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2014

it’s the last day of 2014 and i can hardly believe it! what a year it has been!

in so many ways, it was one of the best years of my life. but i tend to feel this way at the close of every year, i suppose.  it’s hard not to feel this way around the holidays, and when my family and friends are in good health and i’m getting to snuggle a newborn baby all day long…. there is just a whole lot of good happening around here and i’m feeling it extra right now.

there are always rough days and obstacles and trials, but i try to take what i can from those and move on… onto the better days and better things to focus my time and energy on.  i’m still learning how to do that, but i think i did it much better this past year than i ever have before.  i had to learn in 2014 how to let things and people go that weren’t adding anything positive to my life but only complicating it in really hurtful ways. i had to learn that being tried and tested as a mother each day is part of the job, and that keeping calm and focused and patient for them, the little sponges that my toddlers are, is critical. i had to learn how to better juggle my days and roles and life in general in 2014, and not feel the need to apologize for not being on point in each area 24/7. so much of this i’ll need to carry into 2015 and continue to work on, but i’m looking forward to a new year of learning and growing each day.

as i keep growing and shifting and changing as one does in life this coming year, i want to continue to find the beauty in the simple things around me. i’m looking forward to making more beautiful memories with my family, of exploring and traveling and getting to know my new york even better. i’m looking forward to not setting crazy expectations for myself but to just live each day, and make the most of the good and bad and crazy that comes my way.

happy new year, friends! thank you so much for coming to this space this past year and reading! i’ve so enjoyed sharing bits and pieces of our family’s year with you, and am grateful for your love and support.  see you in 2015!

  1. Alliyah

    Beautiful. as always.

  2. candace

    Happy new years! X candace

  3. Jennifer

    Happy New Year! We have all loved following along all year!

  4. Katie

    Hi! I came across your blog and have loved catching up on it! I currently live in DC (originally from AZ) and am moving to NYC in 2 months for my husband’s job. We have four kids, are LDS and I would be so appreciative and love it if I could email you to ask you some questions about where to live in NYC. Do you have an email address I can contact you at? Or can you contact me at [email protected] ? Thank you SO much! Happy New Year!

  5. Barbara

    Happy new year Naomi. I never write but I’d like to tell you I really enjoy your little stories and I’m looking forward to reading more in 2015 :)

  6. Marcela

    Wonderful ! Happy new year

  7. nanette

    happy new year to you and your family!

  8. Emma

    Happy new year Davis family. I have followed your blog for 4 years now and you brighten my days.
    Thank you for that. I wish you all the best in 2015!
    With love from Emma-Lou x

  9. amy

    Lovely. Do u ever do a follow up on your new year’s resolutions? Just curious if u ever took bagpipe lessons!

    • TAZA

      haha yes! i took lessons last spring but stopped before summer hit. i’d love to begin again, it was so fun! josh took a few lessons too so we can practice together but we sound terrible! it’s a goal i’d like to keep working towards though, for sure. happy new year!

  10. laura gabriel

    happy new year to you and yours. xo

  11. Lisa

    Yeah for 2014! Thanks for sharing your sweet family with us and looking forward to 2015.

  12. hanna

    Good luck next year! –Hanna Lei

  13. Effie

    Beautiful post! A good reminder that we all need to show compassion to our own selves as well. Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year!!

  14. Bea

    Happy New Year dear Naomi!!
    Thank you for sharing your life with us, this blog is true, and I ike it for this!
    Here’s is your life, and I’m glad to read that women all over the world have my same problems!
    I wish you a super 2015!
    Buon Anno!!!!

  15. Elise

    It has been an absolute delight to read your blog since I stumbled across it a little over a year ago! I SO look forward to sitting down with a cup of tea and reading your stories- my favourite me time thing to do! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family..
    Love, luck and laughter for 2015
    x

  16. A lovely end of year post and I cannot wait to read about all the adventures you and your family get up to in 2015, as well as seeing little Conrad grow up. Happy new year!

  17. Xandi

    Happy New Year! What a beautiful collage of photos. Your words ring true with me and couldn’t agree more about taking each day as it comes and taking the good with the bad – it’s all part of it. All the best to you and your family x

  18. Anna

    Happy New Year Naomi. You and your family are always an inspiration for me, thank you. I wish you all the best for 2015. Love, Anna.

  19. Happy New Year to you and your sweet family. I love this post; it reminds me that we’re all on this journey to getting better each year and if we can count one year better than the last then we’re making progress. You’re such a sweet family–I love seeing how you raise your kiddos and take on life!

  20. Zoe

    Happy New Year from the UK! Loved finding your blog in 2014 and here’s to a joyous 2015 x

  21. Meg

    Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family! I have loved following your adventures over the years and I wish you the best in 2015!

    http://www.alexander-alexandra.com

  22. wonderful resolutions and mindset! I love how mindful you are of your attitudes and the way they affect your kiddos – simply inspiring as always. happy 2015!

    Warm Regards,
    Alexandra
    http://www.littlewildheart.com

  23. cheyenne

    beautiful post. happy 2015!
    xo, cheyenne

  24. emily

    Gorgeous photos as per usual. Happy New Year to all of you! I hope 2015 brings you health, happiness and love. I hope your beautiful family have a good year Naomi!

    Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    xx

  25. marie

    Happy new year to you!!! I’ve also had a baby boy this year, and my hubby and I also expanded our business. It has been a year of juggling work and kids, but nothing to complain about. Life is wonderful and I’m looking forward to another great year! ;)

    http://smittenbyangels.blogspot.com

  26. Yelle

    I do love that so many holidays are so close together (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years) because it makes spirits so high and thats the perfect way to welcome a new year! Xo

  27. Sara

    Well, this was so sweet! I hope you have an AMAZING new year, with lots of love and happiness! :)

  28. Allison

    Happy 2015! I look forward to seeing what is in store for your sweet family this new year.

    Hope you are getting some good quality time with your family.

    Allison

  29. Gemma

    I’ve loved following along with you journey, thanks for sharing it with us. xx

  30. Lynn Li

    Great sentiments…letting go of negativity can be hard at the time but it’s essential for self preservation once in a while. I’ve been doing a fair bit of it myself recently. Happy New Year to you and the family xxx
    http://www.westvillagewanderer.com

  31. vicky

    happy new year, davises!

  32. Meghan

    Hey Naomi! Happy new year to you and your sweet, sweet family. Quick question- do you happen to know the brand/color of the green paint you used in your apartment for your green accent wall? I’m looking for that exact color for a wall in our house! Thanks girl!

    • TAZA

      hi! it’s called argyle by sherwin williams!

  33. Kathryn

    I hope 2015 is filled with love, laughter, good health, and adventure for you. Wishing you all the best and I’m excited to continue to follow along on your journey through this blog.

    xx Kathryn
    http://www.throughthethicket.ca

  34. Hannah

    What a great look back at the year! I hope 2015 treats you just as well as 2014 did. I can’t wait to continue following your family grow up as the next year continues.

    Wishing you lots of love and laughter through this next year!

    xo,
    Hannah

    https://chronicleofagirl.wordpress.com

  35. I just love your year! I hope that 2015 turns out to be everything you dream of and much more. I’m glad you learned to become a better and stronger person in 2014.

    xo.

    milaadams

  36. Heather

    This is my second or third year following your adventures and I want you to know that it is my very favorite blog on earth! I moved from the East Coast to Utah and I love seeing your little snippets of New York. I also love the positive, funny, uplifting posts that you share with your readers. I know it might be a lot of pressure to be considered a role model for the church… but I really think you are a great one. Happy New Year to you and your family, Naomi!

  37. Happy New Year to you too. Glad to read your lovely blog.

  38. Melanie

    Oh my gosh, how cute! I really do love your blog, although it ia an english blog…because my english isn’t very well.
    Happy new year,
    Melli

  39. Kelly

    You certainly had a very exciting 2014 and I have enjoyed following along! I wish you all the best for 2015 and I can not wait to see what it has in store for you!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes