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5 Januarys of A Balancing Act’s Past

5 Januarys of A Balancing Act’s Past

This year I am celebrating so much. There are so many changes happening in my life! I somehow missed my 4th blogiversary earlier this month! And by somehow, I mean, let’s just blame it on pregnancy brain and exhaustion. To mark my 5th year of blogging and all the changes in my life, I want to take a look back each month over the last five years and see just how life has changed! What was happening in my life then? When was important or exciting to me? Let’s see!!!

January 2011
We moved from Houston to Pittsburgh just after New Years in 2011. I started this blog as a way to journal life away from home for me and for family and friends. Over the year it turned into so much more! After a week of being in Pittsburgh we had lived in a hotel, moved into our town home and adopted our little Miss Maggie! It’s crazy that we’ve had her for 4 years and hard to imagine life without her.



January 2012
We bought our very first home together! We moved back from Pittsburgh at the end of December, but we weren’t able to close on our house or move in until January.  This January was spent getting settled, unpacked and reacquainting ourselves with home.



January 2013
This year marked another first for me…I ran my first full marathon! After countless runs, hundreds of hours running, dozens of really early Saturday mornings, a few blisters and a lot of commitment, I ran 26.2 miles in 4:01:51. This is still one of my proudest accomplishments to date!



January 2014
This year I ran another marathon in 4:03:39! But I also co-hosted a baby shower for one of my oldest and best friends, Nicole! We’ve been friends since middle school. We roomed together for 2 years in college. We were in each other’s weddings. And now we were able to celebrate the coming of her little girl, Penelope!

January 2015
It’s safe to say that this January’s most exciting moment was announcing to the world that we are expecting after running the Aramco Houston Half Marathon! Not only was I able to run, I was able to finish a half marathon in 2:05:00 at the end of my first trimester! This is just the beginning of my crazy 2015 and I can’t wait!


5 years and so many huge life events in just one month. I can’t wait to look back at the end of each month and see what was happening over the past five years. Such a beautiful life we live. I know not everything was peachy and there were always ups and downs, but clearly the ups outweighed the downs. Here’s to hoping that’s how life continues!

Have a wonderful Superbowl weekend y’all! Be safe and have fun!

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