The New Year

After a New Year's Eve of hanging out with my parents, going out for Mexican food, putting baby to sleep, and Netflixing the night away, I thought about how I wanted to end and begin the year. I always want something memorable to be happening when the clock strikes 12, so I looked adoringly at my husband, cozy and warm in bed.

"I know the perfect thing to do when midnight hits and 2017 begins."

"Do I have to get out of bed?"


"Ugh. I don't want to."

"Let's go to Willow's room and watch her sleep all cutely surrounded by her stuffed animals."

Without hesitation, "Good idea."

Becoming parents makes you cheesy. That's clearly so. I can look at Willow and just want to cry with the loving of her. I can think of no better way to start 2017.

As for resolutions, I don't really have one this year. I'd like to get my meal planning a little more under control so there are less nights of "uhh I dunno" throwing food together at the last second that may or may not be as healthy as I strive for. So if that counts as a resolution, that's my resolution. Mostly I just see that as #1 on a pretty long to do list. I also want to continue my tradition of making over a room in my house every winter. I've already picked a room to do, I just can't decide how ambitious I want to be! And Pinterest is just plain overwhelming with all the options and ideas.

Then there are the business goals and projects. Mostly that's just going to be a lot of behind the scenes stuff, but I will definitely be sprucing up my portrait and product offerings. I've shared a little bit on Instagram, so make sure you're following me there to see it (and to see a non-stop train of cute baby). I can't wait to start implementing some of these new things for this year's clients!

I apologize for the lateness of this blog post. It's also been on the to do list for the past week, but it's been pushed back many times for various reasons. First Erik was sick, then I was sick, then life, and well you know how it is. One of my best friends is going through the most unspeakable tragedy right now and my heart has been heavy this week feeling for her, imagining myself in such a situation, and being grateful for how good I have it. Hard things really do shine a light on everything good if you let them.

I hope you had a wonderful New Year celebration. And let's just do this thing called 2017!