Good Year/Bad Year

The view from my new office

As a kid, the one thing I remember the most about references to wine (from TV or movies) was its year. The phrase “X was a good year” stands out. I feel like and entire year can’t be all good or all bad, but some years stand out as leaning more to one direction than the other.

The years that stand out the most are the bad years. However with each of the bad years in my life, I feel like some of the most joyous things happened at the same time.

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My Christmas Letter (A Year In Review)

We receive a lot of Christmas cards with a letter inside, summarizing that family’s year. My family occasionally sent these letters when I was a kid. Brad and I have rarely felt the urge to send a letter summarizing our year.

I sent our Christmas cards out last week without a letter but got to thinking about those letters as I was reading the ones we’ve already received. Christmas is a good time to look back at what’s happened over the last 12 months and share it with others… so this, I suppose, is my letter.

For us, 2014 has been a year of family, friendship and travel. Continue reading