Our digital Christmas card for 2013.
Highlights of the year:
- Josh turned 30
- Jacob learned to walk
- Josh dominated Vision Quest
- We traveled to Big Bear a few times
- Jacob and I went to Disneyland almost once a week
- We also went to Pretend City, LegoLand, the LA Zoo, Big Bear Zoo, Orange County Zoo, Santa Ana Zoo and Detroit Zoo
- We did a lot of hiking
- Josh competed in his first triathlon
- Jacob and I traveled to Detroit to visit my family and we did a TON of fun stuff there
- Josh and I traveled to Cancun
(In no particular order)
He loves cars:
The Castle Rock trail in Big Bear
Also from Big Bear in July Fourth of July Jacob, 18 months old, in my parents’ backyard: Nielsen Family Reunion in Coloma, CA. Jacob was sick and we didn’t get a lot of pictures. 😦 Huntington Beach, August Disneyland: Big Bear mountain bike race: Over the Hump race at Irvine Lake: Laguna Beach: Family Photos in February:
Out to dinner for Josh’s 30th Birthday: Jacob learns to walk; January 2013: A photo of his first haircut; October 2013: Halloween, as Billy Idol: The Irvine Park pumpkin patch: Cancun, Mexico; October Old Man’s beach; October The Detroit zoo; September (Jacob is sleeping) Detroit zoo Apple orchard in Michigan; Jacob is obsessed with tractors! Going on a hay ride… Jacob in front of Joe Louis’ fist; Detroit Hitsville, USA: the home of Motown; Detroit Irvine Park Big Bear; July
Valentine’s Day We remodeled the backyard, then proceeded to enjoy it! Jacob finds a tube of lipstick: Big Bear; July Just a trip to Costco… Backyard demo: At Legoland: Old Town Orange; June Mommy’s new bicycle: Disneyland: Just another day with Jacob: Las Vegas at the KISS mini golf course: Bellagio garden, April Las Vegas; April Disneyland: Easter…Jacob was not a fan of the bunny. He’s complacent here, holding daddy’s keys… Hiking Crystal Cove State Park This is how he looked the rest of the time Easter bunny… Big Bear; March Disneyland; February US Cup Race: At cousin Madison’s birthday, and Jacob just loved the horses: Disneyland in the Monster’s Inc ride: More from February portraits: Disneyland: Valentine’s Day: Pretend City Children’s Museum
Explor Cancun, in an underground river: Ziplining in Cancun:Did I mention it was raining? Awesome! Our fifth wedding anniversary, at Top of the World park in Laguna Beach Josh did his first triathlon! (And dominated, of course) Another tractor shot from MI: At the world famous American Coney Island in downtown Detroit: Jacob packed himself into my suitcase: Halloween: Vision Quest 2013: Josh finished 13th overall!! AMAZING. And he was happy as he approached the finish line!
“It’s cool…I just climbed three mountains…no big deal…” Easter: Also from Top of the World on our anniversary: Big Bear hike: Hiking Santiago Oaks park in Orange: More from Easter: Fifteen months old: At the park with Dadoooo: Nightly walks…
Lounging in the backyard:
It’s been a great year, although it has had its ups and downs. I am still feeling incredibly blessed. I can’t wait to see what 2014 will hold for us.