Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Au Revoir 2013

Well, 2013 has come and gone. Even at its worst, its been better than some of the previous years. I won't complain. I've found happiness and joy in 2013. I've lost and I've gained. Admittedly, I have been rather absent in 2013 as well. Call it a mental health year I guess.

Still, there were a lot of memories made. Just like years past, I want to share some of my favorites from the year with you. Even when my heart isn't in it completely, I do still love to share my little corner of the world with all of you.

In January, I spent some time getting my groove back and battling the Thursdays.

February brought our Staycation in the ATL and we welcomed Spring with open arms

March was a month of exploring new cities and spending time in a beautiful place

In May, I bought my shiny and took a little trip with my boys.

June brought us to the Braves game and a little relaxation time at the local beach.

In July, we got a ridiculous amount of rain but we still found time for some fun.

August saw our television debut!

October meant a partial Hootie

September, November, and December were unfortunately quiet around here though. Like I said, mental health... months? That doesn't mean there wasn't fun times to be had, just that there were so many I didn't share. 

As for the 2013 list? It was a big failure this year. I hate it and its really bothered me in the last couple of months but there just didn't seem to be enough time this year. Of course that just means that next year will bring some of the same challenges but I am okay with that. I am more than ready to bring the A game and get it done for the new year. 

What are you looking forward to in the new year?

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Have Yourself a Merry Christmas

Ho, ho, ho! Its Christmas! The last month has been a whirlwind of getting ready and getting all psyched up for Christmas at my house. We have baked cookies and decorated and shopped our little hearts out. I involved the boys a little more this year than in years past with all the preparations. Needless to say the boys are mad excited about Santa and presents.

I have done more talking to the boys about the religious aspect of Christmas this year than I ever have before. We have talked about a variety of religions and what this time of year means to the people who practice those. Christianity celebrates Christ's birthday, Hanukkah celebrates commemorates the re-dedication of the holy Temple in Jerusalem (this one is over their head), and there are even some people who only celebrate family. We celebrate Christmas because we are Christians and are thankful. D seems to understand pretty well but K is mostly just concerned about if Santa still visits them or not. Typical four year old.

Whatever your family celebrates, from my family to yours, I hope you have (or had as the case may be) a very magical season filled with joy and love.


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