Looking back at 2013

As I sit down and reflect on all that our family has been through this past year I am so, so thankful.
Our hands and our hearts are full.
As I sit here on our new couch-our first large purchase-EVER- looking at our glowing Christmas tree my eyes well up with tears because I am so incredibly thankful.
It’s crazy really that something as simple as a couch can make one so happy!
I’m a simple creature I guess 🙂
I’m thankful that God has blessed me with this life.
This sometimes overwhelming, crazy, loud, chaotic, insane life that at the same time is incredibly fulfilling, filled with grace and forgiveness.
A life that I wouldn’t trade for any other spot in the world.
I know how tough this life can be, and I know how much it can break you down and how much you may NOT want to get back up when it does beat you down…
but that is not who I am.
I have always been a fighter!
I have always been one to make my own path when one didn’t exist, or when I was told it was impossible.
One thing I know for sure from this past year:
I will do whatever it takes, however I need to, to provide the very best for my family.
Nothing is more important to me than family!
I want my children to grow up humbly.
I want my children to know the meaning of love, of sacrifice, and of fun!
I don’t want them to grow up too early like I had to.
I want them to enjoy their childhood-for all that it is worth!
I want them to make messes-so together we can clean them up.
I want them to get in trouble and learn lessons so we can instill good traits in them
I want them to make bad choices-so they feel the difference of making great decisions.
I want the BEST for them!

2013 held a lot for our family:
~I started back to work full time in the office 
~We officially have a Kindergartner and a 2nd grader-YIKES!
~We have a 3 year old who refuses to potty train.
~All 3 of our boys are really really into Wrestling.  I’m talking they live, eat, and breath WWE.
~I launched my business as an independent Consultant with Rodan + Fields
~I started running
~I lost 40 pounds
~I became a soccer mom
~ I passed my P&C Insurance exam
~I attended my first blogger conference #jerseylove
~Favorite movie: Pitch Perfect
~Favorite songs:  Work B*tch by Britney Spears and Roar by Katy Perry
~ We officially have a 3,5, and 7 year old
Well I guess that about wraps up our year!  
We’re definitely looking forward to what 2014 has in store for us! 


One thought on “Looking back at 2013

  1. When my 10 year old was 3 she refused to potty train….thought she might get kicked out of pre school:)Congrats on your P&C license, I have worked at an agency for 13 years….I love when “outsiders” call it an office job…yea right


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