checking in on my new year's resolutions

Now that 2016 is halfway over (holy cow!) I wanted to track my progress on my resolutions. I put a :-) if I'm on track, a :-/ face if I'm somewhat on track, and a :-( if I'm not on track.

1. Enjoy my new baby. Priority #1! :-)

2. Get in better financial shape. Get better about sticking to a budget! Get more involved with our money in general, start investing. :-(

3. Figure out job stuff. Find something I like that will help our family our financially; whether it's full time or part time or freelance. :-)

4. Decide if we are going to move or not. :-)

5. Get in better workout routine. Walk Maebe more, take barre classes, run one 5K and one 10K. :-)

6. Get on a better food schedule. Cook more, eat out less, eat better. :-/

7. Volunteer in the community. I would like to start reading to people at nursing/disability homes. :-(

8. Do a better job of cleaning my house. :-/

9. Read more than I watch TV. :-(

10. Learn to fight more fair with Matt. :-/


destin round two

After such a great vacation in Destin, I feel a little spoiled saying I went back to Destin for the Fourth of July. This time Matt and I went sans baby, with our friends. Besides having to pump five times a day to keep up my milk supply, I had a great time! Here are some pics:


ruthie's 5 month pics

Sweet Ruthie is five months today! She is flipping on both her back and tummy, grabbing objects (like Maebe's fur), tracking movements with her eyes, and she recognizes our voices on the phone. We started giving her avocado, sweet potatoes, and rice cereal. She is still sleeping through the night, PTL! She loves her jump jump and still enjoys her swing. Her first bottom tooth came in, and she is dealing with the teething by sucking her thumb now. We think she will crawl early because she looks like she wants to be on the move so badly!


girl's trip to sandestin

Last weekend my mom, sister, and Ruthie went down to Destin, FL for a little girls' beach trip! We stayed at our family friend's condo in the Sandestin Resort. We had so much fun riding the golf cart around, yah for no car seats! The condo had a pool that we could relax in after the beach. Ruthie did not love the beach too much, I think the waves were scaring her (she gets startled easily). 

Here are some photos of the trip: