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Thursday, January 1, 2015

// 2014 in photos //



:: jan ::
lots&lots of snow!

:: feb ::
poconos retreat with new-to-NYC-Cru staff

:: april ::
we adopted sweet, little Ginsberg!

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I traveled down to Virginia to see one of my oldest friends, Nicole, get hitched! 

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Easter in NYC

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Am Clam & I took a road trip...it was a day of never-ending-worst-case-scenarios.
we'll never forget it!  

:: may ::
Matt turned 24! 
we celebrated by playing games & hanging out with friends

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our friend Ricardo came up to visit from Argentina 

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Our friends, Kyle & Jenny, got hitched!
Matt traveled down to NC to be in their wedding.

:: june ::
trek!
students came in from all over the US for a week in NYC to be developed as leaders 
& grow in their faith.
it was so much fun to lead this group of students alongside other Cru staff.

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our 2 year wedding anniversary was during the last night of trek
the students & staff surprised us with treats & played our wedding song for us to dance to :)

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after Trek we headed down to Orlando, FL, to take a few seminary classes.
worked really hard & learned so much...& got to play some too :)

:: july ::
mom & aunt mare came down to visit while we were in FL
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we celebrated July 4th with these cool cats. 

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my baby brother turned the big 2-1!

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we had more adventures in the City
...most involved food.

:: august ::
celebrated one year of living in NYC!
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some of our favorite people came to visit!
love them so much.
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am came to visit a good bit--love having her so close!

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more adventures in the City // Governors Island
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Andy & Cristina got hitched!
loved being there to celebrate with them!

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first Yankees game!

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finally started to put some personal touches on our little home

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we took a short drive to Long Island & let Gins swim in the water.
he absolutely hated the water...but loved all the space to run around!

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made great new friends

:: september ::
Isaiah & Traci came up from NC.
so grateful for them!

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we found out we're expecting a little Pursley soon!
Matt came home & I had this sitting on the table :)

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we said, "see ya later" to our dear friend, Layide, as she headed back home to London. 
we sure do miss you!

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our little home was broken into a few days after we found out about being pregnant.
thankful for friends who came alongside us & cared for us, sent us replacements of things that were stolen, & listened when we just needed to talk. it meant more than we could ever say.

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Friends celebrated 20 years! 
There was a pop-up Central Perk in City--free coffee & you got to sit on the real Friends couch!

:: october ::
Jared & Emily got married!
Matt traveled down to NC to be part of their big day.

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Jenn & David got hitched!
I loved being part of their day!

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// halloween //


:: november ::
we found out Baby Pursley is a girl :)
[thanks Debby Carlton for the cutest booties!]

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Cupcake Bar & lots of friends to celebrate November birthdays: me & Erin!

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Mom came up for Thanksgiving!
First stop: Alice's Tea Cup :)

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we braved the Macy's Day Parade & had a blast!

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Matt made his first turkey!
&it was delicious!

:: december ::

we got our first Christmas tree!

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NYC Cru Campus Staff Christmas party
so thankful to work alongside these people.
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we went to Upstate NY to celebrate Christmas with my side of the family.
lots of laughing & lots of snow!

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then we headed south to spend Christmas with Matt's side of the family
[it was much warmer in North Carolina!]

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half way there!
can't wait to meet our little girl in May.

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:: some of my favorite photos of 2014 ::

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these pictures are just a glimpse into our 2014...thankful for the ups & the downs of this year.
& looking forward to 2015.

happy new year!





1 comment :

  1. I miss you guys too!! Super happy for you both and I can't wait to see you again with your little madam!! :)

    What a year it was and what a year it'll be!!

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