2013 in Review

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

I was planning on writing a big beautiful post about how our 2013 went.  It was going to be an awesome recap of all the stuff we plan with big ambitious hearts, then find ourselves looking at each other in panic while in the midst of mayhem, and then somehow come flopping, tumbling out of with surprised, grateful-that-its-over-and-we-got-the-pictures-to-prove-it smiles on our faces.

That's almost the exact progression of every.single.thing we do during the year.

and we always do too many things in the year.

But then I finally read this awesome post sent to me by my dear friend Jamie a few weeks ago (hi, Jamie- I know you meant for me to read this pre-Christmas, but somehow I read it only just today and somehow that was perfect timing.  so, as always, thank you.) called:  To the Mamas of Littles During the Holidays and realized, ya know what?  forget it. 

it's New Years eve and these kids are still all hyped up on sugar cookies and my husband is off from work today and its blustery cold outside, and um, no.  I WILL be doing LESS today.

so instead to recap our year - know this:

2013 was all of these things here at Team Studer:

it brought new things (like this, this, and this)
we took trips (this, this, and this)
we stayed home

or in other words - it was blessed.

thank you for being here with me through it all.  

If you need permission (which you NEVER do), please feel free to also do LESS today too.

happiest new year to each of you.


  1. Love the dark hair!! Happy New Year to y'all :)

  2. Happy New Year of doing less, dear sweet inspirational Tab! Love you nd can't wait to see what you do in 2014! Xo

  3. uuhhh! THAT FLIPAGRAM! Just having a quick ballfest over here about it- no biggie.