Well I know I have fallen back into my bad blogging habits, but I have excuses.. really. I have been busy getting myself into some new good habits. Over the festive season, I, like many others, have been reflecting on the past year, and realised that I really wanted and needed to make some changes in my life.
The past year has been a rollercoaster of a year. And although it was really tough at times, it was also kinda special at others. We bought this home of ours, which was a definitely a highlight. We celebrated our baby's first birthday, and watched her walk for the first time. Our big girl started kinder, and ballet - which she has really enjoyed. Our magazine has grown and changed, and helped me learn so much - about people, running a business, and myself. We also bought our sweet little Kombi, and took it for fun trips. On the other hand, this year has brought some tough times. With the magazine putting a lot of stress in our lives, the renovations being tough on Ro's body, moving house (which Laney really didn't enjoy) and Ro and I generally feeling overworked, and underappreciated a lot of the time. BUT wait, this year is going to be different! And I am already organised and ready to face the year with enthusiasm.
I have written a list, of all the things that I want to achieve this year. I have already cleaned up my desk, and started a new work routine that will allow me to prioritise my time better. There are going to be more trips away - with nothing but R & R on the schedule. There will be more playtime with the girls. There will be work days that are planned and productive. And there will be a healthier lifestyle with plenty of walking and water. And there will also be time for just Ro and I to have adult conversations that don't involve children, thaw or house stuff. Oh, and lots of dinners with friends and family.
I hope you are having a wonderful start to the year, with many positive thoughts about the future. I know I am.
Some Christmas snaps (with my lovely new camera)
We dined alfresco on Christmas day, with family
This was the biggest hit on the day - Tia's new car
Tia has a new favourite nook
We recently spent the afternoon at Kate's farm. (Thanks Steph for suggesting it!) She crocheted up a storm while I watched in awe.