1. What did you do in 2013 that you'd never done before?
I have never barfed my brains out as much as I did in the last year...my pregnancy with Jaden was a killer!
2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
My 2013 resolutions were: I failed to fill out my survey last year, but my goals were leave my STRESSFUL job in the dust and make my family my priority during these little children years...SUCCESS. Don't regret my decision one bit. So much happier in accounting, what I do best. 2)Lose the baby weight. SUCCESS, took almost seven months and a ton of working out but I met that goal the Wednesday before Christmas! WHEW! I thought it was going to haunt me forever!
2014 resolutions: 1)Put my phone DOWN more when my children are around...I don't want to waste these years. 2)Take more pictures
3. Did anyone close to you give birth? I DID!!! Jaden Lynne blessed us with her presence May 30, 2013. There were tornados outside, we literally were watching the weather channel between pushing!
4. Did anyone close to you die?
No, thank you lord.
5. What countries did you visit?
Zero...not sure I even traveled anywhere except Kansas this year.
6. What would you like to have in 2014 that you lacked in 2013?
7. What dates from 2013 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
May 30, 2013 Jaden
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Jaden obviously, but losing the baby weight was a huge goal of mine.
9. What was your biggest failure?
Not spending enough time with friends.
10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Just throwing up several times a day for a few months while pregnant with Jaden. No big deal...YES YES it was. It was AWFUL.
11. What was the best thing you bought?
New china cabinet.
12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
MY MIL who keeps my children day in and day out. Hubby who works nonstop for no apparent reason except being obsessed with making our future bright. Sister who listens to my crap morning, noon and night, and spoils me rotten.
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
I try and just absorb the good, ignore the bad.
14. Where did most of your money go?
Savings, rent houses, gifts
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
New baby, maternity leave!
16. What song will always remind you of 2012?
We Can't Stop, RadioActive, Pontoon, Cat's in the Cradle
17. Compared to this time last year, are you:a) happier or sadder? b) thinner or fatter? c) richer or poorer?
Happier(honestly think I am happier than I have ever been), Thinner (oh lord am I thinner, 65+lbs), Richer...
18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Took more pictures
19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Looking at my damn phone.
20. How did you spend Christmas?
Usual time with family. It was wonderful.
21. Did you fall in love in 2013?
Hello no need to explain...Jaden!
22. What was your favorite TV program?
I watched a hell of a lot of House Hunters, and Income properties etc while on maternity leave. I don't watch much TV otherwise.
23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
24. What was the best book you read?
25. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Still love me some Zac Brown band.
26. What did you want and get?
27. What did you want and not get?
Can't think of anything.
28. What was your favorite film of this year?
I don't really watch movies...except for Bobby's.
29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 30...can't remember a thing about. I was enormously pregnant so I am sure we ATE.
30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
nothing...happy as a lark
31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2013?
EVERY imaginable size in my closet was utilized this year.
32. What kept you sane?
Sister, working out, my new job
33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
34. What political issue stirred you the most?
Don't care a bit about politics
35. Who did you miss?
36. Who was the best new person you met?
I didn't branch out much this year...
37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2013.
My kids are growing up FAST, I have blinked and Bobby is already outgrown his baby stage. Its scary. I am going to stop feeling guilty about not putting myself first and enjoy focusing on my children while they are little. I can worry about my career and my social life when they get older (of course, I am not going to let those things GO or anything, but I am not going to feel guilty for being stingy with my weekends to be with them every second!)
38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
This doesn't sum up my year...but its the lyric that I remind myself to live by daily...
"When you coming home, son I don't know when, but we'll get together then...we're going to have a good time then".
YEP and that is when I quit my stressful job and changed my priorities...