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Winter wonderland...

Winter wonderland…

Sigh. Shutdown is over.

It’s a bitter pill to swallow, but I’m personally ready to get on with the new year. It was great having two weeks off and all, but to be honest it finished off a tad more eventful than I think either Trent or I were anticipating. Continue reading

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Year in Review, 2015

It’s the best day of the year for a little bookkeeping historian-at-heart like me:

The day I publish my year-end photo greeting.

Click the pick for lots more on our Flick!

Click the pick for lots more on our Flick!

If you didn’t already get this in your email or see it somewhere on social media, this is our way of saying “hey!” at year’s end because we don’t do those paper greetings in the mail. It’s our greatest photo hits of the year, hopefully featuring MOST of our loved ones. We really want it to feature ALL of them… I’m hoping 2016 will be the year it finally comes to pass?  Continue reading

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2015 Jumpstart

One of the best things about 2015 so far is the fact that I have Kim with me here in the Bay Area for the next 3 months.

Kim + Lisa on the Coastal Trail, by Kim.

Kim + Lisa on the Coastal Trail, by Kim.

She’s enrolled in a program at the Stanford D School, and even though that means she KINDA has work to do (kinda sorta), in all actuality she has a lot of free time to just kick it (I mean, it’s only Stanford). And so we’re in full-on adventure mode, hanging out whenever possible and planning all kinds of epic funness. Continue reading

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Year in Review, 2014

You know how this goes…

And now, if for some reason you didn’t already receive it, we’d like to deliver to you our…

2014 year-end photo recap!

(click for photo fun!)

(click for photo fun!)

(brought to you by the slower-than-ever but still alive and kickin’ Flickr)

I’m sure by now everyone knows this is our version of a holiday card: meant to be something our friends and family will enjoy reliving with us, and maybe even something they’ll actually want to hang onto. We know we enjoy doing this! And we most definitely hang onto these photos, but more importantly, the memories.

Looking back now, it’s hard to believe 2014 is over. As I wrote in my letter to family and friends, it’s a good-looking year on Flickr, but we’re excited for what lies ahead. Despite all the fun, 2014 was (as you read here) also a lot of work for us. Some we brought on ourselves, some was demanded of us, some was opportunistic. At the end of it all, we’re happy and poised for even greater success, but we’re reminding ourselves that – to quote Munga on our wedding day – “life is not just what you learn or what you earn, but what you do with it.”

These photos remind us that the people we did it all with are what really matters. They will make 2015 great, and we hope to see their smiling faces – more, and others, too – when we get to the next recap.

Anyway, that’s enough waxing philosophical for now. I’ve just returned from my Mexican Christmas Chill-out and I’m feeling all groovy (more on that soon enough). I’ll just end by saying…

That’s a wrap, 2014! See ya on the flipside…


See our past year-end photo recaps here:


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Happy New Year (with whiskey) from Dallas, TX! That's where we partied, BTW.

Happy New Year (with whiskey) from Dallas, TX! That’s where we partied, BTW.

I just said to Trent (again), “Can you believe it’s freakin’ 2014?!?!?!”

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