2013 was certainly an amazing year. Here are some highlights:
Trip of a Lifetime #1: Fiji, New Zealand and Australia
Fiji monsoon, finding flops, cream buns, Josh getting lost, new cameras, hiking, too many fries, ferries, napkins on fire, geysers, falls, hangai, glowworms, kiwi, koala, kangaroos, sharks, bridges, Opera house, sunsets, sushi, snorkelling, Great Barrier Reef, gondolas, airplanes, lounges, homework, Shaun the sheep (Lulu too), red tourist van
More Gilmore Girls, some Friday Night Lights, Big Bang Theory (can I walk you through it, Mom – on every flight?), How I Met Your Mother, Modern Family, The Goldberg’s, and Amazing Race
Skiing and skating with the Gossets; Summer cottaging with the Gossets; all the traditional Montreal food that goes along with it!
Graduations from Jackman
Soccer, soccer, soccer (practices, games, tournaments, new coaches, Zach captain)
Baseball and baseball games
CDF Tennis Tournament (Josh and Rob winners)
Gosset’s for tennis camp week
Williamsburg and Outerbanks: caramel apples, exploring history, outlet shopping, flying kites, sand dunes, lighthouses, beaches, beach soccer/football, ferry, horses, chinese lanterns, lobster, monopoly, family photoshoot, sunrises, runs, early morning walks
The pink ball – spotted in Maine by Zach and FOUND in Outerbanks!!!
Losing power and hotel stays. Christmas miracle.
Turks and Caicos (sunsets, long walks, long swims, reading, key lime pie)
Dates (kid dates and Wednesday night sushi dates)
Number the Stars
Phenomenal Girl’s Weekend #1 in Kingston
Redoing the main floor, finishing the kitchen and new family room sofa!
Hairstyling, tickles, Saturday night sleepovers
Scriptures before school
Quote of the week
Big kids walking to school on own; little kids walk with Reggie
Usual traditions: Valentine’s dinner, stuffie, and photo books; candy card for birthdays
Montreal for Easter; Gigi’s, Poutine and Kojax. Exploring old stomping grounds in Old Montreal and McGill
Bedtime routines dwindling as kids get older: Sam still extra set of prayers (no houses catch fire, no bad dreams, no scary sounds), Josh with Chris, Lucky winner for Zach, lots of pushback on bedtimes….
Get your grades up; losing cell phone privileges
Early morning seminary
Leah moved from Primary to Sunday School teacher
FHE: into the groove and routine
CDF Study binder
First time babysitters
Photography course, blogging community
Zandra’s photoshoot in the Brickworks
Trumpet for Gabe
Robbie’s tennis tournament – playing the giant – a lesson for us all
5k Bist run for Rob, Zach and Leah
Celebrating 5 years!
New car for Robbie
Braces for Zandra
Swimming lessons – done for Zach and Gabe ; almost for Josh and Zandra!
Daily salad challenge done!
Zach becomes a Deacon
Exotic car show
Big things and little things all make up this life together that I am so grateful for. Sad to see 2013 go, but excited to welcome what is in store for us for 2014!!!