Happy 2014! (And a Look Back at 2013)



Happy New Year!  Hope all my friends are enjoying a day off with their families.  I’m off to do just that, but I wanted to look in here and wish you all health and happiness in 2014.

And while I’m here, I also wanted to do one of my favorite things: reflect on the year just ending before I look ahead to the clean slate before me.  So here’s a little retrospective of 2013 highlights here on Covered In Flour:

In January, I set goals for the year, shared what’s in my essential healthy kitchen (fridge, freezer, pantry and utensil drawers), and chatted about Scholastic’s 2012 Kids and Family Reading Report.

In February, Peanut turned six months old, and D.C. was awarded the honor of being the most literate city in the U.S. for the third year in a row!

In March, I pondered genre-bending and rode out the winter.

In April, we celebrated Peanut’s first Easter and made a family visit to the cherry blossoms.

In May, I celebrated my first Mother’s Day and started Beth’s Villette readalong.

In June, the #Villettealong wrapped up, we celebrated Audiobook Week, and I worked my way through a ridiculous stack of library books.

In July, my books begged the internet to rescue them from Peanut’s tiny but very sharp teeth, and I finished reading the Fairacre series.

In August, two HUGE things happened: Peanut turned one, and we moved to Buffalo!

In September, I finished my second readalong (Kerry’s Septemb-Eyre) and shared my answers to a Bookish A-Z Survey.

In October, I had a birthday and we celebrated with a trip to Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario!

In November, I turkey trotted with Emma and Grace, and then we had a fabulous family Thanksgiving weekend.

In December, I shared ornaments that remind me of my beloved Virginia, and we took a stroll through Chestnut Ridge Park with Zan and Paul.

Hope you enjoyed that little look back at some of my 2013 highlights!  Before we move on to 2014, I have to ask: what were your highlights from the past year?

4 thoughts on “Happy 2014! (And a Look Back at 2013)

    • That’s a great year! I’ve seen the National Christmas Tree lighting a few times – my law school friends and I had a tradition of going, but it fell by the wayside after we graduated and all got busy with jobs and such – it’s a pretty spectacular experience! And getting a book review published is HUGE! Congratulations again, and best wishes for many more great moments in 2014!

  1. We were doing something similar last night with my husband, talking about our highlights from 2013. It’s amazing how much can happen in a year that you don’t even notice until you take the time to think about it. Here’s hoping that 2014 is just as eventful, in a good way! 🙂

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