Wednesday, January 4, 2017

New Year Thoughts

The few months after the holidays have never been my favorite, but I'm actually looking forward to them this year - starting off with January, which will be exciting for us in more ways than one!

Next week, we will not be "homeless" anymore when we sign the paperwork and make our new home officially ours!  My parents have been so good to us and made it more than easy to adjust living with them for this in-between period, but of course we are all looking forward to having our own space back.  While we technically moved a couple weeks ago, we have unpacked maybe half a dozen boxes since living with my parents means we haven't needed much other than our clothes and some of Ellie's favorite toys.  That being said, we will probably be spending the rest of the month slowly unpacking and getting settled into our new place.  I really want to focus on getting Ellie's room set up and complete, so I think that's first on our list!  I've been collecting inspiration for quite some time now, so I'm excited to see how it all comes together and will definitely share more soon. :)

The following week, we will be finding out if baby number two is a boy or a girl!!  Aside from the actual birth day and finding out that I'm pregnant in the first place, I'd say finding out the gender is probably the most exciting day of the entire pregnancy. Tyler took the day off from work so he can be there again as he was when we found out with Ellie and we have both really been looking forward to it for awhile now.  It's likely the only doctor's appointment Tyler will come to during this pregnancy (which I'm more than okay with), but that means it's extra special for him to be there and be a part of the whole experience - finding out the gender and seeing our baby wiggle around on the screen! :)  I'm also looking forward to doing a little new wardrobe shopping, assuming baby is actually a boy like we are predicting! ;)

I don't really have any earth-shattering resolutions to share, but there are some things I'd like to focus on more and accomplish.  I'd really like to be better at meal planning and mixing in some new recipes.  I am totally the person who thinks of something to make for dinner only to realize that I'm missing half of the ingredients, so the whole meal planning part is definitely going to be key for me.  Theoretically, I think it will be a little bit easier not working and having the extra time at home to do this... right?? :)  I'd also like to focus on being more present, really enjoy the last few months as a family of three and take better care of myself and all of us - you know, all the cliché kinds of things. ;) 

2017 is going to be an exciting year for us and I hope you enjoy following along!  Happy New Year!!

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