Thank You, 2013

Oh, hi there, you guys!  I figured that since the last time I was here was on Christmas Eve, I would be consistent and drop in here again today, on New Year's Eve. 

Not only is today New Year's Eve, but it's Charley's first birthday, which is pretty, pretty huge.  I can't believe my baby is one!!  Although we're not with our little girl today and we're missing her terribly, we'll be doing a big celebration with her when we get back home. Luckily that gives me some time to try and figure out how to make a birthday cake using her three favourite foods; chicken, peanut butter, and cheesies. I'm guessing that's going to be one recipe I won't be sharing here anytime soon.  
I have so much to share with you all about my Christmas and my time here in Toronto with my family, but I'll have to save that for another day.  Another day that doesn't involve baking yummy treats for tonight, and playing nothing but trains and pass the baby.  Which, by the way, I have loved every second of.  

The main reason I stopped in was to do a quick recap on what a wonderful year 2013 has been for me.  Since I only started this blog a few months ago and can't look back through previous posts, I had to dig through these old photos to be reminded of just how blessed I am for what this year has given me.  

ONE//  In February we flew to Montreal to cross off one of our items on our bucket list; to see Bon Jovi in concert.  It was sooo much better than I ever could have imagined.

TWO//  Little did I know that Montreal would become the place where Todd surprised the crap out of me and proposed on the top of Mount Royal.

THREE//  The most beautiful and special ring I have ever seen.  My boy did good!! :)

FOUR//  Charley came into our lives in March and since then, she has brought us more joy and love than we ever thought was possible.  

FIVE//  We did a family trip in Jamaica at the end of March and had seven full days of pure sunshine.  Please take me back!!

SIX//  Not only was Jamaica probably one of the funnest trips we've ever done, but it was there that I got to hear my nephew speak to me for the first time.

SEVEN// Myself and Todd ran the Tely 10 for the first time ever.

EIGHT//  With lots of car tunes and car games, we did a road trip to Halifax and New Brunswick.

NINE//  I watched my friend get married and it was the most beautiful ceremony I have ever seen.

TEN// I celebrated turning 28 with some wonderful friends and too many shots!

ELEVEN// At the beginning of September, our cabin was finally at the stage where it could be slept in so we made sure to take advantage of that over the remainder of the fall.

TWELVE//  I carved my very first pumpkin and realized just how much work was involved.

THIRTEEN// We got to watch our niece and nephews grow one year older and it was amazing to see just how much they can change in one year.

FOURTEEN// We celebrated Christmas with our friends and family, and this was the first Christmas that myself and Todd spent Christmas morning together.

FIFTEEN//  We flew to Toronto to spend Christmas with my family on Boxing Day. 

SIXTEEN// My nephew, Bennett, was born and over the last week that I've spent with him, he's been the quietest baby I've ever been around.  It almost makes me want to have one of my own.  I said almost. 

Well, there you have it, some of my favourite memories from 2013.  And although I don't have a picture, number eighteen would be starting this blog of mine in August.  I'm so glad I took the leap and finally started one of my own.

It's so hard to believe that this year is over, and while a part of me is sad to say goodbye to such a great year, I'm really looking forward to seeing what this next year has in store for me.  

Okay, so I have to take off now because we're leaving soon to go out for dinner, and with six people trying to get ready in one house, it's really an all day kind of event.  I'll be back in a few days to share my Christmas holidays with you all!

Happy 2014 everyone!