Here are a few highlights from last year...things that appeared on the blog anyway. I wasn't sure if I would do a wrap-up post at first, but I realized there are things I want to remember, and it's nice to have everything sort of compiled into one post. :)
Fredericksburg. We couldn't really afford to fly anywhere and take a "proper" vacation, so we decided to explore our own backyard, so to speak, and found there's a lot to see and do close to home. I still have a list of places we didn't get to last year that I'm hoping to see this year. (We also checked out Shepherdstown and Annapolis.)
pretty gorgeous scenery on occasion. Usually, I tend to be the type of person who loves being in new places and exploring but hates actually traveling to get there. On one day, I decided to pull over and take some photos to remind myself that "getting there" isn't all bad.
epic winter that started off 2014? It was the coldest winter I'd ever experienced in my life, and honestly, it changed the way I think about where I want to live in the future should we ever leave the DC area. I used to be really open-minded about moving to new places, and I guess I'm still more flexible about moving than most. But I definitely don't think I'll be moving to any place that typically has harsh winters. I'm just not cut out for it, and that's ok.
vintage luggage-style storage boxes.
the botanical gardens so we could spend a few hours in a tropical climate, and it was maybe the best decision I made all year. (We're actually planning to go back again soon because it's seriously the best medicine for winter blues.)
this one in particular sticks out in my mind.
Cherry Blossom Festival along with seemingly everyone else in DC. It was majorly crowded but worth it to see all those dreamy pink trees up close.
dining room and kitchen. I know I'm notoriously slow when it comes to house posts, but I promise to share more room tours soon.
posted a few pics from that first roll. It felt like an accomplishment to finally finish the roll after so long and get the film developed and scanned. I've since shot a couple more rolls and have acquired another vintage 35mm camera that I tested not too long ago, and the film from that camera is being processed right now. So hopefully, I'll have more film scans to share soon!
Blue Ridge Mountains to see some amazing views and soak up the fall color. It was my first time in that part of Virginia, and I hope we can go back again and see more of it this summer.
a simple night out a lot more charming.
I'm still making plans and goals for 2015. For the most part, I'm excited about what's ahead, and I hope to share it with you guys. xo, Mary