Tuesday, December 31, 2013


I've spent a lot of time thinking about 2014 and what I want my year to look like... I've made goal lists, skipped the resolution and chose a theme instead, planned big moves and small ones while leaving room for spontaneity, all while writing myself into a daze. I'd dedicated myself so much to 2014, in fact, that I wasn't thinking about the beauty of 2013. The year was done in mid-December (in my little head) and I was onto the next year -a year that holds lots of promise.

Then, I remembered 2013 held a lot of shit and smiles and soul. And, instead of being done with 2013, I spent a week being reflective and in love with the way 2013 went down.

We moved dad and missed him but thanked God so deeply for his safety. We celebrated birthdays and anniversaries and wins and losses. We vacationed in Bishop, in Cabo, in our own backyard. We lost weight and gained insight. We rushed through the busy-ness that's life while stopping to smell the roses and pausing to squeeze each other a little tighter. We took leaps of faith over tiny streams and huge canyons only to remain impressed by His goodness. We reached out and made new friends while we missed some of those we love most. We dedicated ourselves to saying yes more than no and we grew from the experience. We kissed shopping goodbye (for a few months) and loved the pause from our want-need cycle of consumption. We loved a little wider and a lot deeper.

2013 was good to us. And us to it. 

2014 will be the same. Filled with more than our little minds can envision while remaining so much the same as we know life now. And, that's good with me. Cheers to #TeamThomas2014! 


  1. happy new year! may 2014 be a year of more "yeses" for you and continued safety and wellness for your Popsicle xoxox

    Vodka and Soda

  2. yay for a great year even though sometimes hard! 2014 will be great!

  3. 2014 has so much in store for #TeamThomas #TeamThomasdoes2014

  4. Happy new year! I love reading end-of-the-year recaps, because it really is the simple everyday things that are the most memorable.

  5. Love your thoughts and outlook on 2013/2014. Happy New Year's to you and your family!

  6. I hope that 2014 brings you lots of happiness and wonderful things!

    Jamie @
    The Growing Up Diaries

  7. 2014 has been on my mind for quite a while too so I totally get what you mean about forgetting to reflect! Your reflections were beautifully written my darling and I hope you have a wonderfully happy new year :)


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