Saturday, December 31, 2011

Bring on 2012!

I am so ready and excited for a new year like never before.  Life is good and it's only going to get better.  I hope I can keep this level of optimism up the whole year through....

My goals are simple...

  • Stay Fit - I'm proud to say I've been hitting the gym regularly since before Thanksgiving!
  • Loose 15 more pounds.
  • Spend more quiet time with the boys when I put them to bed, make more time for reading MORE books and snuggling a little longer.  I know that in the blink of an eye they will be all grown up.
  •  Incorporate my photo business.
  • Keep up with the laundry.
  • Get rid of the junk drawer, permanantly.
  • Save money.
  • Spend time on my marriage.  More date nights for Hubs and me:)
  • Get pregnant!  (Maybe, I REALLY want one more baby and I feel like this is the make or break year.)  If I can't get Hubs on board then....I can't even think about that.  I think he is coming around. 
Happy New Year to all!  

Friday, December 30, 2011

The Best Time

I'm trying not to think about how few days are left of my vacation.  I am one of the lucky few that is off from Christmas to New Years Day, every year.  My office completely shuts down and I love it!  So many of my friends and relatives had to go back the day after Christmas and I think that is such a shame.  The countdown to Christmas can be so crazy that I can't see how you could enjoy it if you didn't get this quiet family time afterward. 

We've been busy cleaning out the garage, kitchen drawers and cabinets with plenty of time left over to watch movies together and just be still.  I feel like our family has bonded this Christmas in an extra special way and it makes me so happy.

I'm so looking forward to 2012 in a way I've never been before.   I'm ready, bring it on!!!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

I can't believe...

it's over!  All the prepping and decorating and shopping; and the baking and the wrapping and more  shopping!  How time flies when you're having fun.

We spent a wonderful Christmas Eve with family here in our home watching our favorite Christmas movies.  This year we added Christmas with the Kranks along with our standard NL's Christmas Vacation!  Take out Chinese and enough snacks, apps, and wine to feed an army.  We sat by the fire and laughed and ate and snuggled.

In record time Santa came and went.  It helped that Mrs. Claus had all the wrapping done ahead of time;) 

Puck kept asking and asking for Elf on the Shelf and couldn't undertstand why everyone seemed to have one but him, so 3 days before Christmas I caved and brought one home while he slept.  I left the box open in front of our Advent calendar since that's the first place he goes every morning.  We hid the elf so it looked like he had climbed out of the box himself. 

I had to leave for work early the next morning so I didn't get to see the excitement unfold but Hubs said Puck blasted into our room with the empty box yelling that the elf had come and was hiding somewhere in the house and he couldn't find him!!!  He was eventually found in our tree.  Puck phoned me at work to tell me the news and the excitement in his voice almost made me cry.  He was so full of joy and it made me joyful:)

So for 3 days we enjoyed Ralphie, the elf.  Hubs relented that I was right and it WAS worth it.

We had a great Christmas and I'm happy to say that life in my world is joyful and I'm so thankful for everything I have and all the people that are in it. 

I'm looking forward to a new year with new possibilities.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all!!!