Every Year I will claim that it will be the best year ever... because it just keeps getting better and better. This year I have accomplished so many things that I didn't even think were possible. Going into 2015 I wanted to increase my followers and my views on my blog. Within the last twelve months I have received ten times the amount of views I had in the end of 2014. In March of 2015 is when I was approved for my first sponsored post. Since then The Pepper Express has only excelled. I have excellent things in store for next year and I can't wait to share them with you. I just wanted to tell you how much I really appreciate all of your support and the fact that you keep coming back to visit my teeny weeny itsy bitsy blog. The photos that follow are my favorites from this year. There are way too many... I know this. Just follow the break in between to see even more...
Our first family trip in 2015 started with a road trip down to Palm Springs with a pit stop in LA to visit the LACMA
I used the rest of my maternity leave to take two weeks off for our family vacation. We had reserved our time share down in southern California with no plans or intentions on doing anything. That was a true vacation. We lounged around all day in the warm winter weather of Palm Springs. It was a leisurely vacation that I will always remember. Check out part one and two!
I went to Joshua Tree as a teenager and I've always wanted to go back. I loved that Carlie and Dean appreciated the scenery as much as I did. We had more fun climbing on the boulders than anything. Joshua Tree post here.
You can't go to Palm Springs with out visiting The Parker. They let you wonder around the grounds like you own the place. We were very respectful and we walk around during lunch time, so the experience was worth while.
Going through these photos and looking at how little she was at the beginning of this year:
We ended our first vacation of the year at the Pacific Ocean right where Route 66 ends. Santa Monica is always a destination I love. We actually drove two ours out of our way to put our toes in that warm January sand!