Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Year in Review

I had a lot of fun putting together 2012's Year in Review, mainly because I got to remind myself of all we experienced in 2012, I thought I'd do it again.

2012 was very special for us as we welcomed our first child into the world and watched her grow.  2013 was even better as we started the year moving into our new home, celebrating our baby turning 1 and developing more personality and learning more than we could imagine every day, and of course ending the year by adding our second daughter to the mix and completing our family.  We are so full of gratitude and our hearts are so full.


Kicked off the year with my 30th Birthday.  Ashlynn started waving and cruising.  We closed on our new home.


I shared the "before" home tour (which reminds me I need to share all our updates!).  Ashlynn started full out crawlingclapping on command, trying out standing solo, and walking with her walker.


I got my crafty on with 123 sewing projects.  Ashlynn met Peter Rabbit.  Threw our annual St. Patty's Day Party. And the biggies - finally some teeth and her First Steps.


Ashlynn turned 1 and we had a great confetti themed 1st Birthday party!


I finally finished putting Ashlynn's toddler room together. And we announced our pregnancy!


Ashlynn's room was selected as Project of the Week on Project Nursery.  I got my cook on with lots of recipes (frittatakale mashed potatoesdirt puddingveggie lasagna) I recapped my 13 month breastfeeding journey with Ashlynn and shared my honest thoughts and concerns about transitioning from family of three to four.  


I finally made Ashlynn the DIY teepee I had been dying to make and of course shared the tutorial.  Ashlynn finished her swimming lessons and I threw a sprinkle shower for a friend.


I opened my etsy shop, Mallow & Graeme, and kicked off the On Wednesdays We Wear Pink series.  Reflected on how quickly time passes and started making progress on Kenley's nursery.


Co-hosted a link-up party, joined a mommy group and almost lost poor sweet Bun, and recapped our Anniversary family outing.


We took our annual trip to the pumpkin patch, opened up in honor of Infant and Pregnancy Loss Awareness Month, and really starting thinking about the arrival of baby#2.


Started the month recapping Halloween, which was such a blast, and ended with Thanksgiving and of course delivering Kenley Drew.  


Introduced Kenley to the world (aka the internet) and shared her Birth Story, started to share our life with two under two (resuming next week), prepped for holidays with baking tons of cookies and watching Santa come by on the fire truck, participated in a blogger Secret Santa, and celebrated our first Christmas in our new home as a family of four!

I hope everyone has a fun and safe New Year's Eve and send lots of love and light for a fantastic 2014!


  1. What a beautiful year you've had!

  2. What an exciting year!!!! Happy 2014!

  3. You had quite a busy year! Happy New Year!

  4. cheers to the new year!! i love looking back on everything from the past year. . . look how little A was when it started!! and now you have a new little one that's going to grow just as quick this year. i love it!! happy 2014!

  5. So fun to recap on your year...lots of exciting changes!! Hoping 2014 is just as good to you and your sweet family! xo

  6. Loved reading your blog this year and look forward to 2014! Happy New Year to you and your family!

  7. Thank you Maria, Happy New Year to you!!

  8. Thanks Natasha, Happy New Year to you, Ryan, and Ethan!

  9. We really did! Who knew so much would unfold?!

  10. Totally agree, it goes too fast!

  11. It's so insane how quickly they grow! Happy New Year!

  12. Thank you Amanda! Thank you for sharing your little girl in our WWWP series this year :)

  13. What a busy and fun year! I really enjoy reading your blog. Happy New Year!


  14. Amazing year, girl. Here's to 2014!!

  15. What a great year!! Excited for more two under two posts! Xo!

  16. Loved reading about your adventures the first time and love recapping them the second time! Happy New Year!

  17. Happy New Year!


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