Sunday, December 29, 2013

2013 Year End Review

I always like to do a year end review each year before I get my blog printed in an effort to highlight the special moments and fun things that took place over the year.  I have not blogged as much this year as I have in years past, so I really wanted to get this post done before 2013 was over.
January: Hudson had his first trip to Build A Bear where he created his friend, Jake.  He loved it of course, and we've been back several times since to create more friends that he loves and sleeps with every night.  

February:  My funny little Valentine continued to make us all smile as we made our way through the dreadful Winter months

March: March was a fun month. Spring was finally in the air.  Hudson's class had a St. Patrick's Day parade at his school, and a fun Easter Egg Hunt with his class at their Easter party.  We started our first season of soccer, and our sweet, beautiful, Baby Charlotte turned one.  We also celebrated our risen Savior on Easter at the end of the month.

April: Springtime brought the Masters golf tournament into town.  It's "kind" of a big deal around here.  We had fun during our week off from school/work celebrating at all kinds of Masters events.  We made our annual trip to the zoo, had Spring pictures made, and finished up the month at the monster truck show on my birthday.  You can imagine the excitement of this little boy!

May:  We celebrated Mothers Day with our annual "group" photo shoot and were so excited to have Brantley included this year. Hudson and I both finished up the school year, and he completed his first soccer season. 

June: SUMMERTIME arrived.  While we were SO excited for this time of year, it also brought the rainiest season that Augusta has seen in decades.  I think we ended up with over 50 consecutive days of rain this summer.  We resorted to embracing the puddles and raindrops because there was no avoiding it!  Claire turned 4 this month, and had a fun ballerina birthday party. 

July:  This month was the highlight of our year.  We went to Disney World for Hudson's first trip.  It was such a fun trip.  We went with my family, and spent a week visiting Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and Sea World.  We stopped in FLA on the way home at Dave's grandparent's house.  It was nice to see them as well as visit with cousins.  We went to the beach with Dave's parents to Hilton Head and had a wonderful time as usual.  My little fish swam his hear out.  We were at the pool everyday (that it wasn't raining).

August: Even though this is my least favorite month because school starts back, it's a special one because my sweet boy celebrates his birthday in August.  He started pre-k this year, and we made a trip to Alabama for showers for Jackie and baby Jackson as well as Holly's wedding shower.  Hudson turned 4 at the end of the month, and had his party at Hoppy Feet.

September:  This was another big month for us.  Brantley turned one and had a fabulous birthday carnival.  Holly's wedding was at the end of the month, and we had a good wedding weekend in Alabama.  We were so happy to be a part of their special day that turned out beautiful.

October: We enjoyed celebrating Fall during October.  We had fun at several pumpkin patches as well as the dairy farm with friends.  We carved pumpkins and loved the cool weather.  Hudson finished his 2nd soccer season and even got the "Golden Cleat" award for his team.  He was Jake the pirate for Halloween. 

November: We were so excited for Baby Jackson, our new cousin to be born at the beginning of November.  He is so precious!  We had family pictures made for our Christmas cards, and went to the mountains with Aunt Marie, Brantley, Jennifer, Char, Claire, and Rara.  It was absolutely gorgeous there.  We had so much fun and the weather was perfect.  We visited Babyland Hospital while we were there.  We also enjoyed being our of school/work for the week of Thanksgiving. 

December: This month has been filled with fun festivities to celebrate Christ Jesus' birth.  We have had fun at Christmas parties with our friends and family, and Hudson sang during church at the Share the Light service.  He also did a great job at his school singing in their Christmas program with his class.  They were so precious.  I was thankful to be able to be a "party mom" in Hudson's class for their Christmas party.  We had a wonderful Christmas and we are certainly enjoying our time off before school starts back in the new year.

Happy New Year.  May 2014 be a blessed one for your and your family!