Monday Morning Coffee

Good morning and Happy Monday, everyone! Our household is back to the usual “grind” after a lovely Christmas break, and since I’ve made myself a little scarce on the internet over the past week, I thought I’d give you a life update, coffee date-style!

So, if we were having coffee this morning, I’d be telling you all about …

… our Christmas! We had a busy few days as we celebrated with our families. Christmas Eve we were at my Mom’s place for dinner as my brother was home for the holidays, and then on Christmas Day the girls and I went to my dad’s Christmas morning for breakfast, and we hosted Kyle’s family for dinner. It was a great Christmas and by the time Boxing Day rolled around we were exhausted. We pretty much sat around and did absolutely nothing all day, and it was wonderful!

… how Norah now has two teeth! The first one broke through New Year’s Day and the second one came up the following day! I’m so glad that they’ve finally shown up because she was out of sorts for quite a while.

… how I want to kick myself in the ovaries. I was exchanging a couple of things Norah got for Christmas because they were too small and I saw a really cute/hilarious onesie for a boy and for a moment I instantly wanted another baby, specifically a boy just so I could buy it. Obviously having another baby doesn’t guarantee us a boychild, and I’m soooo not ready to make the decision to have another. I told Kyle this and he just laughed.

… our low-key New Year’s Eve. We had no plans for anything exciting; we played some boardgames with Isla and after she went to bed we watched TV until Norah went to bed and played some Battleship until about 11 pm before going to bed. Norah, however, must’ve sensed the final countdown because she woke up just a few minutes before midnight, so I in turn got to ring in the new year with her.

… my goals for 2016. I really don’t like to make resolutions, but I do sometimes make a list of things I’d like to accomplish during the year. This year I hope to get back out on the ball field and play slo-pitch again, make a trip to Vancouver, and hit up a lake, any lake, I just want more lake days!

… the book I just finished reading! It’s been ages since I’ve read a new book and I was lucky enough to receive a new e-reader and a couple of Chapter’s gift cards for Christmas, so I took full advantage and downloaded Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. I read it in a week and loved every page. I’ll be writing a review and posting it later this week.

… I’m anxious about turning 30. I’ve never got worked up about a birthday in the past but for some reason the thought of turning 30 this year has really got me in a tizzy. I know age is just a number and all that crap, but this year I really want to celebrate being an old fart. Kyle has suggested going to Las Vegas to celebrate both of our birthdays at the end of March (he’ll be 30 at the end of February), but I don’t think Norah will be ready to be left alone for an extended period of time.

That’s about it, I think! What would you tell me if we were having coffee?

3 thoughts on “Monday Morning Coffee

  1. Aw Isla is so cute in her Christmas onesie! I’m glad you guys had a good Christmas vacation even if it was super busy! If we were having coffee today I would tell you that my first day back to the grind was a little brutal. Full work day, taught a class at the Y and then went to a 1.5 hour fitness workshop at the Y! Finally got home a full 12 hours after I left the house this morning!


  2. I’m glad you loved Big Little Lies! It was one of my favorite books from 2015. Such a fun cast of characters! :)

    If we were having coffee today, I’d tell you that I’m kinda glad I didn’t get much time off for the holidays (just a half-day Christmas Eve, and full days off Christmas Day/New Year’s Day) because it hasn’t been hard to get back in the swing of things this week! (That said, two weeks off would have been diiiivine, haha!)


  3. I love the Christmas jammies! I can’t get Topher in any jammies that aren’t Star Wars-related – it’s driving me crazy! If we were having coffee I’d tell you that our Christmas tree is still up and I have no idea when it’s going to come down. Every time I suggest it one of the kids bursts into tears, so yeah. It may stay up until we move! Our New Year’s was low key too. We had dinner with friends but were home by 8 to get the kids in bed, and I was in bed by 8:30 thanks to a cold. I never make it to midnight, though. I’m old!



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