A year in review – 2013

Another year here and gone. It is hard to believe, they seem to fly by. I feel more so now that my childhood has faded further and further into the distance and I now have four children of my very own. Hours run into days and soon weeks have just passed by, and yes I make a valiant effort to tuck away those little moments that make my heart smile, but often I look back wondering how much life I have missed as the moments race on.

Some moments of 2013 were hard, I had some health concerns, and I have to admit I felt hopeless at times in the not knowing phase. I felt robbed of the phase of bliss when you have a newborn and all the amazing time to be spent loving up on her. My mind was occupied with thoughts and worry that I wish I did not endure, and sadness took over more times than I’d like to count. All in all, surgery was the answer and thankfully Everything turned out ok. Even in this time I managed to focus on my amazing children and family. Emerson completed our family, making us a family of 6 and I couldn’t be more content and happy about that. She entered the world and slipped right into our lives and hearts as if she’d always been here.

Our days are filled with chaos, but that chaos is beautiful in its own right because it is filled with love. There is a lot of laughter and joy in this house. Those moments make the most difficult moments (tantrums, sibling fighting, meltdowns) easier to get through. Life is not always perfect, but our life is pretty amazing, and I am grateful and blessed.

Here are some of my favorites from 2013….
carter 2 family fun Our family snowman!
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presty at bat
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carter and his teacher
big brothers and emi
daddy day
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first solids
layla 3 years old
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