2015 to the Point (kind of)

2015 brought mostly good times and it brought some bad times, but I would not trade it for anything. I learned a lot about myself and I grew closer to many people. Here's a look at a handful (probably a lot, actually) of photos from important memories of 2015. ENJOY, PEEPS. Thanks for makin' life good.

 I got to experience PURE JOY when Hayley told us she got the scholarship that lets her study abroad in Spain for a semester FOR FREE. She walked up, said "I got it", and we tackled her. She'll be in Spain Spring 2016 and we're so pumped for her!!!

I got to experience PURE JOY when Hayley told us she got the scholarship that lets her study abroad in Spain for a semester FOR FREE. She walked up, said "I got it", and we tackled her. She'll be in Spain Spring 2016 and we're so pumped for her!!!


 My best friends and I spent our Spring Break in New York City!!! Megan has family that lives just outside the city, so they graciously let us crash at their house at night and explore the city during the daytime. We had tea at the plaza, got lost on the subway system many times, stayed in Yotel and made Jaws videos in the hospital-like beds, and sprinted down the street to get take-out Chinese food. Plus, and we saw Jimmy Fallon.

My best friends and I spent our Spring Break in New York City!!! Megan has family that lives just outside the city, so they graciously let us crash at their house at night and explore the city during the daytime. We had tea at the plaza, got lost on the subway system many times, stayed in Yotel and made Jaws videos in the hospital-like beds, and sprinted down the street to get take-out Chinese food. Plus, and we saw Jimmy Fallon.


 One of my best friends Heath was honored at the Integris Gala and we got to be there!!! It has been over a year since Heath received his new heart and we are forever thankful for him. Only Jesus!!

One of my best friends Heath was honored at the Integris Gala and we got to be there!!! It has been over a year since Heath received his new heart and we are forever thankful for him. Only Jesus!!


 I was able to see and meet Bob Goff!!! What a man. "You glow."

I was able to see and meet Bob Goff!!! What a man. "You glow."


 I took pictures. Lots of pictures. Weddings, families, seniors, anything.

I took pictures. Lots of pictures. Weddings, families, seniors, anything.


 Lexie and I discovered that we love picnics, sunsets, and suckers. It sounds cliché, I know, but sssshhhh.

Lexie and I discovered that we love picnics, sunsets, and suckers. It sounds cliché, I know, but sssshhhh.


 TOUR DE COMPADRES with my fancy friends

TOUR DE COMPADRES with my fancy friends


 Walk the Moon :')

Walk the Moon :')

 I am continuing to work for Randy Coleman and I am forever 100% thankful for everything that he has taught me and continues to teach me.

I am continuing to work for Randy Coleman and I am forever 100% thankful for everything that he has taught me and continues to teach me.


 I was able to stay at an orphanage in Guatemala called Casa Aleluya this summer for a little while. I got to get closer with little dolls like this one, Eva. She was shy at the beginning but when it came time for us to leave I had her little tears all over my shirt. See you soon, Eva!!!

I was able to stay at an orphanage in Guatemala called Casa Aleluya this summer for a little while. I got to get closer with little dolls like this one, Eva. She was shy at the beginning but when it came time for us to leave I had her little tears all over my shirt. See you soon, Eva!!!


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 in early June, the Raney fam took a trip to Scandinavia. We started in Copenhagen, Denmark and eventually sailed to Stockholm, Estonia, St. Petersburg Russia, and Helsinki, Finland. My brother and dad really surpassed my expectations while on the cruise because they won 2nd and 3rd place in a dance competition. What a fam.

in early June, the Raney fam took a trip to Scandinavia. We started in Copenhagen, Denmark and eventually sailed to Stockholm, Estonia, St. Petersburg Russia, and Helsinki, Finland. My brother and dad really surpassed my expectations while on the cruise because they won 2nd and 3rd place in a dance competition. What a fam.


 My family built a pool this summer!! Well we didn't personally build it but we had it built. I wish we were that talented. For a while, Oklahoma experienced TORRENTIAL DOWNPOUR for days on days on days so the pool building process got delayed for a while... So Austin and I decided to get in anyways. 

My family built a pool this summer!! Well we didn't personally build it but we had it built. I wish we were that talented. For a while, Oklahoma experienced TORRENTIAL DOWNPOUR for days on days on days so the pool building process got delayed for a while... So Austin and I decided to get in anyways. 


 My best friends and I were experiencing deep sadness after we realized we wouldn't see each other for a whole 3 months during the summer. While away from each other, we passed a bracelet around to each person. One person would receive the bracelet in the mail, wear it for a few days, and then send it on to the next person. Sisterhood of the traveling bracelet, I say.

My best friends and I were experiencing deep sadness after we realized we wouldn't see each other for a whole 3 months during the summer. While away from each other, we passed a bracelet around to each person. One person would receive the bracelet in the mail, wear it for a few days, and then send it on to the next person. Sisterhood of the traveling bracelet, I say.


 ColoRADo, am I right!? We used to spend time in South Fork, Colorado every summer and we hadn't in a while. We finally got to go back!!!

ColoRADo, am I right!? We used to spend time in South Fork, Colorado every summer and we hadn't in a while. We finally got to go back!!!


 Our favorite dog of 11 years unexpectedly had to be put down this summer. Scooter grew up with me and Ausitn, and we miss him every day! He barked a lot, chewed a lot of things up, and always wanted attention, but he also showed us how cute he was every day and would be right at the door waiting for us to come home. Sorry for the sad picture... I love you Scoot!

Our favorite dog of 11 years unexpectedly had to be put down this summer. Scooter grew up with me and Ausitn, and we miss him every day! He barked a lot, chewed a lot of things up, and always wanted attention, but he also showed us how cute he was every day and would be right at the door waiting for us to come home. Sorry for the sad picture... I love you Scoot!


 Recruitment!

Recruitment!


 Work Week happened, Recruitment happened, and that means Bid Day happened!!!! I got to welcome Riley home after I fell in love with her during recruitment.

Work Week happened, Recruitment happened, and that means Bid Day happened!!!! I got to welcome Riley home after I fell in love with her during recruitment.


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 Mary Kate and I became big/little (mom/dot)!!!! Our family gained a good one. She even likes Chick Fil A as much as me. WE ARE MEANT TO BE.

Mary Kate and I became big/little (mom/dot)!!!! Our family gained a good one. She even likes Chick Fil A as much as me. WE ARE MEANT TO BE.


 Megan and Megan came to Edmond one weekend declaring that it was National Allie Raney Day. We got to go to my favorite restaurant and my favorite ice cream shop. They're good at showing love, dudes.

Megan and Megan came to Edmond one weekend declaring that it was National Allie Raney Day. We got to go to my favorite restaurant and my favorite ice cream shop. They're good at showing love, dudes.


 I was able to take pictures at ROOTED, and man, what a crazy incredible weekend that was. We have a good, good Father.

I was able to take pictures at ROOTED, and man, what a crazy incredible weekend that was. We have a good, good Father.


 My best friends put on a surprise party for my 20th birthday. I'm not sure if I've ever felt so much love in one night. It was at the lake, there was a campfire, crispy m&ms, a photobooth, polaroids, and most importantly: these peeps. I love you all :-)

My best friends put on a surprise party for my 20th birthday. I'm not sure if I've ever felt so much love in one night. It was at the lake, there was a campfire, crispy m&ms, a photobooth, polaroids, and most importantly: these peeps. I love you all :-)


 Homecoming did, indeed, happen

Homecoming did, indeed, happen


 BEN RECTOR

BEN RECTOR


 We explored Guthrie one evening and climbed on roofs...?

We explored Guthrie one evening and climbed on roofs...?


 We rented a cabin for a night in Harrison, Arkansas from the nicest couple. We explored, cooked dinner, had quiet time, and had a movie night.

We rented a cabin for a night in Harrison, Arkansas from the nicest couple. We explored, cooked dinner, had quiet time, and had a movie night.


 Maddy and I like to attempt to be artsy occasionally. Any time I come home she's always up for picture time!!

Maddy and I like to attempt to be artsy occasionally. Any time I come home she's always up for picture time!!


 Bedlam 2015!!! I am still kind of friends with these OU people.

Bedlam 2015!!! I am still kind of friends with these OU people.


 Roomie Christmas 2015 was definitely one of my most favorite memories

Roomie Christmas 2015 was definitely one of my most favorite memories


 Christmas dinner tradition :-)

Christmas dinner tradition :-)


 I've recently gotten into experimenting with star pictures, and I always drag my friends to go with me (although sometimes I think they enjoy it).

I've recently gotten into experimenting with star pictures, and I always drag my friends to go with me (although sometimes I think they enjoy it).


 We surprised Hayley and she got to show us around Kansas City

We surprised Hayley and she got to show us around Kansas City


 We ended the year with a vacation to Orange County, California to visit my uncle

We ended the year with a vacation to Orange County, California to visit my uncle