2016 was a year that was filled with ups and downs, but most of all we are so grateful we have been blessed with our little boy on the way. We are so excited to welcome our sweet little Parker in 2017 and the new journey that we will be on this year as we become parents and a family of three!
No Resoultions, Goals
In the past, I've made resolutions that usually involved losing weight, eating healthier and working out more. While those are all great and I typically go through phases of doing these things throughout the year, I thought I'd start off 2017 by setting goals instead making resolutions. And, by sharing them on my blog it will help me stay accountable! The biggest goal that I have is to be a great mama to our little guy and a supportive and loving wife to my husband, and the goals that I've set below will hopefully help me accomplish that.
1. Learning How to Cook
My husband and I love to eat out, but when our little one arrives, I have a feeling eating out won't be as easy, and I'd really love to be able to prepare healthy, delicious meals for my family. I know a couple of recipes, but this year I would love to really learn how to cook a variety of recipes and to find meals that are healthy AND that we enjoy (that seems to be our biggest problem, they are usually one or the other). I got a new saute pan for Christmas and have a gourmet kitchen, and with pinterest and lots of cook books, I really have no excuse not to accomplish this one! If you guys have any amazing recipes, please share them with me - would love any and all ideas! I think eating in will also help us eat healthier since I'll have control about what goes into the meals we eat at home. Wish me luck. :)
2. Date Nights
After Parker arrives, I really want to try and carve out one day a week where my husband and I go on a date night to spend time with one another. While our last 4.5 years together has given us a lot of opportunity to "adult" - travel and go on dates, I don't want the fact that we have a little one at home to make the romance go away. I think it's important for us to spend one night a week doing something fun together, just the two of us, to keep the spark between us alive and well. Ultimately, I think this will help us be better parents to little P, too. Hopefully our families will be up for some babysitting!
3. Self Care
I really enjoy little indulgences like manicures, pedicures, blowouts, etc, and I want to make sure that even though I am going to become a mama this year, that I still keep up with self care and my overall health and well-being. (If you know me well, you probably know that I despise washing my hair, haha. It takes so long to blowdry it and it is just a pain. Hence the ponytails and hats many days.) I want to make sure that even though I will have a little one at home that I am still doing the things that I love to take care of me and not "letting myself go" so to speak. It doesn't mean I need to get dressed up to the 9's even day by any means (I love Lululemon workout clothes), but its important that I nourish my body with balanced nutrition, get back on the tennis court because I love it and the social aspects, and keep up with some of my favorite little self-care indulgences so I can feel great and be a great mama to my little guy, too. I don't think I'd feel great about myself if I stopped doing all of these things, so I am going to make a consious effort to incorporate them into our routine.
Hopefully these goals will help us establish good, healthy habits as we adjust to being parents and a family of three! I absolutely can't wait. One month to go little guy. <3
Hi! I'm Lindsay, a new mama to our little boy, Parker. I started my blog as a way to channel my creativity and document our life happenings. From the pretty, styled shots to the real, raw experiences, too, like our journey to start our family. I love to share about my faith, my personal style for interior decorating, holidays and entertaining & for our little guy. too. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your support. XO