Some of my favorite photos from my blog over the past year. I like going back and doing "my year in reviews" by looking at my blog and remembering how blessed I am. My very first blessing and perhaps one of my favorite photos of the year, was at the ball field when Garret had a ball game. I got all 5 of the grandbabies in one pic....even if they were making their funny faces.
I got to see Garret's first football game as a freshman. It was the first year he has played football and I was thrilled to get to see his game.
Caleb was very illusive in pictures this past year. He just doesn't like having his picture made. But I did catch a few of him when he wasn't looking.
I got to go watch Alexis perform in her school Christmas program.
And went to see Shelby do her dance performance at Boo at the Zoo.
Colby had his birthday party when he turned 3 and he was beyond thrilled with what his Mommy and Daddy bought him. We could barely get him to finish opening presents.
I did a lot of reorganizing this year. I loved when I found the idea of putting my purses on shower curtain hooks to organize the closet.
And the wonderful idea of using a shoe organizer inside my craft closet for all those supplies needed to craft.
I rearranged my office/craft room and loved the results...even though I have bought new curtains since then.
I spent a lot of time going through old pictures and found quiet a few of me with my parents and siblings from back in the day.
Found some awesome Pyrex finds this past year. Like these "new in box" coffee mugs.
And some gorgeous material for my projects.
Got a lot of decorating ideas from Pinterest and made some egg wreaths that were adorable for Easter.
Fell in love with the McDonald's commercial that said "Fishy, Fishy." Even downloaded an app on my phone that I could do it like the lady on TV. It was really neat and I had a lot of fun out of it.
Found a really old picture of my daddy and my cousin. I was only about 1 or 2 when this was taken. Miss him everyday. He has been gone 14 years.
Found some cute fabric and made an Easter table runner.
Finally redecorated my bathroom and used the beach theme I wanted. I have been happy with how it turned out.
A dear friend gave me a day bed and I had a quilt that fit it perfectly. So I got to totally redo the grandkids' room and it didn't cost me a penny.
I made several trips to McKay's to trade in my old books for new ones. This is just one of the many hauls I got that didn't cost me anything because of the trades I took in.
I finally found a Hazel Atlas mug and it was at a roadside yard sale for .75 cents. I made a lot of cookies this past year, too.
I went to so many yard sales I couldn't count them. I was always looking for the unique and different. This little penquin pill box sure fit that description. One of my favorite finds for just .25 cents.
Finally cleaned out some of my nail polish that was old. But it left me with over 50 bottles of nail polish that are still usable.
I was obsessed with homemade sausage pizza bread this year. I fixed it at least once a week for awhile.
We took our first beach vacation in three years. It was so relaxing. We stayed 7 days and I spend some time every single day just sitting in my chair reading.
I made a lost of coasters in plastic canvas. Somehow I have given most of them away. I need to make some more. They only take about an hour and are really fun to make.
Had some wonderful times with my Pre-K Sunday School class. In September, they graduated to the next class up so we had them a little ceremony. I made hats from construction paper and red Solo bowls and yarn. They were just too adorable.
I had quiet a few open houses for my Thirty-One business. But my favorite one was when I was able to use a lot of my Pyrex to serve in. It was awesome.
We got our first real tree in over 15 years. I loved it. It was so big and beautiful. May do it again next year.
I got a mini donut maker for Christmas and made a batch of cinnamon sugar one that were delicious.
We have had a cold winter so far and a little snow flurries, but the best snow of 2013 was actually back in March. It was unexpected because we had been having some really nice weather. It was pretty though.
And my favorite moment of the year was getting a pic with me, Papaw and all our grandkids. Some of the faces just cracked me up. But with 5 of them trying to sit still, you take what you get.
Hope you can look back over your year with happiness and wishing you the best in 2014. Have a safe and Happy New Year.