I guess it’s time to come out of my holiday-induced hibernation & post some updates!
We had a wonderful holiday season with lots of welcomed family time. We flew out to Buffalo on Christmas morning, so we pushed our Christmas celebrations up two days (Christmas Eve on 23rd, Christmas morning on 24th) so that we could celebrate with my parents and so that the girls could have a leisurely “Christmas” morning without being rushed so we could make our flight. Then, we got to have a third day of Christmas on the real Christmas day once we got to Buffalo! Christmas is so much fun with young kids – it is full of excitement, anticipation, & joyful chaos. Our time in Buffalo was really nice, too, as it is always nice to see people you don’t get to see very often. Somehow we still have not mastered the art of seeing everyone, though. I will say that we were very ready to head back to “tropical” DC again after our trip.
Now that the new year is here, it has been time to get back on track with everything that slipped over the last month or so. That means healthier eating, a more consistent running schedule, and a re-organized house. It has been fun to look back at 2013 because it was such a great year, and I intend to do everything I can to make 2014 just as good! Of course I have some things in mind that I want to improve upon in 2014, who doesn’t? I wouldn’t say they are necessarily resolutions, though. Resolutions come with so much pressure and are pretty meaningless to me. Seeing them as “goals” make them seem way more attainable & not such a drudgefest.
We have a lot of big adjustments coming up in our family, so the first quarter of the year will be dedicated to making it through those…yikes! Military life strikes again. Despite that, we are looking forward to the clean slate of 2014 and all that it brings (like, KINDERGARTEN, gah).
Holiday photo dump below! I know the Audrey to Caroline picture ratio is a bit off, but I swear Caroline is the only one who nicely poses for pictures these days! Audrey is too busy to give me the time of day most of the time ;)