Monday, December 30, 2013

2013 Year in Review

I decided to take just a moment to look back on the past year, and I am so glad I did!!! I think sometimes we get so busy we forget to stop and look back on the all the moments of life.  Here is a look back at our 2013--

Aaron's Birthday at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse.
J was a super nosy neighbor always glued to the window.

 J's 1st Birthday with a monkey and banana themed party

My birthday with my favorite meal at my mom's
J started being a big helper!!!

 Ali's 60th with a surprise birthday party

Mothers Day brunch at Olen Jacks.

I started this blog.
 First Rangers game of the season
We went to Florida for a beach vacay with my parents.

BBQ at my parents
J has his first swimming lessons.
J and I went to JH and spent a week with my parents at their cabin.

We took J to Cowboy Stadium for the first time for a pre-season game.

Pumpkin Patch Fun
We joined the world of IPhones.


Halloween with my little gator
 We played outside a lot!!!
I signed up to sell Mary Kay.

Ice Storm 2013- No school for 2 days!!!
J discovered his love for Baby Einstein: On the Go!!!
Christmas and all its wonder (including Santa)

I have said this before and I know I will say it again, but I am blessed beyond measure.  Yes, 2013 had some ups and downs.  It wasn't all sunshine and rainbows the entire year, but it was a good year.  And that is good enough for me.  I hope in the coming year I continue to grow as a Christian, wife, mom, and new business owner.  Constantly trying to be a little better each and every day is what God wants from me, and I hope I can continue to do just that. 
Happy New Year!!!
See you in a few days... I will have pics to post from our New Years Disney cruise which we leave on tomorrow!!! So EXCITED!!!  This will be my first time away from J other than overnight at RaRa's on an occasional Friday night.  I know he's going to have a blast, but Mama is already missing him.
Bring on 2014!!!


Sunday, December 29, 2013

Family Photos 2013

This was our second year to take photos for Christmas cards.  Before J, we just snapped a picture and sent it out.  With children, I think it's important to document their growing, so we had pictures taken again this year.  Plus, I have quite a few friends that live all around the country that I like to keep up with at Christmas, so I think Christmas cards are important.

This year we had a family friend take the pictures, and it saved us so much money!!!  He spent a ton of time on one Saturday with us in the Fort Worth Stockyards, and I think they turned out great!  Here are some of my favorites---

A big thanks to Scott and Jackie for taking a Saturday morning to follow our crew around the Stockyards to take pictures.  We had a blast and have some wonderful pictures we can cherish for years to come!!!