In 2014, I started the new year in New Orleans watching OU defeat Alabama in the Sugar bowl
I learned a new skill
I channeled my inner cowgirl at the Fort Worth Rodeo
I met my new best friend
I experienced the charm of Charleston
OU Kappa turned 100
Take A Bite turned 1!
I was published for the first time
Take A Bite did it's first giveaway
I made some of my favorite bites, like these Sea Salt and Lavender White Chocolate Chip cookies
and Pistachio Chocolate Chip Cookies
and corn cakes
and Verde Turkey Chili
and Lucky Pecan Pie Bars
and Quina Salad Acorn Squash
and finally, Christmas Crack.
The Tuckers moved from my childhood home in the suburbs to the big city
I turned 21
Then did my first big girl thing by moving to Washington D.C. for the summer
I moved in with these roommates who quickly became some of my dearest friends
I had one of the finest summer internships that sometimes led to standing on chairs to get the perfect shot
I discovered all the amazing bites D.C. had to offer, like the mediterranean goodness of Cava Grill
Good Stuff Eatery turned me into a burger person
Ted's Bulletin took pop tarts to a whole new level
and Farmers Fishers Brunch left me in a food coma for hours.
I took a side trip to New York City
spent the 4th with these crazies
mom and dad came to the district
and then I had to say goodbye.
I moved into my first little college house which is now my happy place
I started my last sorority recruitment
and after two weeks of hard work, it ended.
I welcomed senior year with multiple gamedays
I went back to D.C. for a weekend
went to my first music festival
finally met up with my blogger bestie
we beat Texas
Barre3 came to OU
I dressed up like a circus freak and came out a winner
played fake bridesmaid
then sis got engaged and now I'm going to be a real bridesmaid!
She said yes to the dress
I ended first semester with the best roommates
and also with my best friends
months of hard work with this group led to a Capstone success
realized how much has changed in just a few short years
but also, how much has changed from this...
And finally closed out the year with a winter wonderland. A sign of peace from the past year and hope for the new year.