2013

30 Dec

Did everyone survive Christmas? Kidding. But, it is a bit exhausting, huh? Ours was great. We did a lot of running around between all of our families, but I’m not complaining…problems of abundance, right? I’m grateful to have our families so close. We spent Christmas Eve at Brian’s parents house for a dinner they host each year. Actually, I learned this year that the tradition started forty years ago. Forty years! They always invite their core group of friends over for a night filled with a lot of laughter, good food and wine. This year Brian and I were trying to figure out if this was my third or fourth Christmas Eve spent at their house. We still don’t know! You’d think we would have been together ten years at this point.

This Christmas was our first year as husband and wife though and that made it feel extra special. I was thinking back to last years Christmas…Brian and I were newly engaged, had just returned from an epic trip to Nepal and were looking to buy our first place. We were high on life and possibility and 2013 did not disappoint. It was a year filled with abundance, growth annnnnd…challanges. We took on a lot this year and I definitely experienced some growing pains. I felt pulled in ways I haven’t before and I only imagine this intensifies as I grow. Some days I felt like I simply couldn’t manage it all and longed for a simpler time. But, I am so grateful for this last year because I’ve gotten everything I wanted. I look at last years vision board and I am wowed by how much has actualized. I have the kind of home that I used to only dream of. I have the puppy I would dream of. But, most importantly….I have the kind of husband that  they write about in fairy tales. Seriously, Brian is a everything I could have ever wanted. He’s my rock and my best friend and 2013 will forever be the year I became his wife. Actually when I look back at 2013 I see very clearly that there was a theme…my home life. While other years have been about my career…this year my home life took center stage.

We became a family this year…Brian, Frank & I.

A look back at 2013 through pictures…

packing up 313 Strand St

packing up our little apartment

moving into our new home!

moving into our new home!

locking down a wedding date

locking down a wedding date

finding my wedding gown

finding my wedding gown

dinner with my bro and Bri

dinner with my bro and Bri

Bri guy turns 31

Bri guy turns 31

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hosting a girls cocktail party at my house

hosting a girls cocktail party at my house

registering for wedding gifts!

registering for wedding gifts!

dinners with my Dad & Pamela

dinners with my Dad & Pamela

wedding cake tasting

wedding cake tasting

New York!

New York!

Ali's wedding

Ali’s wedding

engagement photos

engagement photos

finding our little boy!

Sedona

finding our little boy!

finding our little boy!

Alabama Hills

Alabama Hills

Franks first day home! (with his grandma:)

Franks first day home! (with his grandma:)

Franks first vet visit

Franks first vet visit

Happy 31st to moi!

Happy 31st to moi!

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growing pains

growing pains

bachelorette weekend

bachelorette weekend

tooooo much fun

tooooo much fun

my girls

my girls

this night will go down in history

this night will go down in history

go Frankie!!!

go Frankie!!!

enough said

enough said

and out the wedding invitations went!

and out the wedding invitations went!

babies!

babies!

wedding presents galore!

wedding presents galore!

packing for the wedding!

packing for the wedding!

night before the wedding!!

night before the wedding!!

wedding morning

wedding morning

hitched!

hitched!

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hahahah

it’s hard to pee in a wedding gown!

happy new year from the Glodney's

happy new year from the Glodney’s

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“All of us every single year, we’re a different person. I don’t think we’re the same person all our lives.”
Steven Spielberg

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9 Responses to “2013”

  1. Maria December 30, 2013 at 5:21 pm #

    Happy New Year! It has truly been a pleasure to watch you plan and achieve all that you have this year! Can’t wait to see what happens next 🙂

  2. erin haslag (@erinhaslag) December 30, 2013 at 6:16 pm #

    🙂 to it all! What a year for you, doll! Cheers to all the good yet to come!

  3. Rich Revord December 30, 2013 at 8:06 pm #

    It was great connecting with you and watching this all unfold! Congrats on an awesome 2013 and cheers to a prosperous and healthy 2014!

  4. Rachel (@tossingthscript) December 30, 2013 at 9:23 pm #

    It made me smile to see all of the love and joy in these pictures. I hope that 2014 is even more full of love and joy!

  5. Danielle December 30, 2013 at 10:14 pm #

    Happy, happy New Year! Yippee for having such a good one to reflect on 🙂 you deserve it. Wishing you even more goodness in 2014!

  6. righteousbruin9 December 31, 2013 at 8:44 am #

    Your year was certainly the finest, and I wish you many more where this one came from. 🙂

  7. Wendell A. Brown January 1, 2014 at 4:29 am #

    There were a lot of changes in my life last year especially with the move to Georgia! I think the worse part of the year was in November when I had a very strong MS episode which affected everything in my life, even my blog foreverpoetic went bonkers, and I lost a lot of information, but not the poems, but lists of blogging friends, trying to rebuild again, but a few weeks ago I decided to start anew with my new blog http://wherewordsdailycomealive.wordpress. And I found your blogging address again. This year will bring something new…a wonderful CD with 15 tracks that were recorded with music specifically written for 23 poems of mine sprinkled through the tracks. Will let you know when some will hit you-tube and sound-cloud. The name of the CD is ReaLITY! Talk to you soon Kate, and may the new year for both of you be so very spiritually prosperous and abundantly blessed!

  8. cravesadventure January 1, 2014 at 4:31 pm #

    Love your year in review – thanks so much for sharing – Happy 2014!!!

  9. Channing January 1, 2014 at 4:37 pm #

    Lovely post! Happy 2014!

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