Oy. This part of the year. Like I’ve mentioned before, we’ve not had the best year. April, May and June may have been the best months (right up until December, maybe.)
Some of our best monthly pictures came from this month. LOOK at this kid! 22 months.
Spent July 4 on the beach.
In June, I signed up for a DietBet challenge. When it ended in July, I posted my take on DietBet.
I ran the Bele Chere 5k!
This was a really great InstaFriday post, too. I forgot that we went to a recording of “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!”
I finally posted about our trip to Ft. Fisher aquarium and the beach. (The trip was at the end of June!)
The biggest thing to happen to me this year? I was laid off from my job – a company I had worked at for 15 years. This news made the round on the internet (it was linked from several very large blogs.) It was crazy to suddenly have to deal with the attention we were receiving and the actual layoff. I wish that feeling on nobody.
The same day I was laid off, I met long-time blog friend Mendie! Her daughter and my boy got along fabulously and I only wish we lived closer.
My boy turned 2 at the end of August. A few of his party details appeared in an InstaFriday post.
I became mom to a two-year-old. Mind-blowing.
Our friends opened the Asheville Pinball Museum – so much fun!
I battled insurance companies, which I did not blog too much about. I had a few days where I was extremely depressed. One day I watched 14 episodes of New Girl. It wasn’t a pretty sight. I mentioned a little about unemployment on the blog.
I posted about the boy’s Sesame Street party.
My mom and I took a beach trip with my toddler. It was the getaway that I really needed.
The weekend prior to the layoff of 2013, we had taken a trip to Kentucky. We had a blast!
I went to Type-A Con! Easily one of the best moments of the year. (And it is the best blog conference if you ever want to go.)