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.
SO 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! 

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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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