Count down to the New Year!

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Well, well, well, what better way to re-enter the blog world than with a fun “Count down to the New Year” post.  For real.  In all honesty, my absence has been due to a plethora of things; some crazy, some good, and some not-so-good, but all-in-all, I am glad to be back and blogging to you!  I am also looking forward greatly to the New Year!  How is everyone celebrating theirs?  We are going to Disney on Ice with Zachy this afternoon and I am excited to see how that goes!  Should be interesting! I honestly have NO idea how he will react.  He has never gone to a movie, and doesn’t watch TV longer than half an hour.  But my parents are coming too so hopefully all will go well.  I will let you know.  Then tonight we are all laying low 😉  So I thought I would attempt to count down my favorite 12 (one per month) things/moments from this past year.  What a challenge!  It has been an amazing one; as my life has greatly been enriched since the addition of my beautiful son 🙂  Woah.  Cheesy but true.  So, here it goes!

12.  Thanksgiving- so much to be thankful for!



11.  The Rothman 8K with Moms In TrainingNot only a PR for me, this race was a really special experience and running for our team hero meant so much to myself and the other Moms. 


10.  Generations Connect visits (the second Saturday of every month)- PLEASE email me if you are interested in coming with us!  We go the second Saturday of the month and a good time is had by all.   Our mission is to instill respect for the elderly through music, crafting and socialization.  Find us on FB!

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9.  Christmas; especially our own tree decorating at home 🙂


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8.  The Leaf Photo Shoot at Grandma and Grandpa’s House.  Funny story about this actually; if you are waiting for our holiday card still, don’t hold your breath.  I ordered the cutest holiday cards ever featuring these pictures, but alas the company messed up and sent us a different family’s card and they have yet to respond to my inquiries!  So here are the pics anyway 😉

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7.  Making New Friends (adult and babies).  This year was an amazing one in terms of making new friends; ones that are REAL, GENUINE and forever.  I am SO grateful and feel SO blessed.  You know who you are 😉

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6.  Fun at Nest.  I am SO thankful for my job at Nest.  I am amazed each day by the greatness displayed there and am so proud to be a part of the family 🙂  Speaking of, check out this article about Nest that yours truly was quoted in 🙂


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5.  Halloween

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4.  Zach’s discovery of ice cream (Ah-EEE)

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3. Trips to the playground with Mema and Poppop

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2. Special family visits


1.  Random Moments at Home


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Cheers to a wonderful blessed 2013.  I cannot wait for all that 2014 will have to offer, although I can’t imagine it will get better than this 😉  Happy new year! xo