Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 Recap

On the last day of 2013, I thought it would be fitting to go back and review our year.  While we for sure experienced some ups and downs in our year, I have fond memories of 2013 when I think back about the year.  2012 was a rough year for us and I was happy to see it go.  We had high hopes for 2013.  While we had our fair share of valleys to go through this year, we made it through them and are stronger than ever!  We blasted out the end of this year as a happy, strong family of 4 and that's what is so important!  Here's a look back at some highlights from 2013:

Lorelai took a trip to the beach with Ben, Gigi, and Poppy.

Cooper turned 7 months old.

LL turned 4 years old!  We celebrated with family.

And she had a party with her friends!

LL went to her first Daddy/Daughter Valentine's Dance.

We went to the Azalea Festival.

LL and Coop did their chick pics.

We went to the Bunny Hop at LL's school.

Between pinkeye and bronchitis, poor Cooper stayed sick.

The whole family spent Easter with a stomach virus and had to celebrate a few weeks later.

We took our first swim of the year in Gigi's pool!

We took Cooper's 9 Month pictures.


Cooper was dedicated.

We celebrated Mother's Day.

LL had her last day of pre-k 3!

Matt and I celebrated 9 years of marriage!

We spent some more time in the pool.

Gigi got a puppy.

LL completed her first chore chart!

Cooper got his first hair cut.

Cooper turned one!!!

We celebrated the 4th.

LL and I took our annual trip to the fire station with our friends.

Gigi and I took LL and Ben to Wild Adventures.

LL started gymnastics!!

We went to Tybee Island to celebrate Ben's 4th birthday.

LL started pre-k 4!

LL and I went to Disney World with Ben and Aunt Laura!

We had a nice family day around the house.

We went on our annual trip to the Honey Bee festival.

Matt and I went to the Lowndes/Valdosta game with our best friends.

We took our annual trip to the pumpkin patch!

I really enjoyed fall break with my babies.

Matt and I took a trip to Tallahassee for an FSU game.

...and enjoyed Halloween!

I went on a field trip with LL and her school!

I cut my hair for Locks of Love for the second time.

Matt and I both went to LL's school for her Thanksgiving Feast.

We had our best family pictures to date taken by Uncle Gino.

We all celebrated Thanksgiving with Oma and Opa.

Our elf, Sparkle, came to visit!

We went to St. Augustine for a mini-vacation with Oma and Opa.

We took the kids for their first visit to the Alligator Farm.

We took our annual trip to the Christmas Tree Farm.

LL had her Christmas program at school.

One of my lifelong dreams was fulfilled - my sister and I went to a Justin Timberlake concert!  ;)

We enjoyed the warmer weather outside.

Cooper had his second bought of croup and second trip to the ER on Christmas Eve.

We celebrated Christmas.

So long 2013!  I really enjoyed this year and I can't wait to see what 2014 has in store for our family!!

Here's a look back at past years:
2011 part one and part two


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