The start of a new year always brings me fresh motivation to set goals and refresh. I usually make a list of a few things I want to accomplish like taking a cooking class with E or a larger goal of establishing a better eating routine. This year I haven’t felt the same motivation. I think part of it is due to the fact that there has been so much change in my life in the last few months and I feel like I’ve already been working on my goals. I just resumed my fitness membership and I’ve started making a list of things I want to do for myself like get back into Bible Study and read again. But I’m taking it day by day. Instead of making a list of several goals, I have found there is only one that I’m eager to achieve and that’s find balance again.READ THE POST
Peppermint hot chocolate. The Macy’s Windows. All the twinkling lights along Michigan Avenue. A Charlie Brown Christmas & Vince Gauraldi tunes. A light snowfall & cup of coffee by the fire… The best part of the holiday season is celebrating special traditions year after year. Things have changed a bit since my childhood, and some traditions are hard to hold on to in the warm Austin winter, but I always remember them fondly as I begin preparing my own.
Growing up, we always watched It’s A Wonderful Life on Christmas Eve and sang Christmas carols at the Village Green. All of my siblings would sleep in my room and we’d watch for Santa out my window. Someone would always wake everyone else up super early. On Christmas morning my parents would make us wait at the top of the stairs while they started breakfast and brewed coffee. My dad would light a fire and we’d listen to White Christmas by Bing Crosby as we took turn opening gifts. We’d spend the rest of the day resting before heading out to either our grandmother’s or our aunt’s house for dinner. I loved getting together with our cousins.
Hello Friends! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with the ones you love most! We flew to Ohio to visit Eric’s family and it was so special having Charlie meet his cousins. He was a rockstar on the plane and started sleeping through the night! #thankful is an understatement… I feel like we may have turned a corner! People are warning me I’m due for a growth spurt or change, but I’m going to go ahead and enjoy every moment of my well-rested self right now.
Now that Thanksgiving is over, the Christmas music & holiday spirit is in full blast over here. I’m halfway through my shopping and gearing up for some fun parties these next few weeks. And I’ve teamed up with my Austin Blogger Babes to share some holiday inspo! See all of our looks shot at the gorgeous Hotel Ella below :)READ THE POST
Hey gals! Happy Weekend to you! Do you have any fun plans? Daylight savings starts Sunday and I’ll be the weirdo that admits I’m totally going to miss these dark mornings. I just love being up before the sun is and having a cup of coffee in silence. But I’ll be happy about the extra hour of sleep we’ll be getting (though I’m sure Charlie hasn’t really picked up how the clock works over here haha). We have our first babysitter coming tomorrow and I’m totally anxious to leave my baby for a few hours! The sitter’s a doll but I’m a mess of hormones and am feeling super protective on my little guy that I feel only I really know. Deep breaths, Meg! It will all be okay.
We’re heading out to dinner, to see Jim Gaffigan, and then to a friend’s Oktoberfest, so it’s going to be one busy (and FUN!) Saturday night.