2014 Meme
Wednesday, December 31, 2014

I can’t believe it’s been an entire year already!

Even though I haven’t been blogging regularly during the past few years I always take time to write this post. I like to look back and reflect on the year and see how I did on my resolutions. Usually I fail completely but this year I did better (about 50%)

“Get Healthy” – I did exercise in the middle of the year but didn’t do much on losing weight or eating healthier. “Save Money” – I have a semi decent savings account and I partially stopped impulse buying. I’ve bought a lot but not as much as I normally would. “Blog More” – I haven’t blogged regularly but I did start blogging again so that’s a big plus! Hoping to blog more this coming year.

My 2015 Resolutions:

    Get Healthy: Exercise, eat healthier & lose weight. Carried over from last year.
    Continue Saving: I would like to keep adding money to my savings.
    More Family Time: This year I would like to spend more time with my family by going on outings (Disneyland!) and doing fun things together.

2014 year at-a-glance meme:

1. What did you do in 2014 that you’d never done before?

Ice skated at Christmas in the Park & went to the San Francisco 49ers new Levi’s Stadium.

2. Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

See intro above…

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

My husband’s cousin had a baby girl earlier this month, Dulce Victoria and a close friend had her daughter in January, Mariah Noelani.

4. Did you go to any concerts this year?

I didn’t go to any concerts this year but I did buy Taylor Swift tickets for next year.

5. What countries and/or states did you visit?

I went to Arizona in July for Origami Owl’s 2nd Annual National Convention. I have family there so I stayed with them and we had a lot of fun hanging out.

6. What would you like to have in 2015 that you lacked in 2014?

The ability to begin and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

7. What date from 2014 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

Getting my iPhone 6 in November because it was such a horrible experience that lasted for four days. Now that my phone has been up and running I’m very happy with it.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Going back to school and getting A’s in all four of my classes.

9. What was your biggest failure?

Not losing weight… I actually gained weight this year. My goal is to lose 30lbs by our 10th Wedding Anniversary in June.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

Nothing serious, just had hives for a few days. I also started taking medication for high cholesterol.

11. What was the best thing you bought?

My iPhone 6, duh!

12. What was the best thing someone gave you?

My new Classic Uggs in Chestnut from Manuel for Christmas & my Olympus PEN my dad got me earlier in the year.

13. Were you lucky in love or lucky in cards?

We celebrated our 21st Anniversary on Christmas! Also our 9yr Wedding Anniversary in June.

14. Where did most of your money go?

TARGET & my iPhone 6.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

Finally getting my iPhone 6. I still had an iPhone 4S (3 years in October) and ran out of room the first 6 months I had it. Deleting pictures all the time was annoying and I couldn’t even use my camera app I had to take pictures using Instagram.

16. What song will always remind you of 2014?

Shake It Off by Taylor Swift. It’s my current ringtone; I’m waiting for Blank Space.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:

Happier or sadder? Happier.

Older or wiser? A little wiser.

Thinner or fatter? Fatter, boo!

Richer or poorer? Richer.

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?

Went on more family outings.

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?

Being on my laptop.

20. How did you spend Christmas?

We celebrated Christmas at home and let the kids open most of their presents before the rest of the family came over. Ate tamales and played BINGO. Later in the evening we went to my Grandma’s house to visit with my family and open more presents.

21. How will you be spending New Year’s Eve?

At home with the kids watching the ball drop on TV.

22. Did you fall in love in 2014?

Still in love with my hubby!

23. Did you fall out of love in 2014?


24. What was your favorite TV program?

Pretty Little Liars & How to Get Away With Murder

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?


26. What was the best book you read?

I only read one book this year and it was really good, We Were Liars by E. Lockhart.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?

Taylor Swift. I’ve like a few songs through the years but I really began to like her this year.

28. What did you want and get?

A few “big” items… My iPhone 6, Olympus PEN, Uggs & Beats by Dre headphones.

29. What did you want and not get?

Tieks! I really, really want a pair.

30. What was your favorite film of this year?

I loved Big Hero 6. Book of Life,Maleficent and Penguins of Madigascar were also good.

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

We ate out a lot! A few days before my birthday we went to Patxi’s with Manuel and the girls. On my birthday I had breakfast with hubby’s grandma and the kids at Hobee’s then went to the Claim Jumper with my parents, siblings and family. The following weekend we went to The Cheesecake Factory because my sister couldn’t make the other dinner. I turned 35!

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

Not having to work! I love sleeping in and I have to be at work at 7am Mon – Thu.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2014?

Comfort! And I always had my trusty hoodie/jacket.

34. What kept you sane?

Weekends and getting to sleep in (most of the time).

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

Taylor Swift, she really stood out this year.

36. What political issue stirred you the most?

The protests because they did more damage than anything else.

37. Who did you miss?

The same as the previous years… My baby boy who would have been 4 on July 26th; my Grandma Lucy who passed away Nov 16, 2011 & Anthony who passed away on May 30, 2010 <3 RIP. Also, my sister since she moved in June about 1-1/2hrs away. I miss our monthly pedi's and just hanging out all the time. 38. Who was the best new person you met?

I didn’t really meet anyone new that stands out.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2014:

Family will always be there when you need them the most.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:

“Cause the players gonna play, play, play
And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate
Baby I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake
Shake it off”

Wishing you all a happy & healthy 2015~~~



  1. Cat says:

    I was the same way in 2014. I didn’t lose weight like I wanted to, and I only exercised on and off. I’m hoping to be better about it this year! Good luck on your new goals! (By the way, you wrote 2014 resolutions, but I think you meant 2015 🙂 I’ve been writing the year wrong lately too, haha.)

    Congrats on getting A’s in all of your classes! I’m glad that you’re happier compared to last year too! I also really liked Big Hero 6, and I wish I had seen Book of Life. I’ll have to catch that another time I guess.

    I hope you have a great 2015! Happy new year!

  2. Claudine says:

    Looks like you had an overall awesome 2014. And it’s good that you finally got to replace your old phone for a brand new iPhone 6! Why did getting it last for four days though? Oh well, I think that no matter how horrible the experience has been, it’s all worth it! 😛

    • JENN~ says:

      The issues I had when I first got my iPhone6 took four days to finally get the phone up and running correctly. I couldn’t activate it at first, then my backup was corrupt and I had to wait 12+ hours for my backup to iCloud to complete and then install on my new phone, then my photos wouldn’t delete.. just a bunch of unfortunate incidences that kept happening. But now it’s all good, yay!

  3. Christa says:

    It’s always fun to look back on the year. To see how you’ve grown and things you can work on.

    I’ve started saving $50 per-check this year. I started with the first check of this year and even though I’ve had to use some from time to time I’ve always put the money back. This week I have to put $90 in…which isn’t going to kill me.


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