Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A Look Back at 2013!

NYE 2012

For the last couple of years I've done a "year in review" so, I figured this year would be no different.  I really like looking back over the last year, seeing what all we've done & accomplished, trying to forget the low times but thankful they brought us through to the high times.  It's sort of crazy what all you can accomplish in a year that doesn't seem so big at the time but, in the grand scheme of things is actually monumental.

2013 was a year with A LOT of highs and a few lows.  Let's look back...


The year started out pretty low when Matt lost his job... that was a fantastic way to start off the new year!
I had to turn that frown around & start looking for the positives...

So, we celebrated Matt's 31st birthday with friends & family

& Enjoyed the beginning festivities of the Ft Worth Stock Show Parade!



Celebrated the wedding of some very dear friends of ours!

Had my 2nd Bridal Shower with a lot of family!


Matt found a new job (thank you Jesus!) & I baked my first Ham

We had our 3rd & final wedding shower at Matt's home church in Graham!

We signed the dotted lines & bought our first home just 20 days before our wedding!

We packed, moved {emotional last day at our rental home!}& I celebrated my bachelorette party in Gruene, TX


WE GOT MARRIED!!!  See everything wedding here!

Spent our Honeymoon in Memphis over Memorial Day Weekend! {Part 12 & 3}

& on our way home we crashed another bloggers Memorial Day BBQ!  Can't wait to try & get back to MS (& Callie!) in 2014!


We began house projects & took our yearly family vacation with my Aunt, Uncle & cousins!
See all things new home & DiY/House Renovations here!


Our friends Natasja & Martin came to visit us from Denmark!  We had so much fun showing them all around Ft. Worth, celebrating the 4th of July & a fun day/night at the Ranger's game!

Showered my best friend with lots 'o love for her bridal shower & bachelorette party!


Our weekends & weeknights were filled with a lot of house work... again, all things house work see here!

Helped my best friend throw her husband's 30th Fiesta!


Finally got to start decorating the house & soaked up good quality weekends.  Those are always the best no matter what time of year!

Celebrated my Dad's birthday & shared my DIY Ice Cream Cake!


Officially changed the name of my blog & got a custom domain! #movinonup

Celebrated my cousins wedding &  made our way to Gypsyville!


We traveled to Galveston with friends for the Lone Star Bike Rally

My aunt came to town to visit & we went to see THE Long Island Medium aka Theresa Caputo in Dallas!!

I rang in year 27 at a wonderful little restaurant in Downtown Ft. Worth with friends & family!

I finally re-did/finished our gallery wall!

& Shared a ridiculously delicious Smore's recipe... You probably shouldn't click that though, they're really terrible... Terribly good!

Finally we celebrated Thanksgiving all around Texas.


I barely survived Icemageddon 2013...

We went to Las Vegas for the 2013 NFR Finals {Recap coming soon!}

Shared our Christmas pictures & card, my DIY Monogrammed Christmas Wreath, & our not-so-what-I-imagined Christmas.

2013... You were by far the best year of my life!  I'm so thankful for everything that came our way this last year... even the hard ships!  I'm blessed to have my new husband by my side, a warm house to call our home & family & friends to make even more memories with in 2014!  2014 has a lot to live up to, but, I'm excited to see what the future holds for us!  Bring. It. On!

Happy New Year y'all!!  Wishing you a safe, happy & fun New Year's Eve!!!



  1. What a wonderful year! Can't wait to see your house transform over the next year!

  2. What a fun and crazy year you have had but I know 2014 is going to be even better for yal. I just love your collage wall


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