Sunday, December 29, 2013

My 2013 Wrap-Up

Hi y'all! 2014 is just around the corner! It's hard to believe that it's about to be 2014. Is it just me or does that seem like such a futuristic number? Where are the hover-boards and flying cars??

I've got big plans for 2014, both for the blog, and for my life. I'm bringing back 14 in 2014 for the 3rd time so that should be exciting (I just do so much better when I have a list), and I'll reveal the list for that soon. The blog is getting a makeover and that will be revealed later this week. (SO EXCITED!!!) Big things are happening but first, let's give 2013 a well-deserved send off. 

2013 Wrap-Up

Julius turned 2 in January. This picture is from when we first got him in October 2011.

In May, I started college again at DeVry University, took 3 classes, made the Dean's List, then had to quit after the summer because we had a lot of stuff going on with Luke and I wasn't going to get to take the classes for free anymore. 

Also in May, this little guy was born and came to live with us. He will be ours forever sometime next year. 

Luke Dow at 2 1/2 weeks old. 

Luke coming to us meant I became a momma to three boys. Heaven help me! ;) 

Also in May, McCrae turned 1. It looks like he is enjoying his smash cake in this picture. Let me assure you he was crying for the icing to be off his hands in just a few seconds after this picture was taken. 

In June, Julius became ours officially. Such an exciting day!! 

In August, Joey and I *finally* went on our honeymoon (7 years late). 

We had an awesome time para-sailing...

... and riding on boats...

... unfortunately our honeymoon came to a crashing end. 

Thankfully, we were okay, but definitely not the best way to end a vacation. 

After our vacation we came home and finally closed on selling our house!!! Woo-hoo!!

Also in August we realized something was more wrong with Luke's eyes than them just being crossed. This started a long series of doctor's appointments and tests that are still not complete. 

As of now we've learned that Luke is completely blind. But he's still the best thing that's happened to us this year. 

It's definitely been a crazy year. Lots of ups and downs. 

But with the end of the year here, I can only be thankful for each experience, each laugh, each tear, and each person that has made this year what it has been.

Luke, the happiest baby I've ever met. 

McCrae, the quiet one with a big sense of adventure. 

Julius, the one who does everything to the max. 

I am so excited about what 2014 will hold for us and see how much these sweet boys grow and change this year. I'm looking forward to another wonderful year with my sweet husband. And I'm also looking forward to see how much I change this next year. If anyone wants to join me for 14 in 2014, start getting your list together! I'll be revealing my list next week. 

Happy New Year & May God Bless you in 2014!



  1. you have a wonderful family....such handsome men. :-)
    and as far as 14 in 2014....I hate making lists like that because it then seems I never accomplish anything. I think God loves laughing at my lists. hahaha

  2. What an amazing mother you are to such a beautiful family. Thank you for stopping by my little corner of the world now and then.


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