Wednesday, January 1, 2014


2013 was both teaching and learning, crying and laughing, happy and sad and frustrating and infuriating.  It was same-old-same-old and life-changing.  It was a year.  It was life--all the good and bad parts.

I can tell you that 2013 wasn't my favorite year because some of the bad parts were harder than I ever imagined they could be.  But I can also tell you that the good parts were indeed amazing.  

One of my favorite pictures of Lucy from last year.
Here's a look back at some of my family's stories of 2013.

2013 Montage from Jumping With My Fingers Crossed on Vimeo.

So, there's nothing wrong with hoping for more amazing in 2014 is there?

Wishing you a year filled with more good parts than bad and much more amazing.

Here are a few more highlights from 2013:

The time my lifelong dream came true when I got to visit SouthFork Ranch last spring.

The time I got some Me Time & got a little crazy.

The time I met (and totally impressed) a celebrity.

The time I got fancy with fake eyelashes.

The time I packed up the minivan and went on a VERY long road trip, just me and the four kids.

And of course all the times I danced in 2013 (or at least that were caught on video).

If you wish, head on over to my YouTube channel to check out more videos.  Click here, while you are there subscribe to get a new video every week.


  1. Happy New Year! I'm so happy to have followed along with you in 2013, and even been there for a couple of those things. For me, 2013 was not a year for big change...there were no new babies, no new huge dietary changes, no tragedies. And honestly, that is just fine with me!

  2. I feel so similarly. 2013 just….well, by the end there it needed to be over. It was time to hit re-set. Here's to looking forward to the amazing year 2014 will be. xx.