Happy Feast of Mary Mother of God and Happy New Year! I’ve been pretty disappointed that since I’ve been sick since Christmas Eve we haven’t had the chance to do all the fun Christmastide things we planned. But I can still drink tea from my Christmas tea cups! You can’t take that away from me, tonsilitis!
Tired eyes and messy counters, my friends. Anyhow, we let the kids stay up an hour past bedtime to watch Wall E last night and then we were all asleep by 9pm before the fireworks started. New Year’s Eve success! (And now you’re wondering why you would read the blog of someone so boring.)
Which brings me to: THANK YOU. Carrots has grown so much this year because of you. Thank you for reading. Thank you for sharing, tweeting, and pinning posts. Thank you for letting me get to know you in the comments. Thank you for buying our first book. Thank you for being here this year and for your encouragement, wisdom, and friendship. I am so grateful for each one of you and am indebted to you for helping me make this space into something more than it was in 2010 when my mom was my only reader. Thank you for making it possible to stay home with my kids and write. (At this moment, a cute little two-year-old gal is combing my hair, the baby is playing at my feet, and my preschooler is asking me questions about figgy pudding. It’s a little crazy, but it’s also pretty amazing.)
I thought I’d kick off the New Year by looking back at the posts from 2013 that my readers liked best. So without further ado, the most popular posts of 2013!
5. Can You Fit Three Car Seats in a Camry? (From the Growing a Family on One Income Series, Part II)
9. Being a One-Car Family (From the Growing a Family on One Income Series, Part I)
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And it never hurts to start off the New Year with a cute baby photo, right? Oh! And don’t forget to enter the Usborne Books and More giveaway!
(You can also read the most popular posts of 2012.)