dear 2013

Dear 2013, I just want to say … you were awesome.

Sock Monkee Therapist

In January, I made many monkees.

I had a sweet overnight visitor

L. spent several weeks with me, and we had many sweet moments.

Me and my pirate boy. Love you, son @jestus

February brought my boy Jesse to my door.

This magical sprite holds the #key to my heart

Together we traveled to Australia to welcome Miss Cali Hashi to the family.

@tuisted and #jaicook on the Brisbane river ferry

I was still there in March, spending time with more special people.

Desert globemallow

April took The Guy & I (+ dog) to Death Valley, for our first camping trip together.


May was all about tree research. We spoke to many nursery staff as we narrowed our list.

Lion Creek

In June the trees were delivered! Many holes were dug, gopher and deer cages built, and those babies were planted. Then we went camping, on the hottest weekend in history. Whew!


July brought sewing, hiking, gardening, and celebrations.

Brown pelicans

Summer fun continued in August. We bought a couch and threw a party. We went to outdoor concerts and kept buying plants.

Watched a historic defeat of the home team tonight. Most runs scored by any team ever at Dodger Stadium. And it was their arch rivals, the Giants, who shamed them.

Baseball. Lake Arrowhead. LACMA. Friends. September did not disappoint.


Little Corey James surprised us by coming early, so in October I flew back to Australia for some extended cuddle time.


In November the Christmas-gift-making began in earnest.


And December continued to blow me away with the beauty of the world around me.

So, yeah, 2013 … you done good. Thanks so much. I’m looking forward to hanging out with your buddy 2014.


Leave a comment


  1. Can’t believe I got to see you twice in one year. Just that alone made it a wonderful year. Hope we get to see each other again in 2014. Xo

  2. You definitely had a great year. Love to you and happy new year!


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