Tops of 2013

As the year winds down I am grateful for many experiences.  I did not blog about all of them (see my previous post for more about that) but here is a list.  It is a good list that makes my heart happy.

My Top 10 Highs for 2013 (in no particular order)


  1. Completed our family with the birth of Kai on 3/27/13 kai
  2. Taught yoga on the beach of Cambria at Fitcation

    Image taken by Pamela Kramer of A Renaissance Woman
    Image taken by Pamela Kramer of A Renaissance Woman
  3. GTIS 1/2 Marathon 4 months post c-section (super proud every time I drive that stretch of I-70)georgetown idaho springs
  4. Camping with the family on Memorial Day at Mesa Verde National Park

    obligatory hiking and breastfeeding image
  5. Showing the redwoods and PNW ocean to my family – and yoga on the fallen treesredwoods redwoods bodhi
  6. Doing a Turkey Trot 5K with my 3 year-old who ran all but 1/3 of a milebodhi trot
  7. Having my sugar cane allergy reversed. Yes, reversed!
  8. Leaving it all on the proverbial field when I got to spend time with friends and family locally, in California, Oregon, and Utah thus having no regrets.
  9. Realizing how much my female friendships mean to me.  I had to rely on my girls a lot this year.  As someone who does not have many female friends it felt great to be that vulnerable and hopefully reciprocate.
  10. Cover modeling for Breastfeeding Month (August) with Earth Mama Angel Baby  *my boob + my babebfmama


12 Comment

  1. It looks like you had an amazing year, Kia! Thanks so much for sharing this with us! You’re awesome, and I’m so happy I’ve had the opportunity to get to know you over these years.

  2. I love the wrap of your year. So proud of you and happy for your accomplishments!

  3. What a beautiful year. I’m glad I was able to virtually witness many of these moments! 🙂

  4. What a year you have had Kia! How amazing! I am in awe of all that you have accomplished!

  5. What a year! Full of gorgeous scenery, lots of movement and family . . . Cheers to a wonderful 2014 for you!

  6. I feel so blessed to have met you and spent time with you, Kia! You’re beautiful inside and out. And that baby…SMOOSH.

  7. Beautiful pictures! Love the ones of you on the redwoods. That’s a bucket list item for me!

  8. Sounds and looks like an amazing year. I’m happy I got to experience one of them with you. The yoga on the beach was fantastic! We should repeat it in 2014 on the opposite coast. That is a very achievable goal. Namaste, my friend.

  9. Looks like an amazing and perfect set of accomplishments for 2013. Happy New Year!

  10. What a great top 10

  11. Sounds like you’ve had a very full and great year! I love seeing all you’ve done. And I love how positive this was. It made a not so fun night better for me 🙂

  12. What an awesome year, Kia. Your yoga pictures are stunning, as is your babe. 😉

    I’m so glad that I got to meet you in person this year.

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