2017 is here!
We finally got around to getting everything set up to take a family photo but our crazy pre-toddler Noah had something else in mind and wouldn't sit still; so we spent the entire time trying to keep him from plummeting off the bed instead. I'm still happy we have these though because they capture some that boundless energy he has. He has a sense of humor like his dad and his laughter is so genuine and full hearted and totally contagious. Though I feel like he is all boy right now and constantly trying to climb something or destroy something - he also has a sweetness to his intensity and is constantly running up to us for bear hugs and kisses.
My resolutions this year are to be mentally present and enjoy this sweet and fleeting season of life. For me it's not so much about having to unplug the phone or TV, but letting go of anxiety and negative thoughts that act as a continual distraction from the amazing things I already have right in front of me. I also feel like I say this every year and never manage to do it- but I am realizing how much happier I am when I make time to do creative projects and want to prioritize it more this year.
However, the biggest thing by far that we have to look forward to this year is that we are expecting a baby girl on June 9! My heart still skips a beat every time I think about it. Feeling anxious about doing the whole giving birth and newborn thing again but also having a toddler to take care of. However overwhelmingly - I am just so excited, thankful and can't believe how lucky we are to get to do this again!