Tuesday, December 31, 2013

My favorite memories from 2013

I love stopping and reflecting on the past year. The ups, the downs and everything in between. And I also love how a new year provides a, sort of, rebirth. And fresh start. You can do whatever you want with your new year, just make it count!

Here's my top memories from 2013.

Jacob was baptized. What a special, magical, important moment in all our lives. I believe that having your child baptized is one of the most important things you can do in their entire lives.

We celebrated our very first Valentine's Day as a family of 3. This little Heart Breaker seriously breaks melts my heart every single day! How did I get so lucky?!

We also celebrated our first Easter as a family! Naturally, Coco spoiled Jacob rotten with a basket full of goodies, and I somehow managed to miss blogging about this holiday. Wah wah.

Josh turned 32. Old man! Not really...he acts younger than me, most days. And he finally got to stay home and watch the first 2 days of March Madness. Too bad he had a toddler to entertain, too.
We took Jacob to the zoo for the first time. And apparently he was teething, because he has his fist in his mouth in every.single.picture. And yes, that's a white tiger. And no, Siegfried & Roy were not there.

I celebrated my very first Mother's Day! What an exciting day, and look how stinkin' CUTE Jacob is in this picture!!! Hahaha!!
Jacob started walking. Holy wowza! What a life-changing event for all of us! I don't think he paused for more than a second before he was literally running and climbing. Lord help us all!

And we took him to the Dallas Aquarium to celebrate.

And we threw him a FIRST birthday party that he'll never forget. Ha.Over the top a bit? I don't think so. It was also a celebration for US, for surviving our first year as parents! I'm still waiting for my trophy...

We celebrated Josh's SECOND Father's Day. He got to build a cool peg-board wall in his garage, we cooled off in the pool and then we grilled out! The perfect day, for the perfect dad! We love you!

I turned 29. We celebrated lakeside with guac and margs. Best.way.to.celebrate. And P.S. I cannot even believe I'll be 30 in a few months. Whaaaat???

We celebrated our FIFTH wedding anniversary! It is an honor to be Josh's wife, and I thank God for choosing him. Can't imagine going through life with anyone else!

We went on our first family vacation to Gulf Shores, AL. We drove 12 grueling hours and Jacob hated the sand. Note to self: initiate your kid with sand before driving 12-hours to the beach. Noted.

Truth be told, we actually DID have an amazing time. And I would definitely go back!

My sister and Joe got married!!! It was such a beautiful ceremony, and I'm still so happy for them!

I spent a weekend away with my very best friends in the Texas wine country. And it was heavenly. And I wish we could go back right now. Waaaaa! (that's me whining)

Jacob dressed up as Payne Stewart. Gahhh he's so cute!!! Thankfully he still doesn't really know what candy is (seeing as we NEVER have it in the house), so that was a win|win for Josh and I!

We had a relaxing Thanksgiving at my mother-in-law's, and celebrated all that we're thankful for.

We had a VERY MERRY Christmas. It was hands-down the best Christmas to date. Love my little family.

And here we are. The last day of 2013. I wish you health, happiness and prosperity in 2014 and just remember- the best is yet to come! Cheers, yall! I am so excited to see what 2014 holds.


  1. Oh my gosh! How sweet is that little boy of yours?!? Ah! So adorable!! Your family is beautiful!