12/31/2015

See Ya Later 2015

It's the last day of the year, how did that happen? I mean, I know how it happened but heavens it went by fast. 2015 was a pretty darn good year in the Colvin casa. I've mentioned before that 2013 and 2014 were really tough years for us, although getting married in 2013 was a pretty huge bright spot :) But I am happy to report, that while every year has it bumps and struggles, 2015 didn't disappoint and we had a fantastic year overall, thank you Lord! 

Some notable things from our year:

This year Josh took his first ride on a plane and we visited Las Vegas in June; jammed our hearts out to Brooks and Dunn & Reba, woke up at the crack of dawn to take a day trip to California, and swooned over our hotel (The Venetian) our entire stay.


Post: Our Trip to Vegas

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We took another trip in early October for our anniversary, which also happened to be the weekend that Hurricane Joaquin was moving through and South Carolina had a 1,000 year flood, oh and did I mention this trip was also Murphy's first trip away from home? It was an adventurous weekend to say the least, and we are so thankful that we were safe throughout the storms and flooding and that our home was spared of any damage.



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I started a new job in April and have been enjoying it since day one. It was a huge blessing that I needed this year and I am so thankful to the Lord for providing this opportunity for me. 

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We served on staff at our church this year as Youth Directors, and made the difficult decision to resign from our position at the end of the year. This circumstance proved to be a big source of conversation and prayer throughout this year and we are so thankful to have been given the opportunity to serve our church and the youth. We know God has great things ahead of us and also know that He will put in place a great new leader for the youth group. 


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I hosted a bridal shower for my dear friend Mackenzie, we celebrated her bachelorette party in March and her wedding in May. 

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We went to The Masters this year and had a blast! You always know it's a good day at the Augusta National when you log over 20,000 steps on your fitbit and your wallet is empty from the golf store. This year we had tickets to the Par 3 day which was really fun to watch. Going to The Masters with Josh is probably one of my favorite things! 
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We celebrated our second wedding anniversary and Jessi Nichols Photography blew me away with the photos from our anniversary shoot.



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Mom and I took a girls weekend in Greenville and shopped 'till we dropped, and we returned several weeks after our girls weekend with my Granny in tow this time to shop some more. We love to shop :) 

Post: Greenville Weekend with Mom

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We started a marriage study with some of our dear friends, and made some new friends too. We are so thankful for new and growing friendships that were made this year! Speaking of friendships, we hosted Friendsgiving and I made my first turkey! 


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Mackenzie and I threw a baby shower for one of my best friends, Griffyn. Her little babe, named Brayden, should be making his debut any day now! I cannot wait to see her step into her role as a mom, she is going to make such a great one!

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This year I spent a lot of time in my kitchen, and grew to love cooking and baking. We spent a lot of time with our friends this year, and that time was so special to me! We worked on our house a bit, and did some gardening in our yard. We took Murph for countless walks, and spent most of the year in stitches laughing at his booming personality. The Gamecocks broke our hearts over and over again this year; and Spurrier almost gave Josh a heart attack when he announced his retirement. We celebrated a year of my sweet Papa being with Jesus. My MIL experienced a tough year of surgeries and cancer, but she is through the woods now and I know this new year will bring her happiness and healing, for which we are all so thankful! 

2015, you were good to us and I give all the praise and glory to God. His faithfulness is never ending and His love is abounding. He has been so good to us this year, and we are grateful and thankful and count our blessings each day. 

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for following along with my and my little family this year. It has been such a joy to come to this space to share my heart and receive kind words and encouragement. This blog brings me a lot of joy and I'm excited to continue documenting our journey through 2016. I appreciate each of you that visits and sits through each day and each post with me, thank you for being a reader! It's a pleasure to walk through life alongside you, via the internet screen ;)

 I hope that 2015 was a great year for you and your family and pray that 2016 holds sweet memories, abundant blessings, and happiness throughout the entire year. And if 2015 was a hard for you for, I pray that you are able to close with chapter without too much sadness, and enter next year with a full heart. 

Happy New Year, friends!

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