I’m a little behind on the “year in review” post, but life is happening in full swing over here (my children do not go to sleep and stay asleep at night and I have zero time to do anything).
This year has been…interesting. It was full of so much good, but ending it with so much pain and sadness seems to be overshadowing it. I hate that I can’t look back on this year and be happy.
The best part, obviously, was welcoming my little spring flower into the world in April.
And the worst part, was saying goodbye to my grandma. She made her trip up to heaven on Christmas Day.
That’s her in the foreground with my grandpa, before they were married. I think she was only 18 or 19 years old here. I loved looking through all the old pictures of her when I was making the slideshow for the wake.
In between these two life changing events, we bought a house and completely gutted and renovated it from top to bottom. I still have to post pictures of the renovated kitchen, living rooms, and bathrooms, but there are still so many little things that need to be finished and I want to wait until it’s done before I show it off! Dave did all of the work with some help from his dad and friends, and we are hoping to have everything finished by Spring.
Having Dave do all the work saved us a ton of money, but he was gone so much for the four months that it took him to get the house to living condition. Being home all day with no support from him was so hard, but luckily I had my family to help out.
We moved in at the beginning of November, and have been in unpacking, decluttering, cleaning, and finishing projects mode since.
Here’s what we’ve got coming up for 2017:
I am looking forward to getting the house done, and hopefully selling our townhouse in the summer. We probably won’t take a vacation this year, but I am fine with a staycation at our cottage. Less money, less stress, happy beach days…can’t get any better than that.
I’ll stop breastfeeding within the next few months, and I am looking forward to getting my body back 100% and being able to focus on dieting and getting my pre-baby body back (insert eye rolls).
I am going back to work in a few days. Gah! I am happy to be back in my normal routine and get some $$$ flowing in again, but I am SO sad about not being home with my babies anymore. I am trying to keep a grateful, positive attitude about it- not many people get 9 months off, so I’m not sad about going back. Just grateful to have a good job to go back to.
I thought being a stay at home mom for 9 months would allow me more time to blog, but holy smokes was I wrong. My blog completely fell on the back burner. I am looking forward to dedicating more time to it, possibly revamping the look, getting more content out there and published, and doing more collaborations!
Maybe opening an Etsy shop with my Essential Oil rollerballs and bath scrubs?! We’ll see. If the days miraculously become 28 hours long instead of 24…oh, time. How I need more of you.
Finally, I am looking forward to this year of having a soon-to-be one year old and three year old. Eloise and Phoebe are going to be growing closer and closer together the more Eloise is able to play and communicate with Phoebe. This is all going to blossom throughout this year. Making their relationship as close and as happy as possible is a priority for me.
Here’s to a happy, healthy, memorable 2017.