So, with some inspiration from my husband's blog from yesterday and always inspired by our 3 year old, here goes . . . Top 12 (or so) things from 2013 by month:
Kezzie got to go to the Father Daughter Banquet with Papa! She loves Papa!
Mary Claire and Tim's wedding! Kezzie still talks about them getting married. Though not her first wedding (Katie and Michael VonBank), this was the first where she knew what was going on.
(okay, this was a big month)
Getting to spend a couple weeks in Colorado, visiting family and longtime friends.
Linda took us all out to dinner.
Got to spend some time with my college roommate, Andrea, at Cherry Creek Reservoir.
Jesse took me out to dinner (Blue Goat) and a movie for my birthday . . . and then we took a long walk in a fun neighborhood (long walks after dark in interesting places are my favorite!).
My Dad's visit and our adventurous trip to the National Zoo together.
This picture makes me laugh.
Taking the Metro.
Oh, and we did go to Israel as a family in May. :)
Trip with Sisters in Motherhood to Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens Splash Pad and Butterfly Exhibit.
Hanging out with Margaret and Joe at their pool.
Spending time with some of the friends we have known the longest since moving to Richmond.
(this was a big month also)
Taking Jesse to an Oriole's game for his birthday. He is such a loyal fan.
Work/Fun trip to St. Simon's Island GA (Jesse worked, we played) . . . and celebrated a few birthdays while we were there (Jesse and Kezzie's)
Kezzie at the Disney store in Jacksonville on her birthday.
Kezzie's princess/prince bday party. Jesse made her a castle!
A visit to the Silver Dinner at CMoR.
Meeting up with Nannie and Papa at Sheldon's in Keysville.
Kezzie's first funeral. Mr. Taylor, the father of our neighbors, Mark and Anthony, passed away this month. What a great man! Thank goodness for our other neighbor, Charlene Cousins, who is an elementary school teacher and helped Jesse keep Kezzie occupied for the 2 1/2 hour funeral!
(another big month . . . and also a sign that I really need to blog more!)
Christmas party/reunion with our former small group.
Although this did not turn out to be a top 12 list after all, but more of a review of the year in pictures, going through all these pictures has helped me realize how blessed we are with great friends and family! Although we have gone on some amazing trips this year, some of my most favorite times are the everyday times with friends . . . or seeing Kezzie experience something for the first time!
Happy New Year!