Anyway, this is my favorite post to write because I love reflecting back on our experiences. 2014 was a really good year, full of adventure! I think that's the biggest thing I'll remember about 2014. We sailed in an ocean, crossed an ocean, tried windsurfing, visited Europe, and overall kept VERY busy!
We started house hunting. We decided we had to move and buy a house that had room for a shop for Landon to build the F39 trimaran.
We finished putting our boat back together and brought her home to her dock! Our boat had to be taken apart to be trucked down from Seattle to Portland so we spent two months putting the mast back up, rigging her, and updating some of the electronics. It was a LOT of work.
We had our first real Oregon snow storm! We LOVED being trapped inside our house for 3 days and had a huge neighborhood snowball fight.
We decided not to move. After having a contract drafted and almost signing it, we both felt it wasn't right to buy a new house. It was a really hard decision, but looking back now, we are SO glad we didn't move forward with it. It was a darling house, but we love our current house and decided we could make a shop work in our own backyard.
I visited Utah! It was a quick trip, but it was really nice to spend some time with my family. I sure miss them.
I decided enough was enough and decided I needed to lose some weight! I made a goal to lose 15 pounds and started exercising and tracking my food on MyFitnessPal. It was all about portion control, not restrictions.
Suzette and Jason came to visit us for about a week! We had SO much fun showing them around Oregon, sailing, exploring the beach, and just hanging out.
We took the boys on an overnight sailing trip to Government Island. It was beautiful and relaxing!
I turned 25! We celebrated by going out to dinner and on a hike. It was a perfect day, but I wasn't too happy about the age I turned :) Oh, and I got a Macbook Air! YAY!
Landon finished sewing the spinnaker. It was so fun getting to see it flying :)
We booked a trans-atlantic cruise! Oh man, this was such an exciting day to know that I was FINALLY going to visit England :)
We sailed from Portland to Garibaldi, Oregon along the Pacific Coast! That was definitely the most adventurous thing I've ever done. There were moments of pure terror, pure exhaustion, and pure misery.. but honestly it was one of the coolest things we have EVER done.
Landon started building the F39 and set up a ginormous shop in our backyard. We have big plans for this boat, so it was really exciting to finally get it started!
We went on a flotilla with friends and sailed to downtown Portland. It was a fun, memorable trip, and we almost de-masted our boat on a bridge... :)
We went camping to Crater Lake! It was so breathtakingly beautiful and such a fun weekend with our little family.
We went to Utah for Daren and Liliana's wedding! It was such a perfect day and we couldn't be happier for them! I also got to see my family for a minute which was nice :)
We went Windsurfing! We decided to take lessons and even though I spent the first half of the day in the bushes, I finally got the hang of it and LOVED it. Landon was a natural of course :)
We spent three days in ENGLAND with Suzette and Jason! Seriously my dream come true. It was so amazing to spend time with my aunts, uncles, and cousins and see where I'm FROM. I need to go back right now :)
Daren came to visit! He had to be in Seattle for business, so we were really happy he was able to work it out to come visit us the weekend before! We had so much fun sailing, playing games, and hanging out!
I started my blog! I can't even tell you how fun it is to have a place where I can share my passion for health and fitness! I love helping and motivating other people! Having this blog has seriously kept me SOOO busy. It is like having another job. I easily spend 25-35 hours per week writing posts, designing and recording workout videos, creating recipes, taking pictures, etc. It's been such a fun adventure :) It's definitely taken me WAY out of my comfort zone, but we all know that getting out of our comfort zone leads to amazing things :)
We celebrated FIVE years of marriage. Oh my goodness, where has the time gone?! I am so grateful that we have had so much time just the two of us and I wouldn't trade this time for ANYTHING. We have been able to do so much and grow so much together and I feel like we will be better parents and spouses in the future because of the strong foundation we've been building. It's seriously been the most amazing adventure being married to my best friend :)
Jen and Dave came to visit! It was SO fun to have them stay at our house for a night while they were up here for Dave's work. Lydia has gotten SO big and is just such a sweetheart! We love the Egberts!