As I look back at all my posts of 2013, I can't help but feel proud of all that we've accomplished. This year has been enriching, challenging, exciting, difficult and joyous all at once. Our top 10 accomplishments of the year are (drrrrrrrrrrum roll please......):
And now looks like...uh...well, we don't exactly know because it's covered in about 3 feet of snow. Thank you, winter, for keeping the suspense.
09. Removing the fireplace Our family room gained some much needed space when the monstrously fugly brick fireplace was ripped out and closed off. (Adam still cries in his sleep if I whisper the word fireplace in his ear)
08. Planning for built-ins in the family room Once the fireplace was out, we designed plans using IKEA's Besta Planner for a shelving and storage unit in the Family Room. We'll be heading over to IKEA in the next couple of days to buy all the units, yay!
07. Building a modern fence from scratch
Adam spent a large part of his summer building a beautiful horizontal fence in our backyard. He's a champ!
04. Gutting the guest bathroom As one of our first projects of 2013, we did a full renovation of the guest bathroom. We demo'd the space to its bare bones, added in-floor heating, tiled the floor and walls, painted, installed all the fixtures and added the final touches (I call this last step, the act of "velveting").
03. Decorated the nursery for our lil peanut Decorating the nursery was definitely the most fun project to work on this year. The space is exactly what I had envisioned; whimsical, soft, but cool.
01. Sienna By far, the absolute best project of 2013 was bringing Sienna into this world. I've learned that I'm capable of loving so much that it hurts. I've also learned that I'm a pretty good mom (pats self on back) and that it IS possible for my daughter's poop to smell sweet. And, last but not least, I realized that I still had room in my heart to love Adam even more than I already did. The first few months after Sienna's birth were so SO SOOOO trying, and there is absolutely no chance I would have been able to do this without Adam. I LOVE our little family.