Today marks the start of a few new things at our house. With January being my birthday month, I find it hard to start anything new because we’re always pulled in so many directions at the beginning of the year. And with February being the shortest month, it seems easier to commit to a challenge of 28 days!
#1 – Jason and I have decided to challenge ourselves to have a “Dry February” and cut out all alcohol for the month. I find that with both of us being off we are drinking every day. Not always binge drinking (classified as having 5 drinks in a short period of time), but we are consuming (and spending) too much on alcohol. I have noticed that binge drinking is a real problem in our current society and it is a pretty normalized thing.
#2 – We’ve decided to curb our spending habits and not purchase or spend money on anything that isn’t a necessity for the month. I’m really curious to see how much money we can save as well as to see where we are potentially wasting money on frivolous things. I’ve got a notebook ready for us to write down what we spend (including rent/bills) and at the end of the month we’ll add everything up.
#3 – Being more active! Today marks the start of my 9 month membership to Toronto Yoga Mamas and the first Baby Yoga class for Abigail & I. I’m really looking forward to getting back in shape and transforming my body into a stronger, healthier version of what I am now.
I’m excited about these challenges and I think they will help us be healthier, more active and able to spend more quality time with our friends and loved ones. We won’t be “going out” as much and instead hosting friends and family at our house, so give us a call and come by for cards, games, cooking and maybe even some fun DIY projects!
What are you doing this month? Any fun challenges you’re starting? Feel free to join us and let us know what and how you’re doing.
Some of you may have noticed that I haven’t been actively blogging or sharing on social media this year.
On Christmas Day I started feeling like I had the flu and well, a week later Jason and I found out that I was pregnant.
I wasn’t going to post anything until after the baby was born, but we had our family Baby-Q Shower last weekend and the photos are starting to show up on Facebook.
So the cat is out of the bag. Jason and I are having a baby (well, it’s mostly me) and I’m due on September 1st, 2017.
Facebook or it didn’t happen, right?
Our first date – Nov 01, 2010
I’m writing today to share some wonderful, exciting, over the top amazing news. On Tuesday, April 14, the love of my life proposed and I said YES!!!!!!
Enjoying our secret beach spot – March 2011
It’s been an exciting ride these past 41/2 years and who knew that the man in the Captain America costume would turn out to be the man of my dreams.
I don’t like walking from the shore to the boat – April 2011
I feel like the luckiest girl in the world to have met you Jason and I am so excited about our future together. You compliment my life, keep me sane when I am crazy busy with work and life and are always there when I need you. I am so happy that my Mom & Dad sent me to Florida and glad my cousin took us to your house for breakfast. I’m also glad that my Mugga likes sailors and told me it was OK to stay a little longer on that Florida vacation.
Streetlight Manifesto concert – Oct 2014
Thank you to everyone who has sent their congratulations and well wishes. This is going to be one hell of a celebration!
Today, Friday April 10th, is National Siblings Day. So to celebrate the best brother and sister ever, here are some embarrassing photos of us as kids. You’re welcome Kristin & Kyle. Love you.
Kyle’s first day home from the hospital
Aunt Carol Ann & Uncle Jimmy’s wedding
First day of school
It’s Monday, January 05 and the first day back to work for me since December 19. I was up super early this morning (6:30am) to get to the office early so I can have a good start to this day, week & year. It was a bittersweet morning and the first time I’ve gotten up and ready by myself without my little cat shadow, but c’est la vie.
My first selfie of 2015
Yesterday I made my first mason jar salad lunch and it looks absolutely delicious. I’m excited to crack open this new year and put together some more goals for my business life. I’m really looking forward to what 2015 will manifest for me and I hope you feel ready to leave the past behind and grab life by the horns.
Like my lovely friend Casie always says “you will never be younger than you are right now”.
Carpe Diem my loves!