Happy New Year! Fresh starts and new goals everywhere, I love it! Though I don't personally set any specific goals, I do try to take this early time of the year to assess where I stand. Am I being a good wife and mom? Am I giving, loving, moving, BEING enough?
Even with the best intentions its easy to get side tracked and lose sight of what's most important. This year I hope to spend less time preoccupied with the trivial matters, material possessions, and more time saying "YES" and playing with my babies. My baby boy is going to turn FOUR this Summer and will probably go to preschool in the Fall. With only one more year until Kindergarten, I really want to make the most of these days together. More adventures, more active play, more memories for my boy. I want to reflect back on this year and on my life knowing that I lived it in the moment, that my kids saw me trying and smiling, and loving them, that my husband was always happy to be married to me. None of this is new of course. But as I said, it's important to do a self-check from time to time.
So here we are, first week of January. We can officially say El Nino has landed in Southern California. He packed a few punches in this week and the rains came down! I looked out my front window to see a river floating by my door. No kidding. The water quickly went down, but for a while there I was wondering how I would get in or out of the house. The kids and I stayed put (not like we had a choice in the matter) and did some puzzles and built and demolished lego towers. Today is supposed to be worse, so we are planning some art projects, and treat making. Praying our house doesn't float away!
Hope our friends and family are having a great start to the New Year. Stay dry!