new year's resolution

yes, i know it's august, and not january. i am not so preggers that i've completely lost my mind. follow me on this one...

i've been doing a lot of "physical" nesting lately in preparation for this little girl to come soon. and i've also been doing a lot of "mental and emotional" nesting too.there are only a few short weeks before my little boy becomes a big brother and is no longer my only baby.

i know that i'll love his sister so much, but there is no replacing the way that little man makes me feel. he made me a mommy for the first time and taught me how to really love. in thinking about those things and time management with two kids i've realized i waste time horridly! and i can't waste the precious time that God gives me here on earth. Kelle Hampton uses the quote, "Tell me, what will you do with your one wild and precious life." -Mary Oliver

hence my "new year's resolution." maybe i should say "new season's resolution." because that's what the stage of life i'm headed towards is, a new season. a new time where i need to value what i have so often taken for granted. a new season where i am actually wanted by my son to participate in his play and education, a new season where i will have very little energy shortly and will need to work hard to appreciate all the little glorious moments in my day.

yep, i like it. new season's resolution.

so. you're probably wondering what they are. in a nut shell, i want to pursue others and manage my struggles so much better than i am right now. and to do so, i need to work on weeding out things that prohibit me from doing just that.
now, i'm a list girl at heart, so i've got a little list:

1. cool it on facebook for a while.
not going to put a time frame on this one (at least a month). we are so addicted to this little website that makes us feel like we are so involved in each other's lives, when in all actuality it's taught our generation how to NOT be social. we almost don't know how to pick up the phone and talk to each other, or write and mail a card, or hang out face to face. i want to have real relationships, with real people, and physically see these people. now. i love facebook, so saying all that hurts me. i suck at relationships, but that's the point of me making changes. so that i can physically pursue someone i want to spend time with instead of just "liking" all their status updates.

2. minimize blog, pintrest, drool time.
i really want to wean myself down to only visiting my favs. and only doing so a few times a week. instead of a few times a day.

3. work on my spending issues.
that's a hard one to admit. i love to spend money. not copious amounts at one time with bags and bags from the mall. it's more, just when i want to, i do. very selfish. my husband works his ass off at a job that is so under-apreciated and it's all to provide a living in which i stay home and take care of our children, home, finances, and him. yet. i am so willing to go out and spend money we don't have, which makes him need to work even more.

4. work on investing in my son.
thankfully he still wants to spend time with me, so that doesn't make it very hard. however, i'm addicted to the computer and going out and doing things that take up my time. so he gets the very last bits of me. and that people is not fair. he should have the very best of me all the time. because he deserves so much better. little man is a sponge right now. i need to be feeding that desire to learn and grow all the time. and it's not that complicated being that i have an entire preschool program in my garage.
5. become a better keeper of my home.
better at managing time. better at managing finances. better at managing my refrigerator. i hired a house cleaner to come twice a month to help with the big things. i am so grateful for that, but i also need to be mindful of my nature to become lazy. i want to have new recipes and cook with love for my family.

so...that's not too many points, but it's a lot of work. i know that i will have have a hard time, but i am super encouraged.

and to all you facebook friends and readers, i'll still be blogging so you can always catch up with me on here. you don't have to be a follower or have a special account to leave a comment, so feel free to do so! but i would love for you to be a follower, and it would make it easier for you to get updates too!

we are hard at work with the nursery and i have a few updates for you...

we have PAINT. on the WALLS. and we have a new FLOOR!!
see that super cute peek-a-boo of damask wall paper in the closet...i love it. :) if you follow me on pinterest you knew i was thinkin' about it. well. i did it. and i couldn't be happier.

it's all because of this hot hunk...
so proud of him! he has done it all. by himself. learning along the way how to do something if he didn't know how.

thanks for reading. it really means a lot to me. i have every intention of trying to blog more often than i was before. (especially since i'm doing some super cute crafts for little girls room) and to keep people in touch! hope you have a great week.


  1. i feel ya on your list! facebook is a terrible "drug." lol
    love the color of the walls for cora!

  2. This really touched me. Thank you, Amy.

  3. Love seeing your heart as you prepare to be a mom of two. You are a blessing and I am thankful for our friendship. (Also, I think that is the same wall color as Isaiah and Ivy's room. Love it!)


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