So, that said - I'm not going to lie, friends. This year has worn me out. Maybe this is just what life with little kids is like for everyone, but it seems like we've had one thing after another after another (sometimes multiple things) all year. Our fence is falling down, we need a new roof, our house is in a perpetual state of disaster. I'm really not complaining here. Just throwing it out there that life can be unexpected and crazy and tiring. In spite of all of the less-than-great, this year has been a good one for our little family. I'm recapping things below - hope you have fun sharing some memories with me!
In 2013, we celebrated five years of marriage, almost three years of breastfeeding in spite of our difficult start, and countless little milestones with our babies. I managed to make it the whole year without being pregnant (yay)! There were good days, bad days, and times I thought we might not make it until Daddy came home from work. There were hugs and kisses, tears and insanity, and too many small moments to recall. It's amazing how much can fit into one little year.
I grumbled (a lot) about how American Girl made the decision to retire Molly. Had fun Christmas crafting things like hooded towels, hand-print wreaths, and sock snowmen. We started a lot of family holiday traditions like making cookies - and we had a beautiful Christmas.
You know what, 2013? You were good to us. I may be exhausted, but I am blessed. Let's see how much we grow this next year. With any luck, I'll get (just a little) more sleep!