Monday, December 30, 2013

Top 10 of 2013

We've been a busy little family this year!  I've still been crafting and sewing some, but I've mostly just been a mom!  Since there haven't been many updates this year on the blog, here's our top 10 for this year.

1 - We went to Disney World!!


2 - And the beach!!


We were blessed to be able to go on a nice family vacation over Fall Break in October with some of our best friends.  We spent 3 days at Disney and stayed at Coronado Springs at the resort.  It was so much fun!  We also go to do Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween party too!  Then we headed to the lovely Fort Myers Beach.  It was beautiful!

3 - Knox turned 1!!


I know, it's so hard to believe that he's not a little baby anymore!  He has such a cute and fun personality.  He definitely keeps us on our toes!

4 - Layne got to go to her first Cincinnati Reds Game!!


With her peanut allergy, she's never been before.  We found out about a special game that was organized for "peanut sensitive" people and had a lot of fun before we got rained on!

5 - Grayson can write his name!!


You have no idea how big of a deal this was!  The kid had no interest in writing or letters for the longest time.  Then he made up his mind that he couldn't be outdone by big sister.   This was the first time he wrote his whole name all by himself!

6 - Dad grew a beard!!


So Handsome, right!?!

7 - We got chickens!!


Oh my, has this been a big deal.  We now have four chickens.  Cranky (our rooster), Alice, Susie, and Ruby.  But before them were several others that just didn't make it at the Nelson Homestead.  RIP - Golden Galaxies, Ugly Betty, Grayson, Nicky, and Jessica.

8 - Layne had her first cheerleading competition!!


And she did awesome!  I'm quickly learning all about back walkovers, heel stretches, and cheer bows.  I have to admit...it's a lot of fun.

9 - Grayson started preschool!!


He did a one day-a-week preschool last year, but this year he goes to a new school 3 days a week.  It has been a lot of fun and really good in preparing him for school next year.

10 - We got to visit the American Girl store in Columbus!!


This was a big deal for big sister.  American Girl is her new thing.  And Emily (her doll) is her BFF.  Mamaw Shelly took us for Layne's birthday!

And that's our top 10 for 2013!!

Here's a few extra pictures that I just loved as I was going through pictures to find these :)


Happy New Year!!

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