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In 2013 we…


Remember that time I totally unintentionally stopped blogging? Yeah, oops. For some reason I didn’t have a lot to write, and I feel like blogging has become so commercialized that to be perfectly honest I haven’t even read a blog in at least 6 months. I check in on some from time to time, but I guess life got away from me, and I didn’t feel like blogging.

However, I always get sentimental around the new year, and this year is no exception. So I’m posting yet another year in review (except that I don’t read blogs anymore, so this is my first!) Mostly this is for my own record, but some may find it interesting.

So, in 2013 we…

In January I started the year off right with a raging case of bronchitis. We celebrated our 3 year anniversary on January 2, with take-out Chinese food because I was sick. We went to the Melting Pot for our usual anniversary dinner the following weekend.

In February we bought new furniture, finally! We bought “his and hers” recliners and a couch with a pull-out bed (which was used for the first time about 8 months later!) We watched the Superbowl with friends and I interviewed for a library position at the Seattle Public Library on Valentine’s Day. I found out about a week and a half later that I didn’t get the position.

In March we celebrated Geoff’s 27th birthday and installed a ceiling fan, a 10 hour feat. My mother-in-law came to visit for Easter, and I took a part time position at a newspaper.

In April I headed back to Massachusetts for my grandmother and great-aunt’s 80th birthday party. We celebrated 7 years together and I started running.

In May we started working on our garden for the summer. It was bigger than last year’s, so it took a little work. We went to our first Mariner’s game of the season, and sat in a suite, thanks to an awesome Groupon. I think the Mariner’s lost, but it was a fun game.

In June I ran my first 5K! School let out on the 19th, on the 20th I was let go from the newspaper for budget reasons (for obvious reasons I didn’t publicize this!) Thankfully, God knew what he was doing, because I was able to get a full time position starting the following Monday at summer camp. I worked the camp with kids going into Kindergarten again and loved every minute of it. Well, most minutes…
Our nephew came to visit along with my brother-and-sister-in-law, and we went to a Cubs/Mariners game. The Cubs won it in 11 innings, my first game with extra innings. We also made it onto the big screen, another first in my life!


This requires a picture because, hello cute nephew!

In July I ran another 5K. We saw the Red Sox lose to the Mariners in awesome seats.

In August Geoff and I did a Foam Run 5K. We went to Emerald Downs to watch horse races. I accepted a position as a supervisor at the same site I was at during the last school year. We cruised to Alaska.

In September I turned the big 30, and my family came to celebrate. My mom, dad, sister and mother-in-law all came up and we had a great visit. I settled into my new role as a supervisor and had about a million staffing changes for the first few months.

In October our nephew turned one. (Apparently that’s the only thing that happened in October!)

In November I surprised my best friend by flying home to Boston for her surprise 30th birthday party. We celebrated Thanksgiving with friends.

In December we headed to Utah to celebrate Christmas with my mother-in-law. We also went to Idaho to see Geoff’s grandparents and his BFF who we haven’t seen in over three years. We talked about plans to rectify that.

All in all, 2013 was a good year. I have some very specific goals for 2014, not really resolutions. I won’t list them out here, so as not to bore you any further, but I think 2014 is going to be a good year too. For starters Geoff will graduate with his first Masters degree. It’s been three years coming and I just can’t wait for us to be 100% done with school!

How was your 2013? Can you believe it’s 2014 already? Where do the years go?