Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 in review...

I sent this little note out to the family this year so for my own records I thought I'd just add this on here...

Remember that time I used to blog??

Good times they were.

Moving on...


Here's tidbits of our year......point form style!!  'Cause that's how I gotta roll!

-January through May was snowy and cold.  
-Kristi did whatever she could to not leave the house at this time.
-Often you would find Husband on the roof chiselling ice off of the vents so as to allow air to escape.  Things got stinky if he didn't.
-After the snow melted in MAY....ugh!!....Kristi came out of hibernation.
-In the spring Isaiah played soccer again and loved it.  He definitely is a super fast runner.  He has a hard time "stealing" the ball because he was raised not to steal.  Ha!  So maybe we can find him track next year.  

-Summer was filled with kids outside everyday all day long with the kids from the neighbourhood.

-Isaiah took swimming lessons and really improved.  He was signed up for a second session but contracted impetigo (rash on his face) so we had to pull him a little early.  He still loved it and hopes to do it again this summer!

-Kristi had the best husband ever who surprised her with Taylor Swift tickets for her birthday!!  What??!!!  I'll never top that!  Except maybe his Christmas gift! ;) Bang bang!!

-Elias also got more comfortable in the water.  We love it when he doesn't freak out.   It's basically bliss.

-We went to the famous Grand Beach.  It's beautiful but has NOTHING on beaches at home.  Obviously!  ;)

-We got to go to tinker town which is an amusement park just for little bitty kids.  Elias really loved it this year as he could go on all the rides in his SIZE FIVE body!

-The cousins (Nick and Audrey and peeps) came to visit and we had fun at a splash park.


-This happened to Abi...

-oh how I  laugh...and laugh...and laugh at those photos!  You're welcome.
-At the close of summer Kristi cried a lot.

-Husband laughed at Kristi.
-We got to go to Alberta for a super fast trip and it was breathtaking and wonderful.  

-Kristi got to see Lake Louise.

-Kristi cried about seeing Lake Louise.

-Kristi understands that she cries too much.

-Isaiah started grade one.  He is with all his friends from last year.  We are lucky he is in that small little school.  He loves grade one and got fantastic grades on his first report card.

-Isaiah also started judo and was a fast learner.

-Elias got to go to watch Isaiah learn judo.  I don't think he saw much as he entertained all the other parents and children waiting in the room.
-This year Isaiah has an intense obsession with Minecraft (pray for our sanity please) and still loves mario, drawing, legos, perler beads (to make mario and minecraft guys) and is still super soft hearted, kind to everyone and a huge help with his little brother.  Isaiah's health issues with his auto immune disease (linear morphea) has dramatically improved by solely taking him off of gluten.  His hair has completely grown back other then the site where they did the biopsy.  So far he is medication free and we are pleased as punch about that.
-Elias is really growing into a kid.  No babies in this house anymore.  This summer he got rid of his soother, moved to a big boy bed and is fully potty trained (at night too!!).  He's fiercely passionate in all things.  His emotions are always high intensity.  (Kristi is reading a book about it ha ha ha!) He's extremely smart and has an amazing memory.  He's built like his Dad and is in size 4-5 clothes.  He loves all super heroes especially batman and dresses up as batman almost daily.  Unless he's wearing Isaiah's "Incredible's" pyjama's and then he wears those for three days straight.  He has them on as a I type.  He says things you hope your kids won't say like "bad guys go to jail", "I can't say stupid Mommy, I'm not allowed to say stupid" (all so that he can actually say the word stupid) and too often says "I'm gonna punch the bad guys in the face!".  You can thank Husband for this.
-Husband is still working out like a champ, plays hard with his kids, and tells his wife daily that she's beautiful and that he loves her.  
-Kristi has been working at Unconventional Kitchen part time, trying to make it through another Manitoba winter, working on her health, and being a Mom and wife...and loving that job most of all.  She's been playing her guitar, taking photos, journalling and watching way too much netflix while she cleans and cooks.  She misses her Mom a lot.  She's also pretty close to convincing her Dad to come visit.  Cough...Greg!

Well that's about all the time I have.  I can only ignore Elias for so long before he threatens to rip the walls down.

I hope this all finds you happy, healthy and looking forward to a new year.


Jackie O'Hearon said...

Your blog makes me fuzzy and cuddly inside.....love your stories and photos. You have an adorable family

Visible Voice said...

Aww thanks Jackie!!

The Super Seven said...

Loved reading about your year. I didn't blog at all last year and don't even have the motivation to highlight it all. Maybe next year I'll blog better......

Hope to see you guys in 2014 when we come your way. Hope that "Greg" comes to see you guys too!!! I know how excited I was when my Dad surprised up this summer!!! Hang in there.....winter won't last forever :)

Cari said...

Yah for blogging again! :) Doesn't it feel good? Thanks for the update. Happy New Year! Hope to see more on your blog in the months to come. xoxo

Let the party begin... said...

January is on it's way out the door. My list of places to go has shrunk to 2...work and the gym! Work because I have to and the gym because it keeps me drug-free! Your boys are adorable! Take care!!!