Goodbye 2014. Hello 2015!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!!!

While it is officially the new year as of today, I wanted to take a minute to recap my favorite moments of 2014. I did this last year (in case you missed it, here is my 2013 recap) and just loved looking back on the highlights of the year before I sat down to review 2014.

- January -

In January, I debuted new blog design and re-branded my blog with it's new name : Chasin' Mason. I also started my #BOYMOMS series and Mason turned 18 months old.

- February -

In February, Mason started Gymboree, we celebrated Valentine's Day, Seth guest posted for a very special BOY DADS feature, and Mason became adventurous with trying new foods.

- March -

In March, I made some Lucky Charms Treats for St. Patrick's Day, I had a girls weekend in San Diego with my scrapbook friends, we celebrated Seth's 32nd birthday and I made Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes for dessert. We celebrated St. Patrick's Day, Seth went to Arizona on a boys weekend to watch the Angels in Spring Training, and Mason learned how to use his bubble gun all by himself.

- April -

In April, I debuted Part 1 and Part 2 of "You know you live with a toddler when...". I shared a recipe for Passover cookies and DIY decorated Easter eggs with temporary tattoos. We celebrated Easter and went on a double surrey bike ride at Irvine Park.

- May -

In May, Seth and I attempted an IKEA hack on their LATT Table : inspiration and painted table. We went to our first Angels game of the season, celebrated Mother's Day, (Mason) had a half naked pillow fight, and I learned a lesson in patience and we celebrated my brother-in-law and niece's birthdays. I talked about feeling mommy guilt and we celebrated Memorial Day.

- June -

In June, Seth guest posted for me, I had another girls weekend getaway with my scrapbook friends, and I started my Summer Bucket List link up (and checked off various items on that list). We celebrated Father's Day and "You know you live when a toddler" Part 3 happened.

- July -

In July, I hosted a blogger toddler birthday gift exchange, Mason started swim lessons, and we celebrated Mason's 2nd birthday with a party and a weekend of fun and celebrated my sister-in-law, niece, and father-in-law's birthdays. We also celebrated Christmas in July.

- August -

In August, I recapped our July visit to the OC Fair, we transformed our IKEA hack LATT Table into an art table, we had a mini stay cation at the Paradise Pier Hotel, and we went to see airplanes and went to the Rascal Flatts concert. I also kicked off my Flashback Friday posts in a countdown to my 30th birthday with Part 1 : the 80's

- September -

In September, I finished my Flashback Friday posts with Part 2 : the 90's and Part 3 : the 2000's. I shared our family photos/Mason's 2 year old photos. We went to an Angels game and the San Diego Zoo, we went apple picking, and Mason started preschool and I announced my Fall Bucket List link up. I shared 30 things about me on my 30th birthday and we celebrated my 30th birthday.

- October -

In October, Mason had his last Gymboree class, we went to the pumpkin patch, I changed my blog URL, and I announced my Secret Santa Mommy and Me Book Exchange. We also surprised my mother-in-law with a surprise 60th birthday party for her.

- November -

In November, I recapped our not so perfect Halloween. Seth and I celebrated our 4 year anniversary with a trip to Santa Barbara for the weekend (Part 1 // Part 2 // Part 3). I had a blogger date where I got to meet Stephanie and Desiree in real life and we celebrated Thanksgiving.

- December -

In December, I recapped Thanksgiving and we kicked off the holiday season with many, many fun activities : the LA Zoo Lights, a boat paradethe Christmas train and I shared our goodies from the Secret Santa Mommy and Me Book Exchange. I shared our 25 days of Christmas books tradition, I co-hosted a blogger holiday gift exchange and we celebrated Christmas.

What a crazy, busy, eventful year. 2014 was good to us but I have high hopes that 2015 will be even better!

Wishing you all a happy, happy, healthy and wonderful New Year!
Happy 2015!


Saturday Spotlight


  1. Love this recap of the year! So great to remember all what was shares broken down by month

  2. What a fun filled year! I'm so glad we became friends in 2014!

  3. What a crazy fun year! I love it! And I love seeing how much mason has grown!! Cheers to 2015!

  4. What a year!!!!! Here's to 2015 and what it brings. :)

  5. Oh my gosh, Mason has grown so much in the last year! So crazy!! What an amazing year for you guys! We gotta figure out how to meet in 2015 ;) Happy New Year, sweet Liz!!

  6. I can't wait to do my recap! It's always the best! Y'all had such an exciting year! Can't wait to follow along in 2015!!!

  7. This reminded me of a side story...I was on IG and Chris was near so he was glancing at it too. Saw a pic of Mason that I was reading and he was like oh whose kid is that, and I was like oh that is Mason you know Liz the one I always seem to text with after Disney ha and pointed to his snowman on the fridge. He was like oh is that the one Aria is suppose to marry? Yup that's the one!

    And, Mason looks just so much older!! My gosh they grow so fast. Love this recap! How fun. You should link to them both in your sidebar, like an 'awesome posts' type thing.

    Happy New Year!

  8. Such a great year and a great recap! You guys have been SO busy!! Cheers to an awesome 2015!

  9. This year has flown by, it's been so fun following along!! Happy 2015!! :)

  10. What a great year! I can't believe how much Mason has grown! Happy New Year! :)


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