2014 – Year in Review

Hi Everyone! WOW. It’s been SO long since I’ve blogged on my personal blog.  A lot of things have happened since my half marathon! Instead of writing smaller posts to catch everyone up, I thought I would write my year in review blog post of all of 2014.  I’ll try to make it short & sweet, but 2014 was a BIG year for me.

January – 

Started my LAST first day of school @ BYU!

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I was a Bridesmaid for my best friend Devin’s wedding!! Also, Erich & I set them up on a blind date – so they are forever indebted to us. HAHAHA

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Attended the Sundance Recruiting Fair with my Advertising program and met with recruiters to get a job!

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February –

Traveled to San Francisco for a BYU Basketball game and toured the city with some of my best friends!

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Traveled to Chicago for my Senior Capstone class & worked with Leo Burnett

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If you know me – I love throwing parties! I threw a surprise Waffle Party for my friend Logan for his Birthday!

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Scored an internship at an awesome creative boutique called Super Top Secret as a Production Intern –

http://www.rsvlts.com/2014/02/27/a-look-inside-the-super-top-secret-slc-office/

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March – 

Backpacked 10 miles to Havasupai with amazing friends!! It was such a cool experience.  I recommend this trip to EVERYONE.

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Planned my first ever “Puppy Party” for my ward.  We rented out 6 puppies from Puppies for Rent and it was a huge success!

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At the end of March, I threw a Mustache themed party for Mustache March!

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April – 

April was definitely a BIG month for me. Lots of exciting things like winning the Redbull DJ contest!! HAHAHA Thanks to my fanz!!!

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The next week, my friends – Emilee, Summer & Kim decided to join the Questival. Probably the BEST decision ever made. A 24 hour race (kinda like The Amazing Race) in Utah to win a Humanitarian Trip to Kilimanjaro.  We did not take this seriously at all until we found out we were one of the top all-female teams in the event.  Wanna know the best part? WE WON!!!!!!! I still can’t believe it & looking back, it was one of the best memories I’ll never forget.

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I met Andy Grammer on my last day of school!

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I graduated COLLEGE!!! WHAT?! CRAZY. #BYU

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The day after graduation – I moved to NYC.  What an adventure!

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May – 

Started working as a Project Management Intern at Young & Rubicam in NYC! I was on their Colgate account.

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Exploring NYC throughout the month of MAY. I miss it every single day.

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Enjoying Grimaldi’s at the Brooklyn Water front. SO YUMMY

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Winning Lottery Tickets to WICKED. AMAZING AMAZING show.

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Doughnut Plant. Just GO.

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The Highline is one of my FAVORITE places in NYC.

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Times Square – (AKA Tourist Central AKA Hell)

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Touring Columbia University!

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Madison Square Eats – We saw Carly Rae Jepson!

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Exploring at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens – SO BEAUTIFUL.

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Our coveted 125th Subway stop in Harlem. AKA HOME.

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“Something something IN THE HOUSE!!”

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Bryant Park with my babies

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Manhattan Temple is my favorite.

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Sunday Central Park picnics!

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We waited in line for Once & every time I get “Falling Slowly” stuck in my head.

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Flat Iron District!

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Ballet. Juliard. Lincoln Center. AMAZING.

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ACHMED!!!!! (lol & Kenzie)

DUCK BEACH 2014!!!!!

(CLICK ABOVE TO READ MY BLOG POST ABOUT IT)

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June – 

Attended my first MLB game! GO YANKEES!

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THANKS RICARDO!

Moved to BOSTON! Shout out to Ammon Orgill for helping me move in!

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Kayaking at Jamaica Pond!

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The North End!

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Harvard – we’re smart

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Biking – Charles River

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Started my internship at Hill Holliday as a MAIP Intern in Account Management –

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July –

Won a trip with my friend Brooke Weber through PacSun’s Golden State of Mind Contest! They flew us out to LA and San Francisco for a free trip & shopping spree during 4th of July week!

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Explored Boston, made new friends and just had a GRAND time –

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August – 

Finished my internship and attended the Multicultural Advertising Internship Program Face of Talent in NYC –

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Instead of going to Kilimanjaro, we won our Questival trip to Ecuador!!!! Kilimanjaro had some armed crime going on in the area we were supposed to stay so they re-routed us to a safer place! Kim and Emilee were the best girls to go with. Seriously HILARIOUS moments every single day hahaha OH MY GATO – read Emilee’s blog about the trip!

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September –

I started my full-time job as an Account Manager at Plaid Social where we brand clients on YouTube. It’s been a fun job so far!

My brother Mark got married!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! & my whole family traveled to the East Coast for a lil’ family trip! & I celebrated my 22nd birthday in our Nation’s Capital!

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September 25th, 2014 – Went on my first official date with Steven Johnson – AKA my BOYFRIEND. what?  He took me on a drive to Alpine Loop and then to Macaroni Grill.  Let’s just say it was a night to remember 🙂

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Ended the month of September with a road trip to South Dakota! It’s been a much needed trip for Jaime for like 2 years now… so it happened! All the roommates drove to Mt. Rushmore!

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October – 

October is my anniversary month for being baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints!! 11 years ago! Don’t forget about this pic 😉

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Running my first Nike Half Marathon in San Francisco!!!! What an AMAZING trip! Read about it here.

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Kari finished her first half marathon & Steven & I took our first Vegas road trip together to visit family!

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November – 

Friendsgiving – Pilgrims vs. Indians!

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My best friend Kristine got married to Roger!!!!! & Lindsay came to visit with her new baby Bentley!IMG_2897IMG_2926

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Spent Thanksgiving in Vegas with both of our families!

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Started a new adventure blog with my best friend, Emilee! We are called The Yesmads. We go out and do so you can too!

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December – 

LIL NUGZ WON THEIR INTRAMURAL FLAG FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME!!!!! I finally won a shirt!

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We love all of our fans!

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My #1 Fan! Steven came to all of my games!

Yesmads adventures at the German Christmas Market, botanical gardens, giveaways, Salem Pond lights & big scones!

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First New Year’s Eve kiss. EVER!

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Sorry for the LONG blog post.  I needed to catch everyone up on everything! If you are still reading – good for you. & you are probably one of my best friend’s that actually cares. But really this post was mostly for me to keep track of everything.  2014 has been an AMAZING year. I definitely grew a ton and learned a lot about myself this year.  I do miss the East Coast every day, but I’m glad to be in Utah with wonderful friends and with Steven.  I can’t wait to see what 2015 brings!

XOXO,

Liz

P.S. Disneyland was technically beginning of 2015 – but, whatever.  I love this pic and this guy 🙂

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