Monday, December 30, 2013

2013 was the best!

I can not believe that 2013 is about to pack up and head out... Where did it all go?

I decided to look back at my year and figure it all out. Come to think of it, it was a good year!

In January daughter Shirley and I 'escaped' to the Outer Banks of North Carolina for a quick birthday celebration for me! Quite an adventure!
In February Shirley and I headed to New York to visit my youngest daughter. It came a big snow. We don't have a lot of snows in Virginia and certainly not that big.
I took a photography class in March. Not sure it helped any but it was fun.
In April Shirley and I were back down on the Outer Banks (Nags Head this time) at a week-long scrapbooking crop. A houseful of women, the ocean waves crashing on the shore, tables set up for scrapbooking - which went on way into the night. Fun, fun, fun.
June... Leslie and I took at trip to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Beautiful, quiet, peaceful... perfect.
I flew down to visit with my sister in Alabama in July. Not the best time to visit the south because of the temperature but her air-conditioner worked just fine!
Leslie and I were back on the Blue Ridge Parkway in August. A little too early for the fall leaves but we had such a good time.
We had such fun, too, in September on a trip to Cumming and Helen, Georgia.
Halloween is October 31st. It was warm enough so that I sat in my front yard to pass out candy to great-grandson, Dylan, and a ton of other trick or treaters.
My son and daughter-in-law visited in Va. for Thanksgiving in November. The Iron Bowl took center stage... Son Michael is an Alabama fan, daughter Shirley and d-I-l Susan are Auburn fans. Some cheered, some were very upset.
On December 23rd our family was blessed with a sweet baby boy. What a Christmas it was.
Looking back over this I'd say that 2013 could not be beat. However, never say never so I may be stating this time next year that 2014 was the best. Who knows. I am certainly ready for the challenge.
Happy New Year, Everyone.


  1. Happy New Year to you! I am doing a reflection also that I hope to post tomorrow.


  2. What a wonderful year you have had! Wishing you a great 2014!

  3. 2013 was a beautiful year for you, especially that new member of the family! And two trips to the Banks, how wonderful. We love it there too. I hope your 2014 will be just as full of wonderful times!

  4. What a lovely reflection! It sounds like 2013 was full of blessings, and I hope 2014 is full of even more blessings for you, Latane. :-)

  5. Happy New Year to you, Latane. It looks like 2013 was a busy but fun year....and a new baby. I am glad .....wonderful news. You took some very nice trips, also. I hope you can again this year. May you have a blessed 2014.


  6. What a year and imagine if 2014 is half as wonderful!!!! I'm sending great wishes for a great New Year...

  7. what a great year you had and i hope 2014 is even better! have a very happy new year!

  8. Happy New Year to you too Latane! I have so enjoyed your posts over 2013. You are a blessing...

  9. I am so glad you had a happy 2013 and wish you more in 2014.

  10. You had a very full year, and made lots of great memories. Beautiful post.

  11. 2014 is going to have to be awesome to beat all that happened in 2013! Great post Mom! LOVE the photos! Oh, that sweet new baby!


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