Monday, January 4, 2010

A beautiful New Year

I just posted this picture because I love it and I think it is beautiful. I am not sure where it came from. The kids are playing outside and have been playing well together for hours. That is so nice.

I should be packing them into the car to go get some groceries, but it is hard to interrupt them when they play so nicely.

This morning I started my new years resolution. Do you want to hear it? Here it is...

get up at 5:30 every day

Not a big deal for some people, but for me it is. It is hard for me to get out of bed when I don't really need to and my children sleep in so I always have too. But no longer. This morning I woke up, snuggled with Russ for awhile, made and ate breakfast, did 45 minutes of YogaLati's, showered, dressed, read 10 pages in the Book of Mormon, took a 45 min. nap, all before Gracie woke at 9 and then she and I snuggled for 20 min. It was one of the best mornings ever!

Taking a nap wasn't in the plan, but my eyes were having a hard time staying open and the kids were still asleep but would be waking soon so I just decided that this resolution isn't supposed to be a punishment and I got everything done that I wanted to do so I just laid down until they woke me up.

I know that not every morning will go this smoothly and I am sure I will be tired, but I am going to do this and it is going to be awesome. And once I find the recipe I want to use I want to start making bread in the morning too. (Samantha or Jennie feel free to send me your favorite recipes)

This week is also awesome because not only is it the start of a new year, we are going to Disneyland on Friday! We are driving up on Thursday and then playing all day Friday. I am not a huge Disneyland person. I have only been a few times myself and all I really remember is Splash Mountain. The best part is that we are going with my family. My parents got everyone tickets for Christmas. I think that is the reason I am so excited is because I think it will be so much more fun to spend it with more of the family. Not everyone is going and that is a bummer but it is hard to get everyone together when there are so many of us. I will miss those that can't be there, but am excited for those that will be there.

When we come back Russ' brother and his cute family will be here visiting and it will be pretty awesome to see and visit with them.

Then later this month we are supposed to close on our house. On the 20th to be exact. And this is my favorite house of all the houses we have seen (which is a lot). Here is a sneak peak of the bathroom - sorry it is not a great picture.

Who wouldn't love a bathroom this cute? Okay probably everyone wouldn't, but I do. I really do love this house so much. So January is going to be a great start of a fabulous year.


  1. I think it's beautiful too (the flowers) and I have the same floor in my downstairs bathroom!!!

  2. Nice garden. I also love to woke up at 5:30 am. If you woke up early you can do many work at that day. But when I go for sleep late, I can't woke up in the morning. Last day I sleep a lot because of my sickness. As a result, tonight I couldn't sleep at all.

  3. I love the garden picture too. The bathroom fixtures remind me of the bathroom fixtures in the house I grew up in. We had a pink and grey tile mix with the pink sink and toilet. Fun!



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