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2013: The Happy, the Hard & the Ridiculous


Someone recently said to me, “The most bizarre things seem to always happen to you.” That made me laugh heartily. 


I’m thankful for this past year, but I am also worn out when I think about it. I feel like I’m crashing into the recliner of 2014 with a huge sigh saying, “Whew. 2013. Let’s never do that again!”

This year held some really high highs… Isaac’s amazingly joyful birth, Billy’s long-awaited citizenship and Billy coming back home with a job after moving to California to work. Yay!

We also experienced some really grown-up challenges, like saying good-bye to multiple friends who moved away, crying out as a friend said good-bye to her husband after his fierce battle with cancer, and watching the year close with immigration reform unresolved.

It’s been a wild year, adjusting to the reality of a newborn (sleepless nights, anyone?) and the chaos that is having two lovely kiddos and two working parents.

As the year wraps up, here is the list of the Top 5 posts:


And I’m adding a couple that didn’t get the top traffic, but were my personal favs... because apparently, I have a special place in my heart for the tomfoolery!


What did you love most about 2013? What are you looking forward to most this year? And if you’re a blogger, please share your “wrap-up” list or favorite posts in the comments. I’d love to check ‘em out!


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6 comments

  1. Carrie4:22 PM

    I am glad to have found your blog this year and for getting to meet you in person too!

    Here is my wrap-up list.

    http://www.carriebalvin.blogspot.com/2013/12/a-year-in-review-2013.html

    Happy New Year!

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  2. becca161211:16 PM

    Love you guys - happy new year!

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  3. Happy New Year, Sarah! Keep the crazy stories coming. Your blog wouldn't be nearly as interesting without them ;)

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  4. ps - your family is so precious!

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