oh hey there 2014

Aaaaaaand Happy New Year! Ha! A week into 2014 and I finally feel ready to discuss slash proceed to the new year. I wish I could tell you that we dressed up in our sparklies and went out to watch the count down and see the ball drop. In my head it sounds really nice. In real life we didn’t even make it to midnight. Seriously, it was bad. We tried to put the kids down at my parents’ house so we could stay and play but Lincoln was just really homesick for his bed. Came home. Passed out. We are winners.

Now that Christmas is down and put away, everything dusted and put back in its normal place…. feels like a nice fresh start to begin the new year. It’s a big year for us! Mostly because of that baby coming in April, anytime you add a human to your family it’s sort of a big deal. Aaaaaand I’m turning 30 in July. Don’t tell anyone though. Big year.

I’ve been reading everyone’s resolutions and goals and their special words for the year. It’s sort of motivating. Also makes me feel lazy. Jazz and I always make goals as a family and as a couple, and then jot down a few individual goals as well. Things like temple attendance, fhe and scripture study always hit the list. A few others I’m going to think about are:

have a baby. pretty excited about that one
be more creative in my home
wear lipstick more often (Did you know my mom puts lipstick on almost every morning? Like it’s part of her routine?)
Organize our small spaces (craft area. sewing closet. junk drawer.) I started on this one today and it felt so good.
unplug from 5-8 for family time
Something I really want to work on is to let the little things go. Let the kids be messier. Let them get out all the toys. Stress less if they get back in the wrong buckets (I seriously lose sleep over that. It bothers me so much.) There is only so much I can control, and then I need to let the other stuff gooooooo. Sometimes I spend too much time cleaning up around the kids and I should be sitting with them creating the mess. Hard for someone who has OCD tendencies, ya know? 

Oh, I’m excited for this year. Lincoln turns two. A trip to Disneyland (maybe two if I can convince my spouse.) Welcoming a new tiny baby. Izzie will turn five. Birthdays and Holidays. It’s gonna be a good one. 

And now to bed.

2 thoughts on “oh hey there 2014

  1. Adding a new baby tops the list for sure because there are new schedules to be made, new routines, and just a new body around is a big deal in general. The birth is something everyone (especially Mom!) look forward to. Annnd yeah – turning 30 is a big one as well. I turn 30 in March and I am not sure how I feel about that. I will only be in my 20’s a few more months. I feel like I should go do something exciting and/or extravagant. We will hit our 6 year anniversary, a new baby (and even a new sex to top that off), and I am turning 30 all within a month of each other. WHOA! And the cleaning up toy thing bugs me too. Shayne doesn’t care if the toys are all over the place and it looks like Taz swirled through our house. I on the other hand can’t handle it. And I organize the toy box at least once a week just to have all the toys messed up and misplaced a hour later. I liked your goal to let things go. It’s easier said than done! Let me know how you do on that one. It’s a work in progress in my world.

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  2. Adding a new baby tops the list for sure because there are new schedules to be made, new routines, and just a new body around is a big deal in general. The birth is something everyone (especially Mom!) look forward to. Annnd yeah – turning 30 is a big one as well. I turn 30 in March and I am not sure how I feel about that. I will only be in my 20’s a few more months. I feel like I should go do something exciting and/or extravagant. We will hit our 6 year anniversary, a new baby (and even a new sex to top that off), and I am turning 30 all within a month of each other. WHOA! And the cleaning up toy thing bugs me too. Shayne doesn’t care if the toys are all over the place and it looks like Taz swirled through our house. I on the other hand can’t handle it. And I organize the toy box at least once a week just to have all the toys messed up and misplaced a hour later. I liked your goal to let things go. It’s easier said than done! Let me know how you do on that one. It’s a work in progress in my world.

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