Friday, January 02, 2015

project 12 // 12

project 12 was birthed by Amanda at The Lady Okie & this looked like too much fun not to join in! you take a picture of you & your spouse at the beginning of each month, then you post a short recap of your month. at the end of the year, you have these 12 posts to look back on & remember all the little things that happened throughout your year!

i love this idea so much because this is why i blog! i love looking back on my life & remembering the details. if you missed prior months, you can find them HERE.

December just kind of flew by! honestly, i have no idea where it went! Thomas & i did a low key Christmas this year and our December was pretty stress free but still busy. it was nice to focus on Jesus & each other and let that be the priority. going into January actually feels like a new chapter because of Thomas's job change & all of the unknowns right now. here's to an adventure!

December 19-21 / Gatlinburg with Thomas's family

December 6 / passport to fun: Moscow (here)
December 8 / Candy Land game night
December 9-10 / Monopoly game night
December 14 / Christmas at the stables
December 20 / Ripley's aquarium of the smokies
December 25 / passport to fun: Beijing

December 4 / church Christmas party
December 24 / Christmas with my family
December 25 / Christmas with Thomas's family
December 27 / Christmas with Thomas's grandparents

December 6 / Christmas parade & Festival of Trees
December 7 / Thomas's parents choir Christmas show
December 12 / game night with friends
December 15 / birthday for Thomas's grandpa
December 28 / baby shower
December 31 / New Years Eve game night

Finished: Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban [3]
Started: Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire [4]

|favorite blog posts|
DIY | holiday tea light
how to | get your Christmas shopping done early
DIY | marshmallow penguin
He is with us
Mary's Christmas | a poem
project gratitude
2014 | a year in review

what was your favorite memory from December?


  1. This looks like so much fun!!!! I should try it this year!

  2. you should do it for 2015! :) i'm going to revamp it & change it up a little bit. but it is so fun to have the little details of each month captured! plus now that 2014 is over i have the entire year & i'm going to print out & make a binder! :)

  3. You guys killed it with dates this month! We need to do better about that in 2015 :) Thanks for joining me this year with Project 12. It was fun!

  4. That is so fun!! I would do it, if our "events" weren't all just my doctor's appointments and making fun of our dogs. :) I love that your monopoly night was two nights!

  5. So fun! When my husband gets home I would love to do something like this! Love me some game nights! Always so much fun! Sounds like a great month for you guys!

  6. You had an impressive december! I think my favorite memory from December is Christmas morning spent with my family. Nowadays I work every other Christmas and I worked it last year so Christmas with family is that much more special. I'm totally joining you and Amanda in 2015 for project 12... I LOVE the idea! :)

  7. you are thomas are so cute :) and i love the idea of a low-key christmas! looks like a big month! :)

  8. we started doing some at home dates like board game nights... makes it easier & more doable with our budget! :) thanks for letting me join you this year! i've had a blast!!

  9. haha well that can definitely be fun!! :) yeah monopoly takes forever & it was Thomas's first time playing! it was fun though :) i'm gonna revamp it this year & just do a picture with highlights of the month & not strict categories! should be fun!

  10. you definitely should!!! :) i hope he gets to come home soon! game nights are fun & we've just recently started them but i just love playing games!

  11. i bet it is more special since you have to work! i wish no one had to work on Christmas!! you should definitely do project 12 this year! :)

  12. you are so kind! :) low key Christmas was awesome this year, exactly what we needed... and honestly probably every year from here on out! :) it's nice to be married & get to say how things go! :)

  13. Amen to that!!!! I love being co-in charge!

  14. I wish no one did either it's hard :( probably one of the worst parts of the job. totally doing project 12!! :)

  15. Stephanie was telling me about this challenge I think it is SO cool! I want to try it I think, this year! My favorite memory from December was my cousin coming to visit! :)

  16. you should do it this year!! :) it's been a fun way to keep track of things!!