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35 Favorites From The Past Year

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Today is my birthday and yes I am old! In honor of my special day, I thought I’d share some of my favorite events and things from this past year.

1. Completing the half-marathon on my birthday one year ago.

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2. Hanging out at Epcot after the half-marathon.

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3. Thanksgiving with our family in New Jersey.

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4. Going to the top of the Empire State Building with my family.

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5. Gecaching at Shawnee Mission Park.

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6. Best movie seen this year – Les Miserables.

7. When Dave surprised me for our anniversary and took me to see the Cirque du Soleil show Quidam.

8. My first House Party Game Night.

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9. That time when I ran a sub-10 minute mile and broke my 5K time (on the treadmill).

10. Favorite crafts of the year – Simon’s Shadow Box

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11. …and my window pane art.

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12. Favorite school event for Zachary – his Melaveh Malkah.

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13. The day we flew our kites at the arboretum.

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14. Gabbie’s awesome 8th birthday party.

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15. Favorite blog series – A Mom a Minute.

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16. Not looking pregnant anymore after my surgery.

17. The time I got to try out Old Navy white jeans for free.

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18. Favorite school event for Gabbie – International Fair.

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19. When we got to watch baby birds hatch in our backyard.

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20. Touring the Weather Channel with my brother.

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21. Getting to spend 3 weeks in Florida in June – including a week in Disney World

22. …and a week visiting my parents.

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23. Finally getting to see the fireworks on July 4th.

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24. Getting to spend time at Schlitterbahn – and Zachary losing a tooth there!

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25. Having a successful summer with “Mommy Camp.”

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26. Simon’s third birthday party and first haircut.

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27. Taking our annual pumpkin pictures.

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28. Having 3 potty trained kids.

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(not a picture from this year, but oh well!)

29. Our day at the KC Pumpkin Patch.

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30. Doing my best on my 35 Things List.

31. Favorite TV Shows this year: Grey’s Anatomy, Once Upon a Time, Downton Abbey, and Scandal (newly watching this one!)

32. Favorite books read this year: Blackberry Winter, Still Missing, 11/22/63, What Alice Forgot, Firefly Lane, and Before I Fall (links go to my reviews of each).

33. Favorite gifts to myself this year: Coach bag and Erin Condren Life Planner.

34. Favorite personal blog posts this year: Why I Can’t Hear Your Birth Story and On Best Friends.

35. And lastly, my favorite people – my real life friends and my blog friends, my family, my kids!

While some of the things that happened this year weren’t amazing, the good seems to outweigh the bad. I hope for more of that in this coming year!