Sometimes life flys by right before your eyes, sometimes you try to take family pictures with a toddler and a 2 month old and tell yourself it will all work out perfectly and sometimes you eat ice cream for breakfast.
Ok, ok maybe a little far fetched on the last one. Maybe not… let’s be real I’ve got a sweet tooth bigger than the iceberg that sunk the titanic.
As this year comes to a close I want to do two things. I want to forgive my type A, extremely driven self for not accomplishing my 500 unrealistic goals like reading a million actual books or losing 20lbs. (Audible is my new best friend, since Ally thinks pages are fun to rip out). And secondly, I want to enjoy my family. Right now, where we are…no holds bar. Even though my almost two year old would rather cry because I refuse to let her sit inside the Tupperware I just washed, again. I want to smother her in kisses. Even though my once first born, sausage dog Lola is driving me nuts and won’t stop tinkling on the floor and even though there is still laundry in the dryer… (and on the table and in the closet) there are still dirty dishes in the sink, I didn’t finish cooking that appetizer I was supposed to make and I still have not showered today… TMI? Nah…
I am going to do this one thing this new year, I am going to stop and thank God for my beautiful, imperfect family. For the many blessings we’ve had this year. For our new baby Audrey. Our beautiful new home, for a fridge full of food and closets full of clothes. But more importantly a heart so full I can’t explain it. Life’s not perfect but it’s far from rough. We are truly blessed to live in this country and to live in these days.
Here’s to another year of fun!
Bye Bye 2016 as our little Ally bear says !!