Saturday, January 22, 2011

It's a No Go.. Thanks, Snow!

Yeah.  Snow sucks. It really really sucks.  I still can't believe I've lived in Nebraska my whole life.  I still complain about the Winter every.single.year!  And each year it seems to get worse and worse.  More snow. More freezing temps.  More blowing winds.  More days trapped inside.

Rewind a few years and being trapped inside the house wasn't a terrible thing at all.  It meant hot chocolate or coffee and a good book and lots of napping.  Now? With a toddler... HA!  You can only do so many art projects and play in the tent and read books so many times.  And going outside is fun.. until said toddler almost gets blown into a snow mound by said high winds.  Not to mention the fact that it takes as long to put her in her snow clothes as she plays outside.

Mother Nature also seems to use my social calendar as the basis for her weather making.  Days when I have nothing to do? Perfect weather. Days with plans? Schloads of snow!  In fact as I type this, I'm supposed to be going to my good friend Missy's 30th Birthday party in a few hours.  Guess what it's doing outside?  Sunshine and rainbows? Hell no!  It's snowing!!  Hard.  And it's very windy.  Surprising, I know.

We've missed out on play dates and  trips to fun places and hanging out with friends quite a few times already  this lovely season.  And it's only mid-January!  It's only been officially Winter for a month!

So.. until Spring decides to show it's face.. I'd really really really like to just hibernate with my family and sleep away this crappy, asstastic, frigid weather!  That would be great.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

And Let it Begin..

Peace out 2010!  Welcome 2011!

I just want to go on the record here saying that it's been TWO months since I've last blogged.  That's insane.  I mean, I've never been the most consistent blogger, but this is just sad. Pitiful.  Ridiculous.

Life has strapped me in and taken me for a ride.  Days with a toddler fly by.  And to be honest, I try not to miss a moment.  So I really need to find a nice balance between life and blogging. (Isn't that what all the bloggers are saying these days?)  I've also taken on a volunteer position with my local MOM group.  It's been stressful. Chaotic. Demanding. And tons of fun!  I'm really enjoying it so far.  Work. Overnights. Four nights a week. So yeah.. life has been busy but fun!

2010 was pretty good to my family.  There was so drama and lots of stress.  But we always had a roof over our head, food in our belly, and love in our home.  So I really can't complain much.  We made new friends, reconnected with ones from our past.  Kylee has really developed into quite the little person.  She's so funny, smart, talented, and pretty darn adorable if I do say so myself.  Tim switched locations with his job and it's been a hard change on him, but something that was great for our family.  We were going to move at the end of the year, but now we are staying. (I'm so happy about that!) We were together with both of our families for the holidays and everyone had a good time.

2011 is looking to be wonderful for us!  A job change is in the future for me.  Our very first family vacation at the start of the summer! (Down south to visit Tim's family).  Hopefully an end of the summer mini vacation with some good friends.  More time together as a family.  I have a lot of hope in 2011 being "our year"!

With the new year upon us I know a lot of people are making resolutions.  I told myself I wasn't going to.  I always seem to make them and break them before I even make it through the month of January.  But.. I've decided I am going to set goals for myself.

1.  Eat healthier as a family and start exercising.
2.  Become more organized in my life.  Find that balance I so desire.
3.  Take time for myself.
4.  Start reading again (things other than kid books and magazines)
5.  Take time for my relationship with that awesome man in my life!
6.  Volunteer more.  (I really miss doing this!)
7.  Say farewell to the people in my life who are just a giant, negative, hurtful weight.
8.  Start blogging again.

SO.. those are my goals.  That's the wrap up to the end of our year.  I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season!  And I look forward to the adventures of this new year!

(Oh.. and tomorrow is my birthday. I plan on saying I'm 25 for the rest of my life. The End.)