Sure hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and is ringing in the New Year. We had a wonderful time with both of our families. The kids loved their new toys, and I have been lazy most of the week. Worked a little more than I wanted, didn't clean nearly as much as is needed - but it has been nice to be at home this last week.
Mike and I took our first little getaway together this weekend. Can you believe we have never left the kids together before? I've gone on a trip or he's gone out of town - but we've never gone together. We ran up the mountain to Park City for some alone time and I took my first skiing lesson. Can you believe I've lived in Utah all my life and never skied before? It was fun. I'm still sore 3 days later - but it was fun. I hope to make this a family affair and start going often. I can't explain how beautiful the mountain is later at night, when its almost empty. Going up the lift looking at the mountain - I wish I had a picture cause it took my breath away.... or that could have been from the boots I was wearing the the way my legs were shaking.... but it was a fun time either way.
I'm excited for 2012 and what is has to bring. Tonight we went to dinner and I watched the kids race back to the car. I think this is going to be a fun year for our little family. The kids are FINALLY playing together. Sam has turned into a little person instead of a baby. We can get out of the house and go places and he behaves himself (most of the time). My goal for 2012 - to sit in a movie theater with both my kids and watch the whole movie.... we'll see how that goes.
I was reading my posts from last January - the goals that were set and not kept. I would say I did sew a little more then the previous year so that was good. Eating and working out went out the door in January... I'm so fat right now I don't want to leave my house! Clearly that needs to be priority #1 on my list this year. Starting tomorrow - work outs will start - healthy dinners will be made - less eating out - no coke - YOU HEARD ME - NO COKE! I've been cheating on coke with another man - Red Bull - so I'm going to allow myself a Red Bull now and then - but I'm done with the coke. We have a tripped planned in April and I plan to allow myself to be seen in public in a bathing suit - so I've got to get my butt in gear!
I've got my Jillian Michaels DVDs ready to go, a new nano with some great play lists, the couch to 5k in mind - and I'm going for it. Stay tuned to see a healthier me this year. That is my only goal - I'm not even going to give myself a number I want to get to weight wise. I just want to be healthier - like what I see in the mirror cause I've been very down on myself lately and would like to change that.
The other few things I'd like to do more of this year - finish a few quilts - which I think after doing 5 in 2 weeks I can prove I can get things done. I have tons of kits and have been working to buy backs when I feel the need to buy fabric. So I should have plenty to keep me busy this year!
The other goal is to find us a babysitter and try to go out more. Mike and I have definetly let this part of our lives slide away since having kids and I think its important to bring it back. At least once a month we are going to have a date night.
I've also implemented a new weekly night schedule - here's how I see it playing out. Obviously if we sign Jake up for anymore activities my life will be overtaken by karate or baseball or soccer - but in the meantime this is how its going to work:
Sunday night - hang out
Monday night - Family night - focus on the kids, playing games, reading, an occasional movie night etc
Tuesday night - Abby night - I get to disappear downstairs and not do a thing once Mike gets home
Wednesday night - hang out
Thursday night - Mike's night - to do whatever he wants while I take care of the kids
Friday night - Family night - go out, stay in, but do something fun together
Saturday - Date night or hang out doing whatever
I think by having specific nights set aside for family time - and nights off for both Mike and I we will be a happier family. Its something I've been thinking about for awhile now and feel its important to focus on.
Anything else???? This is a random post. I'm excited for 2012 and all that it brings. Hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and are ready to dig in to the new year!