I’m spending December reflecting on 2015 by posting daily with my friend and fellow blogger, Kim. Check her out here. Yesterday, we had two very different takes on the same question. Super interesting! Feel free to join us at any time!
Day 7: Favorite things. Tell us about your favorite things from this year. Are they new discoveries or things you’ve always loved?
Dewey: Friends and I took our second (annual hopefully forever) trip to Dewey Beach. A long weekend of relaxation, sun, Crushes of all flavors, Starboard brunch, all the tequilas and just really freaking awesome friendships. Best times with those peeps.
St. Rita’s Girls Basketball: I helped coach my niece Sarah’s 3rd grade basketball team. I have to admit, I went in apprehensively. Kids are not my forte. I have little patience and my coaching experience is mostly in middle school and high school, so this was going to be a challenge for me. Honestly? One of the best experiences of my life. Watching those girls learn, progress, and develop as players over the season was amazing. A 10-2 record didn’t hurt either 🙂 I loved it so much, I’m back again this year. I’m super busy, working multiple jobs, but the few hours I spend volunteering with this team is so rewarding. It is MORE than worth it.
Bike riding: I hadn’t been on a bike since circa 1990. Not one that moves, that is. Then a few friends and my husband got bikes and it was the cool thing to do so I jumped in. I went for my first ride with my girl, Julia, leading the way. Where to, you ask? Caboose Brewing Company in Vienna. We followed the W&OD trail from Arlington until we got to the brewery where Jaime and Mark met us for a taste test and a ride home. It was so great. Terrifying at times, but generally awesome. I am so glad I got outside my comfort zone to try something new. I’m in love. We are all signed up for a century ride next August and I just went shopping for my own bike. Pretty excited.
Ryan & Jill’s Wedding: Not only did my brother from another mother marry his perfect mate, and not just because they threw a FANTASTIC, unique, beautiful, amazingly fun wedding – that they did, but the entire experience that weekend was one of family, friends, fun, love and beauty. From Jill being a gorgeous bride, to Ryan clearly so being ready to make her his wife; from the incredible venue, food, and cookie table to the signature drinks; from Kate’s dress zipper issue (where her “back up” dress might have been hotter than the broken zipper dress – who owns that many awesome dresses besides Shals? And maybe Julianna?) to Vindhya being an absolute fashionista (always); from hilarity on the shuttle to the venue to BodyJam on the dance floor (duh); from Chevron dresses to stops at Friendly’s…just a freaking good time. Thanks Ryan and Jill!
Sweatpants: Reebok’s Les Mills sweatpants might make me the happiest girl this side of the Mason-Dixon. They are the MOST comfortable pants I have ever worn and I feel like a rockstar wearing them. They aren’t even mine. They are Jaime’s. I did ask for some for Christmas. C’mon Santa…. (er…mom)…
Flowers: For our anniversary, Mark went back to the florist who did our wedding flowers (pictures still take my breath away) and had them recreate my bouquet. He had just started a new job and had to have them delivered there so he could bring them to me when he got home that night. The ribbing he endured, I’m sure! I was blown away. By the gesture…by the beauty…by my love for this man…
What about you? Faves of 2015?