Sunday, January 4, 2015

Looking Back: 2014

For the world, 2014 was the year of the selfie, iPhone 6, ebola and more. But for the Singletons, it was a simple year filled with love and happiness. Once again, we filled a mason jar full of "the little things" that happened throughout the year. On New Years Eve, we took turns reading each paper, bringing each memory to life, reminiscing on what we had accomplished throughout the year. With that, we bring you our top ten moments of 2014 in no particular order.

3, 2, 1...Action!
Thanks to our friend Theoden and the random emails for GOFOBO, we were able to see a crazy amount of free movies this year. From 'About Last Night', to 'Godzilla', to 'Let's Be Cops' and 'The Fault in Our Stars', these movies had us laughing, crying (okay maybe only Asha on this one) and on the edge of our seats. We loved seeing over 15 movies FOR FREE! That may be hard for 2015 to beat.

Stingray City
During our visit to the Grand Cayman islands, we decided to "live a little" and swim with some wild stingrays. Let's remind you that we imagined "swimming with stingrays" would feature the smaller size ones we saw at the Georgia Aquarium 4 years ago. The wild stingrays that we had the pleasure of meeting were at least DOUBLE the size, causing Asha to have a mild melt down in the rough, choppy waters. It was a terrifying experience but one that brings many laughs whenever we bring it up. It was definitely a memory for the books.

Ya Mon!
Jamaica has been on our bucket list for quite some time and we were excited to cross this destination off our list. We could not have had a better day touring the island while we ate at local restaurants, became Jamaican mixologists and learned some key Jamaican dance moves that had us fitting right in with the locals.

Hair Cut
After 10 years of growing out his hair, Jeremy cut his beautiful locks. This sudden move shocked a lot of people only because they have only known him with his long hair. Don't worry, we made sure this hair cut was after we paid a visit to Jamaica.

The Adventures of Charlie Brown
About halfway through the year, Asha happily accepted a graphic design job at MetLife. Her 3 hour round trip commute turned into a 30 minute round trip commute adding extra time for sleep and overall happiness. The shorter commute makes all the difference allowing her to spend more time with family and having occasional lunch dates with Jeremy.

2014 was the year of freelance video jobs for Jeremy. He worked hard during several weekends fitting in his love for recording video and piecing together awesome footage. He shot his first wedding of our friends Sairy and Julius, worked with small businesses throughout the Charlotte area along with producing videos for the YMCA when needed. Business cards will be making a debut in 2015.

Home Improvement
We were really able to focus on our home this year, making upgrades we've wanted to do for quite some time. We brightened up our home by changing the wall color from a dark brown to a light neutral tone. Jeremy was a furniture-building, picture-hanging handyman as he kindly built and hung anything Asha desired. We have only begun in turning our house into a home and hope that 2015 brings even more updates.

Burger Tour
Over the summer, we ate our little hearts out (and a ton of beef) as we visited Charlotte's most talked about burger joints.

Both the Bobcats and the Panthers made the playoffs in 2014. This always makes for a happy Jeremy. We also welcomed our beloved Hornets back to Charlotte. It feels good to have the buzz back in the city.

Online shopping
The online shopping bug hit Asha and Jeremy hard this year. With the easy access of apps on our phones, we had boxes being delivered to our door on what seemed like a regular basis. Wayfair, Amazon, Jack Threads and Jane have been popular ordering sites in the Singleton household.

If we could give 2014 a name for us, we would call it Most Improved. We were able to focus on our home, improve on our jobs and most important, love one another. We can't wait to see what 2015 brings! Happy New Year, folks!

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