Friday, January 11, 2013

2013 is going to be a great year!

This time of year many people do the whole ‘New Years Resolutions’ thing, but not this girl. Why make a list of stuff you want to succeed at when it typically doesn’t happen? At least not for me. How many times have I made a resolution that I would finally drop the pounds I gained after having my kiddos? Ummm…. Probably 7 times and NEVER succeeded. Last year I didn’t make that resolution and bam, lost nearly all of that weight. It seems as though if I make these ‘resolutions’ I’m bound to fail accomplishing them.

So, instead, I’m gonna tell you why 2013 is going to be such a special year for my family.

James and I will celebrate 10 years of marriage at the end of January. We have been through A LOT, but have overcome them through hard work. It was not easy. But looking back at the good and the bad over the past 10 years it’s obvious these things have only made us closer. And, I must say that I have an amazing family back in the States that have supported us through it all. The support, insight, and kind words have helped me through it (y’all know who you are).

First Thanksgiving, 2002.

Thanksgiving 2012, Vatican City. 

James and I are celebrating 10 years in the Bavarian Alps. We have some amazing friends that are watching the kids for a long weekend so that we can enjoy some time alone. (Thank you!)

(Picture borrowed from Edelweiss Lodge and resort)

I WILL finish my Bachelors in Elementary Education with a minor in Special Ed. This will be my toughest semester yet, but I know with James’ support, hard work, and few glasses of wine will help me succeed. In the Fall I will finally be working in a school while I begin my Masters. You really don’t know how much I’m looking forward to this.

(Borrowed from Liberty University's Facebook Page)

Softball season will begin this Spring which means fun times, traveling around Europe, and playing a sport that I’ve loved since I was in T-ball.

Some of the softball team and their families while exploring Pisa after a tournament. Italy, May 2012.

And, last but not least, the places we will go! 

So much to do, so much to plan. Its going to be an amazing year.


  1. Hello Lacey, I was cleaning out my e-mail folders when I came across an e-mail from you. We were swap partners in 2011 (a swap organized by Flip Flops and Combat Boots, who sadly is no longer blogging). You were blogging at Courage is Not an Image and mine was When Good People Get Together so both of us have new blogs. I'm looking forward to reading through your blog - how exciting that you are in Germany!

  2. I just realized that your last post here was in 2013 - I was so caught up with the great pictures in this post that I didn't pay attention to the date - are you still blogging?