Resolutions and Best of Probably Rachel 2014

Brad and I were discussing New Year’s resolutions yesterday. And I came to the conclusion that if you’re hard-pressed to think of a new New Year’s resolution, you should probably just keep doing what you’re doing because you’re headed in the right direction.

In theory a resolution is a stated goal that you want to complete within the next 365 days. Most New Year’s resolutions are focused on self-improvement, so once you’ve hit that goal keep it up. At least that’s how I am with anything I might resolve to do.

Thus, I have no new resolution this year. Just keep trying to improve myself.

Anyway, as the book of 2014 has been shut and 2015 offers the opportunity for many new words. But before I move on, I’d like to share with you the best of ProbablyRachel.com in 2014: Continue reading

Wrapping up 2012

Christmas came and went in a flurry of travel, events and time with family. It was wonderful! You’ve probably noticed a bit of a blog hiatus over the holidays, with both of us enjoying a holiday break, the K-Couple is not back to regularly scheduled programming, which means more time with each other and those we love and less time blogging. But I can’t let this whole week pass without reflecting on the year we just lived.

I entered 2012 as a newlywed, apartment-dwelling Clevelander. As I prepare to party away 2012 in just a few days, I can’t help but look back at the year and go

Whoa!

Not only did this year go by quickly, it was anything but boring. However… Brad and I said we were looking forward to becoming boring for awhile after the major ups and downs of 2011.

That didn’t happen, but I’m okay with it. This year brought much more joy than pain for which I’m grateful. Here’s a whirlwind summary (in no particular order).

  • We casually started house hunting one day in early 2012. We were en route to meet friends for dinner when a house for sale caught my eye and I said to Brad, “I wonder what that house looks like inside?” I searched it on my phone while waiting to be seated and we looked at the pictures and information. We never toured that house, but started looking at others and soon fell in love with ours. Placed an offer in April. Closed in June. Got keys in July. Moved in in August. (It’s a time consuming process.)
  • We celebrated our first anniversary and ate some freezer-burnt cake. Continue reading