I did a post of this sort last year, and truly enjoyed the process of looking back over the months and picking out highlights. Here it goes, a year's worth of life, according to the blog:
January: I've Been Keeping a Secret
Until this point in time, I hadn't revealed the fact that the place I call "home" is in Malaysia. Since I probably talk about it excessively, it's kinda hard to imagine I hadn't ever mentioned that at the beginning of this year, huh? I don't remember much going on in January, besides a lot of snow.
February: What is Cosmetology School Really Like?
I kind of try to forget about this, but Cosmetology school was actually a big part of my 2013. Oh well. This is one of those life decisions that you do regret. It's no secret that I vehemently detested school, but I am glad that I pressed on, completed my education and got a license.
March: The Great Chicago Adventure
This was definitely the highlight of our March! Car trouble, getting stranded in a big city, figuring out train systems--I was so thankful for the unconditional love of our aunt and uncle when my siblings and I were truly the most inconvenient guests ever!
April: Bear With Me
The Original. Where it all began. I have to admit, the arrival of the Bear was a momentous occasion in our lives this year, and also a pretty big day for the blog!
May: You'll Sleep When You're Dead
Angel's brother and sister stayed with us for a few weeks in May. Consider this a warning to anyone thinking of coming for a visit: We will not let you rest. There is always more fun to be had. And apparently we do not consider either pregnancy or morning sickness as a valid excuse from having adventures with us.
June: The Danger of Buying Black Pepper in Bulk
June was a quiet month for us--we were both getting in as many hours as possible at work and school in preparation for adventures later in the summer. But that didn't stop me from creating kitchen mishaps for myself.
July: 22 while 22
I turned 22 and began work on this list. Also, because this was the month when we left on our big trip, I turned 22 in Malaysia! Poor Angel had his 29th birthday in transit.
August: Why I'm Not Impressed by Target
There are a lot of good posts from the month of August--but this baju kebaya was probably my favorite outfit of the year.
September: Unmerited Love
I got to talk about a woman who loves me in a way I don't deserve. My Auntie is so special to me.
October: Summer Vacation Changed My Life
This was when I announced the beginning of our life change on the blog, though it actually began back in August. You know, sometimes you need to sit on the news for a while before you start going around telling everyone!
November: Angelisms, Part 4
Angelisms came back due to popular request. I guess I can't blame you guys for liking my husband. I mean, I do, too!
December: What is my Big Family Really Like?
My family came to America for a visit starting in November, and we've been enjoying spending a little time all together. It was long-awaited.
I'm looking forward to serving God, loving my family, and writing for you all in 2014! At midnight tonight, go ahead and wish yourself a Happy New Year from me!