Welcome to the Blogging Besties’ 2013: A Year in Review Link-Up!
We are ready to tackle the new year, but before we do, we want to give 2013 a proper send-off.
The highs, the lows, the smiles, the tears, the hugs, the trips, the holidays, the birthdays, the babies…whatever it is that made 2013 special, we want to know about it!
Megan: Shaping Up To Be A Mom
Kate: Life As I Know It
Camille: Friday We’re In Love
Jessa: Life Of A Sports Wife
Leslie: Violet Imperfection
Kristine: The Foley Fam
2013 was a fantastic year for me, my family, and this blog. I’d like to remember each month with a synopsis of what I was doing, my favorite photo, and favorite blog post.
In January I was super busy. I was finishing up my long-term sub assignment, teaching high school dance for the whole month. I was also working at my part-time job, for my dad’s company. Carter and Vanessa were both still at home, and I was pregnant!
Favorite Post: Cuddling With Carter
In February I got a little break from teaching. I stayed home with the kiddos during the day and worked my part-time job several afternoons/evenings each week. Carter and Vanessa were both taking gymnastics, and Vanessa had her 2nd birthday party!
Favorite Post: Big Big Birthday!
In March we traveled to California with our show choirs and took home two 1st place trophies! It was a major accomplishment for my husband, as their director, me, as their choreographer, and the kids! I also signed up for another long-term sub assignment in high school Biology!
Favorite Post: First Place Times Two
April was a full month of teaching Biology, as well as working my part-time job. I was also about 6 months pregnant! I attended my first-ever blog conference, the SITS Girls Bloggy Boot Camp!
Favorite Post: It’s About Shaping Up
In May I wrapped up teaching for the school year, traveled to California with my husband to attend the Elevate blog conference, and I turned 29!
Favorite Post: This is what “I Love You” looks like
June was spent preparing ourselves to move AND to have a new baby! At the end of the month we welcomed baby Harrison!
Favorite Post: Shakin’ and Makin’ Butter
In July we were busy with a newborn, moving houses, and at the end of the month, Carter started Kindergarten!
Favorite Post: Carter the Kindergartener
In August, my favorite Kindergartner turned 5!
Favorite Post: Goodbye, Evening Star
Over Labor Day weekend, we went to my husband’s family reunion and had lots of fun with family. Then I spent most of the month doing Revolt Fitness and losing the baby weight!
Favorite Post: And then he smiled.
October meant Halloween (Kindergarten party, trick-or-treating, and church trunk-or-treat), and the whole family got dressed up! At the end of the month, Daniel and I celebrated 8 years of marriage.
Favorite Post: I’m Gonna Miss These Days
We got family photos taken in November, and they came out beautifully! We got together with Daniel’s family for Thanksgiving, and though we had fun, everyone came home sick!
Favorite Post: Affordable Home Decorating Ideas
December meant all-things Christmas! It was Harrison’s first Christmas, and the kids got spoiled with lots of fun presents. We relaxed a lot over break and prepared for the second semester of school.
Favorite Post: Harry’s 1st Christmas
2013 was truly a FULL year! I’m looking forward to a 2014 that is just a little less hectic, but still filled with fun and adventure! Cheers to the new year!