Silver Lining: Year in review (the annual link-up!)

December 27, 2013

Year in review (the annual link-up!)

My annual year in review link-up is back! Here's a little look back at what our family has been up to this year (these are almost all clickable links). The link-up is at the end!


We formed a different kind of new year's resolutions, made a very important decision, and invited my husband's little brother to come live with us. It's totally changed our lives, and we're loving it. Also, my trooper husband took pictures with me in the snow despite a terrible head cold.


Started off the month with a bang by making my fifth grade students cry on purpose, did a family challenge where we tried new things and thought outside the box, came back to campus after a year of teaching to finally walk at graduation, and recreated a picture of my parents. Also, my students said lots of funny things in April.


Successfully finished my first school year of teaching (woop woop!), went to Moab with my family and took about a million pictures of beautiful red rocks, hosted a blogger meet-up, and learned a lot about myself when I cut off all my hair for locks of love. Also, what I do besides my actual job.


Started the summer by going on a vacation with my fellow fifth grade teachers, answered some Q&A about our ward of the state, one brother came home from a mission and another brother left (I sobbed my eyes out), and I had a beautiful shoot with some wildflowers. Also, facial hair and murder suspects - you know, the usual.


Started up my second year of teaching, shared what my classroom looks like this year (but now there are a lot more broken crayons and pencil shavings), and celebrated two whole years of being married to the man who now has the sexiest goatee I've ever seen.




I turned 24 (and ate about 24 pounds of sweets that day), went to the lights at temple square, made it through my fourth angel day with so many good people (part 1 and 2), went sledding, and wished everyone a very happy Christmas.

That brings us to the end! I have such a great feeling about 2014. I think it's going to be my best year yet. Anyone else feel that way?

Add your year in review post here! Please include either this button or a text hyperlink to me in your blog post. I hope you'll visit and comment on other people's links too!

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  1. Aww loved this!! Especially since I've only been following you a short time! That's amazing that yall took in his brother!

  2. awwww miss you girl! looks like a pretty good year.

  3. I only just discovered your blog and found this to be the perfect post to get to know you! It sounds like 2013 was a pretty good year for you. I hope 2014 treats you and your family just as well!
    Bits & Bobs

  4. Aw, I love this! What a beautiful year you had. I'm going to be posting a year in review on Monday. I'll be linking up then! :)

  5. I loved getting a peek into your year! Seems like such a wonderful time you had! Wishing you many blessings for 2014!

    xo, gina

  6. Looks like a wonderful year! I love posts like this because it is great to reflect on the year that just passed :-)

  7. Awesome idea! I totally want to link up! Looks like you had a great 2013!!
    Merry Christmas (a little late) and heres to a Happy New Year!!!

  8. So glad I found your blog (or rather you found mine!). I loved reading about your year and can't wait to follow you in 2014. That photo of you and your husband in the snow with the blanket is amazing.

  9. I love the idea of looking back at the year. It's one of my favorite reasons for blogging. Looks like you had a great year, and I have to say I LOVE your hair short!

    Jessie @ Life as Mrs Larson

  10. Awesome review!! You've had an awesome year it looks like :) and that photo of you (from march) is seriously stunning!
    Happy New Year!!!


  11. Looks like you had a great year! Love your Mary Poppins costume! oh, and thanks for the link up.

  12. Your are so pretty, and this post has left me intrigued on several of your linked up posts. Thanks for the link up :)


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