Days, weeks and years are really warp speed ever since Liv was born. It’s ridiculous how much fun we are having with this kid. Even her worst days are fantastic because she cuddles up to us and says “I’m sorry I was bad and says I love you Mommy and Daddy.“
|Feels like yesterday she was this small|
When I hear that, I’m done. I love her so much I could die. I never knew love like this which makes me love so hard and appreciate every one else in my life so much more *Antz, My Mom, Maria, Debra, her Godparents: Aimee, Leslie & Stephen* They are so supportive of us and I feel forever indebted to my family for putting up with my annoying antics. Thank you for a terrific year guys!
*and now I’m in tears!*
Anyway…my point is, this has really been an awesome year. I didn’t get to blog as much as I would have liked due to ongoing technical issues but I would love being able to look back at the highlights of the year.
I started off the new year with a list of non-resolutions
|I was in full-steam ahead in kitchen planning mode|
Liv went to her first birthday party of the year…
…which turned into going to a birthday party every single weekend for the entire year!
We took Liv to an open casting call for kid models at American Apparel.
|Unfortunately, we didn’t hear any feedback but it was good experience|
Almost three years later, I finally made a video of Olivia’s birth. *go ahead and click, there’s no gross parts*
Aimee & I dorked out on several occasions.
|Our tribute to our dirty Uncle Terry|
We celebrated our seven year house-anniversary and I gave an extensive tour of the house before we moved in.
|Our living room the day we moved in|
|Our living room now|
I dragged my engaged friend Jes to the wedding event, The Cream and we had a blast!
|My new lovely friend Jihan|
|Her studio was fantastic|
|Jihan making the frill magic happen|
|My Geronimo birthday balloon|
|We partied at The Standard downtown LA|
|Antz beat me in a bed-jumping contest|
|My bestie came out to party|
|Rooftop photo shoot|
|Thank you Antz for making my birthday so much fun!!
I met an amazing group of people.
After seven years of whining, I finally put my money where my mouth was and we began our kitchen renovation.
The kitchen before
the kitchen during
Our kitchen after
For Mother’s day we took a crazy road trip to Salvation Mountain
We celebrated Liv’s birthday at Disneyland.
Liv modeled for Geronimo Balloons!!
I saw my incredible Björk at the Hollywood Bowl!!
Our friends Tom & Jes got married *on our same beach in Malibu!*
Antz & I celebrated our eleventh year of marriage at the first annual Diner en Blanc in Beverly Hills with friends.
I did a thirty-day photo challenge.
I blogged my thousandth post!
Liv started her second year of preschool.
Liv also started a new ballet school and hip hop class!
My BFF Aimee got her dream car *it’s really super cute* Allegra!
Liv and I were a part of the 100 portrait project by Marcello Ambritz.
My Mom made her big screen debut in the documentary Sample This. I’m so proud of her!
Liv started soccer class. She’s a natural!
I changed my blog’s blogspot address!
Grammy Bobbye taught drum class for Liv’s class
Liv vamped out for Halloween.
We went Trick or treating on spooky Carroll Avenue
Liv made two major discoveries this year, Pippi Longstocking *she loves the 1970’s movies* my favorite as a kid!
…and Michael Jackson. Thriller is seriously her jam!! *We are very proud of her awesome taste* The house on Carroll Avenue sparked her obsession with Thriller. She loves to watch the full-length video and she wants to be the werewolf “Michael” for Halloween next year. She’s totally not afraid and she says it’s just makeup Mommy.
I got a new car.
My Bestie is moving into my neighborhood!!! YAY!!
I co-hosted a RAD baby shower for my good friends Story & Chris *and made the best cheese platter and spa water ever*
We met Tunameltsmyheart and he really did!!
We went to Liv’s school Winter Solstice.
We spent Christmas at the Palms Place in Vegas.
I had a pretty fabulous year. The highlight of it would be this lady here.
And lastly, here’s a video of my favorite Instagram photos of 2013.
Thank you for stopping by Violently Happy. I wish you all a very stellar & Happy 2014!
P.S. I start my new ecourses in January! I’m hoping to post about my 2014 goals in a fancy way.