Friday, January 23, 2015

Currently | 4/52

Reading Sherlock Holmes on my Kobo Touch.
Playing lots of games with the girls.
Watching Supernatural while the girls nap. 
Trying to catch up with the girls’ scrapbooks. Fell a bit behind there. Oops.
Cooking some more new meals this week.
Eating pizza for supper tonight.
Drinking lots of tea. Again.
Scrapping my 2014 album. Almost done, just have to put on a few finishing touches.
Doing lots of cleaning/laundry around the house today.
Going to Celebrations Dinner Theatre for my Mom’s birthday present on Sunday. So excited!
Loving that Dominique is army crawling and starting to get everywhere!
Hating that Dominique is army crawling and starting to get everywhere! She’s not supposed to grow up this fast.
Discovering that Dominique is getting more teeth to add to her 3 already.
Enjoying watching Violet do lots of crafting/colouring/painting lately. She loves it so much and loves to show if off to Daddy when he gets home at the end of the day. 
Feeling a little sleep deprived lately. Nique has decided to get up multiple times a night lately, which drains me quite a bit.
Listening (to) a couple pod casts and lots of music.
Thanking my Mom who took Violet this morning to help her clean the church and give me a bit of a break from the constant noise of a 3-year-old.

Dear Dominique | 9 months

Dear Dominique:
Happy 9 months Baby Girl!
Time is flying fast and so are you! You figured out your mode of transportation and that is army crawling around the house, sometimes at breakneck speed, trying to get at whatever you can get your chubby little hands on.
You did awesome at your first Christmas gatherings and impressed quite a few people with how well behaved you were. You found that wrapping paper is THE BEST, and you got pretty enthusiastic about unwrapping some gifts with Daddy’s help.
You’re also “talking” a lot and making as much as noise as you can. It’s hilarious to hear you make so much noise and try to keep up with Violet. 
Your smile and giggles are so infectious to everyone around you, especially Violet. I love when she makes you laugh at anything and you two just giggle away. Love it.
Right now, your favourite food is…..EVERYTHING! Seriously. You eat everything and anything I give you and constantly wanting more. I’m getting really scared for my future grocery bills. 
You are not much for snuggling these days, as you prefer to be mobile and looking around at everything. And you’re sitting on your own, so that’s a bonus right now too.
Love you to the moon and back Baby Girl

Friday, January 16, 2015

Currently | 3/52

Reading nothing much this week, again. I do have a couple books ready to go, just haven’t sat down to read them.
Watching lots of VeggieTales with Violet and season 3 of Supernatural.
Trying to stay off my phone more often and disconnect from the online world. A little harder than it sounds.
Cooking a couple freezer meals for the week and to start stocking up again.
Eating yogurt and cookies at snack time with the girls.
Doing nothing much this weekend.
Loving Deathbattle on Youtube right now.
Re-Discovering that snuggles with Keith after the girls go to bed are the best.
Enjoying the time that I get to knit while the girls sleep. Or while they’re playing nicely in the living room.
Thinking of what new foods to feed Dominique right now. She’s eating everything that I give her and then some!
Feeling very tired as of late. Getting up multiple times during the night does not help me at all.
Hoping (for) more sleep in the not-too-distant-future.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Currently | 2/52

Reading nothing this week. Need to go back to the library and remedy that.
Playing on the floor with the girls and encouraging Dominique to crawl.
Watching Supernatural (3rd season) and lots of VeggieTales. Also Epic Rap Battles and Death Battles on YouTube.
Trying to remember to take my vitamins on a regular basis. Maybe then I’ll stop feeling like crap some days.
Cooking some new meals this week: Chicken Pot Pie (with homemade crusts) and Minestrone!
Eating leftover Shepherd’s Pie with hot sauce for lunch. Yummy!
Drinking lots of tea (still).
Scrapbooking the end of 2014. A couple layouts to go and I’ll be done!
Doing the Thursday 3 challenge on Instagram this year (username: jen_neufeld)
Loving the words and phrases that Violet is picking up. Her vocabulary is growing so fast!
Hating the endless amounts of laundry that appear out of nowhere (am I the only one that happens to?)
Discovering that sitting back and watching my kids play together can brighten up my day immensely.
Enjoying the rainbow knitted blanket that I’m making for Dominique. A bit slow at it, but I’m hoping to be done it for her birthday in April, so we’ll see!
Thinking of doing bedroom purges this week, starting with the girls’ rooms. So much stuff and not enough room in the house!
Feeling a little blah and under the weather.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Currently | 1/52

Reading Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. It took me just over a week to read it the first time and I’m going through it a second time before I have to return it to the church library.
Playing lots with the girls right now. 
Watching a lot of My Little Pony on Netflix with Violet.
Trying to get my house more organized this year. Starting with the kitchen.
Cooking pizza for tonight.
Drinking a little too much caffeine lately.
Doing lots of catch-up journaling for the girls’ journals.
Going to a poker game this weekend so that Keith can spend time with the guys.
Loving the quiet mornings that I get to read my Bible and journal before the girls get up.
Hating how sluggish I’ve become lately. Think too much food over 2 weeks and low iron is the problem. 
Discovering the JOY in everyday (or trying to at least) 
Thinking of different ways to document 2015
Feeling a little under the weather.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Welcome to 2015!

I hope you all had a safe and wonderful New Year's Eve! Mine was spent at home, watching movies with Violet (VeggieTales: Veggies in Outer Space) and once she was in bed around 9pm (Dominique was sleeping by 8pm), a quick run to Subway for food and then sit down with Keith and a couple drinks and watch Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit on Netflix and went to bed shortly after midnight.
I guess with the New Year should come some resolutions, and this year they are quite simple:
1) Blog/write more often: I’ve been getting the itch to blog/write more often. It’s been refreshing to get my thoughts down on paper (or computer), especially since the girls are growing up so fast and I’d like to record as much of it as I can. My goals within this are pretty simple: start off  seriously blogging about twice a week and take 5-10 minutes at the end of the day to write about what happened.
2) Stop biting nails: This one is a big one for me. I’m a bit ashamed to say this, but I’ve been a habitual nail biter for years, since my childhood actually. And I don’t even know why I do it or why it started. I would really like to kick this habit to the curb for good and be done with it.
3) Find JOY in everything: JOY is my One Little Word for this year, and I’d really like to focus on it, in every aspect of my life. It’s also appropriate that we’re studying JOY in my Mom’s group at church, so that will be extremely helpful.

As usual, I'll be working on small goals throughout the year, starting with weaning Dominique off of breastfeeding and onto her sippy cup. I hope to have her fully weaned by the end of February and then we'll go from there.

Project-wise, I will still be doing Project Life this year in the digital format, with the help of the Project Life App (right now only available on Apple devices). I'm still a couple weeks behind from 2014, and I'm hoping to be caught up by the end of next week, as well as finishing up my 2014 December Daily album. And getting the girls' albums updated and finishing my Travel album. Whew!

That's all for now and hope to keep updating everything! Best of luck in 2015!