What happened to the days where NYE was the best/biggest party night of the year for us?! Where I used to plan my outfit out a few weeks in advance (and now looking back, they were pretty hideous outfits), drink tons of water that day in hopes that my hangover the next day wouldn't be as bad, stocked up on "chaser" (an anti-hangover pill) and took it according to directions to lessen the chance of a hangover the next day and then, slept in on New Year's Day til 1pm... Those days are over. I was just going though pictures from NYE 2002 and realized that those were my biggest priorities 10 years ago when it came to New Years Eve.
How things have changed... my outfit was planned maybe a half hour before I put it on, I wasn't thinking about how much water I should drink that day so I felt better the next day, I was more thinking that I probably hadn't even drank one glass of water yet because I was fulfilling the needs of two little boys instead and tend to forget about my own needs! I definitely wasn't planning on taking "Chaser" for a potential hangover... I knew I wouldn't be hung over the next day, that isn't even an option when there are two little alarm clocks named Carter and Evan who go off every morning at 6am.
This year we went to the Fenton's house for a nice dinner and drinks. The kids played, we got to chit chat and have a few drinks and we were home by 11! It's sad to say that I don't even think we were awake when the ball dropped. Pathetic!
So what are my new years resolutions this year? Notice how I make resolutions pleural?! I'm really not one to make new years resolutions because I feel like I am constantly making "resolutions" on a weekly basis. But if I had to write something down like I am now...... I need to be more organized (Travis thinks I am a joke when I say this BUT I tell him there is always room for improvement!), I want to stay up to date on my blogs, I would like to make it to the gym more (with this full time/5 days a week nonsense it's slightly difficult but only two more months until I go back down to 3 days a week, yahoo!!), and that's it. They really aren't anything big... I don't have time right now to make absolute commitments to something such as "I will go to the gym 5 days a week for the next year!". That's completely unrealistic. Therefore, I just have a few things in the back of my head that I would like to improve upon :)
2012 was a good year. It has been the first year in the past 4 where we didn't have anything major going on.. I wasn't pregnant, Travis wasn't graduating, no kids were born, we weren't moving, and there weren't any family deaths.. all in all it was a pretty steady year. I'm ok with that! We needed a year like that because within the next few, things will pick up again and I'm guessing we will go though another chaotic cycle just like that one. Both boys have definitely grown into different kids than they were a year ago (obviously) and are making us proud on a daily basis. We just love them to death! Travis is on the home stretch of his third year of residency and is starting to look in to Fellowships in Acute and Chronic Pain Management. Our future is slowly starting to come together and we will know a little bit more about what these next few years will look like once he finds out what he will be doing for fellowship. I think he should know by summer. I'm just finishing up my orientation in the OR and am looking forward to getting on my scheduled shift (11am-11pm) so I am able to spend more time with the boys. Although it's been difficult being away from them every day of the work week, I still think it was a good decision to make this move and start this new job. No regrets.
Cheers to 2013! Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!
|How adorable did she make her table?! Love it!|
|Just got home, about to go to bed BEFORE midnight :/ Carter has his little noise maker that he was blowing all night and wanted to get a picture with it.|
|What a difference 10 years can make... oh my. Was hesitant to even post this but thought it was funny!|