We had an AWESOME New Years - it was really relaxing and we just stayed in. Ian and I could never decide on what to do for New Years long ago, he wanted to party here, I wanted to meet my girlfriends here, so we just opted for staying in. It was seriously the best decision and one of my favorite holidays because I love the couch cuddles so much.
We have been watching Breaking Bad and on New Years we stayed up to finish a couple of episodes. It just so happened, on the very last day of our break, Sunday night, we watched the last two. So bittersweet to be going back to work and concluding the series - and it was SO GOOD. Did you watch it? I know I'm a bit late to the party but I loved it.
We started off New Years Eve morning just right with some nursing and family snuggles/playtime:
We went to Gymboree Play and Music on New Years Eve and saw two moms that I haven't seen in awhile. It was a small class and Lemon had such a good time. I hadn't been to a music class with her since October and I am so happy I got to see her enjoying it just as much as she did when she was little. I am so grateful that my mom helps us and it allows us to bring Lemon to things like this, it is so FUN. She has moved up a level and the class is more fast paced when it comes to switching it up and encourages the kids to come and grab things and then put them away. It's seriously her favorite!
And then while Lemon was eating lunch, after her nap, we had a mini photo sesh because there was just something about the light! My girl takes my breath away sometimes.
Do you like the new iPhone camera since the update? I hate it, I feel like I miss such great pics because now they are all blurry! Like this one and the one below!
And someone wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year (even though it was like 3pm)!
After heading to the store, that night we made our yearly platter and it was AWESOME. We fed Lemon, snapped a pic and then put her to bed so we could eat it! So yummy!
Ian is ALWAYS saying stuff to get Lemon to look or smile which results in a horrible picture of him. Drives me nuts!
The next day we had absolutely nothing to do (rare for our break!) so we went to the park together and just took it easy.
So, New Year's resolutions. Even though I think it's kind of silly, I found myself asking, "What do I want to change this year?" I think I would like to try to manage my time better. All the moments I could be blogging, working on this new venture with my bestie, making rings, etc I should be doing it, even though I feel like just vegging out on the couch when the baby goes to bed. I need to stay on top of this blog and not start out every post with "I know I'm late but . . ." because I just love it so much (read I haven't even posted Lemon's 17 or 18 month posts!). I also have some guest posts I'd like to do, some more reviews to take on and other ideas. I'd love to be able to do it all it's just so hard to find the time, I definitely need better time management. I'd also like to hop back on that treadmill that we spent so much money and that now sits in the corner collecting dust (but I think I'd have to be up at 5am to do it - eek!).
I would also like to live yoga more instead of just practice it. Yoga is definitely a spiritual journey for me and I'd love to practice it more (time again) but also practice the fundamentals of the spiritual side in my daily life. Be kind, be patient, be present. SO difficult. I lose my patience so much more with my students, because I think I spend it all on Lemon, and I often come off as unkind to them when I am impatient. I also focus so much on the "I can't wait until this weekend" or "I can't wait until summer" and then I miss everything that happens in between. It is SO difficult for me to live in the present but I'd like to try.
I also want to spend more time with my husband, be romantic with him more (wink, wink) and go out to dinner more often, even if we don't have a lot of money. I love going to dinner with my little family and I'd like to do it every two weeks just to get out of the house, get out of cooking and have Lemon try some new things.
What are your New Year's resolutions? Anything you've been wanting to do and just can't seem to find the time? Anything you vow to change about your life/personality?
I am excited for what 2014 (agh - can you believe it?!) will bring. I'm excited for new possibilities, new adventures and all that comes with having a 2 year old (eek!). I hope to be better, do better and live better this year, even though I loved my life last year. I think we all could just keep doing better. Lots of love from my family to yours, Happy New Year!