i guess it's time for an end-of-year type post or a post on reflections or something. i've got 50 minutes to write this all out and get it posted before the new year rings in over here on the west coast. then subtract me getting up every nine minutes to take cookies out of the oven and put more in and it's more like 35 minutes, but whatever. c;
2014 had a lot to live up to, what with 2013 bringing us our sweet baby girl. and really, 2014 just got the short end of the stick for a while there. we were transitioning claire from breastfeeding to bottle-feeding, and from co-sleeping to not. and then all of those darn teeth that just decided to come in all at the same time. 2014 also meant landon went from the wonderful age of two to the not-so-wonderful age of three. seriously guys, if you have kids and they weren't terrors at three, please tell me how you did it? because my kid flips his lid over pretty much anything and everything. i mean, it's probably a lot to do with not being an only child anymore and being able to voice his frustrations more and having opinions on things and all that jazz. but still. it's enough to make you want to pull your hair out.
but 2014 also had a lot of fun things! we celebrated my baby brother in one of my favorite cities, i turned 28 and had a donut cake (seriously best decision ever), we put a deck out in our backyard with the help of our parents, landon learned all the words to jesus loves me and johnny appleseed, justin took a new position at work, i got back to my pre-pre-pregnancy weight and reaffirmed my love for american eagle jeans, my body decided to not like dairy anymore (which sucks a lot, but is also really good for me), ducks made it to the first national college football playoffs (GO DUCKS!), justin and i spent a good weekend away together and lots of other things that i'm surely forgetting.
all in all, 2014 was a pretty good year. i'm really looking forward to what 2015 has in store for us though. we're starting a month of whole30 in less than two weeks (i'm scared and excited all in one!), a vacation or two, intentions for some minor home improvements, a lot less soda and a lot more activities with the kiddos. and with netflix streaming friends in about 20 minutes, well, 2015 is sure to be great.