Today marks 4 years since I left my job as an x-ray tech to be a mama at home. So much has happened since then, it feels like a lifetime ago. This job is always changing and it’s definitely challenging me in ways I never expected. Having more kids, a new house, growing toddlers with different needs than they had before, making time to take care of our marriage, time to take care of myself, in addition to normal cooking and cleaning there is always something to learn with this job, something to do better.
Mike is always encouraging me and helping me. On the days where it feels like nothing is going right and nothing is getting done, he helps me focus on what’s truly important. I don’t know what I would do without his support. I’m so so thankful for him!
Last year my goals were to try more recipes, learn to bake a cake from scratch, continue with crafts, continue with exercise.
I did really good with new recipes for a while but fell off the wagon and haven’t been trying as many new ones. We did find a couple that we LOVE. This is one:
I never found a good cake recipe but I did master pie crust finally! Michael definitely appreciated that!
I fell off the wagon with crafts also. I did make Jack some bibs:
a car seat blanket,
a Christmas stocking and a name banner before he was born, plus some more napkins. I did a few knitting projects but not as much as I’d anticipated. I’m contemplating embroidery but we’ll see. I’d really like to make some quilts for the kids but I’m not sure when that’s going to happen.
I had a hard time exercising when I was pregnant with Jack. I had a LOT of braxton hicks when I walked. I tried walking more after Jack was born but not as much as I would have liked. A friend sent me a link to a CrossFit challenge and I love it!! I’ve got a little post coming on that.
I haven’t really thought too much about what goals I want to set for myself in the next year. I want to keep up with CrossFit, for sure! I really love it so far! I want to try some healthier meals and snacks. I definitely want to try to do some more crafts, even if they’re small ones. I’d like to figure out my pressure canner and try some more things with that. I want to make more time for play dates and try to get back into a routine with learning stuff for Garrett. I’m also planning on doing a big de-clutter in January.
I’m so thankful that I get to stay home with my kids. I wouldn’t trade this for anything!