Every publication is publishing their top 13 of 2013 lists of news published, events covered, icons lost. I thought I would publish a list of my own as a way of reflecting on the year.
While putting this list together, I saw my struggle to balance married life with the hobbies, friends and routines I had before. I hasn't been easy year, but I also saw progress and small victories. Judge for yourself; here's the list!
-"Have You Duffnered Yet?" - I picked up golf (both watching and playing) this year to keep up with David's interests. Quirks like Duffnering make it a fun sport.
-"So Happy I Could Dance" - Here's a deep, dark secret about romance: it can lead to weight gain! One my biggest challenges this year has been putting exercise back in my routine.
-"Prayer 2.0, Upgrading My Single Girl Prayers" - Marriage is an adjustment in ways that aren't always apparent.
-"Being a Superhero Spouse" - The super heroes in The Hobbit movie inspires to step up my game.
-"Football and Faith:The Ravens Playoff Win Against the Broncos" - Here I am enjoying sports with my hubby
-"Flannel Pajamas, Golf and Martial Arts" - Here we customized date night to meet our needs.
-"Husband and Friend" - Friendships often take a hit when you get married. Here I try to revive those relationships.
-"Joy to the World" - Here is a fun way to spread joy around to friends and family
-"Idolizing Your Marriage" - Even when wedded life seems great, I am humbled when I consider our journey to the alter.
-"Redeeming the To-do List" - This blog is about taking time, putting aside the work of the week and smelling the roses.
-"Investing in Marriage" - This blog is reflection on a whole year of marriage.
-"Christmas Leftovers" - Here are some of the great stories that came from Christmas 2013.
-"Joy Keeps Us Going" - Wedded life is not always sunshine and rainbows. But sometime you can still have joy in the midst of hard times.