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52 dates // a thousand threads
The date // A celebration.

Well hey there, Happy New Year!

Did you ever think we’d make it to date 52? To be totally honest, there were a few times in the heat of the summer there where we weren’t so sure ourselves…

It’s not always easy to fit in a date, even if it is something simple like a movie at home… but in a year of uncertainties, I have to say, I’m so glad we made the effort. It might seem forced to schedule a date a week – even more when you have to take a picture of it – but even at its most rushed, this little challenge helped us to look outside the box we might usually live in. The one that might keep driving past that beautiful farm on the super cold day, or might decide to stay in (or just grab another ice cream cone) more often than not. It helped us to plan ahead, to anticipate the time we’d have together, to enjoy it even more, and as an added bonus, to document it along the way.

52 dates // a thousand threads
Our last date, on New Year’s Eve, was a time to celebrate. Not just the end of a series, but the end of a hard-fought year. So we went out to a nice dinner, watched the ball drop, and splurged on a bottle of champagne, because if any year called for a very good bottle of champagne, this was the one… 3 Field + Foundry dinners, the launch of Dough Uprising, an epic family vacation, and a big financial hit that in the end, I truly feel has served to make us stronger… I’ve never worked harder than I did in 2014, and I’ve never felt more satisfied or more ready for the next move, whatever that might be.

I hope, now more than ever, that when we look back on this series we’ll remember this as the year we only stopped working to take time out for each other, and the year we discovered that work could bring us closer than ever before… that we could wake up excited to get our hands dirty and spend our downtime dreaming of the next move… I hope we’ll remember this year as the year we took control, and the year we changed our lives… but all that has yet to be seen.

52 dates // a thousand threads
I don’t think we’ll do “52 more dates” in 2015, but we will keep documenting the fun things we do… and of course we’ll still share. We may even have a new series in store… let’s see.

For now, we’re starting slow.

Because I have no doubt that once it gets going, this new year is going to be even more intense (and exciting) than the last.

52 dates // a thousand threads

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