I am pretty sure that I rang in the new year of 2013 with some uncertainty and fear of the unknown. Last year at this time, we knew/planned that Daniel would graduate high school in 2013 and that he'd go to college, but we didn't have any idea the ways that God would work and show his faithfulness to us this year. Looking back now, I think 2013 was a banner year and one of the best we've had in a while! Praises and thanks to the Lord!
I'll just do a little photo recap so we can look back and remember the events of 2013:
January: Made a cake for a wedding reception (not THE cake); watched Season 3 of Downton Abbey with Tiffanie, Anne and Debbie, Celebrated the 20th Anniversary of Grace Community Church
February: Celebrated my birthday with family and friends, had fun with Valentine's Day cards (giving and receiving) and Jeanette and I hosted some high school friends.
March: Spring arrived in Tennessee
April: Celebrated Easter together, Daniel went to the Senior Prom and had his final Jazz Band concert
May: Mother's Day, Daniel's graduation from Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet High School
June: Celebrated Grandma's birthday and went to UT Orientation
July: Daniel turned 18, Mary Lane turned 3 and Daniel went on his first international mission trip to Honduras
August: Erica started Kindergarten and then turned 5! Daniel and I took a trip to NJ/NYC. Daniel started his freshman year at UT!
September: Celebrated Jeanette's birthday, went to UT Parents Weekend and had my first experience at a UT football game
October: Daniel came home for Fall Break and we enjoyed some Fall activities like the Pumpkin patch and I enjoyed going on walks at Radnor Lake to see the Fall colors changing.
November: Thanksgiving break and family time
December: I walk/jogged a very chilly 5K and we celebrated Christmas all month long in various locations (FL, TN, TX), and Russell turned 40!