What I Want for 2015

Over the last year, I have come to love goals. I was never a resolution gal except for the annual declaration that I would lose 15 pounds and then I’d fluctuate for the next year. But I love┬áhaving a place to write down things that I want to accomplish and a way to hold myself accountable.

In 2015, though, we’ll be welcoming our third baby boy. Okay, in the next five weeks we’ll be welcoming our third baby boy. Five weeks! How did this happen? And with a third baby, I’m not really sure what to expect. I’ll have a good bit of weight to lose. I’ll want to get more sleep, but I know that with a baby, sleeping regularly takes time. I’ll want to read more, but know that I’ll have my hands full, my mind occupied, and just be doing my best to adjust to our new normal.

So what do I want for 2015?

Time outside with my boys. Hudson is going to “big school” next year when he starts first grade. Hayes is growing up so much every day and as a soon-to-be middle child, I want him to have his own little life aside from Hudson’s life. And I just want us to soak up time outside. Playing on the playset. Swinging. Riding bikes. (Hudson can ride his without training wheels now!)

Exercise. After months of pain and carrying around extra weight, I want to move more. I want to push my sweet newborn in the stroller and have meet ups with friends at the gym.

Binge-watching television. I know. Who makes goals to watch more TV? Some of my best memories are from when Hudson and Hayes were born and my mom was staying with us. My mom and I would binge watch shows. Todd and I watched all of Friday Night Lights when Hayes was born. It’s just something we love doing and we can do it together- at the house, while holding a sleeping baby.

Open doors and family dinners. With our third baby, it’s unlikely that life will come to a screeching halt. We want friends visiting and eating dinner with us. We want as much normalcy as possible for our kids’ sake and for Todd and me to maintain our friendships that are so special to us. Our community is important to us and I want these people in our home and in our lives.

Less obligation. I want that the things I do to be done with my whole heart. Laundry, cooking, cleaning, blogging. I can love those things! I want to step away from the things that I find I’m not doing with my whole heart. The things that are better suited for someone else. The commitments and obligations that take me away from doing other things well.

Thanks for your patience as I’ve been enjoying a little hiatus. I’m excited about 2015 and so excited to get back to recording memories as we welcome James Walker!

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Comments

  1. Donna Zoltanski says

    All the best to you on the birth of your third son! Enjoy these precious moments – you have a beautiful family!

  2. Rox says

    I’m with you on the losing weight / exercise after baby. But I know it will take time to get back to where I was (or better) than before…so I’m going to have to be patient with myself. ESPECIALLY since I’ll be a first time mommy – and I’m pretty clueless about EVERYTHING. You’re a PRO at this mommy thing by now!

    SO EXCITED FOR Y’ALL – FIVE WEEKS!!!

  3. says

    I mean, we are such peas in a pod. On the same day, we make the same 2015 resolutions. Less busy, more outside time and relaxing. I think we should hold each other accountable this year friend :). I can’t wait to see pictures of sweet James Walker!

  4. says

    I mean, we are such peas in a pod. On the same day, we make the same 2015 resolutions. Less busy, more outside time and relaxing. I think we should hold each other accountable this year friend :). I can’t wait to see pictures of sweet James Walker!

  5. says

    I love that on the same day, we make practically the same 2015 resolutions…be outside more, relax more and enjoy life a little bit more. I think we should keep each other accountable this year friend :). We are two peas in a pod. XO

  6. says

    Always love reading your goals. They always motivate me! As a fellow “3 boys mom” I’m so excited to read about your upcoming journey. =)

  7. says

    We binge watched tv with all my babies as well…The OC, One Tree Hill and Downton Abbey ; )

    I have 3 boys as well and my big ones loved being at home with the baby for those first few weeks. I had worried they would be antsy to be out and about, but they loved being at home (which worked to my advantage since I was on bed rest for 2 months). Newborn time is really the only time in life you are “excused” from real life so take advantage and let those big ones soak up your little.

  8. Billie Mcwilliams says

    Hi Erin, Ive been reading your blog since you were pregnant with Hayes. I was pregnant with my fourth, I think we delivered around the same time too. My sons birthday is May 26 2011. I am now pregnant with with our 5th and last. Im only 10 weeks weeks though. I really enjoy reading your thoughts and your comment on loving laundry, cooking, and cleaning really hit home. I want to find myself really loving those things this year too. I want my family to be my first priority. Keep writing, you are awesome. I cant wait to see pics of your beautiful baby boy!

  9. says

    Loving this list of goals for 2015! I sure have missed you, but I hope that things are going beautifully as you all prepare for James Walker to arrive! Praying sweet blessings over you all as you share these last few weeks as a family of four!

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