1. January is my slow month. It seems to be the only month that we are not committed to a million different things. I needed a few weeks to unwind from the holiday season and get my life back in order. I decided to embrace the quiet, rather than let the guilt seep in.
3. I don't have much proof other than a few photos and some new memories to put in my pocket, but I took some time to just enjoy my kids. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the "next thing" that we forget to stop and enjoy the moment. Fall and spring seem to pull and tug us in every direction. But for the month of January I really made it a priority to focus on creating moments with my kids that would be cherished.
We took hikes:
We went on field trips with the grandparents:
We played games and acted cray-cray:
4. Winter decided to finally arrive in NC. Spending time with my family on snow days takes precedent over any online activities. (Other than Instagram, because ya know, it's instant.) Snow days are SO rare here that we have to stop the world and enjoy every single minute.
This was the view from my kitchen window on the morning of our first snow. Contented sigh.
I've missed putting my thoughts to the page, ehr, screen. Looking forward to a fun filled February!