Monday, December 30, 2013

Our year in review

I have never sent out a family Christmas card.  I feel like this should have been the year.  But then it was sort of too late, and I didn't feel like it (mostly that).  So this will have to suffice!

If ever there was a month I do not want to repeat it was January.  Aside from Adam's birthday and Axel's birth day, it mostly consisted of us moving and Olivia and taking turns getting sick until Axel was born.  And then I just cried a lot.

For me, this month was a blur.  My mom was here until the 11th  (her birthday!) and I was on my own for the first time on Valentine's Day.  I still managed to make a seriously yummy dinner.  Olivia adjusted to being a big sister by asking me to hold her and Axel at the same time

March was more of the same, trying to adjust to life with two kids.  I tried to trim Olivia's mullet and cut off more than I bargained for, I made Dr Pepper cupcakes for my sister-in-law's baby shower and I tried to be one of those moms that makes cookies with her kids.  All of this while dealing with Axel's colicky ways.  Also my family came for Axel's baby blessing and Olivia probably appreciated it more than Axel :)
Olivia and Grandpa. Also thank goodness for headbands to cover messed up hair cuts.
In April I went for my first run post baby, we celebrated Easter and I hoped that Axel would start sleeping through the night soon.

In May I participated in the 30x30 fashion challenge (just for fun, I'm no fashion expert!).  I also took a road trip with my two babies to visit my family in California!

I turned 30!!  Aubrey and I started blogging the Bachelor together and I finally met her in real life at one of Bonnie's blogging round tables!

I cut my hair.  It was bad.  I blogged a lot in July!  But nothing super notable happened in my life.

We went on our last trip of the summer, vacation to Colorado, so that Axel could regress and none of us get any sleep!  But other than that we had a great time. 

We loved the weather in September!  Not too hot, not too cold, lots of walks!  I missed teaching this year, even though it was my second year since I quit.  We also bought a house!  The colors were a little wonky and I wanted to paint them white, but we settled on light gray instead. 
Missing Bingham
We finally closed on our house!  We spent a week babysitting my niece and nephews.  And we celebrated Halloween with Curious George and his banana! 

We got the keys to our house on November 2nd and we moved in on the 9th.  We spent the first couple weeks getting it painted and getting our laundry room door unjammed.  We went to California for Thanksgiving and had a great time in the warm weather!

I let Olivia eat snow for the first time, she made a nativity to play with and we just loved the Christmas season in our new house!

We're glad that we're all healthy (finally!) and excited to start the new year. We're looking forward to celebrating Axel's first birthday and Olivia's 3rd birthday! 


  1. Best wishes in the coming year!

  2. Love your recap post for 2013! SO jealous you live so close to Aubrey and have met her! I didn't know you were a runner, too! We are hoping to move in the next year, too... should be a challenge with 2 kids...

    1. I like to work out and sometimes running is the easiest, but I really want to get into cycling, so I don't know if I'm really a runner!

      Moving with two kids is HARD, but at least yours aren't babies :)


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