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January 1, 2014


It's time to look back on 2013.  I know this is kinda a blogger standard.  Not real sure why we all do this, most everyone that will be reading this is a faithful follower and you guys already know what happened this year, but we do it anyway. My year in review will include links to old posts and some of my favorite InstaGram pictures.  Someone stated a while back that IG is like a mini blog that we are using to document daily. It's true. I love using IG as a mini blog to tell you guys daily tid bits.

Hope you enjoy my year in review, you better cause it took me like a month to prepare.  And I'll be really honest here, it gets less and less interesting towards the end because after like the 7th month, I was so annoyed with this entire idea of a year in review. :)


January was a pretty full month but that's usually the case as folks are trying to wrap up the holidays.  We can start with My first Tuesday 10 for 2013.  I'm glad I decided to post a Tuesday 10 on January 1st because I believe I only missed a couple TT's this entire year!


Then this fun little party happened with the kiddos.  It was our kid friendly holiday party, complete with ear pulling and a full bathtub. Look how little they are!


Let this photo document the start of my highlights.  I lost control after this and we all know I was pretty much completely blonde by the summer.  I have no regrets.

This was the night where I drank too much wine with this girl but the real reason for including this picture is that we look fabulous. End of story.



My Godson Joshua was born.  He's only like the cutest Godson ever!




This is what Kidney Stones looked like for me.  This was a rough time for me. For days and days, I laid around, drinking stupid amounts of crap and straining my pee.  I never want to go through this again. Never. Avoid getting kidney stones if you can help it.  You'll think it's the end of time.




My favorite Tuesday 10 from February.

I admitted I was wrong and it was hard.  This blog post was hard for me to write because I realized I had been wrong all along and I didn't want for this to be the truth.  So far, my feelings still haven't changed, I was 100% wrong.  Still makes me a little sad but I'm coming to terms with it.


I got to meet Ms. Texas on Valentines day.  She came to visit patients at my work.  Kinda cool?  Maybe?



My son is beautiful. Nuf said.


This was the night that Charles offered to do bathtime and I walked in to find this.  My little nugget went to daycare smelling like a grown ass man.


Kaleb started crawling out of his crib in February.  It was far sooner than what I wanted.  We gave him several chances but once he learned he could do it, he was out.  Charles actually hid in his closet one night to watch how he did it.  He said that Kaleb tucked his blankie under his arm, threw his leg over and worked his way down.  This picture was from his first night in the "big boy" bed.  He did SO well in his new bed. 



My favorite Tuesday 10 from March




Kaleb and I took some precious Easter pics!

On 3-17-13, sweet Joshua became my Godson.  We are a beautiful pair if I must say so myself.



Best of Tuesday 10


Easter happened in April.  Kaleb really got the whole pick up candy thing, down.  He got to have 3 different egg hunts.


Somewhere along the lines, I stopped doing monthly updates on my dude.  I really regret that I let life take over and didn't make time for them.  When it dawned on me, I felt like the worst mom ever so I played catch up with this post.




We played outside A LOT this past spring.  We had some beautiful weather and a lot of afternoons that looked like this.  These two go hand in hand even if they don't always want to admit it.





May started out with a Weekend Trip to San Antonio.  This was the trip of all trips.  Kaleb behaved horribly the entire time we were there and it stressed me out beyond belief.  He even dropped his blankie over the railings at the hotel and watched it fall 5 stories down, into the parking lot.  I will never forget this weekend.



Mother's Day happened and I showed that I had a soft side with this post about my family.




 After the disaster of a trip to San Antonio, I swore I would NOT travel with Kaleb again for a very long time but then somehow, I decided it would be awesome to join my peeps on a last minute trip to the beach for my cousins graduation.  It was Kaleb's first time to experience all the beach things.





Kman turned two at the end of May!



In June I told you 30 things about me because I turned 30 this year! Tuesday 30: 30 things about me



I also over-instagrammed my Birthday Weekend in San Antonio.  It was the best girls weekend I've ever had.


And then of course just a couple days after I turned 30, my husband passed away.  While it was obviously the biggest and saddest part of our year, I'm not going to let it take over our "year in review."  I often blog on how it effects our daily lives and if you're new to this story, you can start here.



My favorite Tuesday 10 from July had to be the one I wrote while sitting in the social security office.



The 4th of July happened with our besties.  This was probably the best 4th of July we've had.  All of Kaleb's little friends met up with us in the park and shared in watching fireworks.  As typical 2 yr olds, we couldn't get them all to look at the camera at the same time but that just means we were having a blast!