How Do You Measure a Year in the Life?

How about Instagram!

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Seasons of Instagram…

Every good blogger knows that a New Years Eve post is essential.  Thanks to Instagram, it is so much easier to keep track and look back on the highlights of a year.

To start off… the last moments of 2012.

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Keepin’ it classy…

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And the first moment of 2013…

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The rest shall follow in no particular order.

In 2013…

I played in snow…

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Met a baby screech owl…

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Ate my favorite frozen yogurt on my birthday…

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And adopted a penguin.

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Visited a museum.

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And took a road trip to one of my favorite cities in the world to see my sister perform in the All State Choir (for the second time).

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I found out something about myself that I already knew…

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And discovered that this cool little statue that I bought in January 2002 is actually a pencil sharpener…

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I cleaned out the back room in my parents’ house and discovered a whole mountain of 1990s treasures.

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(We still have our Furbies too…)

I got to see my sister play Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors.  Of course, I wanted a picture with Audrey II…

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I also saw a pink Hummer.

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And discovered this really creepy scarecrow that lurks in the upstairs of our office at work.  I bet it comes to life when no one’s looking.

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Welcomed some new friends…

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And had a lot of fun with old friends…

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Rented a car for the first time…

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And took a great trip to the Gulf Shores!

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Visited my old camp at Lake Texoma… another one of my favorite places in the world…

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And built a new home for a wolf spider!

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My sister and I took our Dad to see Roger Creager in Concert for his 65th birthday.  We got great seats on the lawn, right in front, and afterword, we all got to meet Roger.  That was one of the coolest moments, seeing my Daddy get a “Happy Birthday” from one of his favorite country outlaws!

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He got to meet Chuck Taylor from The Range and we all got a lot of free stuff since we got there so early.

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Went Downtown to get the rights for my new company, Wind Trail Publishing.

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And of course, wrote, edited, and published my first book (with a lot of help from great friends!).  At one point, Cemetery Tours made it to #92 on the Top 100 Kindle Bestsellers List in Contemporary Fiction!

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I participated in my very first 5K…

 

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And ate the very best cake I’ve ever had in my life…

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I got to go bowling…

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And see Bon Jovi in concert… in a fancy box… for free!!!

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My poor baby car, Niles, was in a minor fender bender…

 

 

 

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But we fixed him and now he is like new!  🙂

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I read some books with my oldest friend…

 

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Including brand new books by my two favorite authors…

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I hosted my first pool party…

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And enjoyed the summer sun.

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I discovered the self-satisfaction that comes from posting a “Transformation Tuesday…”

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Around the same time that my sister was elected Prom Queen!

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I straightened my hair for Halloween…

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And took my very first trip to Lubbock.

 

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I enjoyed a fun-filled Thanksgiving full of laughter.

 

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And survived Icemageddon 2013…

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The whole family enjoyed a wonderful Christmas… with a toilet.

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And celebrated 21 Christmases with this sweet girl!

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Now… onto 2014!!!  I’m ready!

 

 

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