It's no secret that our lives are well documented over here...maybe over documented would be a better description? Last week I took on the daunting task of going through a years worth of pictures for our end of the year slideshow. Every year I feel an immediate pang of surprise when I go back to last January and see what my kids looked like 12 months ago - so much younger with their pudgier faces and pigtail-less hair. And then I wish I could go do it all again. Every year we seem to be busier and time goes faster. It is so easy to get lost in the chaos of each day and it isn't until I go back and actually look at our year that I realize how much we did, how much we grew, and really how fun it was.Through the ups and downs of motherhood I am eternally grateful that I get to spend each moment with my kids - hearing their laughter, watching their faces as they learn new things, and giving their little bodies too many hugs and kisses while they'll still let me. And, of course, taking too many photos of all of this. As I go through our pictures I am also overwhelmed with how much the friends and family in our lives contribute to our happiness and shape the experiences that make us who we are.
2013 was good to us. One of our better years in my opinion. It started with us moving into this house (which we love) and ended with some exciting news I can't wait to share soon. Looking back at 2013 makes me look forward to 2014 and all the surprises, up an downs, and laughter it will bring.
Peace out 2013.