Resolutions- so to speak

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Photo courtesy of myself Kim Pope taken  June 28,2014  Freedom Fest-Located at New Life Assembly of God- Janesville, WI

It’s arrived; the end of another year. It won’t be long before 2017 is among us. Which means it that time of year again. The time where people make New Years Resolutions that they never keep.

Yes! I have been guilty of breaking Resolutions. Which is why the last few years I haven’t bothered making any. I decided earlier in the week to make some resolutions.Well maybe not resolutions so to speak. More like goals to work towards.

  • Resolution-A firm decision to do or not to do something.
  • Goal-The object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result.

After all when you look at the definition of the word Resolution it sounds so final. Giving a person no leeway; no room for error. I don’t know about you but I sure don’t want that. I’d rather make goals so I don’t feel as guilty if I slip and mess up along way.

So without further ado my Goals for 2017………. Drumroll please!!!

  1. Write a weekly blog post-more or less depending on how much time I have to sit down and write.
  2. Start a regular date night/day with the hubby-Hmmm this should probably be number 1 instead of number 2.
  3. Lose 15-20 pounds by my son’s first birthday-Sept 4, 2017
    1. Steps to take to achieve my goal
      1. Eat smaller, healthier meals
      2. Limit the amount of sweets I eat
        1. Mainly baked goods-my all time weakness
          1. Brownies
          2. Cookies
          3. Cakes
          4. Doughnuts
      3. Walk 10,000 or more steps a day.
        1. Should’t be too hard. I already get about 9,000-10,000 a day already due to work. Just have to add a walk before work whenever possible.

Three goals! Hmm I think that should be good enough. Afterall I don’t want to overwhelm myself.

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Bittersweet Christmas

Christmas has officially come and gone……………………Sorry had to have a moment of silence for my favorite Holiday being done for the year. Just like every year since we first started dating in 2013 my husband has given me some amazing gifts.christmas-gift-1

I’m using the mouse and fitbit right now. All year I’ve been talking about getting a fitbit so when I discovered my husband got me one for Christmas I was pretty excited, so of course I figured that was going to be the best gift from him. Boy, was I ever wrong! My husband surprised me big time by getting me this beautiful cardinal necklace.

christmas-gift-2-2Now most people would see this necklace think it was pretty and that would  be it. Unless they knew me the way my husband, my mother and my sister know me they wouldn’t be able to understand why this one little necklace would be mean so much.  They wouldn’t understand why I would be instantly consumed with tears upon unwrapping this beautiful necklace, or why I was left with bittersweet memories of someone I dearly loved and cherished.

My Grandma Dawn was an amazing woman. img_1684She was one of those people whom everyone loved. Everyone called her grandma because that’s just the kind of person she was. She had a habit of keeping everything. Even a maggot infested container of flour (still don’t understand that one). 

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She even kept this paper flower that I made her when I was a in Elementary school. Which to be honest I had completely forgotten about until we were cleaning her apartment after she died. My earliest memories of her ironically enough involve her coming over for Christmas. Since neither my parents or grandma drove my Uncle Gary or one of my grandmas neighbors or friends would bring her over and then take her home at the end of the day. Her favorite color was RED and her favorite bird was—-if you hadn’t guessed it already a CARDINAL!! To this day every time I see a cardinal I automatically think of my grandma and all the things she has missed out on seeing.

It’s amazing how one necklace can bring back memories of what seems like a lifetime ago. What special item brings back memories of your loved ones?

Merry Christmas!!

With Christmas being tomorrow I had planned on doing a Christmas related post. Quite frankly my creative juices are blocked right now. That and the fact that I just have way too much to do get ready for family coming over today. So I’m just going to keep it short and wish everyone a Merry Christmas. Hope you all have a safe and happy holiday.online-christmas-card

Hurry up Christmas! I want to open up gifts.

Christmas is almost here. I’m waiting as patiently as I can to be able to open up presents. Which is really hard to do. Each day the anticipation gets stronger and stronger. It takes a lot of will power not to go behind my husbands back and open then re-wrap gifts. That isn’t even all the gifts that will be under the tree. There will be more presents under there tomorrow when my mom, sister and other family members come over to celebrate Christmas early.

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Anticipation

Proud moment!!

Monday I was supposed to go back to work after having three days off. I ended up calling in because of being in so much pain. I am truly glad I did.

My son decided that day to finally hold his up while laying on his tummy. It truly was one of those proud momma moments.

(So precious). My husband took the photos with my phone.

It got me thinking about the downsides of being a working mom. The biggest one….! Make that the second biggest one is all the firsts that I might miss out on seeing due to being at work.

Cuddles

In my opinion there is nothing more precious than cuddling with my baby boy. Holding him in my arms and staring into his bright blue eyes. The way my heart just fills with love when he smiles up at me.

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Obviously I can’t speak for all you mother’s out there, so I’ll let you speak for yourself. Do you find cuddling with your little ones as precious as I do? Feel free to leave a comment with your opinion on cuddling.

First time blogger!!

Hi everyone! My name is Kim and YES you read it right I am indeed a first time blogger. I would like to take the time to apologize in advance for my horrible sentence and paragraph structure.With this being my first blog and all I should probably tell you a little bit more about myself then what I put on my about my About Me page!!

I am happily married to my best friend and love of my life Phil. I have two children. A 10-year-old from a previous relationship named Adam and a 3 1/2 month old baby boy named Lukas. Yes they drive me up the wall at the times but they mean the world to me and I love them all dearly.

When I’m not at work I can safely say that I’m easily found at home. From video games, bottle feedings and diapers to cuddling and movies and everything in between I love family time. I also enjoy time for myself. My favorite pastimes include reading”romance and young adult books are the best”, listening to music and working on craft projects.

I started this blog as a hobby. As of right now I don’t plan on trying to make a living off of it. Things may change in the future but I will cross that bridge when it happens for now I  just want it to be a hobby. A way to share my thoughts and experiences with other mothers out there. I have two other pages on this blog. One  I will be posting old poems that I have already written and hopefully future poems that have yet to be written. The other one I will be sharing craft projects that I have done.

I have spent the past two months debating about starting a blog. Yes! The thought of actually starting one was scary. I was so nervous about the idea of starting a blog that until a few days ago nobody knew I was even thinking about it. I finally opened up and told first my husband and then friends and family on Facebook. I am extremely grateful that I did because the support and encouragement I received is what finally helped me take the first step. So here I am at the end of my very first post. Finally embarking on a what I hope will be another favorite pastime.

Yes I know this has been a very long boring blog post and I’m sorry about that. My future posts hopefully won’t be as boring.

Thank you!! for taking the time read my post. Feel free to leave a comment