Saturday, January 11, 2014

waving goodbye to 2013

I started writing our end of year reviews as a joke. Kind of like, hey look at all we didn't do this year. Then I loved it so much, I did it is one of those things I actually follow through with. Now this is the post I look forward to every year. 

Hi friends, family, and stalkers,

We had a mostly uneventful year, and I somehow still managed to write 132 posts to put on the WWW. We didn't go on a single vacation, and our highlights consist only of 7 Peaks, splash pads, and other local hot spots. What can I say? We live on the wild side of things. Our low lights would definitely consist of our basement flooding, and having a bird build a nest in our ceiling. It can't all be good, right?
Savannah {age 9}: It was a big year for our oldest. She got glasses after she got a big fat F on the eye exam at school. Van started 3rd grade, and luckily still has her boy crush in her class. She decided to join the after school art program, and loved it. Her biggest accomplishments are definitely the 45 minute showers she takes daily, the ability to forget every day to clean out the litter box, and is still a straight A student. 
Devin {age 3}: Devin has perfected the art of putting on his charm at the exact moment he has pushed me to my breaking point. He is full of energy, can make anyone laugh, and likes to be different. Devin is known for his painted finger and toe nails, taking naps during nursery, and his fitted bed sheets he carries around {which he calls his cheeto's}. Devin accomplished learning to count to 20, and can say his ABC's. Fist bump!
Sabrina {age 1}: For the 2nd year in row, I think Sabrina stole the show. She learned to walk, talk, and celebrated her 1st birthday. Kind of a big deal. Am I right? She has quickly learned that being the baby means she can get her way 99.9% of the time. Something just melts inside when she flashes that scrunchy nose smile, and tilts her head...gets us every time. She is our pickiest eater, and lives mostly on cheese and meat.
Paul {age 35}: Uh, he broke his leg in three places. Should I go on? Kind of ended our year with a bang. Okay, let me really think about it. I think he made some sort of personal record for movies he has seen in the theater by himself in a year. He bought a juke box, pool table, and a kiddie ride...which were all new machines to our business. He continued eating all the baked goods he desired, even after the stern talkin' to by the Doctor. 
Evonne {age 32}: As I type this all I can think of is, I survived this year. I actually learned a lot, but it was mostly in December. I learned to pay bills, run our business, ask people for help, and that is just the tip of the iceberg. If I could really sum up my year in one word it would definitely be, PLAY! I planned loads of play dates, I played with my kids, I played without my kids. I really did have such a fun year.
Zoey and Cooper {age 10 months & 9 months}: We added pets to our family this year. It has been more challenging than I thought it would be. Cooper thinks he is a dog, and likes to eat everything off of the floor. Zoey is finally starting to chill out, and can be found sleeping on our bed when he isn't being bugged by children. If you must know, I have a favorite...if you would like Cooper, you can have him. 

Maybe 2014 will be the year of fabulous vacations {highly unlikely!}, or maybe I will finally lose the weight I have been talking about losing {yeah, right!} can dream.

We are ready for 2014, the question it ready for us!
Recap to 2010
Recap to 2011
Recap to 2012


Emily DeBry said...

Love this!! What a crazy year here's hoping 2014 is much better especially for Paul :)

Tiffany said...

Wow! What a year! I think of you often, xoxo, here's to a GREAT 2014!!

Emily said...

Perfect recap of a very eventful year. Beautiful kids and beautiful mom. (Paul's okay too I guess.)

kendahl a. said...

I love your recaps. And your adorable kids.

Jil ~ said...

What a fun year!! Darling pics of the kids. Hope this year is just as fun!