Best email we received: “There’s a little boy in China who needs a family. Could it be you?”

Best Instagram video: Me running up the steps in Philadelphia, like Rocky Balboa, because Lee wouldn’t do it.

August 2013 132

Best new recipe: Copy-cat recipe for Red Robin’s Bleu Ribbon Burger (I attempted it many different ways, and this recipe is the closest!)

Best movie experience: Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters with David. We read the entire series and were super excited to see the movie for the first time together!

Best help for my wardrobe: Stitch Fix!

stitch fix

Best project Lee and I did together: Held: Learning to Live in God’s Grip.

Best backyard project: Our new-to-us playset.

April 2013 212

Best Pandora station: Movie scores (at least it’s the best background music for writing).

Best discovery to help James: A few drops of lavender essential oils in his bath at  night. Helps him relax and get to sleep faster.

Best homeschooling decision: Audiobooks (although I think David would vote tennis).

September 2013 135

Best new (to me) blog: Not Alone (Which is just going to continue to be great! We have big plans for 2014!)

Best first day of school pic: James going to kindergarten.

August 2013 214

2013 was a lot of fun! I love taking time to look back through pictures to remember all we did. We’re looking forward to 2014–especially traveling to China and bringing Joel home!

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