Tuesday, January 7, 2014

2013 Reflections

Happy Tuesday, friends!  I know I’m supper-dupper (new word in our household) late on this post.  We’ve been quite busy last week with the New Year, Radical #3 turning the big O-N-E, and getting ready for his pirate party. 

Anyhoo, 2013 was one heck of a year. 

`The highlight of January was the unannounced entrance of Radical #3.  It was chaos and                  wonderful wrapped up with a big bow.  You can read about it here.

 `I survived my first outing with all 3 Radicals.  I felt empowered and wanted to take on the world. 
 `Crazy neighbor drama.

 `Radical #3 took his first road trip to see the grand-parentals and grand-grand-parental.

 `More crazy neighbor drama.

`The Mister and I celebrated 9 years together.

 `Merrie Monarch week.
 `Radical #1 turned 5.  Tear…
 `The drama continues with the crazies next door.

`Family reunion trip to O’ahu.

 `Radical #3 started rolling over.
 `Installed surveillance cameras…more crazy neighbor drama.

`Drama with the crazies.  Shocking, I know.


 `Packed up and moved to the other side of the island.  Peace out crazies!
 `Moving transition…had to live with the parentals until we found a place.
 `Radical #1 started Kindergarten.
 `A ladybug themed baby shower for my brother and his other half.

`My first maternity shoot.  Ever.

"I have to use the bathroom!"

 `My niece, Kendra (on top), graces us with her presence.
 `Still living with the parentals.

`We found our own place!  Hip-hip-HOORAY! 
 `I turned 32 years young.
 `Radical #2 turned 4…more tears.

 `Pumpkin patching.

 `Happy Halloween.  I promise to be prepared this year because last year we were the junk house.  I     didn’t buy candy because we weren’t supposed to be home but as usual, we were running late         (story of my life).  I rushed to get the Radicals ready to go while the Mister was on his way home         from   work.  It was getting dark so as soon as the Mister came home I told him to chop-chop             because I    don’t have any candy to give out.  I load Radical #1 & 2 in the car.  As I’m getting           Radical #3 into    his car seat I hear “Trick or treat!  Oh crap.  So instead of candy the Mister hands     out ramen noodle  packets.  True story.

 `Birthday BBQ for the Mister.
 `Our very first off-island visitors, Nana & Aunty Rose.
 `And the drama continues with the crazies.  Harassing phone calls galore.
 `Radical #2, the ER, and pneumonia.
 `The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade was listened to.  One step closer to actually watching it.
 `Both mine and the parentals household were struck with the stomach bug.

`Radical #3 started daycare.
`Radical #1’s 1st Winterfest at school.
`The Mister’s brother and his family spend Christmas with us.  Beaching it up, playing tourist, and           BBQs.

I’m happy to turn the page.  2014 will be a great year.  Making memories and lots of adventures.
Wishing all of you health and happiness. 

Happy New Year, friends!

1 comment:

Jessica Kim said...

Totally LOL'd at your hubby handing out ramen noodles! Too funny!

It looks like you've had an eventful year in 2013! Can't wait to see what 2014 has in store for you!

♥ Duckie.

P.S. The background of the picture of the graduation looks familiar. Is that at Wahiawa Middle School?