Monday, December 29, 2014

Best Year Ever

Oh my word! Is it already the 12th? Where have the first 11 days of the year gone? 

To recap...they've gone to Nashville with friends and to school for a long term sub assignment.  We've been busy for sure! 

I was really intentional last year with goals and hope to be this year as well. 

My goals this year are to blog once a week, run 1000 miles, cook once to twice a week, and actively participate in my Bible studies. These are almost identical to last year's goals, but I felt like a more productive individual after accomplishing here we go again! 

I'll be back tomorrow to tell you about our New Year's Eve party and Nashville trip, but for today I leave you with this. 

We got a puppy. What?!? Baxter is a lab/huskey mix, which is precisely what Moxie is. Ironically, we had a deal that Moose could get another puppy when we have a baby so that Moxie could have a friend and both dogs would live outside. I'm not sure how I had a moment of weakness and my cart got before the horse because clearly-there is not yet a baby in the Saville house. 

Nonetheless. We are a two dog family. 

Pray for us. Ha! 

Year In Review

This year was full of abundance for our family. We had abundant blessing, abundant sorrow, abundant fun, and abundant growth. I am so grateful to look back at all 2014 had to offer my little family. 


In January, we lived with my brother and Chelsea while we remodeled our house (due to an icky pipe burst), we celebrated my mom's 5-0, we got our first snowfall of the winter, and we made major progress on our house! 


February was a big month. We moved back into our house, had more snow, I did a grand opening in new England. So, I got to visit my favorite state of Maine in the winter! And… Oh yeah, I ran a half marathon.


In March, we redid our backyard, bought a new truck, and did more running!


April included another grand opening… Not so far from home. We threw a baby shower for Andi, and our friend group went on a camping adventure in the rain! We celebrated Easter, and I did one more grand opening.


May was a fairly lazy month… But we did spend some time just hanging out together, watching basketball, and enjoying spring.


In June, we started summer activities at church, hung out with family, our best friends had a baby, and we celebrated Micah's birthday at cross country practice! Oh yeah, we had kids camp in June too. :-)


July was full of cross country practice, enjoying hot summer days with family,  The best basketball trip ever to Nashville, and family vacation…


We relished the last few days before school began in August, got back to school ready, and I did a long-term sub. August was also our favorite--beginning of fall and college football!


September was all about running! Cross country season had begun.  Friday night football, friends, and fun. Also in September the founder of Chick-fil-A Truett Cathy passed away. It impacted me greatly. Finally, we celebrated with Lindsey and Anthony as they got married in September.


In October, I spent lots of time at the middle school. We celebrated Mackenzie's birthday, and we had lots of fun with our friends enjoying the fall season! Also noteworthy was that this was the month where our cross country team got runner-up and first place in region! Micah was also coach of the year I was so proud to be a part of this team. Grateful to help my brother.

Also in October, we discovered that we had lost a baby that I had carried to seven weeks.  It was a tremendous loss, but I was so grateful for family and friends who rallied around me.


n November, crazy enough, we had snow on the day of cross-country upper state! Our sweet kids did so wonderful and still made it to state, so we enjoyed a fun day at cross-country state the next week. I decorated my house for Christmas, and we enjoyed Thanksgiving with both families.


December was full of Christmas fun had by all… All month long!

We had a wonderful year!
To see my 2013 year in review, click here

I can't wait to see the fun we will have in 2015!