The Siberian American: Year in Review: July, August, and September

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Year in Review: July, August, and September

It’s been fun to think back on my year so today I am linking up again to share July, August, and September.

July is always my favorite month of the year because it include my hubby’s birthday, my birthday, and our anniversary….all in the same week. I can’t believe I haven’t mentioned it on my blog before, but Chris and I were born two days apart (less than that if you account for the huge time difference!). His birthday is July 21, my birthday is July 23, and our anniversary is July 25. We actually hadn’t planned for our wedding to be the same week as our birthdays. The original plan was to get married in June, but July 25 was the date that worked out. Anyways, this year was fun because we both turned 25 and celebrated our five year anniversary. We love giving each other traditional gifts for our anniversary, and this year we enjoyed coming up with unique ways to give each other wood. Though it can be exhausting to have so many big days in one week (we call it our “super week”), we always have a great time celebrating each other.
August was my best friend’s birthday, and we celebrated by going to a winery. It was also the month that I started this blog. I had been reading blogs for years and finally decided to take the plunge. I am so glad I did! I was also excited about the start of college football and wrote why I thought it was the best time of the year.

In September, we started narrowing down the hubby’s residency options. It was the first time that it felt like medical school was almost over. He applied to residency in the middle of the month, and the interview offers started rolling in the next day. It was so exciting to see all of the schools that wanted to interview him. He has worked so hard, and I am incredibly proud! Here's an update on the interview process.

Merry Christmas, friends! 
I will be taking the rest of the week off to spend times with friends and family. We will be cruising next week, but I will have a few scheduled posts up (If it takes me a while to respond, that's why). I hope everyone has a wonderful, relaxing week, and I will see you in the new year!


  1. That is so fun to have a super week to celebrate together!

  2. So much to love about July! Sounds like you guys had a great time!!

  3. A super week! How fun! My husband and I celebrate our birthdays and anniversary within three weeks of each other and it's always a fun time! Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

  4. wow talk about a super week, thats awesome! my husband's birthday and mine are just over 6 months apart, which is great. but august - my brother, my husband, my bestie all have birthdays! i go so broke during august lol

  5. We do the traditional anniversary gifts as well. I love the gifts you guys got each other. I'll be celebrating 5th year in 2015 so I took notes :)

  6. My grandparents' birthdays were two days apart, but their anniversary was a few months later. Anyway, I think that's super fun!


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