Let’s see… where do I even begin?
There had been plenty of firsts this year.
First serious snow play (Korea) and first time skiing (for Josh)
First time sledding for Zoe
First medal in a chess match
First Team Fear race, which they completed in 3 hours and 7 minutes
First big-girl hair cut in a salon
First 2-night (away) camp with classmates for Josh and
first time Josh and Zoe have been apart since Zoe was born…
First TV shoot (which also coincided with the first visit from the tooth fairy) for Zoe.
She has since lost a third tooth.
Someone had his First Holy Communion…
We also did more of what we usually do… spending time with family, visiting with the cousins during the summer. We all went to Cebu (Philippines) and then headed to Kuching (Malaysia) next. It was a glorious, hot summer of food, water, and fun… and more food!
We were lucky enough to see the rafflesia on its first day of bloom – thanks to Chris’ cousin who checked FB statuses to see when the flower will be in bloom and who brought us all the way out to Gunung Gading National Park to see it.
At the end of November. we managed to sneak in one more trip to Cebu (again). A few days of sun and surf before braving the cold(er) winter here this year.
I am very thankful for all the blessings 2013 has showered upon us – time together, love, family, simple pleasures. May 2014 be as filled with blessings for all of you. Happy new year!