05 January 2014

The traditional New Year's post, 4 days late. :)

{Last night, I got to dress up for a bit with my favorite guy. Pretty cute, huh?}

At the end of each year, I get very pensive as I reflect over all that I've been through and accomplished. I felt like 2012 was a big year for us. First full year married, a big cross-country move, new jobs. It was crazy in the best way. 2013, on the other hand, threw us for a loop. It was a tough year, if I'm being completely honest. Living far away from friends and family, financial stress from the cost of living in NJ, packing up to move back to Texas only 10 short months later, and readjusting to life in Texas. The growing pains were real, y'all.

So as we (thankfully) neared the end of 2013, Luke and I did some talking about goals for 2014. A fresh slate; our chance to start over. I love new beginnings and praise the Lord that His mercies are new every morning.

Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. Thet are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. I say to myself, "The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for Him." Lamentations 3:22-24

Here are a few of our goals for 2014. As you can tell, we plan on making it a great year!

*Sara: Complete 16-17 MBA hours
*Sara: Run 2nd half marathon (registered for the Bearathon in Waco in March!)
*Luke: Run 2nd Tough Mudder
*Luke & Sara: Family vacation this summer (almost booked)
*Luke & Sara: Pay off remaining debt (we're starting year 3 of this goal!)
* Luke & Sara: Really commit to saving money towards a down payment for our first house
*Health/weight goals and career goals are a must too, but we won't get in to the nitty gritty ;)

So there you go friends and family. Now hold us to it!

2014 begins for me with 6 straight weeks of Tuesday through Thursday travel for work; it's a bittersweet feeling. It's no secret that I love my job, but it's also hard being away from Luke and the pups that much. But the best part is that I work with an awesome team of people who are all on the same schedule and it's definitely helps us bond/make it through the craziness. If you get the chance, please say a prayer for traveling mercies for me, as I'll be putting a lot of miles on a few rental cars and airplanes this Jan/Feb.

Cheers to a great 2014!

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