It’s the New Year
It’s January 2nd! Of 2016! I still can’t really believe it. Did you have a fun New Year’s Eve?
We stayed in, and all of us were in our jammies for dinner. My husband was going to make steak on the grill, but couldn’t get his grill to work, so just made it on the stove top. It still tasted great. We all had a toast…mommy and daddy with wine/champagne and kids with chocolate milk. We offered to get sparkling grape juice, but no one likes the fizz. They all say it’s too spicy.
After dinner, we all made our own ice cream sundaes. I think the kids had more fun making them than eating them. Then, it was time for a family movie. We watched most of Paddington Bear, then the littlest members went to bed. They still were up way past their bedtimes.
My oldest made it until 11 pm, my husband until 11:15 pm, and I made it all the way to the New Year. It was mostly because we got a free month trial of Showtime, and I’m hooked on the show The Affair.
So, even though it wasn’t the most wild, crazy night, we all had a fun time.
December and January Goals
It’s time to check-in and see how I did in December, then set some new goals for the month.
Here’s what I was hoping to accomplish last month:
1. Spread Awareness about TTTS
While I didn’t share a fact every day like I’d hoped, I did quite a few posts, and my family also did an awareness video for the TTTS Foundation. You can read and learn about Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome HERE, in a Micro Preemie Monday story HERE, my friend Amanda and Andy’s story HERE, and twins Bentley and Oakley’s story HERE.
You can watch our video by clicking HERE
2. Mail my Christmas Cards before Christmas
I ordered from two different companies, so the first batch got sent out on time. The second…well, they got out before New Year’s.
3. Do some Christmas Activities
We went to the lighting of the city Christmas tree, drove through a couple different light displays, and went to the Winter weekend at Discovery World where we met Santa. I’d say it was a win!
4. Do a Christmas Craft
We did the Gingerbread train together, and I decorated some wrapping paper for our parents’ gifts. My oldest was supposed to make some too, but he only colored a few trees and called it a day.
5. Make some healthy Christmas cookies
Darn you Pinterest. Foiled again.
6. Maintain my healthy weight
Yes! While I had some extra goodies on Christmas Eve and Day, the rest of the time I stuck to my regular eating. Plus, I made it to the gym at least 3 times a week.
Overall, I think December was a pretty good month.
1. Get back into a routine
With my oldest out of school for almost 2 weeks, meal times, bed times, and everything else has been a little crazy and lazy.
2. Start getting items together for the Walker and Willis Online Auction
This will be the third year I’ve run an Online auction to help offset the costs of the Walker and Willis Birthday Walk to Fight TTTS. Any additional money raised goes directly to the TTTS Foundation. If you would like to donate, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org You can also join our Facebook Page HERE
Also, if you’re wondering how an Online Auction works, just read this post HERE
3. Have a date night
Or even a double date night would be fun!
4. Seriously try to make ANYTHING from Pinterest
5. Get a new planner for the year and get organized
This probably should have been number 1
6. Cross off at least one thing from my 30 things before the end of my 30’s list
Only 8 months left!!!! You can read my list HERE
So, have you set any goals for January? Are you excited for the kids to go back to school? Do anything wild and crazy for NYE? Tell me!!!!