We’re back! I actually caught the flu bug Saturday night and am still recovering today. Â It’s been a rough couple of days, but I feel like I’m on the rebound.
Anyways, it’s Dec. 30, so what would today be without a year recap? Well, here we go.
Our family had lots of blessings as well as losses this year. Â We obviously got the biggest blessing of our life in MarchÂ and then lost our family dog of 17 years in August. Â There have been a few other hard times in our family this year that due to privacy, I would rather not discuss.
Here are my favorite moments of 2013:
- I found Denver Acupuncture and Wellness a home in January. Â I was so excited to move into the Pregnancy Wellness Center of Parker and start a new venture. Â I always dreamed about working out of a house too. Â Unfortunately, with a new baby, it became too demanding on our family, so I chose to step back for a little while, but not without learning a ton.
- In February, my mom and sister hosted a baby shower for me in Denver. Â It was so much fun to celebrate the birth of Aiden with all my friends and family. Â It was a nice lunch complete with yummy cupcakes and gourmet popcorn.
- In March, my little peanut arrived on March 4 at 10:41 pm. Â I have never felt so ecstatic in life. Â He is truly God’s gift to me. Â The process started like this:
In May, I completed my first postpartum 5k race at the Colfax 5k. Â It was a humbling experience, but I finished it. Â Unfortunately, I’ve been battling some lower back pain so I haven’t run for a couple months now, but I’m hoping to get back to it soon. Â I miss running oh so much.
David and I also celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary by going out to Iron Man III. We made a couple trips back to Nebraska in June and July to spend some time at my mom’s house. Â It was the perfect summer vacation complete with family, getting spoiled, help with the baby and swimming.
My mom, Aiden and I flew to Minneapolis for a couple of days in July too. Â Aiden did well on his first flight! Aiden also celebrated his first 4th of July in Nebraska and watched fireworks. Â He was very amused by them!
In September, David, Aiden and I traveled to California to watch David run in the Ventura Marathon and then we drove 6 hours north to see his parents for a couple of days. Â Aiden’s lack of good sleep habits left us exhausted by the end!
October was a low-key month, which was great by us! Â We had lots of family time at home and Aiden dressed up as a puppy for his first Halloween.
On November 16 was David’s 30th birthday! Â We surprised him by my sister and Dave flying into town and going to dinner and also to the Broncos vs. Chiefs game! Â It was one of the most fun weekends I can remember.
We also drove back to Nebraska for a small Thanksgiving with my family minus my sister and her husband.
In December, we celebrated Aiden’s first Christmas by driving to Nebraska! Â It was a glorious time and one I will not forget.
As expected, this year was all about Aiden. Â It was a blast for us and we created lots of good memories, especially as our new little family. Â This next year, I hope to concentrate on myself a little more, but even if I don’t, I love spending all my time with little Aiden.
What was your favorite memory from 2013?