|2013 - what a colourful year!|
Bonjour, 2014! Honestly, 2013 was the fastest and most colourful year of my life. There were lots of highlights this year, but I can't wait to see all of the amazing changes that this year will bring. School will be wrapping up in a few months, and we'll be welcoming a new baby at the end of April! Whew!
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Here are a few things that made 2013 extra-special:
We had one of our most snow-filled winters in the recent past - gotta love a good storm day or two! (Although 2014 is shaping up to be the snowiest!)
A new young couple bought a dairy farm and moved to
our area and we got to be great friends.
Our fun-filled March break: we traveled via train to spend the week in
Quebec City, one of my favourite vacations yet.
I attended a creative conference, the first of its kind in our area
and heard from countless inspiring speakers.
I finished my first year of Graphic Design in college,
which in itself was quite an accomplishment.
I racked up oodles of kilometres on our car - and every single one was worth it.
I can use every bit of practice driving a standard - and I got much more comfortable doing so.
I spent lots of time with my family, watching countless basketball games and
traveling around Nova Scotia with my brother's team.
I started a busy summer job that I loved and worked with an awesome
group of women that became my friends.
I worked on several design client projects
that helped to shape my design portfolio.
I spent too much time Instagramming and too little time blogging - poor
little Polka Dot Soup had its most neglected year since I started blogging.
I planted a little herb garden that ended up getting neglected,
but the herbs that I did use were tasty!
We discovered Netflix, and in turn, burned our way through
several TV series on cozy evenings in.
I got to see Tegan and Sara in concert with Heidi
in Halifax - a highlight for sure.
Dan and I celebrated six years of marriage
and nine years together!
The library became even more of a friend than before -
lots of great reads this year.
I spent several nights camping throughout the summer,
both tenting and in my parents' travel trailer.
We took a road-trip to Newfoundland and explored the island's
nooks and crannies up and down.
I started my second and final year of Graphic Design.
I tried preserving for the first time and loved it -
a definite new hobby.
I turned the ripe old age of 27...
which we won't talk about.
My favourite thing that happened in 2013?
I found out that I was pregnant with our little miracle baby!
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What about you? What was your 2013 highlight?
What are you looking forward to for 2014? Do share!