Now that Christmas is over, it's about that time to say goodbye to 2013 and hello to a new year!
Do you ever reminisce on all the photos and videos you took with your phone the last 12 months?
It's probably my favorite thing to do before the new year!
Looking back, I'm very grateful to say this year had more ups than downs. (Thank you, Lord!)
I did hit a few bumps in the road though, but those are just part of growing up. Right? Right.
Here are some of my favorite memories and big moments from 2013:
^In January I rode a horse for the first time. I thought it would be appropriate to know how to ride since I will one day have a ranch in Texas with 10 horses and a farmer as a husband. (Kind of joking, kind of not. But I also haven't been on a horse since this day, so there's that.)
^In February I met an NFL player. WHAT. Now if you know me, then I'm sure you know I am a HUGE football fan. So you can imagine my reaction when my brother asked me to help out at a video shoot with Philip Rivers (QB of the San Diego Chargers). It was a very special day for me, guys! It was also the day I fell in love with strong southern accents.
But who doesn't love a strong southern accent?
^In March I launched my exclusive Suddenly Darling t-shirt line. Speaking of this, we have some new designs coming to our store in the new year! Just another reason to be excited for 2014. ;)
^In April we took my niece to the Happiest Place on Earth for her first time. It was the BEST watching her pointing with amazement at all the characters during the parade.
^In May I signed my new lease in Texas and then jetted back to San Diego to box up my apartment. Exciting stuff.
^In June I turned 21, and then two days later I became a Texas resident. June wins.
^In July I spent the fourth at a lake in Austin with my favorite Texas family. :)
(Oh and yes, that is me doing that awesome pro-status jump. Hah, I wish.)
^In August I learned that I am extremely afraid of heights and climbing walls.
So that was the first and the last time I will be doing that, thank you very much.
^In September I had my favorite little visitor stay with me in Dallas, along with my mom and sister in-law. It was the best having them here for a few days!
^In October I went to the Alamo (I can't wait to visit San Antonio again!) AND met Diane Von Furstenberg at her store in Dallas. No big deal.
^In November I went to my first college football game (Baylor vs Tech) and then spent Thanksgiving at my first NFL game watching the Cowboys beat the Raiders. Yup, November wins too. Big time.
^In December I woke up and found Dallas covered in snow and ice. I have never lived where it snows, so you can imagine how excited I was to wake up and see white everywhere! (jumping, squealing, dancing, singing... my neighbors love me!)
So thank you, twenty-thirteen, for being such a great memorable year.
Twenty-fourteen, I'm ready for you!