Tuesday, January 1, 2013


Happy New Year to everyone!!!

I can't believe it's 2013 already.  Time truly is flying and I wish it would slow down just a little.  I feel like life is passing me by and I can't keep up.  As we ring in this new year, I want to take a trip down memory lane to remember the past year.

2012 was both a great year and a horrible year for us.
~We started the year off thankful for my Grandmother's presence.  It was touch and go for a moment at the end of 2011.
~Noah celebrated his 5th birthday
~My Grandpa celebrated what would soon be his final birthday
~The Hubs and I had a magical anniversary night in Cinderella's Castle
~I started my weight loss journey
~I got up the urge to branch out and meet some blogger gals and boy am I glad I did!
~I did my first guest post
~We took the kids to see The Fresh Beat Band
~My mom and I spent Spring Break at Disney with the kiddos
~Baseball returned!!!
~Celebrated birthdays and weddings
~I finally let go of my crazy and left the kids with a non family member babysitter for the first time
~Went to concerts a plenty
~Did a total living room home makeover and couldn't be happier
~The Hubs and I hit the very bottom.  I mean rock bottom.
~Started seeing a counselor
~Made a commitment to each other to make it work
~We said goodbye to my Grandpa
~We spent a few days in Orlando with my Grandma after Grandpa passed.  Thanks to that, I have the most amazing memories and pictures
~I turned the big Three Oh and welcomed it in with a great tailgate and concert with my faves
~Our baby girl turned 3
~Em had her first day of PreK and Noah started Kindergarten
~Em got her first haircut (and first busted lip and black eye)
~Em started taking dance
~Em stopped taking dance
~Em is now back in dance (long story)
~I battled a few different health issues.
~B12 is now my friend
~Kidney stones suck ass
~I gained all my weight back
~We had an amazing Thanksgiving
~Our Friends Dinner was a huge success
~We were blessed to have all of our family together for Christmas morning

2012 was a year of impact for me.  The loss of another grandparent and the realization of the frailty of another helps to put things into perspective.  The Hubs and I almost called it quits.  That moment was probably one of the lowest moments I've ever faced.  But we love each other so much that no matter how frustrated/angry/hurt by the other we were, it fueled our drive to make us work again.  And I'm happy to say it's pretty good.  We've been blessed with so much and I'm so thankful to have my family and friends there to experience everything with me.

To you and your family, we wish you a very Healthy and Happy New Year!



  1. Jessica, I wish you and your family nothing but happiness and pleasant memories in 2013. All the best to you!

  2. You've had such an eventful year! I'm glad to hear that things are looking up for you, especially with your hubby. I wish you a great 2013 and many positive and exciting times to come!