Y’all. 2015 is on Thursday! Seriously where has this year gone?!?
Without further ado, here is 2014’s recap:
- Countries Visited:
- New States Visited:
- Alabama Football Games Attended:
- West Virginia
- Texas A&M University
- Books Read: 21 (or at least that’s how many I bought on my Kindle…it definitely could be more!)
- Favorites: Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon
I rang in the New Year at the Peach Drop in downtown Atlanta, and then headed off for 5 days of skiing with friends at Sugar Mountain, North Carolina. Atlanta also experienced Snowmageddon 1.0.
February started off with Snowmageddon 2.0. I celebrated Valentine’s Day by going to Huntsville, AL and to Lynchburg, TN, checking out the Jack Daniel’s distillery. February also contained a bridal tea for Madison, a dear friend from middle school and high school.
We celebrated my dad’s birthday down at our family farm, and I submitted my first photographs to National Geographic’s Your Shot initiative.
April was the month of showers. I attended a baby shower for a college friend, and a margaritas and monograms shower for Madison. My family celebrated Easter in Alabama this year. First in Tuscaloosa with Fourfold (my brother’s band – shameless plug!) at Easter Fest and then in Decatur with my grandmother and family. I also purchased my plane tickets for my trip to Europe!
We surprised my mom for Mother’s Day with my brother coming home, and we celebrated mom by going to Monday Night Brewing. My parents and I drove down to Lake Blacksheare with 3/4ths of the Powell clan to celebrate Memorial Day.
The month of weddings. The month started off celebrating my pseudo-sister, Carley, two weekends in a row. The first weekend with a bridal shower and the second with her bachelorette weekend in Augusta, GA. My whole family traveled down to Mobile, AL to see my cousin get married, and the following weekend my friend Madison had her wedding in Marietta.
On June 30th I embarked on the Johnson Progeny European Adventure, a 12-day adventure with my cousin Matt to Europe. Matt lives in Metz, France and was the perfect tour guide! We saw Brussels, Amsterdam, Metz and Paris!
I sang the National Anthem with my church choir at an Atlanta Braves game. I celebrated my 26th birthday with a quick trip to the beach with my mom. My parents, myself, and a friend rolled in the 2014 Alabama Football season with box tickets (courtesy of my dad’s company) at the Georgia Dome!
I celebrated Labor Day with my first Shoot the Hooch experience! So much fun, but so cold! I drove down to Opelika, AL to celebrate my best friend, Molly, and the upcoming arrival of her daughter, Kate. I also went bowling at The Painted Pin for Madison’s birthday. I joined a bible study through Buckhead Church. September was a very busy month!
I “ran” a 5K with some of my bible study girls, and it was just the motivation I needed to get back to the gym and start seriously training for the half-marathon I intend to run in 2016. I went to the Cumming Fair with a friend. I also made my first trek over to Tuscaloosa in a while. I got to hang out with my roommate from freshman year summer session, and hang out with some of my MBA ladies for the Alabama/TAMU game! Roll Tide!
November was pretty quiet other than celebrating Friendsgiving with my bible study, and celebrating Thanksgiving at our family farm.
December has been an exciting month! It started off with a trip down to Opelika to visit with Molly and Miss Kate, and to celebrate Molly’s birthday! Alabama won the SEC Championship! I went to Christmas Magic with Buckhead Church, and celebrated the end of the year with 1500 singles! My bible study did a gift exchange and tacky sweater party to celebrate Christmas. I attended my first blogger network event with Atlanta Blogger Network. I bought my plane tickets for one of my many trips in 2015! We celebrated Christmas at home with my grandmother, and my family checked out the College Football Hall of Fame!