Make Me Up Mia: A Lifestyle & Beauty Blog: Looking Back, My 2013 in Review.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Looking Back, My 2013 in Review.

I honestly can't believe this year is already over. It definitely seems like time is going faster and faster and I don't like it. 

2013 started out wonderful, I had a great and blessed year. It quickly became the worst year though for my family. I think we are all ready for 2014 and praying it brings happiness and a healing for my brother! 

I had fun looking back on our year and gathering photos to share with you all. I know I will be thankful to have posts like this to look back on in the future. I noticed the beginning of my year wasn't too exciting, but then things really picked up!

{January} Dustin and I went to Colorado with his family. We had an amazing time. I tried skiing for the first, and probably last time. I was a runaway skier several times, enough said.

{March} I attended a couple concerts; Francesca Battistelli and Darius Rucker. We paid off our Honda, one more step to being debt free. 

{April} I participated in the Color Run with some friends. We had the best time! 

{June} I started this blog and I am so glad I did! This is what it used to look like:

{July} Angela and I went to OKC for the night to see Beyonce. She was about 6 months pregnant and boy was she a trooper. We had to stand the entire time, I felt so bad for her but she rocked out! 

{August} Dustin and Robert went to Alaska for a week while Kristal and I stayed here in Oklahoma. Dustin and I celebrated our 5th anniversary. Angela and I saw Taylor Swift, for the 3rd time. My mom and I left for Cancun. (I took my mom for her 50th, but the trip was cut short after 2 days. My brothers accident happened on day 2 of our trip)

{September} My little brother Christian had his accident that would forever change our lives. We sold our truck and bought a Jeep, now officially debt free! Dustin, his brothers, cousin and friend participated in Tough Mudder. We went to the Luke Bryan concert.

{October} Kristal and I threw Angela a baby shower, it turned out so great. Kristal and I also went to Chicago for a weekend, this time leaving our men back in Oklahoma. Such an amazing trip! 

{November} Baby Robbie came into this world, and we are so blessed to be honorary Uncle Dustin & Aunt Mia to the little guy. I saw Justin Timberlake in concert with Jen and her sisters. Can you tell I am a lover of all types of music?               

{December} Man, December flew by! We had a Christmas celebration at our house this year, it was a different year for sure. You can read about that here

3 things I learned this year:
-Hold your dear ones close.
-ALWAYS purchase trip insurance. 
-Don't let fear hold you back, take that leap.

Some of my most popular posts from this year:

What was 1 major highlight from your year?

Don't forget:
Our new Thankful Thursday link up starts this Thursday Jan 2! We'd love for you to join in on finding joy with us in every single day. 

The sparkly New Years giveaway is still open, make sure you go enter. 

Have a great week!


  1. So exciting that you guys are debt free now!! Our highlights this year for sure was finding out we were pregnant! We also loved our vacation to CA!

  2. Congrats on being debt free!!! That must have been a wonderful feeling. We have our student loans that we are trying SO hard to get rid of! I love that you added always purchasing travel insurance as a lesson learned this year.. I would have to agree with that one! Have a happy New Year!

    1. Thank you, it took us a couple years but we finally did it! Yes, I was so thankful I had purchased trip insurance on our Mexico trip, at least I was able to get a portion of it back and that last minute flights we had to book home. I'll always purchase it now for sure :) Happy new year!

  3. I am so jealous you did the color run!! Congrats on everything that you accomplished this year and hoping 2014 brings you many blessings!! Happy New Years!

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