December's Past

Here it is! The final post in my "months past" series. If you missed November's past you can check it out here. Doing these posts has brought back SO many good memories... it's truly amazing how fast time seems to go. These pictures that are four or five years old?! Feel like they were taken last week. This must mean I'm getting old, dangit. Oh, well--that's life I guess! ;) Let's see what December has brought me in recent years.

December 2008
Jared and I graduated from college! We spent this last month studying living it up with our friends and saying goodbye to some amazing people. I graduated a semester early, so I was leaving my class, and a lot of friends I'd met all the way back at freshman orientation. Such a bittersweet time! 


December 2009
The Bengals were headed into the playoffs during my first season working there.... what an experience!! Jared and I also started an annual tradition with Caleb & Kayla. Attending a local, incredible (free!) Christmas show called Awaited. It's the perfect festive double-date and we look forward to it together every year!


December 2010
Attended Awaited again, this time the guys decide to rock the "short-ties" and embarrass us ;)
We also bowled into the new year with all of our favorite people. Such a fun night, one of the best NYE celebrations ever.


December 2011
The Bengals were headed into the playoffs and we were getting TONS of media attention due to our previous losing season and our rookie quarterback. I made it on every local TV station, I think.... It was my "fifteen minutes of fame" and I was loving it! We also celebrated Christmas with EVERYONE in town for once, which was so much fun. And this picture might still be our best family photo yet. I mean, seriously... how amazing are my grandparents?!


December 2012
We lost Jared's Grandpa very unexpectedly this month, and it was really hard around the holidays. He was such a great man, and I'm honored I got to spend as much time with him as I did. He loved to laugh and be the life of the party. I think Jared is a lot like him in many ways :)

December 2013
Here we are! I think this month will go down in the books for the craziest month of our lives so far. I'm sure I sound like a broken record, talking about how busy I am, but it's kindof all I know right now. It's a whirlwind, but somehow I'm holding on and riding it out. I'm hopeful about a lot of good things this month though too, I'm hoping the last 19 days of this month bring lots and lots of happy news!

24 comments

  1. Your short hair!!
    I'm loving these reminiscing posts! I just might steal your idea for 2014, ha!

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  2. Loved reading this. The pictures of Jared's grandpa are awesome, such a great way to remember him.
    Also, it's always weird for me to read Jared because my husband is Jarrod.

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  3. I LOVE THIS IDEA!!!!! So fun looking back on the past years and reliving those memories for a little bit!! I might have to steal this idea as well!!!! Such a good idea Erin! :)

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  4. So cute! :)
    I love looking back. And can I say, that your hair in Dec 2009 was fab? Love the shorter look on you... but I may be biased right now because I really want to cut my hair! Haha.

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  5. Wow that short hair!! This is a fun post, I think I may try it. Looking back through old photos is always so much fun!

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  6. How cool that you and Jared graduated together! That's such a cute picture.

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  7. ohhh those short ties! awaited sounds so fun!

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  8. This has been such a cool series that you've done! I have enjoyed each and every one!! You may have a copy cat on your hands.... ;-)

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  9. You look SO young in your college pics. Like baby status! I love it all! And his grandpa looks so precious. I love precious old men -- warms my heart!

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  10. These are such fun updates, love it!

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  11. How are you ringing in 2014 this year? I cannot believe the year us almost gone.

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  12. oh my gosh, i love your short hair! you can totally rock both (super jealous over here!). as always, i love these that you do each month. so fun to go back and reminisce!

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  13. I've been enjoying your reminiscing about years past. This is sweet. My husband I have been together since college ( almost 9 years) and our holiday memories seem to blur together. I am a new(ish) follower/lurker and had no idea you worked for the Bengals. I am a huge fan! I'm a neuropsychology intern and just had the opportunity to tag along to do the post-concussion testing with one of the players this week. So much fun! :)

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  14. I've been enjoying your reminiscing about years past. This is sweet. My husband I have been together since college ( almost 9 years) and our holiday memories seem to blur together. I am a new(ish) follower/lurker and had no idea you worked for the Bengals. I am a huge fan! I'm a neuropsychology intern and just had the opportunity to tag along to do the post-concussion testing with one of the players this week. So much fun! :)

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    1. Hey! Thanks for saying hello :) I couldn't find an email to respond to you at, but I'm so glad you commented. That is pretty cool about what you do... are you a local Cincy girl then??

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    2. My email is flannerygeier (at) gmail. :) I am not actually a local girl but we're living here (in OTR) for the year while I complete my internship at the VA. About two years into dating, I realized that if Bengals won or lost it had a direct impact on my life, so I figured I might as well get on board. I really earned my stripes when I moved to California for graduate school and I had to go to the sports bar on Sunday by 10am in order to watch the 1pm games! This year, we've got season tickets and have been having SO MUCH FUN watching all these wins at home.

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  15. Bowling on New Year's sounds awesome! I also love that family picture. Too funny.

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  16. YOUR HAIR IS SO SHORT! I love it! :) Those ties..I just died..I'd be super embarrassed, but you are truly blessed to have a husband with such an awesome sense of humor!!

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  17. I agree with Karla - I love reading these posts!! What a fun tradition with Kayla and Caleb and now this year it will be as married couples!!! :)

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  18. Love these photos and might need to do one of my own with December photos! I love the family pic! When everyone gets goofy it's more fun! :)

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  19. I love reading these recaps! December is such a give and take with emotions- so much love surrounding the holidays and then the sadness that creeps up with those that aren't with us. The first one is much more important to remember, but it's sometimes a challenge to remember all those good things. These recaps are really nice to bring that back to our attention!

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  20. Love these posts!! You looked absolutely STUNNING in those NYE photos! Almost as good as the men in short ties ;) haha!

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