Friday, December 31, 2010

Year's End

As I sit here on New Year's Eve with my favorite four people in the world, I can't help but think back on the year that was. It wasn't a remarkable year by any means, but it was one where I feel like things began to fall into place.

There were definite ups and downs this year. but I feel so content going into 2011. Don't get me wrong, my kids frustrate me at times, the house is always a mess, there are times when Pat pisses me off (I seriously doubt that I ever piss him off) and there are always bills to pay, but I really feel good about the coming year. I have no idea what this year will bring, but something tells me it will be a great year!

My hopes and dreams for 2011:

To spend more time really enjoying my children
To have more patience so that I can enjoy my children
To spend more time working on me
To spend more time with my husband
To make my 40th year the best it can be.

More concrete goals:

Continue my workout schedule
Run a 5K with Pat in the spring
Become more organized when it comes to menu planning
Get my budget in check

Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

basement renovation

A few months ago, we decided that the time was right to finally finish the basement. We've lived in this house for over four years and we had intended to do it three years ago, but instead we had another baby!

The contract was signed on Nov 2 and work began on Dec 1. Once finished we will have a full bath and some adult, as well as kid, space. We are very excited.

I will update periodically as more work is completed.