Monday, December 16, 2013

General Busy-ness: Q4 2013

It's just like writing a quarterly commentary at work! But with more pictures and a lot less numbers! Be sure to scroll all the way down to see how I did with my word of the year too. But first, the pictures.

Aunt Allison came to visit and took part in our annual apple picking. Even in the rain, we had fun.

Aunt Rachel, Nate and Evie visited from Little Rock, and we had a wonderful dinner together.

My friend Jenny and I attended a Sisterhood event at The Paint Bar, and we made these!

Halloween 2013 was another success.

Fourth grade is all about the projects.

But kindergarten's pretty cool too.

I had picture day at work.

We traveled to Cleveland for Thanksgiving and the start of Hanukkah, and we went bowling. I think my average score was 56.

Me and 10,000 other women attended the Massachusetts Conference for Women.

And though I don't think I've watched a single World Series game, you don't turn down Wally when he offers a photo with the Red Sox trophies.

Today? Today was filled with packing. We leave for our long-planned, goal of a trip to Israel in just a few days. The suitcases are packed, but I still can't believe we're going. It probably won't hit me until we're there and eating falafel.

So back in January, I declared my word for the year to be "more." I admit, it wasn't a hard thing to achieve on most aspects of my life. If things continued as planned, there would be plenty of more as a wife, mother, analyst, blogger, and even as an exerciser. Well, four out of five isn't too bad. I've gone on more dates. I've focused more on the small moments of parenting. I've had more work opportunities. I've had more blogging success. And maybe 2014 is the year I'll achieve some kind of fitness goal--or at least make it back to Zumba sometimes.

It's been a good year. "More" was a great word to keep in mind, to guide the many decisions I've made. I'm not sure what next year's word will be just yet, but I'll be sure to keep you posted. Let me know if you have any suggestions in the comments.

I'm not sure I'll have time to blog while on our trip, but check back for the final two installments of The Having It All Project.

Best wishes to you and yours for a wonderful start to 2014.

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