Friday, January 3, 2014

Farewell 2013

New Years Eve was one of the most fun ones we've had in a while. We met with some friends in our ward and played games, then went to our other friends house and rang in the new year with them, WITHOUT our kids. My parents offered to take Abby and Maddi and we couldn't say no to that offer.

2013 was a fantastic year. It seems like the odd years are good to us. 2009 we got married, 2011 Abby joined our family and 2013 we got little Madalyn. I am blessed beyond measure with my little family.

Here is a little rundown of what happened with us in 2013:

I rang in the new year sick as a dog
I started back at school doing online courses through USU

Sam took me on the best Vday date ever. Ice skating and Joe Morley's. Just what the pregnant girl needed. 
Sam turned 27

We found out that Madalyn was a girl. Maybe. (70/30)

Nothing too exciting, except I was officially half way through my pregnancy.
We officially found out we were having a baby girl
We took a much needed vacation to St. George.
And we celebrated 4 years of blissful marriage

I went on maternity leave from my work, and it was the best thing ever.

I turned 27
Abby turned 2
My two nieces were born on the same day, 5 hours apart!
We said goodbye to Tim and Ashley, as they moved to Kentucky for medical school.

Our sweet Madalyn was born, as previously mentioned
Sam started back at SLCC 3 days later

Sams sister Courtney got married in Midway. It was beautiful.
We then said goodbye to Brigham and Kari, who moved to Washington for Brighams job.

We celebrated Halloween as a family of Bees and Beekeepers
I officially quit my job at the Temple
I said goodbye to my Gallbladder
Thanksgiving was delicious as ever at my sisters house

Sam and I both finished school for the semester
We spent a much needed Holiday eating our faces off and celebrating with movies and parties.
2013, you were a fantastic year. 2014, I hope you treat me good too. I really want this to be my year. I know I know, that line is so stupid, but I've set some goals that I really want to keep, and I think it just might be the year I do.

Bring it!


  1. I'm glad it was a good year for you! I can't believe that all that happened was just this last seems ages ago. Welcome Madalyn, and I hope that you are successful in every way you dream this next year!

  2. we also met in 2007- conincidence? i think not. madi was just a tiny little thing! what a good year you guys have had- i wish i could have been there to celebrate with you but i was lamely in bed right before midnight hahaha happy new year!

  3. 2013 was an awesome year for you guys!! Other than the fact we moved away and Brig and Kari moved had a stellar year :). I'm hoping 2014 is equally amazing if not even better (for all the Tappanas!!)

    Love you guys!! Miss you already!