Favorites from 2013

2013 was a year filled with some pretty awesome things.

Here’s a few of my favorites:

Top 3 Books I Read:

embracing motherhoodSingle Years Survivalsoulmate

Top 3 Crafts:

AvaMarie’s little baby card book.  Cutest keepsake…I love looking at it.

babycardbook

These baby felt headbands have been the greatest accessory for all of AvaMarie’s photo shoots (which happen almost every day)

DIY Baby Headbands

These flower clips (stemming from the baby headband) are a perfect accessory for the messy bun (which is a regular do for me)

flower hair clips

Top 3 Pictures of AvaMarie (hardest task ever):

Look at this little hipster baby

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Soakin up some Florida sun!
Soakin up some Florida sun!
Strawberry Girl
Strawberry Girl

Top 3 Gifts:

Owl Taggie toy!!!

Owl Taggie

Couple apron!

wedding craft (2)

Missionary Survival KitMissionary kit bag

Top 3 Places Traveled:

Florida (FOCUS Seek Conference)

AvaMarie's first plane ride! Took it like a champ (and slept)
AvaMarie’s first plane ride! Took it like a champ (and slept)
I really did get to meet Matthew Kelly!!! Becoming the best version of myself with the help of this guy.
I really did get to meet Matthew Kelly!!! Becoming the best version of myself with the help of this guy.
Some the greatest women I know.
Some the greatest women I know.
Greg, from the Order of Malta...his Order hosted the Blog Contest.  He has been such a blessing to my family!
Greg, from the Order of Malta…his Order hosted the Blog Contest. He has been such a blessing to my family!
So Sleepy!
So Sleepy!

Montana (Visiting the Kato Fam)

Precious..stopped at a park to take a break from the 12hr drive!
Precious..stopped at a park to take a break from the 12hr drive!
Lovely cousins and Aunt Lisa going on a walk for some Huckleberry Shakes!!
Lovely cousins and Aunt Lisa going on a walk for some Huckleberry Shakes!!
Lounging
Lounging
4 Generations!
4 Generations!
Girl after he mom's own heart. Thanks Grams!
Girl after he mom’s own heart. Thanks Grams!

New Mexico (Visiting the Naranjo Fam)

4th of July Cutie in New Mexico
4th of July Cutie in New Mexico
4 Generations!
4 Generations!

Top 3 Blog Posts (According to Viewers):

Did You Hear Who Got Pregnant?

To My Daughter’s Dad

To My Third Roommate

Top 3 accomplishments of in 2013:

Surviving 1 year of motherhood!

Starting a Roth IRA

Starting Grad School

Top 3 things I’m proud of in 2013:

Being published in a real book!

New Life Within

Making crafts for the majority of my gifts! [See Making Things Beautiful]

Getting AvaMarie to sleep through the night! (hallelujah)

Now it’s time to look forward to 2014!

Top 3 Books to Read:

cradle catholic

(This is not technically a book, but so much more legit anyways)

APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION
EVANGELII GAUDIUM
OF THE HOLY FATHER
FRANCIS

This is another book I am IN!!! So for selfish reasons I’m excited to read it…it comes out this month! Woo

tiny blue lines

Top 3 Goals:

Take time to make specific monthly goals like I used to…

Have an A average for grad school

Potty train AvaMarie (Yikes)

Since we’re here, might as well do my monthly goals for January!

Thanks for keeping me accountable everyone!

  • Organize all my planners for the new year!!
  • Continue trying out at least 1 new meal a week (thank you pinterest)
  • Save $500
  • Wake my lazy butt up to exercise…even if just for 15 minutes
  • Commit to my daily prayer/quiet time
  • Fast from Facebook stalking this month (I have way too much to do this month)
  • Weekly friend/mom date
  • Start to journal

Happy New Year Everyone!!

This is how AvaMarie and I are bringing in the New Year (don’t worry, her cup is empty)

new year

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