There is something just refreshing about starting a new year. It’s so refreshing! I love to take an inventory before I start up on the goal making.
Kind of just think about what I’ve learned this year. So I’ve made a list of a few (cause of course. lists are my favorite)
1. 4 years old is my new favorite age.
He may not have the baby fat he once did, or the curly locks, or the mispronounced words (only a couple left…) which is kind of sad, I’ll admit. But there’s a lot of new stuff.
I love how I can just tell him what’s on my mind or show him something I think is cool and he can totally keep up. When I talk to him I think back to when I was a little, when adults treated me like I might actually have something to offer the conversation it made me feel so good. Like I was important. Like I wasn’t “just a kid”. So I try my best to include him. Even when it’s something I think might go over his head or bore him, I fill him in and ask his opinion. I’m usually delighted to hear his commentary and surprised by how well he understands things.
+ I cannot get over how sweet he is to his brother. It truly is the most endearing love I’ve ever witnessed. It’s what sibling dreams are made of.
2. Nausea is NO joke.
I still feel a little guilty for the way I abandoned the blog at the beginning of this year, when pregnant women everywhere seem to get through it SO gracefully! I’m a wuss & It hit me like a ton of bricks but….
3. Babies are THE BEST.
They just are heavenly.
I’m a total split personality. When I’m pregnant, I’m never having another…and when I’m babying, I want 10.
We’ll see who wins this fight!
4. Pick a color and STICK WITH IT FOR A WHILE!
How ridiculous was my hair this year? It was dark and it was blonde but MOST of the year it was just blark (an awkward in between)
Maybe…just maybe…I got the bleach out of my system for a while? Next time I show signs of blonde fever could one of you PLEASE snap me out of it!? Cause my. hair. will. fall. out.
5. Family life is actually pretty romantic.
For most of my years when I’ve heard the word “romantic” a messy house and two kids was the last thing I’d picture. This one has definitely changed that. All the strawberry covered chocolates and first kisses in the world could not compare to the feeling I get when I watch Nick hold our baby, or when Christian says something only mildly funny and no one else would care but he and I look right at each other and know we’re both thinking about how amazing he is. Or that brief moment when both the babes are in bed and just hanging out with him makes every night feel like a weekend and my life feel like the one I always wanted.
I can’t wait for 2015! There is so much I’m excited for! I can’t thank you guys enough for sticking with me. It’s truly a pleasure being able to have this group of friends all across the interwebs. I feel so incredibly blessed.
So much love to you all!
Here’s to the best year yet.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!