tell you how proud I am of my parents for this. It was a great time! Our house hit the market while we were in VA and was sold after the first showing. I also became a part of the trailer club! Kyle started his new job as well as the process of commuting weekly. While I couldn’t ride my own horse I did get to participate in Opening Hunt and LOVED it. Last but not least we signed the lease on our apartment on Halloween.
November: We packed up and moved ourselves one state south to TN! We bought and sold our first house together all in the same year! I even had my first lesson with NT the last weekend of the month. I also bought all of the things. Literally all of them.
December: I have spent all but one week of December in Cali. That one week was pretty good though and I am happy to say that I had 2 more lessons. Annie had her first lesson/ training ride as well. We also embarked on a barefoot experiment. From there the month gets a little sad as I had to fly to Cali due to my grandfathers declining health. He passed away just 2 days after I arrived (click here for obituary). It is bittersweet as we are obviously sad that he is gone but I can say that I am very glad that he is no longer in pain. I also ended up getting to spend the most time with my family that I have in probably 3-4 years. Now that Kyle is here I am happy to be celebrating the holidays with a large portion of my family.