Happy Anniversary to AnnieDean.com! It seems like a lifetime ago that I launched this website on New Year's Day, 2013. I couldn't have picked a more peculiar year to document - it was full of moments that I was wildly unprepared for but completely open to, which made it one of my most challenging, rewarding years yet. My family of three (Rosie would hate to be excluded!) blossomed into four, my husband up and changed careers, I managed three jobs (motherhood, corporate law, and this blog), took on every project I could get my hands on and watched my feet swell right along with my belly. Other parts of me grew, too. My heart stretched bigger than ever and I made that big break from 'growing up' into 'grown up.' When I look back on the person I was last New Year's, a shaky glass of (prop) champagne in hand, I realize that parts of her are gone now, replaced by a steadier, more confident woman.