My 2014 in Photos

I’m glad I decided to do this post because I realized how many photos I took in the last year. I haven’t done anything with most of them. A few of them are getting some new life now with my year in review.

We both have fairly new cameras, so we’ve done a lot to test them out. Here’s what I did with them (and my new iPhone camera) in 2014.

How the year got started: With snow…and an engagement!

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Snow and cold in Patterson Park on Jan 5, 2014 2014 began appropriately – with snow and really freaking cold weather.
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We got engaged on Jan 7, 2015. This is Cory’s beautiful set-up on a wonderfully gorgeous (and freaking cold -5 degree night). It was a random Tuesday and it was perfect.
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At the beginning of the thaw – and I mean the beginning because we had a snow day the monday before our mid-March visit to Chicago. But in mid-March we made a trip out to visit family in Chicago.
Sisters visit in early April (Photo by Cory Adams)
In April, the sisters came to Baltimore to visit and we did a little photo shoot near our house. (Photo by Cory Adams)
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Each year in May, I get to walk right over to Patterson Park to see that leg of the Kinetic Sculpture Race. This is Max’s Taphouse’s mobile sculpture.

Our Northwest Visit – July-Aug 2014

I get to visit my home region once or twice a year. During the holidays it’s mostly spent in Spokane with the fan, but summer visits call for a regional tour to which Cory was subjected where we spent a 48 hours respectively in Portland and Seattle visiting the sisters and some friends followed by a couple days with mom and dad in Spokane.

Mt. Hood welcoming us to Portland July 2014
We started the trip in Portland and were welcomed in by this beautiful view of Mt. Hood.
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Pok Pok Noi in Portland to kick off our trip July 2014
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City of Bridges, Portland July 2014
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The train trip to Seattle, July 2014
Views from Seattle. Cory and I at Pike Place Market. Plus some photos of Abigail and her lovely boyfriend Eric.
Views from Seattle. Cory and I at Pike Place Market. Plus some photos of Abigail and her lovely boyfriend Eric.
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Pike Place Market, July 2014

 

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Seattle from Abigail and Eric’s rooftop
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Eric took us to KEXP (the alternative music lover’s mecca) and we got a tour and got to see a live session.
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I love Spokane in the summer. This beautiful garden (Duncan Gardens) is located across the street from my parents’ house in Manito Park in Spokane. Something I took for granted growing up, but have come to appreciate as an adult.
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Spokane Riverfront Park, July-Aug 2014

Moving into Fall

Fall called for more travels, celebrations and Baltimore celebrations

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San Francisco Sept 2014 – visiting the area for my dear friends’ wedding.
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2014 marks the bicentennial of the end of the War of 1812. For the last three falls, Baltimore has gone crazy with celebrations – or “Sailabrations” as they call it. In come the tall ships and the tourists.
The blue angels also came with the Sailabration. Three days of them flying over the harbor and our house. I'm not typically into this stuff, but it was pretty spectacular.
The blue angels also came with the Sailabration. Three days of them flying over the harbor and our house. I’m not typically into this stuff, but it was pretty spectacular.

 

 

In October we traveled back to Portland. This time, my sisters threw the most amazing bachelorette party which involved a cider press, a corn maze and games with my best girlfriends. The best a girl could ask for! This photo was taken of the St. John's bridge on our way home from the corn maze.
In October we traveled back to Portland. This time, my sisters threw the most amazing bachelorette party which involved a cider press, a corn maze and games with my best girlfriends. The best a girl could ask for! This photo was taken of the St. John’s bridge on our way home from the corn maze.
And then back to Chicago again to visit our friend Laura's big birthday. It was the first cold of the year, so we mostly spent the time inside, but we ventured out to the Chicago Institute of Art.
And then back to Chicago again to visit our friend Laura’s big birthday. It was the first cold of the year, so we mostly spent the time inside, but we ventured out to the Chicago Institute of Art.

Year End

This year, we opted not to travel across the country to spend the holidays with the family. We ended it with a lovely holiday season and Christmas with each other and a New Years with amazing neighbors.

No year is complete without a post-Thanksgiving visit to Hampden's Miracle on 34th Street.
No year is complete without a post-Thanksgiving visit to Hampden’s Miracle on 34th Street.
Spending Christmas Eve at home drinking cocktails in front of our little Christmas tree. Not a bad way to end off a really wonderful year.
Spending Christmas Eve at home drinking cocktails in front of our little Christmas tree. Not a bad way to end off a really wonderful year.

Wishing all of you the best new year!

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Pat Burns says:

    Love the pics. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  2. Great assortment of pics.

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