Little did I know what 2014 had in store on New Year’s Eve 2013. So many moments that would come as a surprise and one huge blessing!
I saw this idea on Pinterest around New Year’s Eve last year and decided to try it for 2014. It has been something I’ve kept up with all year.
Today, on New Year’s Eve, it has been such a blessing to open my jar and read through all the incredible moments and memories that 2014 had in store.
Here are the incredible moments from 2014 that I recorded one grateful note at a time:
1.15.14 Fun snow days with Felicia, Tyler, Dorothy and Justin playing board games and gather together for meals
1.18.14 Saturday downtown with Felicia just discovering stores, finding fun antiques and eating at a small hole-in-the-wall. Good Saturday!
1.24.14 Erin and Jonathan announced they are going to have a baby in September. Best Surprise!!!
1.31.14 Thankful for Beth and Darwin who took me out to dinner and just listened and encouraged me.
2.4.14 Seeing an ultrasound picture of my future niece or nephew on this snow day.
3.15.14 Surprise of getting to stay at the Chateau for a night with Jess. Thanks Ashley!
3.22.14 A sunny day for Justin’s first baseball game of the season with Jess, Checotah and AdaLena.
4.6.14 Baby Emma Pike arrived safely today!
4.9.14 A day off to run errands and get a massage for my birthday!
4.12.14 Baby Reveal Party with Jonathan and Erin. It’s a boy!
4.20.14 Seeing so many respond to the alter call for salvation on Easter at James River.
4.25.14 BBQ at Justin’s lake house for the last time and Justin and AdaLena practicing their dance for the wedding on the porch under the stars.
5.4.15 A great day at Justin and Checotah’s wedding shower at Westside.
5.26.14 Enjoying a cup of coffee and enjoying the lake view on Memorial Day Weekend.
6.7.14 Watching my brother cry as his bride walked down the aisle on his wedding day and the rededication of AdaLena
6.25.14 A perfect night outside at the Taney County Fair to watch some bull riding with Jess and Felicia. I love summer!
7.21-25.14 An amazing vacation with Jess, Felicia and Kelsie full of laughter, soaking up the sun on the beach, great seafood and incredible sunsets!
8.7.14 Growing in the field of Human Resources at the S.H.R.M. State Conference
8.28.14 Received a surprise Thank You card with a $100 gift card.
9.5.14 One of my very favorite days! Heard Ezra James Harwood cry for the first time while lying on his mommy’s chest just about one hour after he was born!!!
9.16.14 I got to go backstage and meet Bryan White! It took me back to being 13 again.
9.14.14 Joined an amazing Life Group at James River.
10.11.14 Encouraged and uplifted at Designed For Life @ JQH! “Row, Baby, Row when you are in the middle!”
10.18.14 Tried Fried Coke at the Texas State Fair. So much fun!
11.9.14 A great weekend celebrating the twin’s birthday with a bonfire with friends, smores, and pumpkin carving.
Then SDC on Sunday for lights and rollercoasters in the dark.
12.25.14 Time with family at Christmas.
It’s been a great year and a wonderful experience to take a moment to be grateful for the “little moments.”
Here’s to 2015!