January. I did a few DIMyself projects, including a fail; homemade salsa, a fancy wreath, and a pizza failure. I also joined the rest of the world and got a Twitter!! Which I don't utilize nearly enough. And the best news of the whole month...Justin Timberlake announced his new album. This made me the happiest lady on planet Earth.
February. I did my first ever outfit post. I won't say I'm a pro or anything and will not be shifting to a fashion blogger
March. This month I met up with some of my favorite bloggers for a favorite things party. It is always fun getting together with them. I also celebrated my very 1st blogiversary. Crazy to see how far I have come. And finally I made the hard choice to move away from Jamal and down to school for the 13-14 school year. It wasn't easy but it has turned out to be the best thing for me.
April. Was in short supply of blog posts and therefore I don't have much to look back on. Two notable things were celebrating Easter out at a restaurant and eating brunch. Something we had never done before. 2013 did bring with many changes for our family holiday traditions but I won't complain. This was also the month that Greg and Karissa asked Jamal and me to be Jonah's godparents. We were/are so honored that they asked us and couldn't be happier.
May. Jamal and I celebrated our fourth year together. We went to a grilling and beer festival where we feasted on endless amounts of food and bevvies. I attended my first music festival with Jamal, Ashley and Christian and we only lasted about three hours and then we were out, so I dubbed us the Soundset Losers.
June. I had another blogger meet up. This time to mingle and indulge in insane amounts of chocolates. Jamal entered his first rib grilling contest. It was a very delicious experience and hope he does more this summer. Two cuties joined our lives this month. Jonah made his appearance. I am quite certain that he is the cutest baby ever. And then shortly after Colby Jack joined our family. We brought him home on the 30th and I don't think I have ever made a better decision.
July. This was a slow month for blogging. I was too busy working like crazy and saving money to move into my first ever apartment as well as stressing about the future. I did manage one decent post about the troubles I faced ahead and how I was feeling. And of course one of the biggest moments of my life. I saw my favorite musical man in my absolute favorite city. It was a good day.
August. I blogged about my rocky relationship with my mom. I spent my first night in my new apartment which wasn't easy but I survived and it has gotten easier. I also said goodbye to my old job and coworkers and of course ended the summer on a good note at the state fair.
September. I had approximately 54890 interviews between the months of August and September. Some weren't so great. I wrote of my crazy obsession with my dog. I truly never knew how much I could love a fluffy little puppy. We went to an apple orchard with Greg, Karissa, and family. And I had my first and so far only roomie night and got to know them a little better.
October. Jamal and I attended another food & wine festival. These things are the best and I recommend finding one in your area. I struggled with not having a job and having no idea where my life was going (I still don't but I am feeling better about things). Jamal went to Chicago and auditioned for MasterChef!! <-- Big Deal. And we celebrated his 24th birthday with friends.
November. I finally finally finally got a job and peace of mind. I celebrated my 23rd birthday and wrote a pretty humorous post I think. I started volunteering again which always makes my day and is a good way to start out my week. I did my first ever mini series for the month about becoming a better blog friend.
December. We went to my family's annual Christmas party. And we sent out our first ever Christmas cards as a little family of three. It is something that I hope to do every year from now on.
So that was my year in 12 short paragraphs. The good and the bad of it. I can't wait to see what 2014 brings, I know it will be worth the wait. Happy New Year friends!!