The One with 2013 in Review

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 has, without a doubt, been the best year of our lives so far! And I was afraid this year would totally stink because I HATE the #13! Here are the highlights from our 2013:

January 1st - I got to announce I'm a Garden Girl for Two Peas in a Bucket - a dream come true!

January 13th - I took Jane with me to CHA Winter 2013 in Anaheim and got to meet/re-meet some amazing scrapbookers.
January 21st - I worked at a blue and gold themed Bar Mitzvah at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades.
January 26th - We drove around LA and found a couple of the houses they use for filming one of our favorite TV shows Modern Family.
January 27th - I went on a GNO to a special pre-screening of the movie Safe Haven.
February 2nd - We tried out Slater's 50/50 in Pasadena. Bacon everything!
February 7th - I went with some girlies to another taping of the Ellen show.
February 17th - We sat on the 500 Days of Summer Bench!
February 17th - We went on Angels Flight Railway.
February 19th - We drove down to San Diego with our friends the Bybee's and did a session in the San Diego Temple.
February 20th - We went to the San Diego Zoo!
March 12th - I went on a roadtrip with Malm, Tanya, and Jane to Vegas to go to Allie's bridal shower.

March 14th - We found out we were moving to Germany!

March 16th - I went with my friend V and all our kids to a book signing by Stephenie Meyer and several characters from the movie The Host (which I haven't even actually seen... oops!)

March 16th - We went on the WB VIP Backlot Tour and sat on THE FRIENDS couch!

March 21st - I went with some more girlies to the premier of The Voice and saw Christina Aguilera, Carson Daily, Usher, Blake Shelton, etc.

March 23rd - We headed to Dockweiler Beach for our first and last Annual Academy of LDS Dentist's Beach Bonfire.

March 31st - We celebrated Easter 2013!

April 13th - We flew to Seattle to attend my sister's wedding to Tate.

April 20th - We drove down to Vegas for Allie & Tate's reception and went to the Pawn Stars pawn shop - another of our favorite shows.

April 20th - We did a session in the Las Vegas Temple.

May 5th - I worked at a baby shower at the Bel-Air Hotel.

May 8th - We celebrated 6 years of marriage!

May 11th - I worked at a Tiffany's-themed Bat Mitzvah at the Sofitel Hotel in Beverly Hills!

May 12th - We celebrated Mother's Day!

May 16th - We saw the Venice California canals.

May 18th - Chris graduated!!!!! From the Ostrow School of Dentistry of the University of Southern California

May 18th - We spent our last Saturday in California at the beach.

May 18th - I worked at my last scrapbooking event - a swimming-themed Bar Mitzvah at the Skirball Cultural Center.

May 22nd - We went to Disneyland for the last time as residents of SoCal. We went 80 times in 4 years! I'd say we got our money's worth from the annual passes!

May 22nd - We had one last get-together with our South Pasadena friends.

May 24th - We moved from LA to Seattle.
May 28th - My Golden birthday - I turned 28 on the 28th!

May 31st - Chris and I took a trip up to Vancouver Canada without the kids to celebrate his graduation and my birthday and our anniversary. We did a session in the Vancouver temple.

And we went to the Capilano Suspension Bridge and the top of Grouse Mountain.

June 7th - We went to Kerry Park and got amazing views of Seattle.

June 16th - We celebrate Father's Day without Chris because he was at bootcamp.

June 17th - Jane started crawling!
June 17th - We went on the Snoqualmie Train.

June 30th - Chris returned from BOLC (Basic Officer Leader Course) in San Antonio, Texas.
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July 6th - We flew to Salt Lake City, UT for the annual Evans Family Reunion which culminated with Jay and Haylie's wedding!

July 9th - We moved to Germany!

July 17th - We enjoyed a night out on the town in our new home of Grafenwöhr.

July 28th - Jane turned 1!

August 3rd - Chris turned 28 and we borrowed our friend's car (cuz ours was still being shipped over) to go on our very first excursion to the town of Weiden. We'll always have a special place in our heart for Weiden because it was the first adventure we went on in Germany.

August 11th - We toured the town of Erbendorf, Germany.

August 16th - I drove on the scary Autobahn for the first time!

August 17th - We visited Nuremberg, Germany.

August 24th - We went to Regensburg, Germany!

August 29th - We went to Budapest, Hungary!

September 7th - We went to Rothenburg, Germany!

September 10th - Jane's first piggies!

September 14th - We went to Seehof Palace outside Bamberg, Germany.

September 21st - We went to the Walhalla Memorial and Kelheim Hall of Liberation

September 27th - Fox is potty trained!

September 28th - We went to Würzburg, Germany!

October 5th - We went to the Nazi Party Rally Grounds in Nuremberg.

October 6th - We visited the Hermitage and Garden Court.

October 11th - We went to Křivoklát Castle in the Czech Republic.

October 11th - We saw Karlštejn Castle in the Czech Republic.

October 12th - We went all over Prague.

October 13th - We went to the Sedlec Bone Church.

October 14th - Fox turned 3!

October 15th - Fox started pre-school!

October 19th - We went to Jerry's (green :) Pumpkin Patch!

October 25th - We went to Oberammergau, Germany!

October 26th - We saw Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein Castles!

October 26th - We went to the town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

October 27th - We went to the top of the Zugspitze - the tallest mountain in Germany!

October 27th - We saw Lake Plansee.

October 27th - We toured Linderhof Palace.

October 31st - We celebrate our favorite holiday - HALLOWEEN!

November 7th - Finally, at 15.5 months, Jane started walking!
November 8th - We went to Vienna, Austria!

November 9th - We went to Bratislava, Slovakia!

November 26th - We celebrated Thanksgiving 2013!

December 2nd - We went to the Weiden Christmas market.

December 7th - Jane got bangs!

December 14th - I got asked to be on the Studio Calico Creative Team - another dream come true!

December 14th - We saw Santa!

December 15th - We went to the Nuremberg Christmas market.

December 20th - We toured the city of Bamberg, Germany!
December 27th - We went to Venice Italy (re-cap coming soon)!
December 28th - We went to Vicenza Italy and met up with the Howells for dinner the next night (re-cap coming soon)!
December 29th - We went to Verona Italy (re-cap coming soon)!
December 30th - We went to Padua Italy and saw the Scrovegni Chapel with 700 year-old frescoes by Giotto (re-cap coming soon)!

Happy New Year!
Frohes neues Jahr!
Paige Taylor Evans © // Quinn Creatives DESIGN