It, without hesitation, was the best year of my life as we welcomed the beautiful Emery Kate to the world and began this being a parent thing. I don't know if there is anything as life-changing as becoming a parent. It changes you forever.
Even though it was the best year of my life, it will also go down as one of the worst and most emotionally trying years with the loss of my father in-law. We miss him everyday and I know that he looks down on us and laughs with pure joy at his granddaughter.
Here is my 2013 in all its glory...
Announced pregnancy // Celebrated my 30th // Visited Boston
Moved to Jenks
Celebrated Baby K // Co-hosted a bridal shower for Trisch
Finished painting the nursery // Watched the Thunder play // John participated in his first Tough Mudder // Bought a new car
Trisch & Tom got married in Sonoma // Celebrated two years of marriage
Emery turned one month // Traveled to Texas // Traveled to Eureka Springs
Emery turned 2 months // E got her Delta wings // Visited "home" for a Sip & See // Ran Glow Run
Emery turned 3 months // Met Isa // Cheered on the Gamecocks // Soaked up the rays during our beach vacation // Attended Paul & Jenn's wedding in Charleston
Emery turned 5 months // Attended Stanton & Brantley's wedding // Co-hosted Gender Reveal Party // Had Christmas pictures taken
Emery turned 6 months // Partied it up at Going Away Parties // Packed up stuff in Tulsa // Enjoyed E's First Christmas // Moved to Atlanta // Celebrated New Years in Blowing Rock
With all the memories that were made in 2013, I look forward to those that will be made this year.
So, welcome 2014 - the year my little sister marries her one true love, the year that we purchase a home in Atlanta (hopefully), the year when Emery turns the Big 1 and the year where we get to enjoy all the perks of living close to our family and lifelong friends.