2013: A Year of Adventure
Seeing that it is the last day of January you might think a 2013 recap post is long over due and you would be right! Things were a tad bit crazy during December, and then things went really bonkers when this little thing came home with me in January. Lord, have mercy!
It must be said, 2013 was a fantastic year jam packed full of adventure! I traveled near and
far sorta near. I went to a couple of conferences, taught Bible Study to a group of phenomenal ladies, tried some new things, and made some improvements. It was a year of growth which is what I should expect after the pruning that was 2012. Yesh! Here are some highlights:
Celebrating my birthday with friends in Charleston, SC at this fantastic loft!
Best New Year’s Resolution:
Taking the time once each week to send a note to encourage or thank someone via snail mail.
Learning that Ellie has Exercise Induced Collapse in front of a preschool neighbor. Utter terror.
I was heading to Decatur for a surprise 18th birthday party for this beauty.
Prior to leaving I uttered to her mom the most prophetic words that will likely ever come out of my mouth: “What if she sees me while I’m driving down the interstate?” Forty-five minutes later she calls my cell phone & wants to know why I’m on I-65 and where I am going because she was behind me!!! I should’ve won an Academy Award for the acting that ensued in the next 3 minutes.
The word “harvest.”
Do not ask me why.
I just saw it everywhere.
Trusting God by Jerry Bridges
Favorite TV Show:
And not a single episode that hasn’t left me speechless.
Favorite Bible Study (to redeem the previous category):
David by Beth Moore
A glorious combination of Savannah, GA and The Masters.
Favorite New Experience:
Segways!!! If you can swallow your pride long enough to get over the geek factor, they are FUN and hands down the best way to tour a new city.
Best Spontaneous Decision:
Emailing a friend I hadn’t seen in 7 years and driving to Lexington two days later to see her and meet her husband and fabulous kids. Aren’t they the cutest family ever?
35 pounds and over 60 inches of me 🙂
A stray dog we loving referred to as Ruby took up residence at our office building. She was incredibly skittish. It took us 6 months and countless weekends to catch her but we finally did!!
Having to cancel a trip to visit a dear friend in San Antonio.
Watching Auburn win the Georgia and Alabama football games in the most stunning moments in college football history. There simply are no words.
Most Memorable Moment(s):
For an entire week the company I work for celebrates their employees. I work with some pretty awesome people and we had some great competitions & great laughs but I will never forget singing at a “concert” during a pizza lunch. I was scared to death!
Most Embarrassing Moment:
I was teaching a class on “Breaking Free from Fear” and had to take a break because I was suffering from anxiety attacks. True story.
Building this masterpiece with Robyn for her nephew’s birthday. The piece is officially known as CarterTown and is worth $1,000,000.
And there you have it! 2013 will likely go down as one of the best years in this blessed gal’s life!