goodbye 2013!

New Years Eve is always an exciting time. January first is a time for fresh starts, new hopes, and finger crossing that this year’s resolutions stick! I have been struggling to make a “resolution” for this coming new year. Obviously staying fit and healthy is always a good one.  But, nothing is compelling me outright. Instead, I am just going to dedicate 2014 to a word that I hope influences my decisions, emotions, relationships, work, and all the nooks and crannies in between: grateful.

Of course, though today is not the new year but rather the last day of 2013. It has been a doozy of a year. I have this thing against odd number years. I just always feel like they bring with them more hard times in my life and 2013 definitely proved my theory.  In the end though, I will miss 2013’s challenges and triumphs and the ways in which it pushed me to work harder than I ever imagined, I will miss this last year with my nanny, and this last year before motherhood redefines us. Reflecting on 2013 is a catharsis and I am sure tonight’s events before the ball drop will ensure 2013’s necessary release. Thank you 2013, but 2014 I am excited to start fresh with you tomorrow!

Before we bid a final adieu, I thought it would be fun to revisit some of our favorite moments of 2013:


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