Monday, January 6, 2014

Best of 2013

Every year I take a moment at either the end of the year or the start of the new year and reflect on the past twelve months.   I've been coming up with a combo of these 'Best Of' posts now for a decade now.   It's a chance to reflect on a year gone by and what events truly stick out and matter.    There is always a little bit of bad or sad mixed in with what most of the time is reflected upon as a great year, this year was no different.  Here's to a great 2014!

Best of 2013
Best Event: Superhero Ace's 5th Birthday

Best Movies:  Saving Mr. Banks and Gravity
 
Best Over-Played Song: Sunday School Music (It's a Fisher Price cd and it makes Mae so happy and made Ace (and dad) groan to listen to it.  I fell somewhere in the middle.) 

Best Book:  Divergent

Best New-ity of 2013: Our new living room remodel

Most Shocking News of 2013: Katie making the brave decision to cease chemo and enjoy the remainder of time with her family. Followed by her passing in April.  

MW's Words of the Year: science (better than the other dictionary that went with "selfie" GROAN)
Jo's Word of the Year: photography (yes, second year running!)

Events of 2013 in no particular order:
1. End of Mama Milk
2. Deployments
3. Ace started Kindergarten
4. Mae potty trained!!  NO MORE DIAPERS EVER!!!
5. Project 365
6.  Becky's baby shower and Hannah Jo's arrival
7. Ace learns to read
8. Playground Pack fun
9.  New job at my church
10. Olivia's early arrival

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