Waved Goodbye to 2013

How do we wave goodbye to this crazy year? By introducing the cutest 1 year old that I know to the amazingness of sparklers. Unfortunately, she wasn’t very entertained/expressive. I blame the fact that she skipped one of her afternoon naps.


Either way, we all had fun toasting the new year in with great conversations and sparkling grape juice!

This past year has been one of the most eventful of my life!

In January I “really” began my internship.

Outside of work I got to really develop my photography skills with my new DSLR…probably one of the main things that I’ve always wanted. Learning to take pictures has been an adventure in patience and baby steps.

Finally, I purchased an inside the waistband holster, and I figured out how to conceal carry on the feminine person.

In April,  R and I decided to try walking a fun 5k…the joke was that we enjoyed it more than we were expecting and began to train to jog a 5k later in the year!

May meant that I could walk for my Master’s degree…even if I wasn’t completely done yet. It was a fun time to see my dad.

June was a month that took us by surprise. I was in a car accident that injured my spine, and then I spent the next several weeks recovering at home. I wouldn’t have wished for another car accident (especially since I’m still getting used to driving without anxiety) but it was a huge event in our lives together. I saw my husband quickly jump into action to take care of me, no questions asked. He took care of all of the details, calling everyone. It was incredible to see his faithfulness when I was incapable of walking myself to the restroom that first week, and picking out clothes for me. I want that care-taking image to be seared in my brain to remember whenever we have stupid tiffs over unimportant “roommate issues”.

The car accident was also just an incredible “restart.” It helped me remember the importance of true joy and gratefulness that I came to realize how much I truly struggle with.

Then, randomly (to us at least) my husband had an incredible new job opportunity. It was neat to have another relationship milestone…of walking by his side as he left the company he’d been with for 7 years to begin a new job.

By far the biggest accomplishment in 2013 has been finishing my Counseling Internship and by proxy my Master’s degree! I can’t believe that it is finally over.

2013 was easily one of the biggest years in our married life. Can’t wait to see what 2014 brings us. :0)



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Hi! My name is Erin, and this is a place to "process out loud" in the words of my friends. You've probably noticed that the theme is kind of a wide theme, that is much like my life as I'm interested in MANY things: traveling, photography, jogging (its new!), being crafty, homesteading, firearms/self defense, and learning how to be a good wife. Through all of these things my goal is growing to know Christ more, and to make Him known. Each post shares a little about the promise that God has given me, that He'll finish what he began in me! (Phil 1:6) So thank you for joining me on this wonderful adventure.

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