S: 2013 Photo of the Week
FC: REVIEW | a year in
1: For 2013, I decided that I would do a picture a week to record the year! For my first photo, I took a picture of Sydney in her beautiful new glasses! Happy 70th birthday Gr. Rita! January 4, 2013 | Looking Good Syd!
2: Winter Grilling Yes....Jason is wearing shorts and grilling out! And guess what...it is only the second week in January! YUM..Nothing tastes better than the first grill of the year!
3: Holiday Party Jason and I are all dressed up for his company's Holiday Party. The party was a great time! Jason and I even found time to play a game of Euchre. January 19. 2013
4: Famous Orange Dress | Sydney fell in love with this dress when she was about four years old. Gr. Rita bought it for $1...best dollar she's ever spent! I can't believe it still fits! Photo Taken: January 24, 2013
5: Scoliosis On January 28, 2013, we went to Children's Mercy Hospital in Overland Park KS to pick up Sydney's back brace. The brace will help straighten out her spine. The goal is to wear the brace 16 hours a day to help avoid having surgery! As you can see, Sydney picked out her favorite color!
6: February 5, 2013 turned out to be a great day for a bike ride around the neighborhood! Our friends in Wisconsin are shoveling snow while we are enjoying the sunshine!
7: Homemade Ice Cream! YUM! Alissa came for the weekend and brought her ice cream maker! What a wonderful treat! February 16, 2013
8: We Love the Giraffes! We went to the zoo for the day to celebrate the Giraffes! Bob 105.1 was broadcasting live from the zoo. Jason, Alissa and I fed the Giraffes. Syd didn't want to try! Alissa and Gidget were becoming fast friends! What a beautiful day! February 17, 2013
9: Dickerson Zoo
10: making | On Friday February 22, we went to our very first bull blast...front row seats...may have been a little too close!
11: Missouri Snow Day VS Wisconsin Snow Day
12: On March 8, Syd and I spent the day with Gr. Rita and Gr. Jack. We made rolls, cookies and played games
13: While in WI, we spent a day and night with our card club friends.....which went into the wee hours of the morning! Sarah and Briana joined us for part of the day.
14: The games are about to begin, one last thing to finish....brackets! Jason and Syd put their heads together to pick out the winner of this years tournament Of course, Syd beat both Jason and me! | March Madness!
15: Alissa and Russ came over the middle of March to help us celebrate Easter! We colored eggs, went on an Easter Egg hunt and enjoyed a great meal together!
17: On March 29, 2013 we met the Borchkins and the Waldkins families in St Louis. We went to the City Museum and the Magic House. We also enjoyed playing cards and swimming! Can't wait to do it again!
18: Kira came over to hang out for the day on April 6, 2013. The girls spent the day listening to music and crafting. | Friendship
19: Date night with Dad. Syd and Jason went to the Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley concert! They had a great time! 4/12/13
20: Sydney is doing her best to keep in touch with her friends from Wisconsin. About once a month they exchange letters.
21: Jason and I spent 5 nights in Mexico enjoying the sunshine! April 25 - April 30th.
23: Dad, Mom and Alissa came to Republic for a quick visit. Of course while they were here, we made cookies, ice cream, played games, watched the Kentucky Derby and went to the Animal Safari! We had a great weekend. May 3 - 6.
24: making | What a wonderful weekend. On Saturday, we made our first attempt at Frisbee Golf. On Sunday, we hit the tennis courts. We also went to the Dickerson Zoo for Mother's day! On Monday, we celebrated Jason's Birthday!
25: Mother's Day 5/12/13
26: Play Ball On May 19th, we went to the Cardinal Stadium to watch the Brewers play ball...in honor of Jason's birthday!
27: We were back in WI for Memorial Day weekend...we did our best to see everyone, but looks like Gr. Rita won the photo shoot! Other exciting news....Sydney's last day of school was May 29, 2013.
28: Dickerson Zoo...Behind the Scenes | What a wonderful surprise Jason had planned for the girls in his life. He planned a behind the scenes tour of the Zoo. We were able to feed the Zebras, Giraffes and Henry the Hippo! What a great Experience!
29: 6/8/13 | Henry the Hippo
30: Cold and rainy summer day...not too worry, Sydney has found something to do. She has built her own Polly Pocket condos,...right in our living room! | Imagination
31: On June 16, 2013, Jason, Sydney and I hit the golf course to celebrate Father's Day. Below is a picture of the Candy Card Syd and I made for Jason
32: On June 20, 2013, we went to the Springfield Cardinals Baseball game. Box seats...their mascot came for a visit As you can see, Sydney was not too thrilled with the experience
33: Scott and Sandy came for a visit the end of June. They brought with them a little surprise...Maddie! We met at the Wild Animal Safari where Maddie jumped out of the back of their car! Scott and Maddie even got the opportunity to corral a goat...we named it Scottie!
34: The Pool is Open! The water in the pool is FINALLY warm enough to go swimming. On June 27, we spent the entire afternoon hanging out by the pool! What a GREAT day!
35: Alissa came to Republic to celebrate the 4th of July with us! We just hung out at home, set off a few fireworks and watched all the neighboring fireworks from our back patio! Great way to spend the day!
36: We headed back to Wisconsin for Nate and Jamie's wedding on July 13. Jason flew back home while Syd and I spent the week visiting friends and family! Above are a few pictures from the week! | Sydney & Molly | Letha | Nolen, Sydney, Owen and Molly
37: Kayla and Sydney | Sydney and Letha | Sydney and Lexa
38: While we had family in town, we went to Incredible Pizza, Dickerson Zoo, Dixie Stampede and of course we hit the neighborhood pool!
39: Weier Family Visit! | July 26 - 29, 2013
40: Happy happy birthday to a special girl. She 12! She had a great birthday week. Hanging with her best buds! | Rachel and Sydney | Sydney and Alissa
41: While we were in Wisconsin, we also celebrated Gr. Mary's 60th Birthday. | Sydney and Kirsten
42: DUKE | Duke joined our family on August 11, 2013. He was found out in the country...someone just dropped him off. How anyone could do that to such a beautiful creature is beyond me! Lucky us!
43: First Day of School - August 14, 2013 7th Grade Republic Middle School
44: Moving Day for MWF Broadcasting! | Syd and I went into the office to help Jason pack up his office, along with some of the common areas! What a good job to have done! | August 2013
45: MSU Football Game | On August 29, Jason, Sydney and I went to the MSU Football game. With Box seats, comes a visit from Boomer
46: Borchkins come to Missouri!
47: While here, we went to Incredible Pizza, Fantastic Caverns, had manicure and pedicures and played a lot of games! Love having our friends come for a visit! August 30 - September 2
48: HANGING WITH DUKE!
49: Sydney and I spent time with the BoB Crew at the Kids Fair | Dickerson Zoo September 21, 2013
50: Duke got into a fight with the neighborhood dog...he lost! Poor thing...he was just trying to make new friends! September 29, 2013
51: Chilling out with Syd.... | In a laundry basket!
52: Mom and Dad visit Missouri....and guess what happens...the kitchen becomes alive! Alissa and Russ came down to enjoy the fun! October 11-14, 2013
53: Fall Concert - October 17, 2013
54: Spooktacular Alissa and Russ came down to help out at the Dickerson Zoo for Spooktacular! It was great fun! | October 19, 2013
55: Carving Pumpkins Gr. Mary came to MO to watch Syd while Jason and I went on a cruise. The night before we left, we carved the pumpkins
56: Cruising in the Caribbean! October 25 - November 2
57: We stopped in Haiti, Jamaica and Mexico.
58: Special Friends
59: Being together is the best gift of all. | Duke and Syd spending time together November 2013
60: Basketball Season Starts! Jason, Sydney and I went to the first MSU Game of the season November 13, 2013
61: Willard Parade November 23, 2013 BRR....the day was so cold that we threw the candy from the car. Later that evening we tossed out candy to the kids in Ozark!
62: For Thanksgiving, Alissa and Russ came down for the day....we truly enjoyed the holiday...a little less traditional....lasagna, instead of Turkey! After dinner, we decorated the tree. November 28, 2013
63: SNOW DAY What to do on a snow day....Sydney invited Lexi over for a little wine and crafts. No School from 12/5 to 12/10.
64: YES...you are reading this right! If only Steve and Sandy were here to enjoy the delicious donuts with me....oh wait...they only know how to punch you and say "Hurts Don't It"
65: Here is a little Throw-Back Thursday for you.... Above is a picture of Maggie and Syd watching TV from 2006....and to the left is a picture of Duke and Syd watching TV from 2013! You can feel the love and patients!
66: Springfield Holiday Parade Riley, Maddie and Sydney help with the CAVE Crew pass out candy to the Kids December 14, 2013 | As you can see, Corbin got into the spirit with his Reindeer antlers!
67: Happy birthday to me! What a great day! Jason and Syd put together a scavenger hunt for me. I found a Christmas bracelet (made by Syd) and at the end I found diamond earrings with dangles. Love being me!
69: White Xmas 12/21/13
70: McCutchin Family Xmas
71: Molly Sydney | Preston | Owen | Nolen
72: Family Photos
74: Christmas Eve Cutch and Gr. Wanda's House
75: Christmas Morning at Gr. Mary's House! | 12/25/13
76: Home for The Holiday
77: She's going to Mexico! | Cool Trunk for Mom!
78: More Christmas Pictures! | Loving the Holidays with our Family and Friends! | Amy's Foot in Hand N Foot
79: Duke hanging out with Russ and Lissy! | Sydney, Izzy and Ava | Syd and Sandy making goodies!
80: let's count down to the | new year
81: We celebrated New Year's eve by staying at home! We rented movies, made munchies and sipped soda from our new wine glasses. Yes, Jason was there...he just avoided the camera! Good bye 2013! Thanks for the memories!