Thursday, January 2, 2014

2013 - The year we were ready to kiss goodbye to!

2013 became the year of huge ups and downs. I started this blog to share pictures of Parker and I's bathroom renovation. The reason I stopped? Well things got really crazy real.

Our bathroom is finished. And without going too much into detail, it was a giant project that was way harder than we ever imagined it being to finish. Another wall had to be pulled out because the plumber ripped us off. We went over budget. And instead of it taking 6 weeks to finish it took 6 months. That being said, we LOVE how it all came out. Here is how we started:

And here is what we ended up with:

It was a lot of blood sweat and tears. But we love it and would not have changed a thing. Well, actually we probably would have paid more people to do more of it. But that is just us. And we did really learn a lot about our home, using tools, and about each other.

We also have been quite busy this year doing other things. Some good and some bad. Parker lost his job, but in the end found an even BETTER one with a great company making more money. It was a scary few weeks but we are really lucky he found this great opportunity. It could have been worse.

After the bathroom and the job this was settled, we took a road trip out to Santa Fe for a long weekend for my 30th birthday. It could not have been a better trip and one that I will never forget. We hiked, and did yoga, and ate amazing (and hot) food! Here I am doing yoga at White Sands:

Parker also shattered his leg this year. Like shattered! He was playing soccer in the backyard with our nephew and just turned the right way at the wrong time. He did this in September:

He broke his fibula in 8 places and tibia was broken off at the base. We are still recovering from this horrible break. He has a great surgeon, who put a 10 in plate in his leg, and an amazing physical therapist who is getting him back on his feet. 

But the biggest thing we did this year was create a one of a kind: 

Baby BOY Anderson is due in May 2014! We are so pumped. We still have a lot to do to get the house and ourselves ready for this big adventure. But we are excited for what 2014 has in store for us! In the mean time I will try to post some updates about the pregnancy and about our home as we get ready for little baby Anderson. Happy new year! 


  1. Yay! Congratulations :) Looking foward to seeing some Baby A posts too!!