12.31.2013

THE YEAR IN PHOTOS


yeah it's one of these posts.

so first of all, i am really ready for this year to be over, if i may say. 2013 has stretched us like crazy. at times it's bent us over the knee for a real solid beating. merciless, 2013. i've been looking forward to december 31 since sometime in june. but 2013 has also been exquisitely beautiful. we are stronger, better, and kinder for it, and ready to throw ourselves into 2014 with everything we've got. we are taking you DOWN, 2014!

every december i go through the millions of photos we've taken during the year, back up our five hundred external hard drives, and print off the very best to go in a few photo albums for us and the grandparents. every year this involves artistically breathtaking renditions of all the four letter words i know (you'd be impressed), and every year once it's all in, i sit there completely taken aback at all of it, and i always feel so overwhelmed with emotion at all of the blessings and beauty in our lives. this life of ours is beautiful. we have a sweet little family, and friends we love as fiercely as family, and crap. i am so proud of our little holbrook trio. 2013 threw us some curveballs, but i can genuinely say i think we knocked 'em out of the park.

a few of our favorite photos from this humdinger of a year below.

△ JANUARY △


△ FEBRUARY △


△ MARCH △


△ APRIL △


△ MAY △


△ JUNE △


△ JULY △


△ AUGUST △


△ SEPTEMBER △


△ OCTOBER △


△ NOVEMBER △


△ DECEMBER △

pirate photos via mark weinberg.
valentines and christmas photos via isabelle selby.

whew!
I HEREBY DECLARE 2013 OFFICIALLY CLOSED.
you are MINE, 2014!