International Youth Day

IMG_3102.JPGHappy International Youth Day, friends! Today is the day you can celebrate the joys of being a youth, or celebrate the joys of having made it out alive. Either way, happy day!

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Blog Year One: A Recap!

Under the Oaks blog: Blog Year One: A Recap!

In December, we officially celebrated our first year anniversary as Under the Oaks! Today, we’re recapping your favorites and our favorites of the year.

Reader Faves

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2013 Reflections + Bucket List Recaps

Under the Oaks blog: 2013 Reflections + Bucket List Recaps(photo via)


Aside from having the most vacations in one year, 2013 was pretty calm for me and Jason. Unfortunately, my family lost its most important person, my grandma, in May so the year has been a bittersweet one. Right now I’m feeling very thankful for all of the blessings in my life, especially having my mom down here with all of us for Christmas. It felt a little more like home with her here. One of the greatest blessings of the year is that I didn’t get laid off! It has been a good year at work so I’m very thankful that I didn’t have to go through that again. This is also the first year that I’m able to say I’ve been at the same job the entire year. It feels so normal but when I think about how much I’ve gone through the past 10 years since being in NC, I realize it’s definitely abnormal. Either way, I’ll take it! And we are celebrating our first full calendar year of marriage! So much to be toasting to tonight.

As for the bucket list…

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