Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 Year in Review

Quite a few of the blogs I follow (and read) have posted Year in Reviews.  I love this idea so I thought I would join in!!  We have had a lot go on this year so it will be fun to reflect!


 I wrote a recap about my Ladies Christmas Tea, shared a delicious cranberry spread recipe, and suffered from my 3rd miscarriage (second ectopic pregnancy)


 I talked about how much I love party planning and would love to at some point in my life (sooner rather than later) become a Wedding Planner and I got back into the soup making mode and made Avgolemono Soup (a lemon chicken and rice).  Delish!


 I shared that we were picked (for the second time) by a birthmom to a baby girl due in May and that we had a visit with them over my birthday weekend!  And I shared our Easter.


I shared the recipe for the Lemon Blueberry Cake I made for Easter, started a Facebook Page to help aid in the financial bit of our Adoption (you can still donate!!) and gave another update on a recent visit with the birth parents!

I gave a quick tour of our farm in the Springtime, had a Sneak Peek of the Nursery, Announced Ellie's Birth!! and Started her weekly update posts.

I shared about the Baby Showers that we had for Ellie, started writing Monthdates, shared two breakfast recipes: my Moms pancakes and Angel Food French Toast, and our trip to Seattle.

 I gave a tour of the farm on the 4th of July, talked about how my husband is my teammate, made a cheesecake fruit pie, and I participated in my first Cara Box exchange!


 We celebrated our 5th Wedding Anniversary, took a trip to Lake Chelan with some travel tips, and I shared my DIY Magnetic Chalkboard Pantry doors as well as our new purpose to garden on the farm.


 We finalized our Adoption! remembered 9-11, and I posted my first 5 on Friday post! I also got to return to my same workplace! this is the first time since I graduated that I got to be at the same place!


I confessed a few things about myself, we went to the pumpkin patch, I made Pumpkin Crunch Cake, Ellie started sitting up on her own! Celebrated her first Halloween, and I shared more about my pregnancy losses.

 I guest posted over at Strawberry Swing!, shared my Christmas Wishlist and Ellie's, I was nominated for the Sunshine award, and I posted about National Adoption Day.


I gave a recap of our First Thanksgiving with Ellie, finally posted our Nursery Tour, talked about our Christmas Tree, shared a recipe for Salami Chips, shared a last minute gift idea that gives back, posted our Christmas Card, and recapped our Christmas! Ellie also got TWO teeth this month!

be sure to follow me on IG (@lifeonthefarm) and thanks for being a part of my life in 2013!!

Here is to more blessings in 2014!

Happy New Year!

♥ Ashley


  1. I love this post!! :)

    I've been working on my year in review post for a while and it's taking me forever to finish! haha.

  2. I love it! What an amazing year you had!! Just have to say...the tulips in the springtime photo are beautiful. Tulips are my favorite flower :)


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