Behind The Butter

Favorite Moments of 2013


Happy New Years Eve!

I was planning on sharing a new recipe with you guys today but figured I’d save it for later in the week since you’re probably not cooking today any way. Or if you are cooking, you’re probably making party food. And hopefully black eyed pea stew or hoppin’ john! I soaked my peas last night and am making a batch of my mom’s famous hoppin’ john this morning. It’s so good.

So instead of sharing a new recipe today, I wanted to do a recap post of the last year! I think it’s safe to say that 2013 was the best year of my life. My mind spins just thinking about it and all that took place. I got married, went to Europe, went to Ethiopia, got pregnant (!!) and we moved into a new house. God has blessed us so much and we anxiously await the birth of our son in May! Whew!

Here’s a list of my very favorite moments captured in blog posts this past year. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting this little blog for yet another year. I can’t wait to share 2014 with you!

Our Wedding!

Our Honeymoon: Paris

Our Honeymoon: The Riviera

Our Honeymoon: Montreux, Switzerland

Our Honeymoon: Murren, Switzerland

Ethiopia part 1

Ethiopia part 2

Slowing Down

We’re Pregnant!

The Big, Long, First Trimester Post

It’s a Boy!






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  • Liz S.
    December 31, 2013 at 4:22 am

    A truly lovely 2013 you had. Great adventures, memories, and fun! Can’t wait to see what 2014 has in store. Happy almost New Year, Jenna!

  • Tina@GottaRunNow
    December 31, 2013 at 4:37 am

    What a really special year in your life! Looking forward to reading your blog in 2014!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    December 31, 2013 at 4:47 am

    Congratulations on an amazing year Jenna! And thank you for the ongoing positivity, inspiration, and energy that you bring to this blog. All the best for 2014 – I have no doubt it will be wonderful!

  • taylor @ taylormade
    December 31, 2013 at 5:02 am

    wow, what an exciting year!! wishing you similar joy in 2014, and I can’t wait to keep following along!

  • Claire @ Lemon Jelly Cake
    December 31, 2013 at 5:25 am

    What an exciting year! I found your blog through instagram recently, so it’s fun to “catch up” on what I’ve missed. Your 2013 sounds kind of similar to my 2010/2011… from engagement to marriage to positive pregnancy test, all in just over a year! 🙂

  • Jenna
    December 31, 2013 at 5:38 am

    What a truly blessed year you had! I hope you have a great 2014!

  • Sara @ LovingOnTheRun
    December 31, 2013 at 5:55 am

    You had an incredible 2013 – look forward to seeing what 2014 has in store!

  • Laura
    December 31, 2013 at 6:02 am

    I love looking back on the year past on ny’s eve. what a crazy, exciting year you’ve had. so much change!

  • erin @hooleywithaz
    December 31, 2013 at 6:20 am

    what a wonderful year! congrats on all you have to look forward to in 2014, so exciting.

  • Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats
    December 31, 2013 at 6:24 am

    It’s been exciting reading along with you this year, Jenna! Hope 2014 is just as wonderful. Happy new year!

  • Leslie Means
    December 31, 2013 at 6:58 am

    Yeah! What a fantastic year for you! Cheers to another good one in 2014!

  • Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner
    December 31, 2013 at 7:11 am

    Can’t wait to see what the new year holds for you! Happy New Year!

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More
    December 31, 2013 at 7:48 am

    What an incredible year for you guys, congrats on all the beautiful moments!

  • Elisabeth
    December 31, 2013 at 8:31 am

    You two have really had such an incredible 2013! I had a pretty great 2013, too – I lost 200 pounds & moved from Ohio (where I had lived all of my 31 years) to North Carolina. Here’s to hoping our 2014 is just as fantastic! 🙂

  • Kelly Mitchem
    December 31, 2013 at 9:36 am

    Such an amazing year for you all! Hoping your 2014 is just as sweet 🙂

  • Lauren
    December 31, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Jenna I’m glad you had such a great year. Happy new year !

  • Rita
    December 31, 2013 at 10:25 am

    I would just like to thank you for sharing your god given talents and blessings with us this year and through the past years as well. Our message at church this Sunday centered on our mission as Christians to share our good news of our belief and faith in christ Jesus with everyone in the world non stop as the apostle peter did. Also our conncectedness through our faith and our relationship with Jesus. Such a wonderful gift to unwrap this holiday season. You have shown us, your readers your love for Christ and all that you do. Thank you once again for all you do, your inspiration for me,and have a blessed 2014.

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    December 31, 2013 at 11:14 am

    Congrats on an amazing year, Jenna! Getting married, being pregnant, finding a new place to live recently, all that you’ve done with your blog – great year and I wish you guys an amazing 2014!

  • lucinda
    December 31, 2013 at 11:22 am

    what an amazing year you’ve had! 2014 is going to be better yet with the arrival of your new little adventure. thanks for sharing your life along the way. cheers!

  • Lisa
    December 31, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Thank you for your blog. So happy for your momentous year.
    And yes I’m making your hoppin john today as I did last year. Happy New Year from south Georgia!

  • Bryony @ Friday Night Dinners -- PDX
    December 31, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Congratulations on an amazing year, Jenna! It’s been so fun reading about your journey this year.

  • Maria
    December 31, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    What a great year you’ve had! They just keep going by faster and faster once that baby comes 🙂 Congrats again! Happy New Year to you and your family.

  • Kammie @ Sensual Appeal
    December 31, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Ohhh I love these posts – Its nice to see how much was accomplished in a year, so much goodness and great way to reflect! Happy new year 2014! xo

  • Kim
    December 31, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Jenna, it’s amazing to see what God has done in your life this year. I’m just blown away by how richly He’s blessed you. He’s so good. Here’s to another year of blessings and joy and adventure for you, Adam, and baby Beaugh!

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    December 31, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Such a big year! You two make such a cute couple, and the THREE of you are going to make a beautiful family. Happy New Year!

  • Emily @ Life on Food
    December 31, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    You had a great, great year. Here is to all that will come in 2014!

  • Teri
    December 31, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    You’ve truly been blessed in 2013, Jenna. May 2014 be even better!

  • Coty and Mariah@quirksandtwists
    December 31, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    What an exciting year! Enjoyed reading about your adventures!

  • Chloe Baker
    January 1, 2014 at 5:23 am

    Wow! Looks like you had an amazing year in 2013! The pictures are amazing, you look so happy!

    Happy new year! I hope 2014 is just as amazing for you! =)

  • Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe
    January 1, 2014 at 10:32 am

    Happy New Year, Jenna! Sounds like 2013 is going to be hard to beat!

  • erin m.
    January 2, 2014 at 11:38 am

    What a year you’ve had! I think 2014 with a new baby boy will be just as great. Happy new year!

  • Stephanie
    January 3, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Many blessings this year. Congratulations! I have a feeling 2014 will be another great one!

  • amybtwink
    January 5, 2014 at 10:37 am

    What a year of blessings!!! Happy New Year to you and your growing little family!