Hard to believe I’m already in my 3rd year of blogging.  A recap of 2013. (Click the links to see a recap of 2011 and 2012)
1. What did you do in 2013 that you’d never done before?
2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
  • Run a half marathon distance (or race) before the end of the year (after taking 10 months off, not sure how long this goal will take to achieve!) YES!
  • Live more in the present – I’m keeping this one with the babies coming – if I need this one I need it now more than ever as I am sure they will grow like weeds and one day I’ll wake up and wonder where the time went – I’D SAY THIS IS PARTIALLY ACHIEVED
  • Be the best mom I can be – ONGOING
  • Be flexible – ALSO ONGOING


  • Run 6 half marathons (pending this most recent butt/back injury)
  • PR a race
  • Make it to a year of breastfeeding
  • Read 25 books
  • Spend less time glued to my phone
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
  • Many blogging and twitter friends that I’ve met this year have given birth – most of which have battled infertility (yay!)
4. Did anyone close to you die?
5. What countries did you visit?
  • Um, that would be zero. A big fat zero.
6. What would you like to have in 2014 that you lacked in 2013?
  • a vacation! A nice one!
7. What dates from 2013 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
  • February 18 – the big vehicle debacle is solved
I'm being all thug and sh*t
I’m being all thug and sh*t
  • March  – baby showers for ME!
Thanks Rachel, you rock.
Thanks Rachel, you rock.
My awesome host and her son
My awesome host and her son
  • May 14 – Our twins are born
Hi! we were just born
Hi! we were just born
  • July 20 – My sister gets married and we make our first LOOOONG trek with the babies
Our family
Our family
  • August 19 – I turn 31. It’s not the most exciting birthday plan wise, but still one for the books since I got to spend it with Bryan, Abby and Miles
Happy Birthday Mama
Happy Birthday Mama
  • August 24 – My first comeback race
She helped me train for my first marathon
She helped me train for my first marathon
  • September 19 – Feverish, I get up to go to the bathroom, trip over a bouncy seat and break my first bone
Yeah, its broken
Yeah, its broken
  • December 14 – my first comeback half marathon
Like my inhaler belt?
Like my inhaler belt?
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
  • Carrying twins to our scheduled c- section day of 38 weeks
  • Running a half marathon 7 months post-partum
9. What was your biggest failure?
  • Wasting time with worry and stress continues to be my biggest issue
  • My biggest FAIL? Tripping over a bouncy seat and breaking my pinky toe
10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
  • The aforementioned broken toe
  • A horrible virus of some kind that took me down for a week and carried with it a 6 day fever. UGH
11. What was the best thing you bought?
  • Baby stuff
  • New to us SUV
12. Where did most of your money go?
  • Mortgage and medical bills
13. What did you get really excited about?

  • The babies
  • Getting back into running
14. What song will always remind you of 2013
  • Hmmm…..probably MUSE – Liquid State. I bet it listened to it the most
15. Compared to this time last year, are you:

  • – happier or sadder? happier!
  • – thinner or fatter?  well thinner, but that’s because I was pregnant for much of the year 🙂
  • – richer or poorer? definitely a little poorer, but no complaints here 🙂
16. What do you wish you’d done more of?
  • spent more quality time with Bryan
17. What do you wish you’d done less of?
  • spend time online and on my phone
18. How did you spend Christmas?
  • My parents, sister and brother in law spent the day at our house
Oooh paper. I can eat this?
Oooh paper. I can eat this?
19. What was your favorite TV program?
  • Modern Family
  • Dexter
  • Sister Wives
  • Breaking Bad – we watched the entire series over a matter of a couple weeks
20. What were your favorite books of the year?

  • Man, I REALLY didn’t read much this year.
21. What was your favorite music from this year?

  • Lady Gaga – Applause
  • Imagine Dragons – Radioactive
  • Swedish House Mafia – Don’t You Worry Child
  • The Neighhorhood – Sweater Weather
22. What were your favorite films of the year?
  • The Hunger Games
  • Despicable Me 2
  • I didn’t watch that many movies either. I did watch the entire series of Gilmore Girls again though.
23. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
  • I turned 31. I honestly don’t remember what we did. I think we went to dinner. I did get an awesome GPS watch and Hybrid bike as gifts. Best husband ever.
24. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
  • I don’t think anything would have brought satisfaction that I’d consider immeasurable. I’d have liked to fix up our bathroom or do a few home fix up type things but nothing really necessary. Maybe something that would magically erase my debt?
25. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2013?

  • I so don’t care. I just buy what I think is cute. And on sale. Bonus if its both. (This totally hasn’t changed)
26. What kept you sane?

  • My husband
  • My friends
  • Running
  • Blogging
27. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2013.
  • Healing….every kind, takes time.