Saturday, January 1, 2011

Ahhh, a new year

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, I know we did. It was Emma's second Christmas, we got to visit with many different family members, and went to Christmas eve service at church for the first time. I really want to teach Emma the TRUE meaning of Christmas so we started reading about baby Jesus a while ago and reading the Christmas story. If you ask her what Christmas is about, she'll even say "baby Jesus", it's so cute.

It's a new year now and that means a fresh start. I like fresh starts, you can do whatever you want, move on, start over and make things new and better. So, what will 2011 be like for me? Of course, I can't know for sure, but I can hope for the best. A few things that I'm looking forward to :

My daughter is turning 2 in February. I know every mom says this, but I really can't believe how fast it's gone by! These two years have been a whirlwind of emotion, ups and downs, discoveries and milestones. There is no greater joy for me than watching my daughter grow and develop!

I'm turning 32, yikes. That's pretty much half way to 35, which is half way to you-know-what!

I'm having a baby!!!!!!! This will likely be the most exciting event of the year. Emma's little sister or brother is due in June and I'm super excited to be attempting natural labor with a midwife this time!!

My husband and I have finally found a church that we both like and have been going regularly for a few months now. Emma likes it too, she's always really excited on Sunday morning and calls it "baby Jesus time". I'd really like to get more involved and possibly join a small Bible study or women's group.

I used to garden quite a bit, but haven't really done any the past couple years. I really want to plant a garden this spring. I think it'll be a great activity for Emma and I and an awesome learning opportunity. She even got little Dora gardening gloves and tools for Christmas!

Endless possibilities! I can do whatever I want, really, I can. And you can, too. I don't really make "resolutions" but I do like to set goals. I want to eat better, sleep more, pray more, get organized, spend less, read more and be more communicative with good friends.

What are you looking forward to in 2011? Really, I'd love to know!


HappilyDomestic said...

32 is not so bad, I am already there! lol
Sounds like your new year will be very special and I am glad to hear you found a good Church. :-)

Hannah said...

Stumbled across your blog as I'm stalling getting dinner ready. I happen to see that you are pregnant (congrats) and that you are going to have a natural birth with a midwife. I just want to tell you that you CAN do it. I had a home water birth with my first child. I was the most amazing, empowering, blessed event in my life. God created us to give birth naturally, your body will know exactly what to do, just trust it!

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas said...

came across your blog via hop!

My lil girl turns 5 in Feb and I turn 35 this year - YIKES!!!

Time really does just fly by!

Congrats on the new baby - best of luck! I had my 2nd all natural and although it wasn't planned that way - I was glad it ended up that way! My first delivery was crazy (I posted about it on my blog recently actually) and this one was so much calmer and without meds I felt like I was really part of it!

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