2016 Resolution Update

January 29, 2016


Whether you like it or not, you all are keeping me accountable with my New Year’s Resolutions. I thought the polite thing to do would be to update you.


– Take More Time for Myself

I’ve had a couple afternoons with just me, myself and I, thanks to Matt. I made a wreath during some of my alone time :)




– Read 1 book per month

I have read 2 books so far this month and am currently on my 3rd. They were both recommended by my sister. I liked them, but if you read them and don’t, blame her :) The links will take you to descriptions of the books.


summer secrets

{Summer Secrets by Jane Green}



{The Girl Before A  Mirror by Liza Palmer}


– Online ordering

Eh. Not so much. I will continue to work on this one.


– Travel more

We haven’t done any traveling this month, but Charlotte and I will be going to Colorado in a couple weeks. I flew solo with her when she was 8 months old (returning from Colorado), so it’s been awhile. I have a whole bag of tricks that will hopefully keep her occupied for the 2 1/2 hour flight (tablet, food, stickers, coloring books, new books, markers, etc.). She has her own seat, so hopefully that will help. Any other advice is much appreciated!



{Saying Goodbye to Auntie Yoyo while mom said some prayers for our first flight together which was so full.}


– Finish 1 designation at work

I have started studying again and am hoping to take my second test in early spring. I took my first one (and passed!) last May.


– 2 date nights/month

Matt and I had two date nights this month!! We went to dinner and a Broadway show one night and another night we had game night with some friends (anything baby-free is considered a date for us). We also have another outing tonight which will be baby-free as well.



I was on a role the first few weeks and worked out at least once a week. This past week was difficult because Charlotte was sick and Matt’s schedule didn’t work with mine. Also, unfortunately, I have irritated a pulled muscle in my stomach (which I got from pregnancy!), so I may have to go to physical therapy to figure out how to work out without tightening my core. Is that even possible?



{My first (blurry) gym selfie.}


– Take more selfies with Charlotte 

This one is a piece of cake :)



Unrelated to my New Year’s Resolutions, but I made these two meals last weekend and they were simple and delicious – BBQ Chicken Pizza Pinwheels and Oven Baked Chicken Tacos. They will definitely be put in our regular meal rotation.


  1. Lauren says:

    You’re welcome for the awesome book recommendations. You know you loved them.

  2. Brooke says:

    I’m reading Summer Secrets right now!! I just finished the Silent Sister which was super good if you’re looking for your next read!!! I finished it in 1 day!!

    1. barbara says:

      That book is on my list!!

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