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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A Year in Review - 2013

I cannot believe it.... today is officially the last day of 2013! The first thing that I realized this morning is that it has been a whole year since the world was supposed to have ended, plus some! The second thing I realized is that I don't think I hit ANY of my goals or resolutions that I made for myself in 2013. UGH. On a good note ( or crazy sad how time flies note) the baby turned ONE this year and the boy turned 10... which also means this year I will turn 30!! Boy oh boy.... time flies.
 
Here is what happened for ME in 2013.
January-  closed my etsy shop. I am a perfectionist and it was fun to make things for people but I decided I like to make things as gifts not things that people actually pay for. I am way to meticulous for that, besides, I think I knew better things were coming and I just wouldn't have time anymore. That proved true.
 
 
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February- joined itWorks Global! I really honestly cannot believe it has been almost an entire YEAR that I have been partying working with this company. Not to mention we are planning to hit a BILLION dollars in sales in 2014! We did half that this year and it only goes up from here. Best company ever!!
 
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March- so funny thing is after searching through Facebook, Instagram, and the blog I have come to the conclusion that NOTHING exciting happened in March. Here is a cute pic of the kids though.... from September hahahaha.
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April- I got flowers from Jon for no reason. A "just because" bouquet. This is significant because I haven't gotten any flowers since. This should be documented somewhere because it is just not right!! **when I mentioned this to him he reminded me that April was the last time we had "extra" fun money because this is when his VA benefit check ended. Meaning we officially started living on ONE income....OK, that's fair.**
 
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May- Jordon turned 10 and rang in double digits. Unbelievable. I still remember the day this kiddo was born. He is such a smart kid, not to mention best big brother ever! This was the first year with a special happy birthday plate and glass. We loved it!
 
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June- Jaida turned ONE! Sheesh, first the boy turns 10, then the girl turns one. Somebody tell me the secret to get them to stay this young forever. We celebrated her birthday with Gran-Gran (Jon's mom) in town and then the following weekend headed to the beach in Oregon. The beach was for a retirement party for my aunt but it made for a great family vacation!!
 
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July- We had our FIRST annual neighborhood 4th of July block party! It was complete with face painting by one amazingly talented neighbor, pictures taken by another, the men barbecued hamburgers and hot dogs to go with side dishes each family brought, there was a bounce house and the night was finished off with 100's of jello shots and combined fireworks display that lasted over an hour!!! This was by far one of the most fun days this year!
 
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August- The hubs and I celebrated 3 years of wedded bliss  being married. Let me tell you, anyone who says marriage is easy is a liar. It is hard work. I love my husband to pieces but every marriage has it's moments and this year has been a crazy roller coaster of emotions in ours. I truly am hoping 2014 will just have a few less turbulent moments. I also plan to get a little more raw on the blog about this because I feel that could benefit people who jumped into marriage thinking it would be cake like I did.
 
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September- We had a "bootcamp" in Seattle where I met fellow itWorks peeps and we basically owned the city for 2 days. It was so much fun hanging out with my extended "family" and really hearing the passion of other people that do what I do and LOVE it just as much.
 
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October- Took our first trip to the pumpkin patch! One of my best friends' son turned 2 and they had his party here. Jon had to work and Jordon chose to go to his grandparents instead, but Jaida and I had a blast! This is something I hope to do every year as well.... but next time the boys are coming!
 
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November- Another month of new traditions! We started Thanksgiving morning watching the Macy's parade and gobbling down (see what I did there) these fruit and pancake turkeys. We were actually super blessed to get to go out to my Aunt's house in North Bend to be with several of my family members. At first it was looking like it would be our first Thanksgiving with just us. Thanks to the last minute invite we had a wonderful day!!
 
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December- I don't care what you think, this was a big moment for me ha ha. We binge watched Breaking Bad on Netflix. AKA we stopped our lives for 2 weeks and every free moment was spent in front of the TV. This is not something I suggest UNLESS it is to watch this amazingly brilliant show. My business slowed, and I was so unproductive over that time but I wouldn't change it for a minute! Yep, I even googled what to do when it ended... see below, I am not alone in this addiction. ;)
 
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I hope you all have a wonderful last day of 2013! Make it a good one! Maybe I will remember to take pictures if we do anything festive tonight.
 
 Talk to all you lovelies in 2014!!
 
 
           

1 comments:

Kristine said...

Looks like you had an awesome year!! Cheers to 2014!!

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