Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 in Review

Happy New Year's Eve, y'all!  (We are currently in Texas, so my use of "y'all" is fully acceptable.)

This past year has brought many surprises, growth, and most of all, blessings. 

In 2013 my husband graduated from law school at the University of Michigan, took the bar exam, and became a licensed and practicing attorney.  We moved from Canton to Ann Arbor to Albuquerque.  We said goodbye to a kitty, hello to a puppy, and celebrated our second wedding anniversary. I left my job in Michigan and started a new position in New Mexico.

If I could sum up 2013 in one word, it would certainly be transition. Transition is a funny thing - it can be terrible, or wonderful... all depending on how you look at it (and trust me, our outlook on a situation has been known to change several times even within the same conversation...).  We went back and forth more than we would probably like to admit, but looking back, it is very clear how blessed we are.  

In this new year, John and I have talked about not asking "why" of God's plan so much, but just trusting His plan, process, and timing. This is difficult for us both (we have many "maybe this happened because..." conversations), but we are determined to grow our faith in God's plan.

Here is a look back at the highlights of our busy, slightly overwhelming, but very wonderful 2013.


We started 2013 in Washington, D.C. with John's dad and family.

We visited John's mom in Albuquerque.

Scout joined Pray-fam.

I started a new job at the University of New Mexico.

We took a mini-vacation in Texas to bring in 2014.


  1. Fabulous year and hope you have an even better 2014!! Happy New Years!

  2. Transition looks good on y'all!


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