December 28, 2014
CELEBRATING 2014

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As 2014 comes to an end, I am grateful. I understand I have spoken often of gratefulness lately. This year has not only been full of great change for Jared and me, but I have also been more intentional about practicing self-reflection. I love how the result of this change and reflection has steadily been gratefulness.

Below are a few of my favorite memories from 2014. Thank you for being a part of this year with me. It has been Jared’s and my best year yet. And, as we believe, the best is yet to come.

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Jared and I enjoyed the springtime in Boston before moving south to Nashville. Boston will always be a special place to us. We love how our relationships with friends in Boston have continued to grow since leaving, too. 

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I spent a weekend in Chicago with a dear girlfriend.

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Jared and I traveled from Boston to New York City any chance we could get. It’s one of our favorite cities!

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We prepared for our wedding!

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I met my niece, sisters and mom in Washington, D.C. for a spontaneous weekend away.

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My research lab traveled to Acadia National Park during the work week to camp and hike. I am thankful for the friendships that developed during my year at Harvard. Each and every one of them has pushed me to be a better woman. 

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We moved to Nashville, Tennessee. Goodness, I love Nashville. I love Nashville so much.

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We created our first Nashville home.

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We asked our dearest friends and family to join in our wedding day fun.

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My family hosted a beautiful bridal shower in celebration of our wedding. Also, this lady above is somethin’ else. My life would look a lot different without her in it. She is an example of strength, loyalty, and perseverance. I am honored to call her a friend.

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We got MARRIED! Marriage has been the greatest gift. I want to cherish my marriage with all that I have. 

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We honeymooned in Jamaica. Can I just say the honeymoon may contend for the best part of getting married?

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 We visited Ohio. This place will always be home. It’s always so grounding to visit our family and friends there.

Happy New Year, folks! I hope that when you look back over the past year, you realize the hardships have strengthened you in some way. I hope you have allowed them to teach you and to mold you. I hope that when you look back, the goodness casts shadows over the difficulty, too.

I am thrilled to welcome 2015 with each and every one of you! Here’s to the New Year!

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