we are about to kiss 2015 goodbye! what a year.
continuing with our (nerdy) lip sync tradition, here is our second
annual rigby year in review to a lip sync through the past 12 months:
(try not to laugh too hard at us! thankfully we had lots of help + guest stars this year :)
i don’t know how this grease song ended up being the pick for
this year, but it ended up cute and it’s more fun to watch the
year back when we’re singing the same song throughout it!
as for a quick written recap of this memorable year…
•• we started off the year with an overnight stay in beautiful tiburon across the bay
•• we made it back to the city just in time to ring in the new year with friends overlooking the bay bridge. magic!
•• my cute aunt + cousin laurie and trav were our first visitors of the year…so much fun with them.
•• we soaked up january in the city, then..
•• i took off for south africa to REUNITE with my parents on their mission! (best thing ever). chase didn’t come because he had just started working on a brand new app at google! but i got to see my parents life there, go on safari, visit kruger park, pet baby lions, and more. it was a dream and i couldn’t wait to take him back at the end of the year!
•• we soaked up pretty february in the city with pizza, tennis, and all things pink.
•• i fell COMPLETELY head over heels in love with new orleans
•• ^^ and we even got to celebrate mardi gras there! (insane…didn’t mean to plan it that way!)
•• we did TEXAS! first we ate our way through the food trucks of austin, went through san antonio (my fave) and then finally made it out to visit some of our favorite people in houston (heaps + enslins!)
•• chase built a new blog design and we switched it! (that was scary :)
•• we went to newsies on broadway with the hammels in SF! (chase’s very favorite)
•• we spent more time in the east bay: explored beautiful berkeley, stayed at the coolest historic hotel, hiked the panorama trail
•• we took a getaway to carmel-by-the-sea with our besties which included the 17-mile drive, refuge spa, monterey bay aquarium, and lots more.
•• we finally took the ferry over to angel island and explored it for a day!
•• we had a few other highlights of march like getting a new niece, doing a shabby apple photo shoot, and more!
•• somehow we packed in a weekend trip to seattle / vancouver / and victoria with chase’s best friend sam who is in law school up there. a highlight was ferrying through BC!
•• we got to celebrate easter with friends in the bay..
•• found our favorite view of the city: the rope swing at billy goat hill
•• took a painting class on the embarcadero (amazing!!)
•• enjoyed the little details of april
•• chase and the fowlers pulled off the BEST surprise weekend in laguna beach for my 25th birthday!
•• i got even more bday celebrations this year with a flower arranging class in SF with girlfriends and some birthday dates with chase.
•• we kicked off may with a cinco de mayo fiesta!
•• we had visitors and weddings and farmers markets and just all good things in may.
•• hiked SF’s highest point, mt. davidson.
•• i went on a business/ press trip to the west indies: trinidad & tobago!
•• chase’s sister and her husband came to visit for a fun weekend filled with all things SF, as well as napa valley and kayaking the russian river! we even took a boudin sourdough baking class together.
•• some of our favorite friends, tom & tammi, got married!!!
•• the last weekend of may we headed home to salt lake city for a best friend’s wedding. while there we got to spend memorial day weekend with family, and i threw my bff anna a british tea baby shower!
•• we always start june celebrating our WEDDING ANNIVERSARY on the first! this was our third year married, and we celebrated with the annual scavenger hunt :)
•• we started summer at lake tahoe with all of my siblings on the most fun trip together! we hiked, swam, boated, paddleboarded, and played games + ate at our fun rental cabin. see the video here!
•• in june we found out we got to live out a dream, pack everything up and MOVE to europe!! we started packing and selling everything like crazy.
•• we did some last bucket list SF items like the go-car tour around the city -ha and a last giants game of course.
we said goodbye to our SF city! (tears) we hope we are back one day!
•• CRAMMED with full time travel through europe together! :: starting in london → to dublin → to all over ireland → to denmark → to amsterdam → to paris → to poland → to norway → sweden → finland → to the baltics: estonia → latvia → lithuania → to milan & lake como → to interlaken, and through the swiss alps → to zurich → through luxembourg → to munich and neuschwanstein → to salzburg & vienna → to bratislava → to budapest → onto croatia: zagreb, plitvice lakes, split, dubrovnik, + islands → to bosnia → to montenegro → across to bari, → to naples & the amalfi coast → up to venice → to trieste, and ALL through slovenia → back to salzburg by mistake, which turned sweet → to HALLSTATT → to innsbruck, then onto beautiful zermatt to hike the matterhorn → to montreux, gruyères, and broc → to geneva → back into france: dijon, tours, loire valley, and paris again → back to milan for the world expo, to madrid for chase to start off his MBA part-time program, then…
•• we continued on through europe as chase started his job, got our apartment in holland, and then headed down to south africa to spend the holidays with my parents – starting with thanksgiving!
•• has been PACKED full being here in johannesburg with my parents, helping with the mission, traveling through the country, and soaking up this time we get with them during their 3 years over here. (much more from our time here to come on the blog!)
whew! even i am a little shocked at how much we fit into this year. as 2016 approaches i think our new motto will be to slow down a bit and relax after such a crazy and amazing year!