2013 :: It’s a Wrap!

I can’t believe 2013 is over in about 34 hours! Wow! What an amazing and fun year this has been. I am not one to re-cap much, but as I look back, I have so much to be thankful for. I thought I would share a few photos from Instagram, since that seemed to be my camera of choice for capturing my life this year 🙂

2013 was pretty awesome in so many ways starting with our amazing honeymoon trip to Costa Rica


And nights filled like this

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To the Making Things Happen Conference in Chapel Hill

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To  spending spring break with my nephews in Kansas City

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To my last day of work at my job and going full-time with my business

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To celebrating our first anniversary!

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 To fixing up and moving out to the cabin

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To photographing 19 gorgeous weddings and lovely couples

WeddingphotosAnd photographing countless cute babies, sweet families and fun seniors. Including the first brand-new Hiller nephew this year!


To fun guests at the cabin


To time spent with friends and times spent with fatbikes and times in front of bonfires.

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To another America’s Hometown Fourth of July with family

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And to becoming godparents to our fourth godchild


To actually participating in a wedding and being the Matron of Honor for Erin’s wedding

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To relaxing in the hammock on the lake

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And watching sunset and sunrises and mist and the moon and the weather over the lake

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To getting to know 2015 couples during engagement sessions

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To that one month, September, where I drove over 4,100 miles. I don’t have a picture for this because I don’t really remember this month much but I do know it was filled with pretty photos 🙂 I did photograph Kelsey’s wedding (the first friend I ever made!) in Des Moines this month!

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To my 31st birthday when we went on a fat bike ride among many bike rides that we went on this year.


To a last-minute flying trip to Tennessee with Dan

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To running the Madison Half Marathon

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To visiting my Kansas City nephews (again)

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To watching winter and a quiet season start

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 And to another Christmas in Charles City

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And more time spent with family in Wisconsin and Iowa

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Whew! I think that is it! What a good year! I’m looking forward to seeing all that 2014 will bring!!!

P.S. : If anyone has a good way to share Instagram photos on a blog, I would be forever grateful!!!

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  • Lida Millman Mathews - December 31, 2013 - 9:48 pm

    Amaaaazzzing! You are making it happen! So grateful to have met you in March and SO grateful to know you! xoxo!ReplyCancel

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