It’s official, 2013 is now behind us & I cannot believe it!! Without a doubt, this year has gone by faster than any other year in recent memory. I think that’s what happens when you have kids, & I guess when you get old, too. 🙂 Yet what a year it has been! It probably goes without saying that the majority of our focus has been in one place.
To go through each highlight of such a special year would be impossible. Each day with Waverly Maye is a high point for us & watching her grow from a baby to a toddler this year has been so incredibly rewarding. Last New Years, she could barely sit on her own.
Today, she is running, dancing, talking & can even answer questions in her sweet little voice. We have watched her learn to crawl, crawl with one leg only, walk & run in circles. She has gone from eating only breast milk to loving waffles with syrup, pasta & goldfish. My baby is now a lady, & although it’s bittersweet, I couldn’t love it more.
In other news, we bought our first house this year!! We started 2013 as newlyweds & now are a legit, established family of three living in our very own house. We have turned it into a home, our home, & I am so proud of where we have come. We are starting 2014 in a great place & I really do think, the best is yet to come!!
So here is to making 2014 count & the BEST one yet! I am linking up with one of my favorite bloggers, Jessica at Little Baby Garvin to answer the following questions …
1. What is one thing you want to change, or a goal you want to set for the New Year & what is your plan for making it happen? Making it a point to take in these special, once-in-a-lifetime moments with Waverly Maye. Like really, really take them in. I am Type-A to the max, always cleaning, planning, preparing … I have a total issue with relaxing. I write more to-do lists than I am willing to admit & I am convinced my OCD ways are getting worse with age. I definitely soak in moments with her, like when she grabs my hand so tight & I close my eyes with the greatest attempt to never let that moment end, but I need to do it more. As much as possible. Those dishes can wait.
2. Many people chose a word to reflect on, live by or aspire to for the New Year. Let us know your word, how you decided upon it & how you plan to incorporate it by 2014. PRESENT – and not the kind of presents we just showered Waverly Maye with from Santa.:) Being present & in the moment, setting time aside from all the other “stuff” we obsess over getting done. It’s so hard to do, but the most worthwhile!
3. I will make 2014 count by … I’m a total broken record, but I am going to make it count by enjoying it, taking it in & savoring this precious time!!
We hope that everyone had the best New Years & is starting off 2014 in the most positive of ways! Having this blog to look back on has been one of my favorite parts of reflecting on the past year & I look forward to continuing this journey. Thank YOU for being a part of it.
And on a side note, my shopping addiction is definitely another one of my resolutions for the new year. To work on it, I promise. The other one?! To finish decorating that new house of ours. Conflicting? Maybe. 🙂