MOMent: Happy New Year!

I'm not big on New Year's Reolutions but this year, I have a few goals and things I want to work on... Drinking more water, eating better, managing my time more wisely, and hopefully, finishing my next writing project over the winter! I don't feel like my resolutions are any different than goals I set for myself throughout the year, but hopefully 2016 is the year I do a better job of sticking with them.

Some other things I'd like to work on:
- making sure I get out more
- making sure I put the damn phone down!
- remembering this:

I found this great graphic that gives you ideas for how to work on yourself every month. It starts with drinking more water, and since that was already one of my goals anyway, I'm going to give this a try and do something little each month!

Some fellow awesome blogger friends are also interested in setting goals and working to improve  themselves in the new year! New Year, New Momma is about achieving your goals and becoming a better you. It’s creating a community of support for those that want to start the new year on the right foot. Visit Momma Wants Java for details on a fun Instagram challenge and use #newyearnewmomma to connect with others on their own journey. Follow me on Instagram!


Merry Christmas!

We had such a great Christmas. It was Jacob's first Christmas, so both sets of grandparents were here. We went to Christmas Eve Carols by Candlelight at the National Cathedral and Jacob was an angel. Slept the whole time! (We drove through the Bull Run Festival of Lights and he slept through that too.) He had a great time tearing open presents (eating the paper!) and we had a lot of fun.

Merry Christmas to you and yours! 


About Jacob's Busy Weekend

On Saturday, we had a holiday party at our house. I ran out to the store to buy a few things and when I got home, Jacob was crying. Tears running down his face and everything. My husband said he cried the whole time I was gone. But did he miss me? Nope.

I took him upstairs to his room to put him down for a nap, and that's when I saw it. HIS FIRST TOOTH! FINALLY! The poor kid has been teething forever. Top left.

I was worried that he'd be a mess with 40 people about to show up for the party, but he was a total trooper. 

Then, on Sunday, I was wrapping some Christmas presents and had Jacob on the floor with me. He got on his knees and raised his butt in the air, which he's done before. This time, he actually pushed up so that his arms were straight, too. That was a first. He rocked forward and back a few times, and then he was off! He started crawling, just like that!

So... First tooth and crawling! Two milestones in one weekend!


About Black Friday

I wrote a post for Mommy Effect about our Black Friday tradition. (Check it out!)

My husband and I returned to Snickers Gap tree farm for the fourth year in a row, this time with Jacob in his stroller! This year we cut down two Christmas trees, one for upstairs and one for downstairs.