Wrapping up 2014

If someone were to ask me to put all of our 2014 into a giant box and label it... I'd label it... Our Adventure. What an adventure we had! Our "Year of Less" turned out to be a year of SO much more than we could have ever imagined for ourselves last January. Pregnancy, a full year of amazing clients, weddings and births, traveling internationally, dabbling in homeschool, Tommy finishing his master's degree... The year was PACKED... and we survived and thrived. (By taking a lot of deep breaths and being in-the-moment, I think. :))

I am looking forward to dissecting 2014 even more in the coming days... what did and didn't work for myself, my family, and my business? I am looking ahead to 2015 with hopes and dreams of continuing my journey towards more simplicity, intentionality, and contentment. I have been brainstorming and thinking of possible word ideas for 2015 and I am pretty sure I've got THE one narrowed down. But I want to finish my Goal Setting process first before I make that commitment. :) 

This year I'll be following along again with Lara Casey's Goal Setting Process over on her blog (and using my PowerSheets again!). I plan to start in the next few days and hopefully finish up before Cook Baby #2 makes his or her arrival in a few weeks! JOIN ME! And if you decide to share publicly, will you leave a link to your blog post in the comments?? I'd LOVE to follow along!

Speaking of THE BABY. I've been working on a blog post all about this pregnancy, our birth plans, and my deep thoughts about bringing another baby into our family. It'll go live tomorrow... I hope you will come back and read it. :)


In the meantime... Happy New Year, sweet friends! Thank you for following along with us in 2014 and for sticking around through my blog silence and attempts to just-keep-swimming through the crazy. I appreciate you all more than you know!

Liz Cook

Liz Cook is a wedding, birth, and motherhood photographer based in Central Virginia. Her intuition and creative perspective allow her to connect both professionally and personally with her subjects, and thus, her portfolio is saturated with authentic emotion. Whether she's sharing her story with fellow entrepreneurs or enjoying quality time with her husband and two daughters, Liz is both present and passionate about capturing and celebrating life. Her work has been featured by O "Oprah" Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Glitter Guide, Essence Magazine, domino, Rue Magazine, among others.