Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Ten on Tuesday - 10 Favorite Moments from 2013

I'm excited about this week's Ten on Tuesday topic - 10 Favorite Moments from 2013. I just started blogging in July 2013, but I did have some wonderful, memorable moments happen earlier in the year. Given the appalling state of my memory, I welcome the chance to preserve some of my favorite moments for posterity.

1. Hey, I know that kid!


My oldest son graduated from Gettysburg College in May 2013. We were (and are!) incredibly proud of him, especially because he was the valedictorian!

2. Hey, I miss that kid!


Oldest Son decided to pursue his Ph.D. in mathematics at Colorado State University. We were absolutely thrilled that he was accepted into a program that was perfect for him (with funding!); the only slight downside was that he had to move 1700 miles away to pursue his dream. That is a very small price to pay for your dream, so I helped him move to Fort Collins in August 2013. It was a long but wonderful trip, and I'm looking forward to visiting Fort Collins again this summer, especially now that he has furniture in his dining room.

3. We went on a really fun, relaxing vacation at Keuka Lake and I got to kayak across the lake and back with my duck friend.


 3. I knit some things I really like...


4. I bought some great yarn...


 5. I grew some things I really like...


6. I baked some things I really like...


 7. I read some excellent books...


8. I appreciate the moments I can notice beauty during some difficult tasks.

 

I had to shovel snow and painstakingly chip ice off of our sidewalks, driveway, etc. several times during 2013. I did take a few moments to appreciate the "ice flowers" that had formed on some of our pine trees, and hope I can appreciate more moments like this in 2014.

9. Everyone was home for Christmas this year! 


This is an event that I can't take for granted any longer, so I'm grateful we got to enjoy it this year.

10. I got to enjoy another wonderful year with my wonderful sons!



7 comments:

  1. What a wonderful year! You must be so proud of your sons.

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  2. Looks like you had a good year - let's hope 2014 treats you as well!

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  3. that is a very joyful year! I am assuming he likes the Phd program. We are waiting on the 12 yes 12 schools that my son applied to this past month. It's going to be a long winter :) Thanks for sharing your year with us!!

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  4. I'm smitten with that wild creatures hat you knit! So adorable!! Hope 2014 is just as great!

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  5. Fun to see your highlights. Your creature knits are great!

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  6. I LOVE the pics of your sons with the Christmas tree! Looks like you had a great time -- to end a great year. Here's to a wonderful 2014.

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