2013 Highlights

Wow.....so many wonderful things happened in 2013 that I can hardly remember them all!!

January: Matthew turned 26!

February: I rocked the Reading Specialist Praxis exam.

March: I turned 26! I led my first "professional development session" for the staff at my school.  My mom, sister, aunt, and I went to Wilmington for the weekend to celebrate my mom's birthday.

April: Last grad school class ever! My dad got remarried in a lovely outdoor ceremony & I got a sweet stepmom & 3 stepsisters.

May: I graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a master's degree in K-12 Literacy!  We celebrated our 3 year wedding anniversary.  I filmed an episode of Tarheel Talk at WRAL studios!

June: Lots of babysitting, tutoring, reading, & relaxing by the pool.  I also applied for National Boards.  We visited Matt's granny (and aunt & uncle) in Maryland.

July: We made it to Michigan for yet another year.  Found out my friend Tara from high school was pregnant!

August: Annual girls trip to Charleston.  Started my 5th year of teaching kindergarten.  Went to Las Vegas over Labor Day weekend to celebrate my sister's 21st birthday! My work BFF LaTasha got engaged! My sis accepted a fabulous job offer with Frito Lay!

September: Leila & Bryan got married! Found out my good friend Holley from college was pregnant!

October: Water damage issue at the house, but thankfully it all worked out and it's finally over!

November: Tara's baby shower! Thanksgiving with my fam & Matt's fam.  I was voted Teacher of the Year at my school.

December: Went to my sister's ring ceremony at NCSU.  Celebrated Christmas with my family.  Went to Los Altos & San Francisco, California to celebrate Christmas with Matt's family.

Top that, 2014! 


  1. What a full. happy year! Happy New Year, and I hope 2014 is just as good to you!

  2. Going to be hard to beat, sis!