Well, Tawny, it is that time of year again. That tail end of our annual adventures in which I remind you of what happened, so that you don’t forget. Since for some reason, you often do. 2014, the year of the Horse, was all that we expected, and more. It should also be mentioned, since you forget this part too, that all of this was made possible by our choosing to make it a priority. So, Tawny, here is the state of our union for 2014.
We got our first apartment!
And we got to bring this little guy home.
You were shocked.
We traveled to Iceland.
Which was also shocking.
And Mexico, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and even Haiti.
(This isn’t a picture of you, but you were involved in taking it. That’s why I didn’t change it, even though you told me to.)
We went to Spain.
We delved into Slovenia. And owe so much of that to Flytographer.
We went to Sri Lanka.
We delivered a letter on the Maverick Expedition!
We went to all of our friend’s weddings, and officiated most of them.
Yes, I married all of your friends.
We went cruising with Ashley Day.
And perhaps you had a little too much fun.
Shocking, I know.
You got closer to your family.
And mine. (We even road tripped Oregon with them.)
We celebrated old family.
And we rejoiced at the chance to know our grandfathers.
And adopted family.
And new family.
We played with elephants.
We spoke at a lot of different conferences.
We toasted life.
We got tattoos.
We got REALLY into games.
Including the ultimate game, the Game of Thrones.
REALLY REALLY into Game of Thrones.
Shockingly into Game of Thrones.
We fought the good fight.
We navigated the seas.
We tamed wild animals.
We got into cycling.
And the most shocking part was how unbelievably gorgeous you were.
We met our friends all around the world.
We got even MORE into archery.
People were (dare I say) shocked, at how good we became.
We hosted the 8th Annual Castle Staudinger Archery Tournament.
We laid siege to castles.
We swam in hot springs.
We were a part of the birth of Arrack Tonic.
We became better Vikings.
We got to know our home better.
We went to the Pro-Democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong.
Picnicked in Spain.
Saved the world from destruction a few times.
We even flew to Vegas more than usual.
We climbed mountains, swam in glacial lakes, and celebrated birthdays.
We hosted very adult dinner parties that may or may not have spiraled into wild nautical themed drinking parties in the blink of an eye.
Drifted up and away in a hot air balloon across Costa Brava.
Drove through Iceland.
Rode a helicopter through the skies.
We attended Oktoberfest, in Leavenworth.
And you always managed to look so shockingly sexy.
All of this, and so much more. This year was a long year of trials, successes, and triumphs. Dear Tawny, remember how much we accomplished this year, and celebrate how far we’ve come.