Sunday, January 5, 2014

New Year's Eve & 2013 Review

Chris and I had a memorable New Year's getaway.  When I found out that he wouldn't have to start work until 1/2 I immediately told him we should go somewhere for New Year's Eve.  We booked a 2 night stay at the Highland Haven Bed and Breakfast in Evergreen, about 45 minutes West of Denver tucked away in the mountains.  It wasn't our favorite bed and breakfast, but we had a great time relaxing in the mountains.

 We went to dinner on New Year's Eve at The Fort, a very authentic Colorado restaurant.  I had the duck, and it was fantastic.  If you want to try some Colorado game, The Fort is the place to go.
 At the bed and breakfast we stayed in they have a little walk way titled "Lovers Lane" and you can get a stone with your names on it.  Chris surprised me buy showing me our stone, with initials and wedding anniversary date.  So special, that we'll be part of this forever and ever.  The picture above is hard to read because of the moisture from the snow, but it was such a romantic gesture. 
Lover's Lane

I've had some pretty memorable and life changing years, the past few years, and it's such a grateful feeling that somehow each year keeps getting better.  I know bringing a child into the world will bring on some challenges for 2014, but I know the rewards and the love will be so much greater!  2013 was definitely a life changing year, I feel so blessed that each year somehow tops the last.

2013 Year in Review
What did you do in 2013 that you’d never done before? Got pregnant

What countries did you visit? Just my home, USA.

What would you like to have in 2014 that you lacked in 2013? Less worrisome.

What dates from 2013 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? Labor Day – taking my first ever pregnancy test, and realizing it was positive!

What was your biggest achievement of the year? Getting pregnant!

What was your biggest failure? Gaining so much weight.

Did you suffer from illness or injury? No.

What was the best thing you bought? A Bronco shirt for baby Sweat.

Where did most of your money go? Mortgage.

What did you get really, really, really excited about? Getting pregnant!

What song will always remind you of 2013? Suit and Tie by JT.

Compared to this time last year, are you:
Happier or sadder: same
Thinner or fatter: fatter
Richer or poorer: richer

What do you wish you’d done more of? Gym time, and staying connected to friends.

What do you wish you’d done less of? Watching TV.

What was your favorite TV program? Scandal

What was the best book you read? I hardly read this year, does Candy Crush count?

What did you want and get? Got pregnant.

What did you want and not get? I didn’t want Chris to lose his job.  But I think it’s all going to work out.

What was your favorite film of the year? Captain Phillips

What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? I started the day at breakfast with my friend Andrea.  Dinner at Vesta and comedy show at Impulse Theater with Chris.

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? Going to the gym more, more time seeing a counselor. 

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2013? Too tight clothes.

What kept you sane? My patient husband.

Which celebrity did you fancy the most? Jennifer Lawrence

Who did you miss? My friend Tina and her family.

Tell us a valuable lesson you learned in 2013. That everything will be ok.

What were your favorite photos from 2013?
our first house

our first completed 5k

a nice summer day out to lunch

being pregnant, and not yet knowing it!

Chris and Denali

Positive pregnancy tests!


Andrea Ryall said...

I love that you mention being pregnant 100 times in this one :)

Emily Foley said...

Sounds like a pretty great year! I love that brick with your initials on it, so sweet.