Thursday, January 1, 2015

Currently A New Year!

It's 2015!! We had a little get-together at our house last night which was lots of fun, but unfortunately Keagan didn't care that we didn't go to bed until 2. He was wide awake barging into our room at 7:30 anyway. Oh well, at least he didn't wake up when the sun rose.

Farley posted this yesterday, but we were busy getting ready.

Listening: I love Jane Austen, and Mansfield Park is one of my favorites. I've never seen the movie, but it's been on my Amazon Prime watchlist for a little while. Since the boys are napping, I decided I would watch it!

Loving: We've had a great break so far, and the weather is supposed to be nice this weekend. Today is just windy, but I'm hoping to get some more great family time in!

Thinking: Keagan turned 3 just before Christmas, but he has almost NO desire to potty train. It's driving me crazy! I know he'll get there, but I would rather not have two kids in diapers at once. Plus he will need to get there by fall if we're going to send him to preschool.

Wanting: I'm a huge fan of Annie, and the new one looks so cute! Steven is even willing to see it. I'm going to try and convince him to take me tomorrow while we have free babysitting.

Needing: We took down the Christmas tree, but nothing else has gone yet. I want to have it done before we go back to work, but we'll see. At least with the tree out of the living room, we have more space. I want to get it done so we can start getting the guest room ready for Keagan, although there may not be any reason for that.

Yes: By healthy pregnancy, I mean that I want to eat right and continue to exercise through it. So far, I've done alright with it, but I want to keep it up.
Maybe: We actually drove around this morning looking at houses. It seems like we actually can afford a few really cute houses in the city that are a little larger than what we have now (hence maybe not needing to move Keagan out of the nursery yet). It's just a matter of being able to sell our current house. Prayers! I'd love to have more space for when the baby gets here!
I wish: I've already done laundry a few times this week, but it seems to pile up almost instantly. Maybe that has to do with the chunky sweaters, but I just want to feel like I'm ahead for once.

Oh, and don't forget. A lot of stores are having sales that end today on TPT, including mine. Happy shopping!

Photo: Who's up for a sale to ring in the new year?


  1. Hello! We need to do the same things...take down our Christmas decor and sell our houses! Ha! Prayers for both of those things to happen soon for you! Also, I went to see Annie last week! My family and I really enjoyed it!!! The songs were so catchy and I thought it was well done. Now here's hoping you don't hate it! Enjoy! :-)

    1. I'm sure Annie will be great! Hope your house sells soon!

  2. Melissa,
    New baby on the way and thinking about a new house?! You go girl. I love th name Keagan! Good luck with getting the rest of your decorations down. I want it to be Christmas just a little bit longer.
    Brynn Allison
    The Literary Maven

    1. I would love for Christmas to continue! Right now the house is just a thought, but it's a closer thought than yesterday and could certainly happen this year!

  3. I remember the potty training days and don't envy I completely relate to your laundry woes. I don't think it ever gets truly caught up, just like dishes. Do enjoy your remaining break and have a great 2015 :)

    1. The dishes have been fairly easy until yesterday because we were eating with family so much. And potty training will end one day...

  4. Taking Christmas decorations down is the worst! My house always looks so bare once I get everything put away!


  5. Yes, you need to see Annie! I took my daughter last week, and we both loved it. I love the original movie, but this was a good today version. Happy New Year!

    1. That's what I keep hearing. A few people have even said its better than the original, but I'm very skeptical of that...

  6. Prayers and well wishes for a great pregnancy! House hunting can be so much fun!

    Happy New Year
    A Rocky Top Teacher

  7. I grew up singing along with the Annie record album (the Broadway version). I'm dating myself! I haven't seen the new movie. Potty training can be such a pain. I had one who took FOREVER and one that pretty much did the job on her own. Hang in there! Happy New Year!
    Laughter and Consistency

  8. I can completely relate to your "currently"! We moved into our current house 3 days before my third son was born! The best part of it all is that you get to tell everyone where to put things without having to move it all yourself, lol. I also feel the struggle of Mt. Laundry on a daily basis. If you discover any secrets for keeping on top of it, let me know! Good luck with your pregnancy and house hunt! What an exciting time :-)
    ~ Stacie

  9. I'm right there with you wanting someone else to potty train for me. My almost 3 year old has been interested for over a year so I feel like we've been in the process forever. Some days in big girl pants and diapers when she sleeps. Some days I feel like we are getting close and other days we are back to the beginning. Ugh! So I do have two in diapers - I have a one year old too. But to be honest, I think it is easier when they are in diapers - I don't stress as much when we are out about needing to get my oldest to a bathroom all the time. Is that lazy parenting or what??? Good luck with Keagan! He'll get there. I never had a second grader that was still in diapers so they all figured it out at some point! Ha!! :-)

    Sara J Creations