2017 new year's resolutions: recap

1. Look at my phone less and play with my daughter more. 

Great at first, but not great toward the end of the year. I think it was needing a distraction from feeling so sick all the time, but now that I'm feeling better, I will def. make it a priority in 2018!

2. Run more. Train for a half marathon (I signed up for one in June! Eeek!). 

I did my half marathon (without walking!) in June but when I got pregnant/sick I stopped running.

3. Cook more and start eating dinner at the kitchen table and not in front of the TV. 

Again, we did a lot of "grab 'n growl" nights (make your own dinner) the second half of the year because I was so sick. But the first half of the year we did Hello Fresh and I really enjoyed cooking!

4. Make a profit from Merry Prints. 

Yes! After the Cherokee Heights Art Festival, I got a boost in sales, and am now in the plus!

5. Stop talking negative about my appearance. 

Doing better!

6. Meditate every day. See if this helps my insomnia. 

I was doing well the first half of the year, but the second half was harder. Blaming it on the pregnancy (again), but with feeling so bad and not sleeping well, it was hard to get up earlier than I had to. Excuses, excuses, I know!

7. Offer prayer (out loud) for more people. 

I feel like I definitely got better about this!


22 months

These pictures don't really show Ruthie's true behavior at 22 months, it just shows she is over the photos (I'm getting there too!). She is so much more lively and funny and talking so much! She repeats after us, so now we have to be careful of what we say. She is good at animal noises, and can count to 15! We are going to work on the alphabet and colors next. She is usually in a good mood, but still can get the "terrible twos." She loves coloring with crayons on her new craft table, and still thrives in her MMO and church nurseries. We are so entertained by this little 22 month old!