Friday, January 3, 2014

Making 2014 Count

A few days ago I said farewell to the most wonderful year of my life- and just like that, 2013 was gone. The year of Austin's birth is behind us, which means this year he will turn one. Soon we will begin celebrating his second of all of the holidays, hopefully hear his first words, and continue to watch him grow and enjoy life as a spirited and sweet little angel baby.

In January, we welcomed the most perfect addition to our little family, Austin Grant Martinez.

In February, we celebrated Austin's first holiday, and snuck in a few extra thousand kissies.

In March, Austin set aside his Colombian roots for the day while he celebrated his Irish side ;) Such a little squishy! 

We ended March with Easter mass, brunch, and this round little bunny.

In April, we enjoyed watching our newborn transform into an infant, overflowing with personality. And cheeks.

May was filled with lots of brotherly snuggles and Austin's first food!

In June, we celebrated Daddy's 25th birthday. Read here.

In July, we enjoyed family and fireworks for the fourth of July. Read here.

In August, we began renovating the condo, and lived our last days in our first apartment before making the big move!

In September, Duke enjoyed a long day with some friends at the park. I wish we had taken him there more often. September also kicked off our Fall photo shoots. 

In October, Austin took on the night as Peter Pan at the Jacksonville Zoo's Spooktacular event. And then grew out his hair. Read here.

In November, we traveled to Texas for a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend with Juan's family. Read here.

In December, we celebrated my 22nd birthday, and of course, some Christmas fun. Read herehere, and here.

Looking back on this first year with our Austin and at all of these precious moments just fills my heart with love. This angel has grown so much in his first year and I am so excited to see what 2014 will bring us. I am letting go of all the stress, the worry, the rush to get this done and that- I want nothing more than to live in the moment with this sweet angel and soak up every second with him. 

Here's to 2014 and all of the blessings and new memories it will bring! Cheers!


  1. He is SO DANG CUTE!! And I absolutely love that last picture of y'all, so adorable!

    1. thanks girl! Can't wait to see more pictures of your growing bump!

  2. Jenn, you're such a beautiful Mommy! I love reading your blog, your family is truly such a wonderful blessing. Feliz Año Nuevo!!! Hope to see you guys one of these days :D