Thursday, December 29, 2011

Looking back at 2011's To-Do List

I wonder how much I actually completed?? I can always carry them over to next year's list... sounds exciting. (not)

Here is last year's list... read the post here!

I am sad to say that I accomplished only about 7 of the 20 items on my list. What a bummer... I will definitely be carrying over a few of those tasks into my 2012 list of To-Do's. I claimed 2011 to be the year of organizing, and indeed it was! Our house has come a long long way in 2011. My kitchen is beyond organized, my bedroom has made strides, the bathroom cabinets have been cleaned out about ten times, the kitchen sink area has been fixed and the entertainment center was a major project... cords drive me crazy!

This year, I am scaling down on my list. I believe in a more do-able list rather than an overwhelming list. I will have a baby this year, so there is no need to go overboard!

My To-Do's for 2012

1. Health: Let's face it, I will be needing to lose a few (25+) pounds this year and that will take a lot of work on my part!
2. Organization: I want to always be on top of laundry and dishes. My goal is to never let things pile up to the point of stressing me out.
3. Stress: Speaking of stress, my last goal is to keep myself in line and focused on what really matters in life. Being a teacher, at least to most people, seems to be an "easy" job. I beg to differ. My job is hard and I want to great for the kids so there are a lot of days that it gets in the way of my life at home... not this year or any other year, I will be focusing on my family solely.

I am ready for 2012 and I think it is going to be a year full of blessings!
Cannot wait!!!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Week 32 and Christmas

Christmas is gone... boo! Taylor and I had such a great time with all of our families and enjoyed the break. We are now busy working on our annual New Year's Eve party, it is going to be great! Thanks to Pinterest, my ideas are endless!

The best gifts of the year were:

My favorite gift this year was my MUCH MUCH MUCH needed iphone 4S
(Thanks Honey)

and the super cute Claire Bella monogrammed cover
(Thanks Mom)

Taylor's best gift in my opinion, not his...

Closet Maid Garage Shelving System

and a custom J. Hilburn Shirt

Here is one family shot... with a clear view of my 32 week belly!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Week 30 and an Anniversary

Tomorrow, December 12th, is our wedding anniversary!
Taylor and I are celebrating 2 years of wedded bliss :).... Time sure does fly!
We celebrated with a steak dinner at Bob's and a movie. I talked him into seeing
"New Year's Eve". It was a cute movie!

A trip down memory lane...

Baby Luke Update

Week 30... total weight gain 20 pounds!
Best news this week is that I do NOT have gestational
diabetes, that was a relief! We bought Luke's crib today and
hoping to get that set up this week!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Week 29 and Christmas Decor

Taylor and I have been so very busy... last weekend we started painting Luke's nursery and we are still working on it. SLOWLY.

Then, we finally tackled our Christmas decorating this past weekend... It was fun and we knocked it out in a super speedy fashion! Got the mantle done, the tree done, the entertainment center done and the kitchen all done in one night. Onto baby updates... I have been bad about taking a picture each week, so I made myself get one in this week in front of the tree so we can always this Christmas!

So here are all of the pictures...

My cake plate

Our mantle, without the stockings... they'll come soon

Our tree

Our festive Kitchen

Our dining room chandelier
Here we (me and Luke) are at 29 weeks!