Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 in Review

JANUARY

My niece Noa Grace was born!

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FEBRUARY

Went to Montreal with friends

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MARCH

Was given my first item to review as a blogger!

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*Got pneumonia. The worst thing ever!

*Also visited my nephew and sister for her birthday

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APRIL

Celebrated Colleen's birthday

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MAY

Got my new car (Sean's push for me to finally get my license)

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*Attended my niece's dedication in the city

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JUNE

Went to the Jersey Shore/AC for a mini vacay

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JULY

I went to the city to visit my sister, BIL and niece

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*Sean got the job with Amazon and we learned we were relocating to PA

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*Also attended a 40th rugby celebration on a boat

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AUGUST

Went to the fair!

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*Colleen hosted a BBQ in her new house

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*Took a trip to PA to find an apartment which we did!

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SEPTEMBER

Went to another fair

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*Had our last day outing in Albany

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*Had my last day at my job which I held for over 6 years and moved to PA to join Sean

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OCTOBER

Went to Vegas

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*Celebrated my 31st birthday!

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*Visited my mother and sister in the city

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*Went to the pumpkin patch

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NOVEMBER

Celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary by going to Philly for the day

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*Thanksgiving with my family!

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*Colleen came to visit me in PA!

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DECEMBER

Celebrated my nephew's 4th birthday!

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*Celebrated Christmas with my second family!

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*FINALLY GOT MY DRIVER'S LICENSE!!!

I haven't been silent about my desire to leave 2013 behind but I think I ought to tell 2013 that you weren't the worst year I've ever had. I think the problem with you 2013 is that you came with a lot of change and I don't do very well with change. I had a very hard time accepting our move, I'm having a hard time finding a job which makes me feel like I'm not really living in my new city and rather just visiting.

Despite the changes and a lot of emotional breakdowns there were many highlights and I am so very grateful for that.

2013 taught me that change happens whether I like it or not and I have no other choice but to embrace it. So 2014, I'm not going to put any pressure on you but a job that I enjoy would be great!

Happy New Year to all my readers and dear friends! Let's make it a good one! ♥

30 comments:

EmilyJane said...

"*Got pneumonia. The worst thing ever!" <--- that's because you wore that beautiful pink dress out in the snow ;) YES - had to give you a hard time.

Loved this post, love seeing how everything changed. Whats funny is some of these posts, I remember as if you JUST posted it. The job will come, in the mean time look forward to not scraping the snow off your car :D

Highly Favored said...

Thanks for being a faithful blogger in 2013. I enjoyed reading all of your posts. May 2014 have that perfect and fullfilling position waiting for you. Looking forward to hearing all about it. Also may your desires, prayers and dreams come true. All the best. I'll be reading with you on the other side.

Nylse Esahc said...

You got your drivers license...well that was worth everything that happened in 2013.

HNY when it comes

Cece said...

there were some ups and there were some downs but that's pretty much the way life goes! You got your license and you were forced to deal with some major changes which I know is scary. 2013 seems more good then bad and I hope that 2014 is better. I know how badly you want to find a job as good as the one you left and I hope that you do and soon!!

NikG said...

You have had a great year, my dear. :) Wishing you all the best in 2014!

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tomesedition.blogspot.com said...

Congrats on your Drivers License. Looks like a fabulous year to me. Wishing you everything awesome that 2014 has to offer

Whitney Cypert said...

LOVE this recap, such a good idea. I thought I would copy you and do one similar but then I got to thinking...I don't think I did something noteworthy every month lol. How sad! I hope 2014 brings lots of joy and hopefully a job!

Law_Fal said...

Whooohoooo to the license! 2013 was definitely a year but I'm confident 2014 will be even better! God knows the desires of your heart. Soon soon soon those desires will come to pass!

Kristen said...

Congrats on your license!!!! :)

And here's to hoping 2014 will be YOUR year! ;)

Eesh said...

And I remembe every single one of them! Here's to another amazing year!

Congrats on getting your license!

Happy New Year!

xo

Kimberly Whittaker said...

Is it absolutely terrible that I just scrolled through the pics to look at your hair?!? lol. SO organized with your year in pics. Happy New Year, girlie!

Pegster said...

I am loving these year in review from blogland. Though I remember everyone of these, it's so cool to relive it all in one post.

What a great year you've had. Despite all the changes and the disappointment with job hunting I think you've made the best of the cards you were dealt with. Looking forward to more good times in 2014 and maybe hopefully a resolution on the job front a less change for you :).

uchenna Ezeonyeka said...

loving all these pictures.
happy new.

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The Mrs./The Mom said...

I'm hoping all the best for you in 2014. May it be an awesome year!

Vett Vandiver said...

I love your takeaway from 2013, it seemed like a teaching year for you. I hope 2014 is a more stable and happy year & that you settle in!! xoxo

Vett Vandiver said...

I love your takeaway from 2013, it seemed like a teaching year for you. I hope 2014 is a more stable and happy year & that you settle in!! xoxo

Life with J and J said...

Awww...I love this year in review post! I am reading through everyone's. Its so cool.
2014 is bound to be better! I have enough faith (I know...I know... :-)).

Take care and Happy New Year!!!

Ashley R said...

Wow! Such a fun year, with so many changes for your family. I think my favorite posts were your Jersey Shore recaps. :)

Georgina Castellucci said...

Congratulations on your many blessings in 2013 (especially getting your license!!!) I believe that is a shiny new Jetta (potentially Passat!?) Wishing you continued success in 2014 Faith!!!

Tenecia said...

Happy New Year!

T.

redwhitebride said...

Happy New Year, Faith! You had a great year and I remember all the posts like they happened yesterday... :) Let's embrace the change and hope 2014 will offer us the best. I was ready to write how forgettable 2013 was... but looking at my own year in review, i decided it was a good year for me too. ;)

Kathy C said...

Happy New Year Faith!! It's crazy how fast the year flew by, but you captured your highlights beautifully. I pray 2014 is just as memorable...and full of new surprises that keep a smile on your face!! :) xoxo

Jennifer said...

I can be the same way with change. Sometimes I really like it, but I only tend to like the parts of it that feel good rather than the parts that I know are stretching and growing me.

Hoping 2014 brings all you desire - especially the job, a city that feels more like home, and a community of new friends. Happy New year friend!

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Dana said...

That job is just around the corner

Carolyn said...

What a fun year! :) Can't wait to read along with all of your 2014 adventures!

Shea Coleman said...

I enjoyed this!! There were a lot of great memories with the #4 in it!!

I am so proud of you! 2014 we are just getting started!

Jess said...

This post is really well done. After reading it I decided to start at the top and scroll down rather quickly again. You can see a full year worth of seasons and life just from the photos.

THE mom said...

Your 2013 looked great!!! I was secretly hoping 2013 would just shove it and get it over with too LOL. But I'm going through pictures from last year and all it does it make me smile and wish I could go back!

Here's to another amazing year!!!

Maria said...

i loved this. i could look at your photos all day long! they are BEAUTIFUL!
and that sweet noa...she's a doll!
i love the blue and sequined dress on you. all the love and fun packed in to your 2013 is amazing.
wishing you a happy, blessed 2014, faith!! xoxox