In Retrospect

Caroline at 2 weeks old. Photo by Bethany McGhehey.

Approximately one time per year, I get a little reflective and, well, cheeseball-ish. (Though, with Caroline's arrival, I've become one of those women who bawls happy tears at the drop of a hat. But normally, I save the sentimental nonsense for New Year's.)

And folks, it's that time of the year.

I was going to do a month-by-month recap of what we did this year, but honestly, it would have all been pregnancy-related, ha! And since most of y'all were here for that ride from the get-go, I won't make you suffer through it again.

In all seriousness though, this year was unbelievably, amazingly wonderful.

I mean, WE HAD A BABY.

And gaw, y'all. She is simply magnificent.

I cannot wait to see how she changes and develops throughout the coming year. I know that the best is still yet to come and this makes me exponentially happy.

I hope your 2014 is full of treasures. Not the kind that money will buy, but the little gems that can only be felt by the heart and experienced by the soul.

Thank you all for sticking around here for another year of memories. Let's do it again, shall we?


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  1. Happy New Year to you and yours! Cheers to 2014!

  2. Sweet Caroline Rose is so beautiful, her pictures are adorable. I hope you have a blessed and wonderful New Year and that you Christmas was spectacular. I pray all the success in the world on you in 2014. God blessed Leslie!



  3. Beautiful!!! What a great year, happy 2014!!!

  4. "felt by the heart and experienced by the soul" AMEN and amen.

    Happy New Year, Leslie!

  5. This is just beautiful Leslie! I have loved following your blog and you've inspired me to start putting "words to computer". Happy New Year!


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