Saturday, January 31, 2015

Reframing ... my body, my mind, myself

For the third year in a row, I have created a vision board to assist me in keeping my life's goals on track.  This year my goals are specifically centered around turning the big 4-0  in October.  As I focused on what I wanted to include on my board this year, I started to realize that I would like to "re-frame" myself.  What this means to me is that I want to "re-frame" what kind of person I want to be and what kind of person I am for others as I enter this new decade of my life.  As I grow older, I think it is important to appreciate who I am knowing that I can still strive to be a better person daily.

I want to "re-frame" my mind.  I would like to start being more grateful for all the wonderful things that I have in my life.  I want to have less stress in my life, in general.  I want to be true to myself more.  And I want to enjoy the little celebrations in our lives more.

I want to "re-frame" my relationships.  I want to make sure that I am being the best mommy, wife, sister, daughter, grand-daughter, friend, and co-worker that I can possibly be.  My kids are growing up so fast and I just want to cherish each little moment with them while also teaching them to be independent, loving, and grateful little people.  The best way to do that is to demonstrate that through my own actions.

I want to "re-frame" the way that I view my body.  I want to find the balance between eating more healthy and splurging during life's celebrations and fun times.  Hopefully, if I do this correctly, it will also provide a good example to my kids.

I want to "re-frame" the balance between work and home.  I want to feel confident that I can be a successful career woman without sacrificing my first job as a mom and wife.

Here is my vision board for 2015:

Now, may all of my intentions come to be ...
Sunday, January 11, 2015

Happy New Year's Eve!

Josh and I spent New Year's Eve in Flagstaff, Arizona with our friends, Megan and Greg.  It was a fun adventure -- four adults in one car traveling through a snow storm to ring in the new year.  We spent the evening beer bar hopping, walking from one place to another in freshly powdered snow. It was so beautiful (and a little chilly).  We finished the evening with a six-course meal and wine pairing at Tinderbox Kitchen.  Sadly, after dinner, most of us were ready to retire back to the hotel and missed the chance to watch the infamous "Great Pinecone Drop".

Here's to hoping that 2015 is as full of friendship, love, adventure, and happiness as it began! 

On our way up to Flagsraff, it was snowing
Our first stop -- Lumberyard Brewing Company
Second stop -- Mother Road Brewing Company
Greg and Megan
Josh and I
Photos in the snow on our way to our third stop
A picture with the infamous "Great Pinecone"
Third stop -- Pay N Take
Fourth and final stop -- Tinderbox Kitchen
Sunday, January 4, 2015

Masterpiece by Madilyn

Yesterday, Josh took the kids to the Children's Museum to play and expend some energy.  Here is the artistic piece Madilyn created for me.  I love the eye lashes and the squiggly arms.