Here we go, 2015 is coming to an end already! Even Jack said that the year seemed to fly by. Every year I like to take a look back and do a “Year in Review” post. Come along with me as I take a look at some of the highlights of 2015.
In January, CA and I went on a road trip to a little town with big musical history – Florence, Alabama.
In February something huge happened. Not only did my middle child turn 20, but The Foodie Army Wife became Cosmopolitan Cornbread. A change that was both terrifying and wonderful. I’m still working on changing the watermarks and logos on all of my images, but I’m so glad that I did it.
Also in February, we had a big, beautiful snow storm. I was in complete heaven.
In March, I spoke at the Mid-Winter Writer’s Conference. I’ll be giving two workshops in 2016 as well.
Joshua and Jacqueline got engaged.
April was a busy month. Not only did I participate in VEDA (Vlog Every Day in April), but there was a lot going on as well.
Oh yes, and I met Jamie Deen when Food Network came to town.
In May, I shared how you could convert your standard treadmill into a treadmill desk.
June was another monumental month. CA and I headed off on another road trip. This time we went to a little town called Franklin, Tennessee – a suburb of Nashville. We had an awesome lunch at an Irish pub.
But the really big thing, was Joshua’s graduation from Basic Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. We went for Family Day (with the exciting display), the Graduation ceremony and then we transported him to his AIT at Fort Eustis, Virginia. On the way we spent a night in North Carolina where we saw Jennifer and had a bit of an army family reunion. The trip covered 1,256 miles, 5 states and 3 military installations.
In July I went on a tour of a great big farm. My favorite part? The chicky babies of course.
In August we had a family reunion, and then I participated again in the Rocket City Food Blogger Tour. In honor of Restaurant Week, several food bloggers visited 3 area restaurants where we were treated to some delicious food. Lawler’s Barbecue, Hildegard’s Biergarten and Grille 29. We also hit Yellowhammer Brewery while we were at it. It was quite a week!
I also went to Birmingham where I participated in a march, attended an event, and saw the red carpet premiere of the movie, Woodlawn.
In September, we had Joshua & Jacqueline’s wedding shower. You see, they had planned on getting married in the summer of 2016 – but Army happens. Joshua was getting orders to Germany as his first assignment! That meant they were moving up the wedding, and getting married while he was home on leave between his schooling and permanent assignment. She would join him in early 2016.
Jack started a series of homeschool rock climbing adventures. This one was to a place called Cherokee Rock Village.
This month was an absolute whirlwind!
Jack did some more rock climbing.
Jack, Jacqueline and I traveled to Virginia for Joshua’s AIT graduation. He graduated as the Distinguished Honor Graduate – top of his class!
And then the next week was the WEDDING!
I took lots of photos…of course.
The next few days were a whirlwind of getting paperwork done for Jacqueline, and in the blink of an eye, it was time to say goodbye again!
At last – autumn! Maybe. We had a little cool weather, but then summer decided to come back to make a nuisance of itself.
I did go out on opening day and do some hunting. Successful hunting at that.
Jack and I both got a deer, just minutes apart. The next couple days were spent processing meat and making jerky.
I did an impromptu photo shoot with my iPhone.
And I shared my 2016 Free Printable Blogging Planner
We went to Tennessee for Thanksgiving, and finally, on the very last day of November, the “pound” here in Huntsville had a free adoption day. We got a new family member.
Jack did some more rock climbing – this kind is called bouldering.
Jeff and I went to the soft opening of a new restaurant in town.
And we had a wonderful Christmas when my daughter came to town.
We already know that 2016 will bring some major changes for our family. We will officially begin our “civilian life” and that means we’ll begin house hunting with a seriousness!
What else will be in store? We shall wait and see!
Happy New Year and have a wonderful 2016!