Tuesday, December 31, 2013


It may be because I'm an emotional person to begin with, but I love New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Don't get me wrong, I love to wear sparkles and curl my hair and dance the night away, but to me, that's not the part that is the most special. I love these two days of the year because they are a turning point - a new beginning. 

Today, on December 31, 2013, I feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude. I have a beautiful life and 2013 has graced me with more blessings than I can count. I distinctly remember last year on this day feeling like 2013 was going to be the best year yet, and it really was. I have so much love in my life and I cannot express my gratitude enough. 

With this sense of peace and contentment, I want to take a moment to look back on this wonderful year and relive all of the gifts I was given, the struggles I muddled through, and the tears I cried from laughing so hard. 

Tomorrow will be a day for new beginnings.

Today is a day for sweet memories.

Thank you 2013 for a wonderful year. You surprised me in ways I couldn't have predicted and brought me more love than I thought I deserved. What a beautiful year you were!

With an amazing new roommate
Purchased myself a new laptop (first since college!)
Said goodbye to 1997 and bought a new car (HUUUGE 'big girl' purchase for me)





Had a Summer BBQ


Found a yoga studio I love

Went back to zumba
Grandpa moved into his new apartment

Attended Daniel's Christening

Took film editing training in NYC
Met my soon-to-be extended family in Florida for Thanksgiving
Had Fakesgiving at home

Booked a venue
Celebrated Christmas with Mom
And Christmas with Dad
Joyfully relived 2013

2013 you were a delight. Thank you.


  1. What a lovely year and recap. It sounds like 2013 was brimming with beauty and hope. Here's hoping for more in 2014!

  2. You definitely had a fantastic -- and very wedding-tastic -- year! I always feel a little sad when New Year's rolls around, but that feeling is quickly replaced by excitement to be starting fresh and new. :) This is my first full year as a wife (!), and our theme at the Johnson household is going to be streamlining, downsizing, decluttering. I want life to get simpler, not harder. Wish me luck! :)

  3. Looks like such an amazing year! Love these mini recaps! I hope your 2014 is even better! :)

  4. Thank you Caitlin! I loved 2013 but I have a feeling 2014 is going to be even better!

  5. I can't wait to read all about your process Meg! I totally get the feeling of wanting to be clean and fresh and not have so much stuff. I don't know if I can wait until spring. I might have to do some winter cleaning. ;)

  6. Thank you so much Rachel! I can tell from reading your blog that you understand big families as well. Planning our wedding to include one will be such a wonderful challenge in 2014!


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