a few 2013 snapshots

2013 was pretty good to me. If I had a theme for the year, it could probably be summed up as “simplicity and gratitude.” I spent most of the year trying to de-clutter and un-complicate. Still not quite finished, but I’m definitely heading into 2014 with a lot less physical and mental baggage than I came with. I also had some beautiful moments that I’m supremely grateful for, like talking for hours with my best friend (while eating ALL of her Krispy Kreme donuts), watching my son play with his cousins, and getting to play with my cousins. It was a happy year.



2014, I think, will be the year of Supreme Effort. I’ve got dreams to achieve. Time to put in the work. But first, a last look back at some of my favorite moments.




One of the owners at our favorite Italian place. He let the Babycakes help him make this crocodile breadstick.


My first trip to Paris! Hopefully not my last.


Minus 7 Celsius. It was a LONG, cold winter.


Getting his hair cut by my brother, the best barber in Greenville!



Even though I was sick with the flu during our trip, seeing this made it worth it.


Exploring in the forest. I live for these moments.


I told them to say “cheese.” This is what they did.


My little fearless guy, who wanted to ride all of the most dangerous rides at the fair.


Got my hair laid at the dopest natural hair salon in Germany.


Second anniversary breakfast in Cologne.


My husband we planted a balcony garden.


Looking forward to more adventures in 2014.

Happy New Year, everyone!


  1. decluttering is always a good thing. especially mentally but also in all other areas.

  2. Aw, judging by these photos 2013 was a good year for you! Here’s my wish to a great 2014 to you and your family as well!

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