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 having 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!