2014 Year in Recap

2014was a great year full of adventures and self improvement. I was very fortunate to travel to some amazing places (Switzerland, Milan, Palm Springs, and Vail to name a few), stay in good health and remain active (I ran the NYC half marathon), and achieve some things I set out to accomplish (like getting better at skiing, becoming a PADI certified scuba diver, and starting a new job). Below is a recap on my year.

January
I started off the year skiing in beautiful Tahoe.

February
One day in February I went skiingat Hunter Mountain which was my first East coast ski experience. West coast skiing is definitely better but it was still fun.

March
-I went skiing at Vail for the first time and absolutely loved it there.
-In mid-March I ran my first half marathon (finished in the top 10% for females, top 20% overall woot woot!).
-I traveled toMilan where I did some shopping and went to the Sforzescocastle, and saw Da Vinci’s Last Supper. From Milan we made our way to Wengen, Switzerland for some skiing.

April

-I flew to Michigan to spend Easter and my birthday with my family. I got to see the whole fam and we even had a fun Easter egg hunt.
-Kevin and I drove to Washington DC for the weekend for the Cherry Blossom festival.

May
-It was our fourth year attending the Manhattan Cocktail Classic Gala at the New York Public Library.
-I went to Philly to spend some time with my friends Alison, Kelly, and Megan. It was also my first time checking out the Philly Magic Gardens.

June
I traveled to Puerto Rico and Vieques right before I started a new job and the next step in my career.

July and August
I stayed local for the most part and just enjoyedsummer in the city. It was also important for me to stay localwhile I was getting ramped up at my new job.

September
I went on vacation to Playa del Carmen, Mexico with my family. We also celebrated my mom’s birthday there. We stayed at a beautiful all-inclusive resort, Fairmont Mayakoba. Some of the activities we did included zip lining and swimming in caves at Xplor Park andKevin and I also finished our scuba certification!!

October
For Father’s Day I had bought my dad tickets to the Michigan vs. Penn State game, so I flew home to watch the game and spend some time with the fam. Since Fall is my favorite time of the year, I of course made a visit to also go to a cider mill.
November

-In mid-November I flew to Austin, Texas for the weekend. I think it was my first time holding or possiblyeven seeing a real armadillo in person. I also bought a cowgirl hat 🙂
-I spent Thanksgiving in Palm Springs with Kev’s family. They rented out a cute little Inn called Milla Rosa Inn where the large annual Thanksgiving dinner was held. While I was in Palm Springs I also got to see my best friend Ashley and I rode the Palm Springs tram which is the largest rotating aerial tramway in the world.

December
-I flew back to Michigan to spend Christmas with my family. This year I suggested that everyone wear ugly sweaters and luckily most people participated 🙂
-Kev and I spent New Years in Salt Lake City skiing at Park City.

While spending New Years Eve in Salt Lake City, I wrote a few things that I want to strive towards in 2015[/caption]

Since so much happened last year, below is a little collage with some more memories.

From left to right: apres-ski at a bar on top of a large mountain in Wengen, Switzerland, me and Kev’s new place in NoMad, beautiful sunset on the Island of Vieques in Puerto Rico, golfing with my dad and bro when I came home for Easter, seeing the Cripple of Inishmaan on Broadway starring Daniel Radcliffe, newly bought Christmas stockings for our little fam, ski tram in Wengen, Switzerland, skiing in Vail, summer day exploring shortly after de Blasio became the new NYC mayor, playing tennis at the W Hotel resort in Vieques, Kev’s 32nd birthday cake, at the Miley Cyrus concert, Kev’s very special Cartier love bracelet gift to me with an engraving that says “3 yrs K and Kay”, secluded, preserved beach in Vieques that Kev and I found after renting a Jeep and exploring the island, eating a snow cone in DC on a hot summer day, Kev by a Palm Spring tram car, me and Kev with artist Nick Gentry who did some awesome work for us for our new apt, Kev in his new apron I bought him since he got into cooking, me and Kev in our ugly Christmas sweaters, seeing Of Mice and Men on Broadway starring James Franco, at Spicer’s Cider Mill in Michigan enjoying a sugar donut, standing in front of a beautiful abandoned building with nature taking over in Vieques, Kev holding a live armadillo in Austin, TX, family Christmas pic from the roof our our NoMad apt.

From left to right: Moment with Kev on the rooftop of the New York Athletic Club overlooking Central Park, running in the New York Half Marathon through Times Square, family pic with our ugly Christmas sweaters, selfie in front of the White House, dressed up forthe Manhattan Cocktail Classic Gala at the New York Public Library, got to see Becca at the Michigan vs. Penn State nighttime football game, I chopped about 11 inches of hair off, got to see Ash when I was in Palm Springs over Thanksgiving, fam football game after Thanksgiving.]]>