Wednesday, December 31, 2014

HAPPY (almost) NEW YEAR!!!

Happy New Years Eve!!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas time with
family and friends and I hope you all have a safe and happy New Year!

I've decided that I have a love/hate relationship with blogging.
I love to blog most of the time but sometimes it seems like a big chore.
It's complicated and I know my fellow bloggers feel me!

But then the end of the year rolls around and I'm
so so thankful for this space and for the memories i've
been able to store up in such a unique way.

It sure does make my end of the year post easier.

I like to go back in time and grab 12 pictures that
fit the 12 months gone by.

Here they are from left to right.

January - I had just moved over to Liverpool, everything was new
and exciting and a bit terrifying at times, but it has proved to be
one of the best decisions I have ever made. The image is of Tom and myself
in Edinburgh, Scotland. Our first UK trip together.

February - In February we went to London. I had already been to London
but Tom had not been so it was a really fun trip. We went to museums as
you can see in the picture, we saw STOMP, we ate really yummy food and
we just lived it up. February was a gem!

March - I remember March because it was the month I settled in.
I was no longer nervous where I was, I felt at home.
The picture is of Tom, myself and Holly, Tom's sister, at Blackpools amusement park.

April - April was very somber. It's the month my grandfather passed away.
It was extremely hard to be away from family during that time but
I remember getting so much love from Tom and his family that
It made being away a little easier. I did get to lay in bed and listen
to his funeral via facetime thanks to my sister. I wish it had never
happened, I wish he was still here but I know he is much much
happier now and he's smiling down on all of us.

May - In May Tom and I went on a little trip to Italy.
We stayed in Florence and took a day trip to Cinque Terre.
It was so magical, I absolutely loved it and can't wait to go back one day.
May is also the month I was detained at the airport when I was trying to get
back into the UK after our Italy trip...good times.

June - June was Tom's 24th Birthday!! I surprised him with
donuts for breakfast and a fun day together. I also left
England in June and came back to Texas. My trip was over 
but there was still a lot to look forward to.

July - July was emotional because I missed Tom so much.
When I get emotional I redecorate, hence the bedroom picture.

August - August was a GREAT month because Tom was back in Texas.
He spent a month in Texas and we spent two weeks in the Dominican.
I love when Tom is here and the weather is good and we just
get to go outside and play tennis and have picnics and just have fun together.

September - We spent the first week and a half of September in the DR.
We stayed at a resort in Puerto Plata with Tom's whole family.
This trip had been in the works for over a year. We first heard about it
when Tom and I were in a Denny's in the Mojave Dessert last summer.
So when the time finally came to go it was so exciting!!!
We had an absolute blast...don't let that picture fool you though...
Coconut water is gross!

October - In October we put our plans into actions and
Tom applied for a B-2 visa so that he could come to Texas
for 6 months. He had to go to London to interview for the visa
and it was really crazy and stressful because they don't
just hand these visa's out. But Tom got one and he's coming
to Texas in 3 WEEKS!!!!!

November - In November Tom and I celebrated our Two Year Anniversary.
We celebrated from afar via skype but it was still so special.
We always reminisce on how we got where we are and it just
reminds us that even though it's hard being apart
we have done so well making long distance work for us!
I can't wait till next year when we get to be together on our Anniversary!!

December - In December Tom and I adopted a dog together.
Tom wasn't physically here but I did it for the both of us.
Little Winston has been an amazing little pup and
he's already part of the family!!

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who's followed
our story over the past two years.

I can't wait to start blogging more about 
our plans for this next year.

I hope you all have a wonderful New Years Eve
and I hope your New Year is full of happiness and love!!

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