A Year in Review

This year started off, well, extremely rocky. And, it continued. This was a very hard year. I feel like most people are ending the new year with a 'bang' with all of the amazing things they have accomplished. Though I've accomplished some awesome things, and I even had the opportunity to go to Hawaii, there have been some trials this year that I'm not excited to re-live. I've learned a lot (especially from those awesome Pinterest quotes) that I'm actually really grateful for this year. Though it wasn't a lot of sunshine, I learned so much.

Way to ring in the new year, eh? Seriously though, this was one of the hardest things that has happened to me this year. I loved my job, a lot. They treated me very well and I loved everybody I worked with. It was a tough situation. It feels amazing to no longer be bitter. I have a new job, and I fully believe that I am supposed to be here, rather than there.

We celebrated our 2nd anniversary in  Maui (which resulted in me trying to figure out how I could move there permanently)

Mr. Schroeder and I went to Bear Lake a lot this year, especially in the summer. In March, we went up a few times, and it was so beautiful!

I dyed my hair redish purple (now, it's back to purple. I can't stop)

General Conference

Easter & also when we announced on Instagram that we aren't pregnant. 

I got covered in glitter for a fun little photoshoot. It was actually one of the funnest things ever.

The Tulip Festival - woot! This was in Lehi, Utah and so so pretty.

We bought a home! One of the coolest experiences in the world.

Bear Lake, Bear Lake, Bear Lake. We hardly ever saw our home but were always on a fun adventure!

4th of July in Idaho Falls

Did I mention that we went to Bear Lake a whole lot this summer? I think it would be safe to say that we were in Bear Lake the majority of our summer. Basically every weekend. We're super blessed to be able to go!

We started (attempting) to finish our front yard and had our adorable nephews help us!

Trevor had the opportunity to carpet the LDS temple in Los Angeles. 

We went archery hunting for the first time. We're both hooked and can't wait until next season. 

My best friends birthday! AKA the one and only Mr. Schroeder

Grandma Mary passed away. I still don't like to talk about it, but I will be happy to talk about Grandma Mary's life to anybody who asks. She's still so missed and I've cried almost every day since losing her. 

I got double foot surgery on October 22nd and it has been quite the recovery, to say the least. 

November was really busy for both Trevor & I. Our big thing was Thanksgiving. We celebrated in Bear Lake (are you surprised?). It was a ridiculously nice weekend and we loved every minute. 

The Annual Cookie Party - This is a tradition my family has carried on for years. It has been such a blast baking and decorating sugar cookies with the weirdos I call my family. 

Family Christmas Party 

Christmas - We celebrated our third Christmas together in Idaho Falls with Trevor's family. It was a magical Christmas that I will never forget.

As I have finished typing this post up, I have found myself giggling and even shaking my head in disagreement. At the very beginning of this post, I talked about how it hasn't been that great of a year, but boy it has been an amazing year. I must have had a change in perspective. We have experienced some trials this year, more than we did last year. But at the same time, it's rather remarkable to look back and see how much you have grown since that very incident. 

The year started off rocky. But I got a new job. I've met amazing people through that job, I have some incredible benefits that I didn't have at my last job, and they even pay for my schooling. Blessing in disguise, I think? 

Grandma Mary passing away was hard for everyone, but it's mostly hard to see my Grandpa's heart completely broken. 

My feet are still healing, but slowly. I had a 6 week checkup, and my doctor said I couldn't run until he approved it in May. I walked out of the doctor office bawling. This year, I've been most grateful for my body. It's insane what you don't realize you have until you lose it, especially your ability to run, climb, jump, or even walk for that matter. 

I'm extremely grateful for my life at this very  moment. I'm grateful for a forgiving, patient, and christlike husband. I'm also very thankful for my parents, especially for taking care of me during my surgery recovery. They are total gems. I kind of sound like I'm giving a grammy speech, so I will end now. I'm excited to start 2015 fresh! I have a really really good feeling about this year.
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