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Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy! A 2013 Lookback.

12.24.2013
Merry Christmas Eve all you cute little elves! Isn't the day before Christmas so magical? I can remember as a kid on Christmas Eve I would hardly be able to sit still. I mean how could I? Santa was is coming to visit tonight! This morning I woke up extremely early (for me) to sit up with the house still dark so I could sip my coffee by the light of the Christmas tree. One word. #Heaven. I wanted to get that final quiet moment in before I become a slave to the kitchen for the rest of the day making holiday goodies and horderves for today and tomorrow.  

Today I want to reminisce over 2013 and all the joy it brought to my life from this here baby blog of mine. 
+ I started my blog! Only 5 short months ago this blog of mine was born. I wish I could somehow emphasize how amazed I am at what this has turned into for me. And I only plan to grow it bigger. Do what you love and love what you do, right?

+ I have created some of the most genuine friendships with people I have never actually "met". People can say as much as they want about how creepy blog-land is, but only bloggers and blog readers understand this world I think. It's like one giant support group of besties. And I can't wait to meet some of you little cutie pies.

+ Stock piling my memories. This blog is so great for me because I tend to forget the little things that happen throughout the year. But now I can store memories here to look back on any time my heart desires.

+ Today marks my 102 blog post! I can't believe I've stuck with it. It brings me so much joy I look forward to it everyday. Well, most days.

+ Looking back I can see how much I've grown as a "writer" from my first post to now. Reading that post really does make me cringe. I was so eager to have my first post up, I shared the first thing I could think of.

+ I played dress up and had photo shoots (every girls dream) and I'm reallllyyyy good at it. Just look.

+ I was able to play teacher. I always wondered what it would be like to have real students hear my lectures. I always tried it with my parents, but they tuned me out. Wait, you don't tune me out do you?

+ I can play chef and share all sorts of yummy recipes for you and your pup. That is, when they turn out decent. Okay, so I don't share recipes that often.

+ I've shared my heart on many different occasions (here and here) and never once have I been outspokenly judged or put down. Instead I have been uplifted and loved by so many of you. What a blessing that is in itself!

+Above all I am so thrilled and excited about what 2014 is going to bring! A new year for new adventures and I just can't wait to share mine with you! If I don't share it soon I'm going to burst!

Since I won't be showing up tomorrow because Santa will have come for a visit and I'll be in a sea of wrapping paper and bows, I hope you all have the Merriest Christmas ever.

An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.  But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.  Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.  This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."  Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,  "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."
Luke 2: 9-14
4 comments on "Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy! A 2013 Lookback."
  1. I like looking back on my first post to my most recent I have definitely changed! Merry Christmas

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  2. love your look back. i can't believe your blog is only 5 months old- you already doing so great!!

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  3. It's been an exciting 5 months of blogging for you, then! I'm glad that my blog has been a part of my hobbies and life for the last year, too. It really is a fun part of my day!

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  4. Has it only been 5 months?! Incredible! :)

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