Saturday, January 4, 2014

2013 Year in Review

Ok, I decided to hop on the bandwagon and do a "year in review" post.  Mainly, because I wanted a reason to stop and reflect on the great year behind me. Here goes...

In lieu of our annual New Year’s Trip we had a staycation at the Omni Mandalay in Las Colinas.  The hotel was nice and we had a relaxing time.  We ate dinner at the restaurant hotel, Trevis.  This was probably the worst food I have ever eaten with terrible service to go along with it and the night ended with a $170 bill! This is the text message hubby sent me during dinner, lol! This is one New Year’s Eve experience we will never forget.

 Josh gave me the coolest gift for Valentine’s day… pink pearls!! He knows me so well!
I participated in Mary Kay Global Makeover Day on March 8. 

After waiting for almost a full year, we received a CARES placement.  So thankful we didn’t give up on this program. CARES has been so rewarding and fun so far! 
Josh was hired as an instructional technology coach.  This is the perfect position for him and a promotion!
Josh and I celebrated 2 wonderful years of marriage on June 26th and we are still honeymooning!
This was my favorite month of the year!  I celebrated my 30th birthday with a fun girl’s day.  

We went on our dream vacation to Europe!!


I attended my very first Mary Kay Seminar.  Let’s just say this is a company that knows how to work hard AND play hard!
 Started a Yoga class.  It was more challenging than I expected to carve out this time weekly but well worth it.

I received an unexpected promotion at work.  I am currently creating a brand new energy conservation plan for our organization.  We also made our annual trip to the State Fair, but this year was special.  We met the “new” Big Tex. Handsome, don’t ya think? 
We logged a lot of miles Thanksgiving week but it was great to spend time with both of our families.

I celebrated my bf’s 30th birthday in New York.  So much fun!
That's 2013 In Review! 2013 was such a wonderful year.  It truly seems like each year keeps getting better and better.  I'm so thankful to God not just for the many blessings in my life but for a personal relationship with him.  I'm anxious to see what the Lord has in store for us in 2014!!

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  1. Sounds like you had an amazing year! Loved that it started off with the "worst food ever" - a NYE you will never forget haha! So jealous of your Europe trip, I want to do something like that in a couple of years! Happy 2014 :)

    1. Hehe, thanks Katie! Europe amazing! When you go make sure you dont skip Rome, it was by far my favorite!