Saying Goodbye to 2013

I can’t say that I remember much of the first half of 2013, but the second half? Especially the summer? That was a stressful and busy time!

I’ve decided to take a photo tour of the year! Sharing pictures as highlights from 2013. But first I’m going to start with some blog post highlights though:

Now for a few pictures!

From January to May we experienced a Recital, Every Day School Life, a Birthday and Pascha!

January through May 2013

June through December we experienced another recital, a heart attack, a graduation, a wedding, and more birthdays.

2013 May through August

Other 2013 Highlights include:  Honeybear reading the Epistle for the first time, growing a garden, and I became an Orthodox Godmother for the first time.

Sept through November 2013

My friend Susan has organized a blog fair around the theme of Remembering the Real in 2013.  Tomorrow’s blog fair theme is Looking Forward to the Real in 2014.  Check out this list of participating bloggers!

2013 - a messy but blessed year by April E. @ ElCloud Homeschool: Busy Minds, Busy Hands, Busy Feet
2013: A Look Back by Leah @ As We Walk Along the Road
Five Revelations From 2013 by Clara @ A Slice Of Homeschool Pie
2013 is Almost Gone by Kristen @ Sunrise to Sunset
2013- A Reflection on our Year by Jennifer @ Conversaving
Where Did 2013 Go? by Joelle @ Homeschooling for His Glory
Embracing the Bright, Shining Moments and Growing in Our Struggles by Susan @ Homeschooling Hearts & Minds
Saying Goodbye to 2013 by Tess @ Circling Through This Life
I'm the Mom of three teen boys, and other highlights of 2013 by Debra @ Footprints in the Butter
Looking Back Over 2013 Adventures In Homesteading & Homeschooling by Kim @Homestead Acres
2013 ~ The Good, The Bad, And The Beautiful by Audra Silva @ Simply Audra Marie
Real Moments of 2013 by Cristi @ Through the Calm and Through the Storm
It's a Beautiful Life--2013 Edition by April B. @ Coffee, Cobwebs, and Curriculum
Looking Back at 2013


  1. I loved looking at the photos you shared. Wishing your family a Happy New Year!

    1. Thank you, Kim! I really enjoyed going through all the pictures and choosing some for each grouping. Happy New Year to you and your family.

  2. Happy New Year! It was a year of blessings, sorrow, joys, and new beginnings. I'm thankful to have been able to have known you through the days ;)

  3. I always enjoy going back and looking through photos to pick some that show what our year was like. :-) Thank you for sharing these.

  4. I loved seeing your pictures as you remembered 2013 :-) I sounds like a real year of ups and downs, and lots of happiness. I also had to go back and read the better butter post because I'm currently looking for a better way to cook and eat. Happy New Year!

  5. What a lovely post, and awesome pictures! Thanks for sharing your year with us!

  6. Thank you for sharing all those lovely pictures! And thank you for linking to the Stir Fry in a crockpot recipe (I need all the help I can get in the dinner arsenal). Happy New Year!

  7. Tess, how well did your daughter do on her SAT tests? (I went back and read your X post.) Did College Prep do a good job of preparing her for it?

    ~A Slice of Homeschool Pie

  8. What a great way to remember all the parts that make up a year in the life of family. Thank you so much for sharing it!


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