The Busy Giffs: And 2013 is gone.

January 1, 2014

And 2013 is gone.

It's January 1st, 2014. How crazy is that?
I always feel like every year just flies by and 2013 was no exception.
Everyone and their mom took a look back at the year and it seemed like a good idea!


I made my 30 by 30 list
I restarted my Grad program after taking a 3 semester leave.
Emma had her first trip to the ER, complete with stitches and a scar.


I turned 27 and treated myself to my first (and only) massage!
I officially took over a full time sub English job.
I got bangs (short lived- oh well)


Dave and I saw Kenny Chesney at Mohegan Sun.
I rebranded the blog.


An act of kindness led to a great day at the Providence Kids Museum.
I went to my first blogging conference
Emmalee started swimming lessons.


Dave turned 30 and had a great surprise party. 
We went on our first "real" vacation to Philadelphia for a long weekend. 
We brought Emmalee to Sesame Place.
I finished my semester with my first ever 4.0


Emmalee got her first piece of Lily.
Got a summer job teaching.
I went to my first group fitness class at the Y.


We decided to try for baby #2!
We bought our first ever brand new car!
Emma had her first trip to the Splash Park and the Boston Children's Museum.
I went to Jason Aldean at Fenway Park.
Emma rode her first horse!


I started teaching in my own classroom!
Emmalee had her first day at "school", better known as full day daycare!
After 6 years, I left Friendly's.
Emmalee met Cinderella at the Easton Children's Museum.
Dave and I went to a Red Sox/Yankees game.
I saw Kenny chesney again, this time with my mom!


David fell down the stairs, dislocated his finger and had to have his wedding ring cut off!
We announced baby #2 was on his way!


We went apple and pumpkin picking. 
Dave went to Dick's at 1 am to buy Red Sox Championship gear.
Emmalee went trick or treating for the first time.


David flew to Texas to be with a friend for the weekend.
David "slept" through Thanksgiving.
I had LOTS of pregnancy bleeding, but everything seems to be okay now.
We found out baby #2 is a boy!


I was moved from a "high risk pregnancy" to a "normal pregnancy"!
Emmalee and I ran away to PTown for the weekend.
Emmalee won a TON of contests!
Emmalee and I went to her first Disney on Ice.
We had the most magical Christmas so far, Emma was just in awe!
I finally tried out an Art Bar!

So excited to see what 2014 will bring!


  1. Sounds like you had an amazing 2013! Which Art Bar did you try? I've been looking for a good one :)

  2., it's a great little place in Southie!


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