What. A. Year. I feel like I probably say this at the end of every year, but I can't help myself. It's amazing all of the things that can happen in the span of 365 days.
I thought it might be fun to see what treasures Instagram held from 2013!
(Clockwise, from top left) Hawaii was a perfect way to start the year. I'm now convinced everyone should take a tropical vacation at least once a year! Ohio in April was so much fun. I always love getting to catch up with high school friends, especially since I don't get to go back to Texas much. Who couldn't love a trip to Disney? Spending days with my favorite Brits was a great way to end the spring semester. Texas, oh boy do I love thee. I also very much love Whataburger. (And I'm very sad there is no Whatburger in the north!) Getting to visit El Paso was a highlight of my year. My very first trip to Chicago for my first AOII International Convention? Two greats in one trip! My visit to The County Fair started as a random adventure and turned into more fun than I could have guessed!
2013 was an eventful summer, capstoned by another first, a visit to Mackinac Island! The family road trip up north took us to Traverse City, Petosky and St. Ignace in the UP (another first!). I became a G Big, twice! My family grew with two wonderful new additions. Another AOII related - I was given the honor of Chapter President for next year. I could not be more thrilled & excited. 2013 ended with a bang with a family trip to Florida. Getting to spend time with extended family and a trip to the Kennedy Space Center was the relaxing vacation we all needed!
Looking back, 2013 was full of travel - Hawaii, Ohio, Florida, Texas, Illinois, Michigan and Florida again! It's no surprise to me that most of my highlights are travel related.
Now it's time to look ahead and plan for 2014! Here's to hoping it will be just as great as 2013!