Friday, January 1, 2016

Another New Year

2016.  Cannot even believe it.  Coming off of a very, very busy and jam-packed holiday season I have been pondering and I want to record my gratitude each day.  Whether or not it makes it past a day, a week, month, etc. we'll have to see but I'm starting it here.  Today while the idea has been rolling around in my brain I have had multiple ideas come to me about what I'd write about and now that I have one second to jot something down I am a little blank.  Today we started off by SLEEPING IN! We hosted our annual Fireworks and Fondue New Year's Eve party and it is a lot of work.  Pile on that my hubby has been pretty much MIA since we got back from Disneyland at the beginning of December, and it is even harder to pull off.  I am just tired I think.  Anyway, that aside, our party was fun but I was up to 2 with my nieces and nephew waiting for their ride.  This old lady isn't used to that.  Then this morning we had to finish putting everything away and cleaned up and then Brandt made "daddy breakfast" for the boys.  Big and hearty.  So we had breakfast for lunch and then this afternoon we went sledding as a family and a neighbor family came, too. 
It was a BEAUTIFUL day.  Perfect skiing weather.  Snows in the mountains, skies are blue, and the sun was shining strong.  Then we came home, made dinner, boys are all showered, ready for bed, and watching a movie.  So, being that today was all about our little family unit, I just wanted to reflect on my people and how much I love them.  They are my reason for being.  It is hard and trying for me to be a mom.  I am trying my hardest to do a good job and I know I fall short quite a bit but they bring me great joy.  Its crazy how they can make you your happiest self and on the flip-side, your very worst side.  Yesterday as I finally had enough with the boys and their unwillingness to help me prepare the house for 25 guests, I grabbed their toys and took them away and told them to take a nap.  Thru tears Charlie told me that I am the meanest mom and that as soon as he woke up he was packing his things and leaving.  I'm glad that when he was done napping he was happy to see me and things were good.  I'm also glad that my hubby told me that I was a good mom and wife and that he'd help Charlie pack his bags.  I'm lucky to have such support and such loving children.  Lots of times I need to take a step back, breathe, and remember that they are my everything and nothing else matters.  I don't need to be worked up over insignificant people or things.  That's about it for now.  xo

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