Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 Year in Review

2013 Year in Review

There are two holidays that I love!  The first is the 4th of July.  I have always loved what the 4th of July stands for, the celebrations, parades, fireworks, and the opportunity to reflect on how blessed I am to live in the United States of America.  Not to mention it is summer and hot. 
My second favorite holiday is New Years!  I love the opportunity of reflecting on the past year and looking forward to the upcoming.  There were so many awesome happenings of 2013.  Here is a short recap!

Joe- Joe left the bank and is excited about his new job adventures.  Joe spends most of his time at Home Depot “flipping” houses.  In fact, he is on a first name basis with several Home Depot employees and vendors.  He enjoys the free SWAG. Joe is much happier in his new job and enjoys ever faucet of the housing and flipping market.  Joe completed another year of MBA school (Jamie completed SEVERAL papers) and we are looking forward to his graduation in 2014.  Joe stayed home with Tymon and Laykin quite often the last several months of 2013 so Jamie could assist several ACT students.  Joe continues to play indoor soccer and be an amazing Daddy.

Jamie-This year was super memorable for me.  This year I had my gallbladder removed and it was the best decision ever – I am pain free. So many things on my bucket list got checked off.  I ran my first full marathon in September, I successfully dressed Laykin and Tymon head to toe for every season (I just love kids clothing – I can’t help it), and I grew the tutoring business to new heights.  I assisted several ACT students in obtaining their goal score and helped many secure athletic and academic scholarships.  I made many new and lifelong friends.

Tymon- Tymon grew so much this year.  Tymon learned to ride a bike.  Tymon knows all of his letters and numbers and every sound.  Tymon FINALLY potty-trained J (with slight bribery and a new collection of over 100 cars – not an exaggeration).  Tymon is doing awesome in preschool and played his third season of soccer where he enjoyed standing in the goal, playing in the net, or whining to his parents.  Tymon has asked to play Teeball this spring.  Joe and I are a bit sad he’s not really into soccer.  Tymon is a stellar big brother, always very concerned about his sister.  However, she is not allowed to touch any “special” cars and he makes sure she stays away from his secret hide out.  Tymon loved watching Arthur, Paw Patrol, and Curious George to name a few.  Tymon is very smart, organized, and stubborn.  2013 was a wonderful year for Tymon. Tymon grew into size 5 clothes and is as handsome as ever.

Laykin- Our baby Laykes cakes grew so much in 2013.  Laykes has a ton of teeth.  Laykes is the happiest, most easy going gal around.  Laykes loves to follow her brother around.  Laykes began walking 3 days before her 1st birthday.  She now runs and pivots everywhere.  Laykes was happy to go anywhere we went this year.  Laykes has many nicknames, Laykes, Laykie, Sis, and Sissa.  Laykes has her own language but especially loves to say, “hi,” “uh oh,” “Ty,Ty”, “Mama," “Dada,” “Papa,” and her newest and my favorite “Baaacks” (for Blacky). Did I mention Laykes likes to eat.  Laykes favorite foods are well…anything and everything.  Laykes especially enjoys ice cream, yogurt, and meat (lamb to be exact).  Laykes does not like milk.  Laykin is very friendly and social and she makes us smile every day.  Against her father’s wishes she has a knack for dancing and we are pretty sure we have a little dancer in our future.  Laykes loves to carry her dolls around and beg anyone she can for food.  Laykes is my super shopping buddy who is happy to accompany me on 4 hour shopping adventures as long as food is involved.  And I may be biased but she is pretty much the most pretty gal around.

Blacky: Blacky continues to be the best dog anyone could ask for and we love him.
Daisy: Daisy is currently available for sale, let me know if anyone is interested ;)
Family Trips:  As a family we enjoyed trips to Yellowstone, Lake Powell, San Diego, Sea World, Legoland, the San Diego Zoo

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teashaanddillon@blogspot.com said...

I love your blogs even though we don't work together anymore I still love seeing how you and your cute family are doing:) your kids are so cute:)

Rachel said...

Fun updates!! And your kids are sosososo cute!