Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Top 10 of 2014

I highly doubt there will ever be another year that can top all of the exciting events that took place in 2013, but 2014 had its fair share of greatness! Here's a little look-back at my Top 10 of 2014...

Top 10 of 2014

10: Hosting Ryan's family for Christmas

Our first holiday hosting experience was a success...except for the fact that I have ZERO photos to document the fun!




9: My 33rd Birthday

Birthdays are a big deal to me...no matter the age!





8: Max's 2nd Birthday/Baby Gonzalez #2 Announcement

On the same day we celebrated lil' midget Max's 2nd birthday, I also learned he's going to be a big brother!

Celebrating my adorable godson's birthday in style...with blue frosting!




7: Mother/Daughter Trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina





6:  Trip to Breckenridge, Colorado







5:  Nais' First Birthday


Celebrating my perfect nephew's first year of life!


4: Trip to Napa Valley







3:  Anniversary Weekend in Granbury, Texas





2:  Trip to Nashville, Tennessee



1:  George Strait's Final Show

Bittersweet. Good times with great friends...memories that will last a lifetime!








Thanks for the fun, 2014!

Can't wait to see what 2015 has in store for us!


Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Home Tour

On this perfect Christmas day, a little glimpse at our holiday decor...


The stockings were hung by the chimney with care...









Gotta have a little Jayhawk Christmas decor!

The Christmas village that belonged to my Grandma Lukens.

And, of course, the real reason for the season...


Merry Christmas from our home to yours!


Friday, December 19, 2014

The Current Friday Five

We're down to the final countdown...less than one week until Christmas {and still so much to do!}. Here's a quick look at what's going on in my corner of the world...

sparkling Christmas Tree


Celebrating: Tess' birthday! Happy 10th Birthday to our sweet niece! 

Working on: finishing the Christmas shopping! Ahhhhh...crunch time! I'm close to being done, but I'm frantically trying to come up with something great for the husband. Any ideas?!!?

Thanking: Chesson from A Southern Twenty-Five for the fabulous package I received as part of the #2014OrnamentExchange. I'll always think of Chesson and her love of Coastal North Carolina {and the half marathon she just completed there last weekend...CONGRATS on that huge accomplishment!} when I hang this ornament on our tree! 


I'm so grateful I was paired with Chesson for the ornament exchange. It's been so fun to get to know her, and I have no doubt that we'll continue to stay in touch!

Anticipating: sleeping in this weekend! I can't remember the last time I didn't set an alarm clock. These dark circles under my eyes can't wait to catch up on some sleep!

Loving: these blog posts...


Happy Friday!


Today I'm participating in lots of Fabulous Friday link-ups: 
"Oh, Hey Friday!" {hosted by The Farmer's Wife and September FARM
"5 on Friday" {hosted by A.Liz AdventuresNorth Carolina CharmThe Good Life, and Hello! Happiness}
"Friday Favorites" {hosted by All the Joys}
"Friday Favorites" {hosted by Meet at the Barre}
Thanks so much to all of these ladies for hosting fun Friday link-ups!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Merry Christmas 2014





Now that our Christmas card has been revealed, I can share some of our favorite pics from our anniversary photo session. As always, thank you to the fabulous McGowan Images for capturing these images!

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One year down, forever to go!
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Anniversary Photos, McGowan Images
Yes...we really climbed that tree!
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Anniversary Photos, McGowan Images


And because I didn't have this lil' bloggety-blog last year, I'm also including our 2013 Christmas card...




Merry Christmas from the Martins!