But we are. So here are my thirteen favorite photos of the year, in chronological order.
Back in the days of potty training. It seems like a lifetime ago. Just recently, Jake and I looked at each other and said "Hey - our kid is potty trained!". It happened so quickly, and part of me thought it would take several tries. Once again, Carter surprised us and the techniques worked. Phew!
A little guy and his little girl, enjoying their BINGO video. So, so sweet. We miss this blonde little bombshell so much....
I don't even know what to say. Little belly, smooshy cheeks, hooded towel. He's almost edible.
Freedom! On the beach in Florida. I can't wait to see how he'll own that beach this year.
Our little family. This might be an all-time favorite, folks.
Such a big, brave boy - leaving '4' and entering '5' - surrounded by his people. Cry.
Carter's first year at Vacation Bible School. With his girl, Rach, by his side - he rocked it. And it made me realize, once again, that he is capable of so much more than I realize.
Carter loves this Dad of his so much, and he always has a smile or two for him. This one, while on vacation up north. My two favorite guys, makes my heart swoon :)
And this. If it wouldn't be weird to hang a giant canvas in the living room of me in my swimsuit, I totally would. And maybe I will. Because it's my house. Well, kind of.
My little boy, holding the hand of someone so dear to me. After an afternoon of picking Door County cherries in the summer.
His little sassy grin just screams 'stinker'.
'HOORAY!' - A pretty great way to end 2013, wouldn't you say?
And because it doesn't seem right to post a New Years post without a Christmas post, I will give you a quick run-down:
Forgot camera at four of them
Family love all around
Spoiled 5 year old
One Thing I Know For Sure: Peeking into 2014, and it looks pretty darn good.