Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The McGuire Family 2013 Review

Thought I'd do a little recap of our 2013! 
Hope you all have a wonderful time celebrating the New Year. 

Mark turned 28 on Jan. 6, 2013

We went out of town for the 1st time since having Ava for Mike&Emily's wedding. 

Ava attended her 1st birthday party 

I set up a beach clean up for the Seminole Club of Broward County

I celebrated my 1st Mother's Day <3

We celebrated Josh & Heather Boden's wedding in Jacksonville!

Had our 1st "girl's trip" to Nashville, TN. This trip was tough for me when my belongings were stolen from me and the news of my grandmother's tragic accident came the night before. I was thankful to be next to my two best friends for support. 

We said goodbye to my grandma Velma. I love you, Grandma. 

Our sweet girl was baptized. 

Had our 1st vacation as a family in Oregon and Washington. Ava did great on the planes! 

Attended our annual Dave Matthews Concert and had a blast!

Mark is promoted to Market Director of All Direct Sales.

I met my first niece, Giselle, when she was born in Jacksonille, FL and drove her to her new home with my half sister, Angelica. 

One of Mark's best friends and former boss, Mark More, gets married!!!! 

FSU games with Mark

Our good friend, MaryAnn, was celebrated on the upcoming arrival of their 2nd son, Joseph Walker Bush. 

My talented friend, Kyle Shea, shows his work at FLIFF in Hollywood, FL 

Ava loved her 1st Halloween


Ava visits her 1st pumpkin patch

Mark is promoted and is officially running the show as VP/GM of Cbeyond Miami/WPB !!!!!!


Nov 9, 2013 Mark's Grandpa, Claude Strege, passed away. 
May you rest in eternal peace with our Lord, Grandpa Claude. 

Baby Mora is on the waaaay! Celebrating my friend, Jessica, and her fiance Mike at their baby shower. 

Our beautiful friend Chelsea is celebrated on the upcoming arrival of her 1st born with her husband Steve. 
Forever indebted to her for introducing me to Mark so many years ago 

Celebrating one of our best friend's baby boy, Roman Koval, at her baby shower. 
 Love you, Ashley! 

Ava meets Santa...and LOVES him.  

Celebrated Thanksgiving

Ava LOVED her first Christmas morning of opening gifts.
(She was only about 2 months old for her 1st Christmas)

I celebrated with my friends during our annual Christmas night party. 

I was just telling Mark the other day... I am so grateful for everyone and everything in our life right now that anything else would just be icing on the cake. I am looking forward to achieving new goals in 2014 but also appreciate the blessings I already have. 

My goals for the new year include: 

1. To purchase our 1st home (hopefully in our hometown of Ft.Lauderdale to remain EAST! - fingers crossed)

2. To call my family and friends more on the phone rather than simply texting or emailing them. 

3. Continue learning about healthy living. 

4. Remain clutter free. 

5. Practice more yoga and meditation in the mornings to begin each day better. 

6. Keep negative thoughts and people out of my life. 

7. Be a better wife, mother, daughter, and friend. 



  1. What an awesome year you and your beautiful family had!

    1. Thank you! I am very grateful for a very happy year! Happy New Year to you and your family. I feel like we are neighbors...haha we live so close compared to others in the blog world. :)


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