Sunday, January 19, 2014

2013 In Review

January: We wrung in the New Year downtown at Children's Mercy with a sick newborn that had RSV.


February: I was scared to death of more illness, so we hung out at the house getting used to being a family of 5. I was also sick and tired of lining up a row of butts and changing three diapers all day so I potty trained the twins!


March: My maternity leave was up and I headed back to work. For a week. I quickly realized that the cost of daycare, the amount of time it took to pick up and drop off three kids, and the toll it was taking on all the littles to be shuffled around that it wasn't worth it. I put in my two weeks notice. It was terrifying! I regretted it off and on for awhile and now . . . I adore being a stay at home! I wouldn't change it for anything! We also flew to Phoenix for my brother's wedding.



April: The twins turned three!

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May: Money was tight so I picked up a job at a department store. It has been fun and flexible and gives a little extra income.




June: My mom and I took the kiddo's on a big road trip through Colorado.



July:  My parents briefly lived in Florida so we went to visit them. The twins were absolutely in love with the beach. We got up early one morning and drove to Orlando to go to Disney's Magic Kingdom. I cried when we got there because I have always dreamed of taking my children to Disney and the reality was so special!




August: We found out the twins didn't get into the school district preschool so I decided to start some homeschool with them because they were obviously super bored with me. We also put out house on the market. It is still for sale (yuck, can I say how awful it is to keep a house clean with three rug rats).



September:  I decided it would be a grand idea to take my kids and my friend with her two kids on a road trip. How do you think a road trip went with two moms and 5 kids under 4? Yep, you guessed it. A 16 hour drive took us 14 hours over two days each way. We did stop and stumble upon some fun things though to and from North Carolina.

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October: Halloween! The twins had a blast this year, whereas last year they really weren't sure about the whole thing.



November:  I ran a 5k, it was my first run since Nash arrived. We enjoyed Thanksgiving.

December: We had an awesome Christmas. The first time it was just our little family waking up in our house together. I was truly thankful for this because last year I woke up in a hospital with the twins and my husband away from me, watching my newborn's oxygen numbers.





AND, in December, my last baby forever and ever turned ONE!!! My baby is officially a toddler.