The year in review; April-June

We just survived the GREAT PLAGUE OF 2013. The irony that I was just reflecting on being sick in the beginning of 2013 is not lost on me.

Irony and I are no longer friends.

But I am determined to continue to reflect back on the year, even if it comes back to bite me in the…well, you know.

April

The month started off with a bang as I was determined to get my little pranksters and sent them to school even though there was no school.

It was, well, awesome, and also in response to this:

April fools

Then I got all sappy and thought all about how my baby is my last baby. Ever. So bittersweet. I think I need a tissue now. My little man is growing right up!

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But then, my sister and I got all kinds of silly and tried our hand at vlogging. Yes, I said vlogging. It was all kinds of crazy fun.

To end the crazy month of April, which was apparently all kinds of productive and reflective, I declared my proud status as a “Mean Mom.” I won’t apologize. Nope. I am Mean.

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May

Ah, the month of Mother’s Day. This year, after the index came out declaring what a Mother is worth to the penny, I declared that the worth of a Mom is Great. Maybe even greater than money.

Then, the boy and I had our own little discovery walk one evening when life was particularly difficult for my little man. I love getting some one on one with my little guy!

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I rounded out the month with a quick trip to my hometown to celebrate the life of an old family friend. It was a very bittersweet experience, one that has stayed with me for the remainder of the year.

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June

The month of June started out with moving. Nobody likes moving, but in the middle of the chaos of moving, I quit. Until I strapped on my big girl panties and quit quitting. Moving sucks.

The rest of June was very busy, what with trying to unpack and all, but we still managed a camping trip. After we returned, I shared some of my Top Tips for camping with children. It can be a lot of fun if you are prepared!

Camping 2013

And then, if the month wasn’t crazy enough, I ran the Wasatch Back, which is a Ragnar style relay. You know, like 200 miles, 12 people, no sleep. It was a blast! And yes, runners are crazy people!

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Comments

  1. Hah.. love that cartoon! My daughter told me today that I am the meanest mom… this is while I tried to brush her hair and get her dressed for school. SO MEAN! hah
    Great recap!!
    Janette @ http://www.thejohansonjourney.com´s last blog post ..#RE2013 Review Extravaganza Q2

  2. Have loved going back and reading these posts. That April Fools’ joke is epic and oh so mean in a funny hilarious kind of way :)

    So awesome you completed that Ragnar! I have thought about doing some… but yea I have totally fallen off the running wagon. Loved it when I was on it though,I really should get back to running. Sorry you have been sick, so glad you are still recapping.
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