Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 Wrap Up

This year has been a special one.
 It's hard to believe that we just celebrated our 2nd New Years as a married couple and the fourth anniversary of when we started dating. Crazy how time flies!

 New Years is always an emotional time for me. Emotional in a nostalgic, look at us, here we are kind of way. I always get a little choked up right around the time the ball drops.
2013 hasn't been especially exciting but it has been one of the most comfortable, consistent years that I've had in my whole life and I don't think I've ever been so happy or so content. Ever.
Also? I am anticipating that 2013 will be our last full year without kids. At least we are hoping and praying that it is. I want more than anything to be holding a little bundle {or at least be baking one} as we ring in 2015.
My FIL has a New Years tradition that I love. Every year on new years day we sit around and he writes down every memorable moment from the past year. I love talking about each memory with the family and everyone helps to think of things to write down. He writes everything down in a tattered little note book that he's had for years. When we're all done he reads the entire list out loud. I've only been a part of this family for the last few years so I've only been able to be a part of this fun tradition for a little while but it's one of my favorites.
I want to start the same tradition with our little family and what better place to do it than on this little  bloggy of mine?  So, what did we do this last year...
{most of these photos are duplicates from past posts or Insta} 

: : January : :
We celebrated New Years at the family cabin in Arnold, visited my parents, and celebrated my 26th birthday in Arcata with friends.

: : February : :
We brought Teddy home and celebrated Valentines with our annual crab and champagne picnic on the floor in our bedroom.
: : March : :
Celebrated our first Easter as married people with church and champagne brunch.

: : April : :
I finished my first certification for work, we did our annual tailgate for the A's home opener, joined our first and favorite wine clubs, saw Lady A at Shoreline, and spent the weekend as tourists in San Francisco with friends.

: : May : :
My mom came to visit for Mother's day and my mom and I hosted my sister's bridal shower back at home. We spent most of the spring and summer enjoying our season tickets at the O.Co. watching the A's.

: : June : :
I took a short vacation with my mom to San Diego to watch my friend preform in Les Miserables, and we celebrated Father's Day at our favorite winery for their annual club member's BBQ. We traveled up to Oregon for my sister & BIL's wedding and Nick turned 28 that same day! We celebrated Nick's birthday a week late with a trip to Napa.

: : July : :
We spent 4th of July weekend on the houseboat at Lake Don Pedro, took a family camping trip to Bullard's Bar and saw John Mayer.

: : August : :
We took a family vacation to Maui for 8 glorious days.

: : September : :
We harvested the vineyards a little earlier than normal, closed escrow on our refinance and I officially became a homeowner, celebrated our 1st Anniversary in Napa with a hot air balloon ride, and Teddy had surgery on his poor little head.

: : October : :
We tailgated for the A's playoffs game against the Tigers, took a trip to visit my parents, and had a Halloween party with Nick's parents and their wine club.

: : November : :
My sister made a surprise visit to the Bay Area to celebrate her birthday, Mom's birthday and early Thanksgiving. We took a much needed trip alone to the family cabin in Arnold to rest and rejuvenate before the holidays, celebrated Thanksgiving in Napa, and went to Nick's 10 year High School reunion.
: : December : :
We celebrated Christmas with family and thanked God for our blessings. I am so thankful for everything that 2013 brought us. We are looking forward to getting started on some major home improvement projects and some exciting changes for our family. I have a feeling that 2014 is going to be amazing.



  1. What a great year!!! Love your pictures too! Y'all are a gorgeous couple!

    1. It really was a great year! You are so sweet, thank you!



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