Friday, December 27, 2013

Thirteen in 13!

Happy Holidays!
I am linking up with bloggers Miss Kindergarten, Dragonflies in First, and  A Teeny Tiny Teacher to share my 13 favorite things about the year 2013. Ok, here it goes:
13. My son’s wedding!! This was probably the most memorable event of 2013!  What mom wouldn’t choose this milestone! He married this awesome gal from Michigan and our family gained the daughter we’ve never had! We are so proud of them!

12. This blog is a favorite accomplishment of 2013! I started blogging in June and I have met so many outstanding teachers all over the world!

11. The Las Vegas Conference was awesome!  What an event that felt like fun and play yet in reality was a learning event!  Cannot wait until next summer’s conference!

10. Discovering a quaint little island – Mackinac Island! What fun!
9. Opening my TpT store!

8. Meeting up with awesome bloggers and picking their brains!

7. Vacation in the Southwest part of the US!  Wow!  Different!

6.  Driving up to Belgium with my best friend to meet the most incredible woman who has been designing, building, loading (the truck AND driving it) to deliver furniture pieces to us in Germany and still maintains the most beautiful hands!
5. Favorite restaurant:  Thanisch Restaurant on the Mosel where they serve an incredible knobloch Suppe (garlic soup)

4. Favorite movie:  The Desolation of Smaug (The Hobbit)

3. Favorite /comfy item:  My house shoes!
2. Picking grapes! :(  Did you notice how far down on the list?  This is a popular activity that Americans like to partake in when they come to Germany.  I’ve been here over 25 years and I just did it! (think the basket looks better on my floor than on my back)!
1.  A Favorite quote: “Character is what you are. Reputation is what people think you are.”
Henry H. Saunderson


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Have a wonderful New Year!


  1. Love your "13!" What a blessing it has been to get to know you this year! Blogging is a blessing! Can't wait to see you in Vegas again this year!

  2. what a great year you've had! I am new to your blog, but I will definitely be back. The island looks awesome by the way. Paula @