My Year in Review

A synopsis of 2013 ~ the year of change:

January 2013

Started off the year with the person who makes my world complete.


February 2013

Sledding with Moo.  An incredible day!

sledding w Moo


March 2013

The last Easter in The Happy Place as we decided to sell our home and begin a new adventure.

Easter 2013


April 2013

For Sale ~ so many mixed emotions

For Sale


May 2013

The first half-decent family picture ever!!  A great day with a walk in the wilderness.

May family pic


June 2013

Academic excellence achieved for our boy.  So proud!

awards night 2013


July 2013

The hottest temperatures we have seen in years and we’re moving!!!



August 2013

Hilliard’s Happy Hideaway brought to life.



September 2103

Marcus starts school and Matt starts high school (and another good family pic!).



And the first of many family get-together’s at The Hideaway (there were a bunch who stayed up at the house and didn’t get in on the family shot…we worked with what we had…lol)

Pot luck family pic


October 2013

Our first family photo shoot.  Lots of fun and relatively harmless.  Thanks to Steve Pertus for capturing some great memories.

Hillard Family 2013 (82) copy


November 2013

Supporting our Veterans by the thousands.



December 2013

Our first Christmas at The Hideaway



And we ended the year the same way we started it, albeit a little more casual.



An exciting, busy year for sure!  Here’s hoping you have just as many, and more, great memories to reflect back on.  No one knows what tomorrow will bring, so make the most of each day you’re offered and live them all with no regrets.

Stay tuned a year from now to see the year 2014 in review.  Hopefully it will be as rewarding!

Until next time…


About angeloftheisland

Welcome to An Angel’s Island. I’m Tracey (aka angeloftheisland). I’m also Mom to 19 year old Matthew who constantly keeps me on my toes. He’s our “special” boy who shows us daily how he deals with the world of ADHD, a Nonverbal Learning Disorder and Asperger’s Syndrome. He’s my hero. Marcus is 8 and reminds me everyday that he’s in no way going to make the school years boring for his Dad and me!! I’m also wife to Mike for 25 years now. Mike is my best friend and soul-mate and he has showed me over the years, that yes – dreams do come true. Our life may not be the most exciting but there’s always something going on. Welcome to our Happy Place, newly renamed Hilliard's Happy Hideaway. I hope you enjoy what I’ve shared about our family.
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