Tuesday, December 31, 2013

And so it goes...

Here we are, the last day of 2013. I'm really not one to get all retrospective, and actually this post may end up being a lot of rambling randomness. For me personally, 2013 was a pretty good year, and I'll take it because the previous three years saw some major shit go down. But 2013 did suck for a lot of people close to me, so I'm hopeful for 2014. Of course, life isn't puppies and rainbows, and bad things happen to good people and on and on. But for anyone reading this, I wish nothing but the best for you in the new year!


A couple weeks ago I did a post about some of my favorite things in 2013. While I'm sure I left out a lot, there were two things I wanted to be sure to mention. One of the best books I read was The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green. If you somehow haven't read this book, I highly recommend it. And late in the year I became obsessed with this song:

Say Something (feat. Christina Aguilera) by A Great Big World on Grooveshark


Last weekend we had Christmas part 2 with my family. We went to Erie, PA to my brother's house. We decided it was Opposite Day because I got this:

It's a tagine, for cooking Moroccan food, and I've wanted to try it, but as we all know I'm not the cook in our house. Luckily I received a cookbook as well. I'll let you know how it goes. We had a great time hanging out with my mom, brother, sister-in-law, niece and nephews (and their dog Munch), and I even have a family picture to share!

photo by Jackie


I dropped the ball on sending Christmas cards, even though I've had them since Halloween. Some of you still may get one in the mail, but if not, here's our holiday greeting.


Have a safe and enjoyable New Year's Eve, however you celebrate. Oh, and here's a little pet peeve of mine: it drives me nuts to see advertisements for parties that read "New Year's Eve 2014." NO, that will be 365 days from now. Anyway, we'll be getting together with neighbors and staying in the 'hood. 


  1. Here's to a great 2014. Thanks to you and Aaron for all that you did for our family this past year. So glad to call you friends! Matt

    1. Matt, one good thing to come out of a very bad thing is that we've gotten to know you better. You all are part of our "framily!"

  2. hahaha AGREED it's nye 2013! cheers to 2014 hope it's great :)

  3. Love that pic!

    My NY peeve: when people say Happy New Years - it's just one year. Just one.

  4. Like I said in SMD blog, im commenting from phone and it's being a total dick biscuit! I wasnt into being all retrospective eithet, but im glad to see 2013 brought some great things your way. If nothing else, those kick ass business cards. I wish nothing but fabulousness for yiu in 2014!!! Happy New Year to you, Gwen Coco!!!!! <3


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