2014 :: How do you measure a year?

In the blink of an eye, another year has passed. It’s been another great year for #richpartyof2 and here are some of the highlights of 2014.



We kicked off 2014 in style as we sat courtside at the Creighton vs Marquette game. I was so excited to see my alma mater play ever since Creighton joined the Big East. Although we lost the game, I was the loudest cheering MU fan right behind the Creighton bench. We also traveled back to Milwaukee this month to see one of my longest childhood friends get married. We actually met at my very first pageant and have stayed friends since 1997! Miles traveled :: 1,198



We headed back to the upper Midwest to Chicago for my college besties’ wedding shower. Husband and I also did our first Trek up the Tower race where we ran up 40 flights of stairs. Miles traveled :: 948

Trek up the Tower


I headed down to Kansas City for the weekend for one of my pageant bestie’s bachelorette and wedding shower. The hubs and I also needed a getaway so we packed our bags and headed to our favorite tropical location, St. Maarten, for a long weekend. It was so nice to just lay in the sun and have nothing to worry about for a few days. Miles traveled :: 6,818





I traveled back to Milwaukee to judge the Miss St. Francis pageant. It was an honor to judge because it was the 50th anniversary for this local pageant. For those of you who don’t know, I competed in pageants for nearly 20 years and that’s how I met my husband too. Pageants will always have a special place in my heart. Miles traveled :: 1,112


May was a busy month for us! I ran my 6th half marathon, celebrated my 28th birthday and also our first wedding anniversary. To commemorate our one year as newlyweds, we headed down to Scottsdale, Arizona for a long weekend of relaxing. We laid in the sun, golfed, went shopping and ate and drank to our hearts content. I think heading somewhere for our anniversary may become a yearly tradition since we love to travel so much. We ended the month in Chicago as I was a bridesmaid in my college bestie’s wedding. Miles traveled :: 3,544


Photo May 25, 9 52 07 PM

Photo May 31, 6 26 29 PM


Another wedding we headed to for one of my pageant besties. She had the most shabby chic barn wedding up in Fargo, North Dakota. I also became an auntie for the second time to my adorable niece, Isabella Marguerite. This month I also joined the Junior League in my town and have loved having the opportunity to do more volunteer work and also meet some new besties. I did 2 races this month : one was a 10k and the other was a 5k with the husbandMiles traveled :: 848


We headed to the east coast together for a trip to NYC. Husband had a few days of meetings there so I tagged along and we went a couple of days early to take in some of the sights around the city that never sleeps. Miles traveled :: 5,215


I headed back to Milwaukee for a weekend of fun and play with my niece and nephew. At the end of the month, we headed down to Kansas City as I was a bridesmaid in my pageant bestie’s wedding. Interesting fact, just 8 years prior to this on the same weekend we were at Lake of the Ozarks together with our then boyfriends who are both now are our husbands. My how time flies! Miles traveled :: 1,402


We traveled for 11 days over to Europe on our whirlwind Italian vacation. We hit up Rome, Florence and Venice in what was one of the most amazing vacations ever. Miles traveled :: 12,125





A low key month, we headed back to Milwaukee for baby Isabella’s Baptism as I’m her godmother. I can’t get enough of this little cutie’s face! Miles traveled :: 1,198


A big birthday month in our house as the Mr. turned 30 this month. We didn’t do anything special other than dinner and I gave him 30 different presents throughout the day! We also traveled back to Milwaukee to celebrate Thanksgiving and we also ran in a Drumstick Dash 5k.. Miles traveled :: 1,198


A busy work month for both the husband and I, we traveled back to Milwaukee to celebrate Christmas with my family and a much needed few days off from work. Miles traveled :: 1,198

In total that’s 36,804 miles traveled as #richpartyof2 this year. We’ve had a fabulous year together with lots of memories made around the world. I can’t wait to see what adventures 2015 brings us!

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