Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 in review

2013 was a very special one for this family. In January I started our family blog, first as a way to remember all the cute stuff that  our babies did but now it is so much more than that. It's our little way of  sharing a bit of ourselves, our experiences, traditions and adventures with the rest of the world. Can you believe that our little blog has already gotten well over 16000 page views? Thank you so much for reading! 

As a family, we made the metamorphic decision for me not to go back to the corporate world but instead to stay home for a bit longer with the littles (only to start working from home from next month), a decision that has really affected our quality of family life significantly and positively. Darin also took four months off work to spend some time with the family before Cassia went to school. 2013 was a great travelling year for us as we journeyed to Turks and Caicos, NYC (twice), Trinidad(just me), Singapore and of course, our extended life- changing sojourn to Malaysia. These are memories we will cherish forever. 

2013 was also a huge year for meeting new family, little milestones and special events for our family. We experienced true goodness and genuine kindness through getting to know and spending time with my aunt and uncle from Malaysia. We celebrated sweet A's first birthday and Cassia started kindergarten and Montessori.  We enjoyed one brother's wedding and welcomed my new nephew into this world. We also learned that 2014 will bring another baby into this world and our  family- my other brother and his new bride are also expecting a baby in July!

2013 wasn't all happy. We had some tough moments but that's not what I choose to focus on. Above all, when I remember this year, I will remember  it as a blessed one,  filled with family, great health,  silly stuff, sweet moments,  and lots and lots of love and laughter. 

Happy New Year! 

Check out this slideshow of a few of our 2013 pictures that Google put together.

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