to my friends and family...

{found at this etsy shop.  this artist obviously has children AND a sense of humor.  it's hard to have one without the other.}

i am not really sure how i feel about new year's resolutions.  some years i make them, other years i do not.  some years i keep them, other years they are merely a suggestion or i just ignore them completely.  this year i choose to make goals instead of resolutions because there seems to be less commitment that way (which makes possible failure seem less guilt-inducing **for lack of a better word**)
so folks, here they are:
goal #1: work on above mentioned bitchiness problem.  i am halfway through this hormonal roller-coaster ride called pregnancy.  and regretfully i spent the first half of it worried, grumpy, and/or crying (ha).  and did i say worried?  yep.  now, it's obvious i am pregnant, i know who my sweet baby is and i can feel him move and grow.  i promise to enjoy him and the last half of this beautiful/crazy/unbelievable experience with as few tears as possible (unless they are happy tears...those don't count).
goal#2: to enjoy my little boy for the last few months he has as an only child.  although parenting him has been especially challenging in the past few months, he is such a vibrant, energetic, imaginative, kind little boy.  i feel like we are finally out of the weeds with this whole terrible two business.  knock on wood.
goal #3: get in better shape.  i have grown to love going to the gym and as a result i started this pregnancy 15 lbs. lighter than my last.  i have managed to keep working out during this pregnancy, and thank god because something has to offset the amount of pure crap i have been eating for the past 5 months.  crosby seems to love pancakes, donuts, and cane's chicken tenders.  sigh.

i have a few other plans for this year which i'll reveal once they are in motion ;) overall, i am hopeful for 2011.  chris and i were looking back on the past couple of years and realized that they were filled with a lot of grief (as well as happiness).  which sadly i think is one of those realities that go hand-in-hand with adulthood.  so 2011 may be the best year ever, or it may not.  but i do know that we have a lot to look forward to and i am incredibly excited to see how it all turns out.

what are some of your resolutions/goals?  i would love to know.

i am leaving you with a picture that makes me smile.

p.s.  if you have made it to the end of this post, congratulations!  it is a bit long-winded.  sorry:)  i have noticed that i have a lot more traffic on this blog than i do number of followers.  so if you are here, thank you for reading and welcome!  please leave me a comment, i would love to know who you are.  happy new year!


  1. I have been lurking!! Happy New Year!


  2. I'm here, I'm here! I don't think I am an official "follower" but you're in my Goodle Reader which I check regularly. I can't WAIT to see what your mystery plans are.....such a tease!

  3. I thought I posted a comment already but I'm thinking now that I didn't! Anyway, I'm here and will be blog stalking from now on. Actually, I just found your blog about a month ago- had no idea you blogged. Where have I been? Anyway, LOVE it and will be a faithful follower! Oh, and congrats on Crosby- LOVE that name.

  4. SOO... I am with Jami....what is your plan? I am too nosey for this business!!!