New Year

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

New Year


Well 2012 flew by, but looking back on the year we have done so much. Just to think this time last year, I knew very little about blogging, and if someone told me I would have my own blog and take part in twitter parties, I would have a very confused look on my face. On the whole it has been a great year - every year has it's ups and downs, but 2012 has served us well.

Looking forward to 2013, I have been thinking about resolutions. I asked big man if he had any. He didn't understand, so I asked him if there was anything he would really like to do this year. "Make a paper aeroplane and go to Legoland" was his reply. So I can pretty much guarantee that he will fulfill his resolutions by the end of April. So here's what I would like to do over the next 12 months.

Maintain my current weight. 
Ideally I would like to lose another half stone, but it's keeping the weight off that is always the hardest. I have lost 20lbs in the latter half of this year, and it is nice to fit in my old clothes again. If I end 2013 at the same weight as I have started then I will be happy - and if I am a little bit lighter then it is a bonus.

Get organised
Sounds simple, but with 3 kids, organising stuff is a nightmare. Every area of my life needs organising. To start with, I will look at meal planning, packed lunches and writing down things to do with the kids each day. It is far too easy to pick big man up from school and stick the TV on whilst I try to cook dinner with baby man hanging off my leg. Hopefully this wont be happening this year.

Get my husband in a caravan
Whilst trying to ruin my plans of staying in a caravan, by going on a business trip, I have now come up with another plan. Although my husband would be much happier in 5 star luxury, I can't afford that, and the boys are desperate to go camping. If all goes well in a caravan, camping will be on next years list!

Ask the kids what they would like to do
It is so easy to tell the kids what they are doing rather than asking them what they would like to do. It might mean that the gloopy glue comes out more often than I would like, and that middle man is always baking, but hopefully they will also have fun.

Appreciate the little things
I am so lucky to have three healthy and happy little boys, and whether it is watching them bundle each other in the lounge, or taking them out to jump in puddles - it is the little things in life that make them happy, and in turn, I need to appreciate these a little bit more.

So these are my resolutions,which are all achievable to some extent. Potty training middle man can go on there too. This should be the easiest of all to complete, but with his hatred of pants and love of nappies at the moment, I am starting to worry that he will never get there! Hope 2013 serves you all well. let me know if you have any resolutions/how you did on last years ones.





14 comments:

  1. Hooray - you have 6 resolutions on your blog too! I don't feel so ridiculous now!

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    1. Is 6 too many? They are only small changes so hoping I can keep them x

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    2. Is 6 too many? They are only small changes so hoping I can keep them x

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  2. Aw such a gorgeous photo!!! Good luck with your resolutions and happy 2013 x

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    1. They have grown so much in a year! Happy New Year to you too xx

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  3. Good luck with your New Years resolutions ..... What a fab picture of you boys ... Have a fab 2013

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    1. Thanks - hope it's good for you too!

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  4. Good luck with these louise. You are brave to post them! I could do with pinching some of them too!

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    1. I figure that is I post them I have to do them! It has really helped with losing weight.

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  5. That's a lovely picture!
    Potty training is on mine too, although I suppose that's Scarlett's resolution more than mine haha? I haven't even thoight of any yet so I need to get thinking. I always work better when I have a goal to work towards. All the best! x

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    1. Unfortunately I don't think it is on middle mans list! He doesn't see the need of pants! I'm told little girls are usually easier so good luck xx

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  6. no definitely not too many and they are very realistic. I had breakfast before work today, had no wine last night and haven't bought any books or craft stuff. am cooking a new dish tomorrow (currently marinading the chicken). haven't learnt to knit socks yet though!!!

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  7. What a grea list, I particularly like ask the kids what they want to doand appreciate th elittle things. I run a weekly linky on Thursday Reasons to be Cheerful, so if you blog any of those little things then feel free to link up be great to have you. Mich x

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    1. Thanks - keep meaning to link up to yours - will make sure I do x

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