Sunday, December 1, 2013

Hello, December.

Hello, December
Our first trip to Crucial Coffee this holiday season!

I don't know how, but it's now December 1st. Our family left just a little while ago after an epic Thanksgiving weekend, and the house is quiet. Our Christmas tree lights are on, there's a load of laundry in the wash, and everything is quiet.

After putting together some November goals at the start of last month, I figured it might be a good practice to keep up. So, how did I do last month? Pretty well!

1. Drink more water. B+
2. Meal plan for nights we are home. A+
3. Get outside & exercise! B

Drinking water is sometimes difficult for me. I keep up with it at work, where I leave one of my water bottles, but seem to forget to drink it at home. Drinking water always makes me feel a lot better, so I'm going to work harder on it this month.

I kept up with meal planning pretty well thanks to my Moleskine planner and some cookbooks checked out from the library. I'd like to post about some great new recipes we stumbled upon sometime this month. Meal planning is super helpful, especially since it's now getting dark before six p.m.! We're putting our slow cooker to good use this winter.

I had such high hopes for exercising! While I did manage to fit in a lot of stretching and yoga, I would've liked it even more to get outside for some walks around the neighborhood. We did walk downtown quite a bit, which saved our "score" somewhat.

Now, what am I shooting for in December?

Babies & a Birthday

1. Set aside as much time as possible to spend with family and friends.
It's really hit me that this will be these little guys' very first Christmas. That, plus the fact that our families are each far away this year, has me itching for some quality time together. December also means lots of holiday parties with friends! Paul and I joke sometimes about being anti-social, but I'd really like to get out there and socialize during the holiday season.


2. Take more photos, especially of everyday life.
I've been doing more of my "day in the life" photo posts lately, reminding me of just how valuable they are. I can look back at what a basic day was like for me as far back as 2009. I want to keep that up. Also important is documenting all that time from goal number one!


3. Remind this guy every day of just how much he means to me.
Sometimes, it's easy to get lost in the routine of everyday life. I want to break out of that and try to make each day more meaningful for us. Simple acts of sweetness are my aim here, including mini adventures, a favorite snack, and a few little surprises. :)

What are you hoping to accomplish in December?

1 comment:

  1. Your goals for December are all wonderful! =)

    I hope you have a lovely, happy, merry, and healthy holiday season and a very happy and wonderful New Year! <3