Whew! 2015 was quite a big year for our little family. It definitely looked different than most of 2014 since we have little Emma Kate now, but there was still plenty of adventure and fun!
In January I ran my first post baby half marathon, my favorite hometown race: Rock ‘n Roll New Orleans. It wasn’t pretty, but it gave me confidence that I could run long distances again, even right at four months post baby!
February brought a Walt Disney World vacation, and running the Princess half marathon with my partner in crime, Jen. We had a blast with our costumes, and it was great to be back in my favorite place after a year absence.
March was also a milestone month. I hopped a plane to California to run the LA marathon with ASICS. It was an AMAZING once in a lifetime experience that was filled with fun, sweat, tears, and jaw dropping introductions. I felt so so blessed walking around all weekend. The race was very hot and so, so hard, but I felt extremely accomplished after and learned I can do hard things.
April brought Emma Kate’s first Easter, and our annual Easter race: The Crescent City Classic 10k. It was a rainy gloomy, cold day, but I love running in New Orleans and seeing blogger friends, so it made it worthwhile!
May brought me back to Walt Disney World for the final Expedition Everest Challenge. I am so glad I got to participate in this race once before it went away!
May was also special because it was my first Mother’s Day, and we dedicated baby Emma Kate at church.
June was pretty low key, except for when Bobby threw me a surprise 30th birthday party.
July brought Bobby’s annual conference in Destin Florida, and my parents tagged along to keep me company while Bobby was at his sessions.
In August, Bobby and I made a purchase, a BIG purchase. We bought the local Orange Leaf frozen yogurt shop! This involved a lot of stress and a trip to Oklahoma for training, but things are going smoothly now.
In September, Emma Kate turned ONE! We had a fun Minnie Mouse themed party at our house.
In October, my mom decided she wanted to go to Walt Disney World for her 60th birthday, so that’s exactly what we did! I surprised her by booking club level at the Polynesian for a few days, and also with a cake and a fireworks cruise. We had a blast!
I also had the privilege of speaking at the Refresh Summit in Nashville at the end of October. I was sick the whole time but am still so glad I got to go share with the lovely women who attended. I was also asked to be an ASICS ambassador in October, such a great opportunity!
November brought cooler weather, tubes in EK’s ears, and Thanksgiving. My parents and sister came into town, and we also got to see some of Bobby’s family. Poor Emma Kate was sick that weekend, and ended up getting a mild case of hand foot and mouth.
December of course brought the busyness of Christmas, and it went by in the blink of an eye. We went to my parents house for a few days, and it was great to just have a low key holiday.
There are a lot of other things that happened in 2015, but this post is getting really long, so I will stop with what I have. There were a lot of uncertainties in 2015, and I can happily say a lot of them have resolved, but we still have some things up in the air I really can’t share right now. It’s so much fun to look back on the year and see the accumulation of all of the things that went on. It makes me smile. I hope you do as well when you look back on your 2015!
As always, thanks for hanging around and sticking with me here at THLG. I appreciate you all. Cheers to 2016!
QOTD: What was your favorite thing you did in 2015?
My favorite thing I did was run my first half marathon in Disney World! I was never athletic or into sports growing up so it was a big accomplishment!
Such a huge accomplishment!
My favorite thing was my birthday trip to Napa. I’d never been and I really want to go back 🙂
Ohhh I want to go
Christine @ Two Runners Travel says
Lots of milestones for you this year. My favorite moment was seeing my groom for the first time the day we got married. 🙂 Hard to top that!
Definitely hard to top that one!
I completely understand the up in the air thing. We had a pretty terrible 2015 for that reason, and a lot is still up in the air. But things are looking up for us as well, so I’m hopeful that the next couple of months will bring some positive changes!
Will you be at WDW Marathon Weekend?
Yes! Running the half
I’m running my first full! I’ll be at MK Sunday evening, say hi! We met at your Princess meetup, Carrie.knit.run on Instagram. Have fun!
I am getting on a disney cruise right after the half Saturday so I won’t be at the parks at all 🙁 we get there Friday and go to the expo and that’s about it ha