The year 2018.


We are a couple of weeks into this year and so far our family has been blessed with the virus that will not go away.  I had it first, gave it to Grace, who gave it to Brooke, who gave it to Rob... who is still battling it.  Cough, congestion, runny nose, just overall feeling run down.  It is for the birds and I hope that by this weekend we can officially kick it to the curb.

But that is not my only goal for 2018.

I also want to tackle the junk drawer in our kitchen, finally get the sports wallpaper down in baby number 3's bedroom and be caught up on laundry for more than an hour.

I want to celebrate 10 years post high school graduation with all my girlfriends at our reunion, let Shania Twain take me back to the summers of my childhood at her concert and celebrate 8 years of marriage to my person, my other half.

I hope to nail the princess birthday party for my 4 year old, not cry when my little bug turns 2 and cherish the newborn snuggles come April.

I plan to cut out cursing, yell less and encourage the random dance parties and sing alongs.

I can't wait to welcome 28, celebrate friends getting married and marvel at the sweet babies being brought into our world.

I will soak up the chances to rock my children to sleep, read them more books and push their little personalities to the surface even more.

I will practice patience, not take for granted the time spent with family and friends and be the best me that I can be for myself, my husband and my kids.

2018 may have started out a bit underwhelming... but it's another year.  A blank slate.  An opportunity to make it what I want it to be.  And for that I am thankful.

What are your 2018 goals?

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  1. I don't make goals or resolutions in the New Year but I love what it says about putting God first. I definitely need to work on doing that more. Hope your family gets to feeling better.

  2. I certainly hope that 2018 is a good year for you all!! :)