Monday, December 30, 2013

Year End Review

2013 is coming to an end. 
Here's our family end of the year review. 
In pictures. 
The girls bought three hermit crabs in January.  Today, there are two. 
Then they tried roller skating...

We now have an 8 year old and a 5 year old. 

And a 3rd grader and a second-year pre-schooler. 

We met Illinois State Senator Manar and the Governor of Illinois, Pat Quinn.

Zoe got her ears pierced. 

Zoe cut the ribbon (again!) at the Midwest Charity Horse Show representing Camp COCO.
And she had a great time at her 3rd year of camp.

We went to a hockey game in Chicago. 

And to Ohio where the girls got to pal around with their cousins, Julie and Hunter, whom they had never met! 

We went to Hannibal, MO. 

And to Chicago, again. 

Zoe had doctor appointments and one more surgery. 

There were dance classes, piano lessons, carnival rides, and a trip to learn about Abraham Lincoln's life. 

Zoe and Grandma sewed. 

And we swam in our pool. 

As well as took swimming lessons at the public cement pond. 

We canoodled with our pets. 

And we canoodled with our cousins. 

We had family gatherings. 

We laughed with friends.

And Grandpa drove the girls in a parade.  

We celebrated holidays.

And said goodbye to my mom's brother, Uncle Jeff. 

We enjoyed a big snowfall in December. 

And are preparing for the spring. 

We have made much progress with our license plate campaign. 

We are excited to see what happens for us in 2014!


  1. LOVE how you did this! Looks like a busy and eventful 2013.

  2. I love year reviews! SOunds like a great year! I hope to be part of your 2014! :)

  3. What a fun, eventful year you have had! Thanks for sharing.

  4. What a wonderful family. Thanks for sharing the pictures Jen. Looking forward to meeting you. Uncle Steve and Aunt Denise (Florida)