We haven’t been this relaxed in years. Do I dare say we’re grateful that the flu took us down?
This is me going on record saying it..I’m grateful.
Sometimes you don’t know how stressed and run down you are until you’re forced to lay down.
We have read books and watched movies, I’ve spent hours organizing closets and drawers and many other hours were spent on Blurb.com making photo books for our family. Now, instead of being 6 years behind, I’m only 3. Yay!
And now it’s the last day of 2013. As usual, I’ve spent the last few days contemplating the year and getting any last minute wisdom from it that I can carry into the new year. Do you do that? A year can tell you a lot about yourself.
Last year at this time we were finishing up our amazing family trip to DC. We were supposed to end the trip at my dear friend Michele’s house in Pennsylvania, but I got a baaaaaaad case of food poisoning.
Lydia turned six. She just keeps getting older no matter how many times I tell her to stop.
In late February-early March, out of no where, I lost total hearing in one ear except for an excruciating ringing that I swear nearly sent me to the deep end. Remember when they thought I had a brain tumor? Ummm. that was a hard 6 weeks.
In April, our oldest became a teenager, and we suddenly felt old.
We took a beach trip with good friends to South Carolina.
In June, I turned 40!!
We did a laundry room makeover..it won’t make a magazine, but it sure is more fun doing laundry in there!
2013 was also the year that all of my kids went to school. Lots of change for us this year!! I’m still adjusting.
We added a new front door to our house!
Andy and I celebrated 17 years of marriage!
Seth turned eleven. He’s still our one that’s full of life and joy.
In October, Andy and I were vendors at the Country Living Fair in Atlanta…what a wonderful experience that was for us!
I fiiiinnnnallly made the anthropologie knock off wreath.
We sold our 1,000 sign in the shop!
I learned a few valuable lessons in parenting.
Christmas was simple this year, and we loved the peace and calm that our home gave us..even in the midst of cancelled plans because of the flu bug!
This whole year has been a lot of letting go.
A potential brain tumor and a brand new teenager in the house are master teachers!!
I’m a little different..changed for the better. I feel ready for a new year.
What about you? What did 2013 teach you?