Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Favorite Memories of 2013

2013 was filled with good times and bad times....mostly good times.  Here is a break down of some of my favorite memories of 2013

I spent Valentine's Day with my sweet Daisy..... she always makes the best Valentine.

In February I also started my job at Covenant and met some wonderful friends.

My family celebrated two birthdays and I enjoyed every moment of them.... Kylee and Uncle Chon.

My Mommy, Daisy, and I hopped in the car and took a girl's trip and spent St. Patrick's weekend with my sissy and met some of her sweet friends who sang praise and worship music, which Daisy adored so much as you can tell in the picture below.  On the way home we stopped by to visit my amazing Great Aunt.

Regina and I celebrated my birthday by moving into our new apartment.

In April, I met up with some of my old high school pals while Michael was in town.  We had so much fun reminiscing and it was great spending time with some of my favs.

Easter fun with the fam......

Sister came in to celebrate Mom's birthday.

April 6th marked the first year anniversary from when my cousin Raul passed away and we had his memorial in Brownfield.  My Aunt Ofelia and Uncle Raymond came in, along with my sissy and brother in love and we celebrated his life!

I was also asked to be a part of Miles For Missions hosted by Church On The Rock.  This organization is amazing as it's focus is sending God's servants out into the mission field!  I was able to link up with my sweet friend Annie.

Silly way to celebrate my niece MacKenzie's birthday but we had a lot of fun.... LOL

We took a family trip to Colorado for my cousin Alec's graduation and we had SO MUCH FUN!!!!! Colorado is BEAUTIFUL and family trips are a blast!!!!!!

Unfortunately my family has lost a handful of family members to cancer and we also have some survivors.  So every year my family gets together to support Relay For Life.  This was the first year that I was in town to participate and it was an honor to be among so many survivors and their family members, including my own family!!

Summer was fun.... I watched my little cousin Kinley play an awesome game of ball....she rocks!!!!

We had fun in the sun!

and sweet visits from literal angels on earth....

And I helped celebrate one of my best friend's birthdays..... Natasha!  I met Natasha this year through unusual circumstance and we immediately became besties.  I love her so much and she has already proven to be an amazing life long friend.  She has helped me through some trying times this year and her faith in God is amazing!!!  I prayed for amazing Christian girlfriends and God is providing!!!!

This year I walked the Koman Breast Cancer walk with the gals from work.  We walked in honor of one of the sweet nurses that works with us, Dixie and I also walked in honor of my Aunt Barbara who is also a survivor.

Every year, I celebrate Teal Toes for Ovarian Cancer and this year, it was hosted by my friend Margo.  I also had several friends from all over paint their toes and send me pics.  It was amazing seeing my friends participate in this cause.

Fall is my favorite season and my cousins and I had so much fun having our Pumpkin Patch and Carving night..... We picked some big ol' pumpkins and had a blast carving them!

Halloween was in full effect at the office.

and we can't have fall without TEXAS TECH FOOTBALL!!!!! DUH!!!!!

One of my cousins is having her first child and it was an honor to celebrate at her baby shower with her.  She is one of the sweetest and kindest people that I know! It's awesome to watch all of her dreams coming true!

We kicked Christmas season off with Cousins Painting Night where we painted Christmas paintings.  We had so much fun and I reflected a lot on how special my relationships are with each of my cousins.  I have made it a point to honor my relationships with my cousins since my cousin Rachel passed away twelve years ago.  Cousins are like siblings that you don'tt have sibling rivalry with haha..... they are our best friends and the ones we grow up with and I'm so blessed to have amazing cousins in my life!!!!!  My cousins and my sister are truly my greatest and bestest friends in my life!!!!

Ending my year of favorite memories is of course Christmas Eve with the family!!!!  We had so much fun and it always makes me thankful for the family I have.  Sure we have our differences and we can be "dysfunctional" from time to time haha but they are my blood and my biggest supporters!  I love you guys!

In looking back at my memories, I spent the majority of the year with my awesome family and I wouldn't change a thing.  I moved back to Texas specifically for my family, so it's awesome to reflect and look back and see that the majority of my year and favorite moments are with my family!  I'm so excited for 2014.  I know it's going to be an amazing year for myself and for all of my loved ones.  2013 was a year of seed planting and 2014 is the year for the harvest!!!!  Happy New Year GUYS!!!!!!!!!!  


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