Successes of 2013

New camera!
I learned to make delicious chicken pocket pies. I finally replaced my rain boots. 
I took the train to St. Louis; best decision of the year. I had gooey butter cake for breakfast; favorite moment of the year?
Louis the cat is always a success.  
Lots of friend-time (not enough), lots of burgers, lots of sangria.
Tourist icons of Chicago and Milwaukee; friends from Freiburg!
German-themed fun, Cuban-themed silliness (and more burgers). Birthdays!
A successful dinner chez les parents; an unsuccessful drive to dinner in Detroit.
 The exact bookcases we wanted, found on Craigslist; a new bathing suit!
Lake Michigan from both sides.
Cactus without cats; cactus with cats.
 We stayed in; we went out.
Our apartment was warm and cheery and boiling hot, and my hair got long.
It was a good year, and a good start to life in a new home.