Monday, December 31, 2012

Weekend recap.

Some one once told me that a Monday morning post was the easiest post in the world.  All you have to do is recap your weekend with lots of pictures.  I kind of think she may be right.

Here goes.

The weekend started out with a visit from some pretty cool peeps.  Those peeps being a kick ass big bro and a sweet little girl that I like to call Avery, because that is her name and all.  We don't get to see them as much as we'd like and there is really no excuse other than we suck are too busy, since they only live a couple of hours away.  Let's change that pronto.  There was lots of wine had by all me and Chris.  You can just call us the purple teeth twins.

During their visit, Avery gave Owen a talking to.  Conversations between a 5 year old and a 10 month old should never be revealed.

The good news is that he listens well.  He is now pulling up on everything he can get his hands on.  And....YES, that is a Snuggie... it's ok to be a little bit jealous.  It is camoflauge for goodness sake.

Sunday brought me a day of puppy fun.  Burton has been a little neglected lazy lately, so I thought a good trip to the doggie park was in order.  So we loaded up and met our friend Fed for some serious slobbery fun.

Just look at that tongue...tell me that's not one happy pup!

As the afternoon progressed, it was time to get our game face on as the Redskins were about to whoop up on the Cowgirls.  Or so we hoped.  As we sent my Chris and Avery packing, we first shared in a little family friendly trash talking.

Sibling Rivalry at its finest.

By the time the game started, we were full of crockpot chili and downing brews. 
Look, even Bud Light knows who to route for.

As we settled in to watch a good Cowboys and Indians battle, we paused for a family snapshot.  After all, Redskins football should always be a family affair.

There you have it.....a weekend recap post.  Easy Peasy.  By the way....just in case you live under a rock or something, or haven't heard the chanting.....HTTR!!!!, someone won their division.....hint hint, it wasn't the Cowboys.

What did you do this weekend?

Saturday, December 29, 2012

New year, New me.

The end of December is near and you know what that means....time for those pesky resolutions.   You know, those ideals you set for yourself that supposedly produce a new "you".  Well, just like everyone else, I set some up for myself each and every year and each and every year, they seem to get lost in the shuffle.  This year, I am not setting any particular goals for myself.  I'm not setting myself up for failure or dissapointment.  I am simply opening up to become a new "me".  

This last year has been both crazy and amazing.  I wouldn't change it for the world,  but I seem to have lost myself and what makes ME happy.  So with that, I recognize the truth and know that I cannot continue on this path if I want to lead a life of raw bliss with my little family of 4 (including the choco pup, of course).

For 2013 I am focusing on ME.  Now of course, I would not neglect my duties as a wife and a mother.  They are first and foremost my top priority.  With that said though, you know that old saying  "If momma aint happy, aint nobody happy"?  Well, that's my plan.  I am going to make momma happy.

Here are a few things that I jotted down that I would like to accomplish in 2013.  I wouldn't call them resolutions.  Let's call them ideals.  They are a starting off point.

1. Regain more self esteem: Focus on what makes me feel good.  Go out, get a haircut, buy new  makeup, get a manicure.  Anything that will help me to feel good about myself.

2. Less clutter: Clean up.  Simplify.

3. More patience:  Pretty self explainitory

4. Become more focused: Mark things off of the list.  Accomplish even the little things.

5. Dress the part:  Get dressed each and every day.  Being put together makes you feel like a million bucks.  See #1.  Win Win.

6. Enjoy lifes little moments:  Don't let them pass you by.  Chances are they will become a distant memory. Make sure to cherish it so that you can look back on it fondly.

7. LET IT GO:  Don't sweat the small stuff.  At the end of the day, was it really that important?

8. Smile, Smile, Smile.  Be Happy!

Now that that is clear, I am hoping to get my blog up and running again.  Not for anything more than to document my journey.  My accomplishments and failures.  I hope you will follow me along in this new year.  Cheer me on and lift me up.  As I will you.