Two Thousand Thirteen

I greeted 2013 with strep throat.
Brett made the most of it by picking up some flowers, bubbly & poppers.
Love that about him – always knows how to make me smile.
We celebrated Brett’s birthday with our favorite people.
I traveled to Colorado to visit my best friend from high school, Cassi.
She is the bestest host ever, and hands down the cutest pregnant lady I’ve ever seen.
I only have a few IPhone pics to prove I went to CO, because I lost my camera … again ):
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Brett surprised me with a new camera for Valentine’s Day!
I didn’t deserve it; I’m so unorganized – Mr. is forgiving.
Several mini photo shoots were a must to break in my new toy.
Pumkin’ (our niece) turned 4 years old <3.
Mr. & I went to an OSU basketball tournament with his parents in Stilly.
The highlight of February was Brett qualifying for his job,
so incredibly proud of him! Thank you Lord for this opportunity <3.

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One of my best friends and I took a day trip to the city for some MaryKay training, adore her.
I won a photography e-course, thanks to Tammy of Rowdy Kittens!
I spent the month of March taking tons of captures of just about everything <3.
Two of my dearest friends welcomed babies (Charlotte & Grayson)

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We welcomed our local Farmers Market – my favorite!
De-winterized Shady (our camper) for our first 2013 camping trip (:
Marley (our nephew) turned 2  <3.
I did my 4th photo shoot of my co-workers grandkids – so fun!
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I started cooking out of the blue … and healthy cooking at that.
We took advantage of pretty weather with lots of walks.
Mr. & I celebrated our 4 year wedding anniversary <3.
Our state was hit hard by the tornado in Moore, OK

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We celebrated 4 years of wedding bliss (and hardships) in Cabo!
Hosted a Father’s Day BBQ to break in our new deck <3.
Brett’s garden took off!
My best friend Rach let me take pictures of her beautiful roses,
for my photography ecourse.
She also braved zumba in the park with me!

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Took a little break from blogging to just enjoy summer.
Went camping, enjoyed the garden.
Did some soul-searching & took quite a few pictures.
God is good <3.
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I participated in The August Break,
a 30 day photo challenge – it was pure awesome!
Brett & I braved Route 66.
Had a blast camping at the river with Brett’s family
We ventured to Red River, New Mexico with my Dad & Pam-la for a trip of a life time.
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Mr. & I started drinking coffee.
Brett had acl knee surgery – bless his heart <3.
Auntie A & Uncle Ubbs had our very first sleep over with the niece and nephew.
While Brett was recovery, I edited tons and tons of pictures.
We made salsa, pasta/pizza sauce and meals with produce from our garden!

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I did two photoshoots
We ventured to Houston, TX with Brett’s parents to watch the OSU Cowboys
play their first football game of the season.
I took a trip to the city with Dad & Pam-la <3.
I did my first corn field maze.
My dear friend had the sweetest baby shower.
I took Brett to his first Food Truck Wednesday!

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Started making our own chemical free lotion
Visited Brett’s sisters family on a camping trip
Did lots of lunches & walking – drank lots of coffee
Did my final photoshoot of the year
Got sick several times ):
Celebrated my last birthday in my twenties <3.
Thanksgiving in Branson with my dad & Pam-la!
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Difficult month, but God was beside us the entire time.
I had foot surgery
Pam’s Annual Cookie Exchange Party
Rhema lights with dear friends.
For a moment I didn’t think Christmas was coming this year.
My dad had unplanned major heart surgery.
Then it happened, God gently reminded me of the true meaning of Christmas.
Not gifts, holiday parties, trees, or lights,
but family, faith, togetherness, strength, being humble and trusting in Him.
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I wrote this very quickly this morning just as a wrap-up.
I know I’ve missed so many details and even major events,
but I wanted to document what I could remember quickly.
Think I need to make it a habit to do this at the end of every month going forward.
I’m soooo excited about this fresh New Year!!
Brett & I have prayed for God’s direction in our lives,
and I’m hoping some changes will come about in 2014.

God bless,


One Comment to “Two Thousand Thirteen”

  1. You photos are so interesting!

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