Happy,happy Tuesday everyone! Oh my goodness it feels so great to type those words!! Goodness gracious it has been forever! We have a new baby! Hinckley is now 4 weeks old! I am feeling more like my normal self every day! Getting used to our new family dynamics has been a bit harder than thought. I was thinking I could go right back to blogging after he was born! I even brought my laptop to the hospital! haha! Boy was I wrong! I forgot how exhausted having a baby makes you! How little sleep you get and also how much work it is!
Add that to seven existing children and well….. I am tired and still not totally pulled together yet! But getting more organized every day!
This sweet little baby has had some nursing challenges that were/are new to me. Nursing has always been so easy and minus the little milk drying up and almost starving Charlotte, problem free. Hinckley has just been more of a challenge so nursing takes much longer and more work. BUT we are figuring it out and I think it gets a bit better every day! Yay!
I wanted to share a few things today! Some cute pictures of little Hinckley and my December to do list!!
Do you have a December to do list? It is great to think about all the stuff you would like to do this magical month and make plans to make those things happen! Those who fail to plan, plan to fail” I forgot who said that, but it is brilliant!
The list is kind of long! But we have a lot to get in the next few weeks!!
-set up tree, after finished eat chocolate chip cookies, drink hot chocolate and read a christmas story!
-go christmas caroling
-exchange names with the kids,it is always fun to see what they make for each other or what they pick with a budget of $3.00!!
-celebrate 17 years of wedded bliss with Mike! ( on the 20th, 17 years! holy cow!)
-pass out blankets to the needy
-watch at least 4 christmas movies as a family
-build a snowman
-have a snowball fight
-make “snow” ice cream
-make homemade donuts
-write letters to Santa
-Go to church christmas party
-Make our “stockings”
-Finish crafts for gifts
-Blog at least three times a week
-Date night every week! ( even if a stay at home date!)
-Deep clean the basement
-go in the hot tub at least once
-family pictures done with little Hinckley!
-order a Meier family picture for the living room
-organize christmas gifts list ( first year in a long time that i am not almost done already! I have not really started! AUGH!)
-Read scriptures daily
-Go visit sisters in the ward
-read at least one book a week! ( any ideas?)
– Enjoy every day…. it will be over before I know it!
These are the goals for the month! what are some of your goals for December!! This wonderful, crazy, busy and beautiful month!
Here are a few little bits about me this week!
ON Play nonstop: This beautiful SONG! Listen to it if you get a chance!
GLORIOUS! it will take you right to it and it has a free download!
Can’t stop eating: Roasted Cauliflower! I love it!! have you tried it?
Favorite thing to wear this week: Yoga pants! If i am lucky enough to get dressed! Looking forward to fitting my clothes better!
Super excited about: The taste is coming to tv tonight! I can not wait, have you all seen that show? LOVE IT!
I have so much to share coming up! Even though i have not been blogging, I have been taking lots of pictures and getting posts ready! Lots of great recipes, a few crafts and so much more!
Thank you so much for being part of my life! OH how I have missed blogging and hearing from you!! I hope you have a wonderful day and I hope you check back tomorrow! There may be a post, depends on the day! haha! But thank you so much for your patience while we get adjusted to a family of 10!!!
So much love to you all!!