Well that was a fast year. Almost in the blink of an eye, my girls spend 1/2 their day, every day, in school. But let's back up a bit.
The majority of the year saw us enjoying our last Thursday playgroups as everyone moved in different directions. Krisha moved to the 'burbs, Sara and Lina moved to Sweden, and most everyone else started school. Before that, though, we got together as much as possible and enjoyed what Chicago does best: SUMMER. The lake was surprisingly warm (or was that just that the temperature was so high that the lake felt refreshing...). No matter, we enjoyed many days swimming in Lake Michigan and digging in the sand.
I returned to Houston twice for MRIs and a visit with my oncologist. The radiation treatment is continuing to do its job and my tumor is shrinking. Yay for me! I've also started taking Mandarin Chinese lesson twice a week for 2 hours at a time. It is surprisingly satisfying for both my mental state and my artistic side as I'm also learning the Chinese characters.
Len continues to enjoy his job and took a few work-related trips but overall is home to enjoy our girls as they grow and change. We were fortunate to spend all of July in Florida visiting with various family and friends. Len stayed for a week and some change and then returned to help us schlep home. While in Florida, both girls learned how to swim and dive down about 3' for dive sticks. They continue to amaze and delight us.
2013 in Review from Lisa on Vimeo.
The music is Can't Take It In by Imogene Heap
If you missed any of our other Year In Review movies, here is the link to 2009, here is the link to 2010, here is the link to 2011 and here is the link to 2012. Enjoy!