2015 was a full and amazing year. I have so much to be thankful for, and this post is to reflect back on all my big memories from this past year!
Sadly, my Grandpa Wilcox passed away in January of this year. It was very say to say good bye, but I also really loved going to Berkeley and San Francisco for the funeral. I haven't been to San Fran since I was little, and I can't wait to go back. That city is amazing. The apartment posted above is the apartment my grandfather lived in since I was born. Pretty cool building!
We adopted Squishy, a small Persian cat!! She was mine and my husband's first pet, and makes me laugh and also want to kill her. She is annoying but funny and, once in awhile, very sweet. She is pretty high maintenance, with having to clean her eyes daily and brush out her fur. Sadly, I don't always get to it and she appear pretty dirty!
My husband, sister-in-law, and myself went to visit my other sister-in-law in Montana. This was such a fun trip for Valentine's Day, 2015. My favorite part was going to an old mining town and walking up and down their main street. So cute!
We got a doggie in April! Charlie is a golden doodle breed (poodle mixed with a golden retriever) and she doesn't shed any hair. Her hair is also hypoallergenic and I don't break out in hives when I cuddle with her (which I do on the daily). She has been the best dog, super sweet and funny. She makes me laugh every single day. I highly suggest getting a dog if you ever feel lonely.
My in-laws and I went camping in Moab for Spring Break. This was a last minute trip and it was SO fun. We camped under the stars and rented a jeep during the day to go off-roading in. We are trying to make this an annual trip because we had so much fun.
We were able to go visit my family for my birthday this year. We went to Disneyland and the beach, which is always a good idea. I love seeing my family and I LOVE Disneyland. Happiest place on Earth!!
We got to meet my sister-in-law in Coeur d'alene, Idaho. That city is so beautiful! Their is a stunning lake, and Washington is not very far away. We stayed at my aunt's house and went sight seeing the whole time. I haven't been to places that are this green before and I can't wait to go visit again.
I met my family in Lake Powell, again. This has turned into a family tradition that I look forward to all year long. Lake Powell is amazing with red rocks and warm water, even in September. I'm not sure I can wait until next year to go again.
The thing I loved most about 2015, is getting pregnant. I was really sick at first so I didn't start getting excited until the end of the year. I can't wait to meet our little Carter Rick Keys. We are starting our family a littler earlier than planned (my husband is still in school) but I feel like it is the perfect timing now. I wish we had started earlier.
We spent Thanksgiving in California with my family. It was so nice being in a warm environment. It was a very relaxing stay and very fun. It was a perfect trip for me every growing belly!
We spent Christmas with Gideon's family in Utah. It was so fun to pick out a Christmas tree and decorate it (our first!). I seriously can't wait for Carter to get here so we can start all these family traditions. It was a very white Christmas. The picture below is on our street, getting home in the snow fall was very slow and scary! There was so much snow, but it was fun. Me and Gideon's family had an impromptu sledding session on the hill by their house, at about 2 AM on Christmas Eve. I don't think I've ever had so much fun.
My in laws threw me a wonderful baby shower. The house was cutely decorated and close friends and family came, bearing gifts! Carter has so many outfits to choose from when he comes! Thank you Gentrie, Tasj, and Kris for an amazing shower.
Thank you all for following along with me through out this past year. I want to continue to keep writing in this blog and, hopefully, keep improving it. I will also be having a baby in less than two months (yikes!) 2015 was a full and fun year but I have a feeling that 2016 will be blowing it out of the water! Stay posted as I write myself through it!! Have a great new year!!
Hello, everyone!! The pictures for this post were taken before it started snowing, so enjoy the fall scenery a little longer!
Black combat Boots - Pacsun, $25.99 (I got these last year on a great sale, but you can find similar here)
Black Leggings - Motherhood Maternity, $15.99. So comfy!! Buy them, here. There is a special promotion right now which is buy one, get one half off!!
Black and Grey Long Sleeved Shirt - Urban Outfitters, $10.99. This shirt is over a year old, but I'll let you in on a secret. I got this off the sale rack on the men's side! A men's size small or medium fits me pretty good! I like the longer length because it fits over my belly. Buy similar here.
Jean Jacket - The Gap via Tag's Thrift Store, $2.99. Impossible to link due to the age, but here are some cute jean jackets.
Green Crochet Infinity Scarf - BP at Nordstrom, Gift from my old college roommate. It's very soft! Similar here, plus the ones I linked are on sale right now! I might just pick one up, myself!
Stud Diamond Earrings - Kate Spade via Nordstrom Rack, Christmas gift from my husband. He chose well, these are adorable. Similar here. I seriously have a love affair with Kate Spade jewelry and bags.
My outfit total is $55.96
I've really enjoyed putting these outfits and pictures together to create my blog, so I hope you enjoy reading it as well. It's fun for me to be a little more creative since my 9-5 job, though fulfilling, can be a little tedious and sad. This gives me a chance to think about fashion (my favorite hobby). I've been trying out some new stuff on my blog, focusing more on the clothes. Let me know what you think. Thank you!!
Hello, everyone!! Me and my husband went over to Thanksgiving Point in Utah County to pick out a Christmas tree. I love the smell of fresh pine. This was our first Christmas tree and we both had a really fun day.
Thanksgiving Point is very fun for the holidays!! They have live reindeer, ice sculpting, and fresh cut Christmas tree. They also have a very cute little store with fun Christmas decor for sale. None of it was in my price range but sometimes window shopping can be just as fun as regular shopping.
Black and White shoes - Vans, $30.00 (very old!)
Black Skinny Pants - H&M, $24.99 (They have a pregnancy section!!!) Similar here.
Purple Shirt - Everly Grey via Nordstrom Rack, 9.99 ( Nordstrom has maternity clothing online) similar here
Grey Puffy Vest - Old Navy, $15 (I got this on Black Friday, so cheap!!!) In stores, here.
3 Layered Gold Necklace - Stephan and Co via Nordstrom Rack, $9.99. Similar here
Leather and Gold Bracelet - Kate Spade, $9
My outfit total is $98.97.
I love these pants from H&M. They have some interesting details on the knee which is fun and are pretty comfortable for maternity pants. Go check them out if you are pregnant! They have some cute and affordable stuff.
Thank you for reading! The last picture is the actual tree me and my husband picked out. I've gotta give a shout out to Gideon for always taking pictures of me and being supportive of me in every way. I love you, honey!
Hey, there! I have really enjoyed this time of year, and this time in my pregnancy. I'm over the morning sickness and don't feel too tired, which is great! Plus, it's fun to think that this time next year I will have a little boy following me around! He will still be too young to do any holiday traditions but I'll try anyways (:
Black Wedges - Sole Society via Nordstrom Rack, $29.99
Grey Dress - Liz Lange Maternity, hand me down from my sister's pregnancy (she hasn't had a baby in like 6 years!!)
Blue Striped Open Cardigan - Motherhood Maternity, $14.99 (I swear, I'm like a walking advertisement for that store! They are my most comfortable maternity clothing)\
Pearl Necklace - Brighton Collectables, Gift from my mother for Christmas
Silver Bangle Bracelets - Alex and Ani, Gift from an old roomate. (These are around $30 each, I believe)
Silver Ball Earrings - Tag's Thrift Store, 50 cents!! (Don't worry, I swabbed them with rubbing alcohol)
Outfit Total - $45.48, not too shabby! Granted, a lot of my items were gifts.
I love this cardigan. Those open flowy cardigans took me awhile to get used to but now I have like 4! They really make an outfit look put together. Thanks for reading. Tune in soon to see how I'm progressing in my pregnancy, and adjusting to having a larger tummy.