Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Dear Calvin // Six Months

Dear Calvin,

This one picture sums up your last month --- you, my son, are a happy child!

In the last month, you...

  • Traveled to Indianapolis and attended your first conference :)
  • Spent time with your tiny best friend, Henry.
  • Tried rice cereal (not a big fan) & sitting in your high chair (which you love!).
  • Continued to perfect your roll over. In the blink of an eye, you are across the room.

I'm not sure where the time goes, but I'm thankful yet again that I can be home with you during this time.  Watching you figure out how things work makes me feel like I'm experiencing it all for the first time and I can't help but cheer you on.

This month feels like a big milestone because in just six more months you'll be 1! How is that possible?!? Don't mind me. I'll just be in the corner crying...


[one month]
[two months]
[three months]
[four months]
[five months]

Friday, October 3, 2014

October Goals

Over the last few years, I have fallen more in love with the Pacific Northwest's rendition of Fall. And in my opinion, October usually has some of the best weather of the year.

September flew by!  Between sleep training & the Influence Conference, I'm not sure where the month went, which is obvious when we look back at my goals...

September Recap:

1. I'm putting myself on a spending freeze in hopes that this helps with our budget. The only exception is budgeted expenses (bills, food, gas). --- I'd give myself a C on this one, so I'm going to try again.

2. Spending dedicated time with Sam that doesn't revolve our sweet baby boy. --- We may have spent time together after Calvin went to sleep, but it was usually spent in vegging out in front of the TV. I'd like to continue to work on this one too.

3. Get out of the house more! Whether that looks like a walk around the neighborhood or meeting up with a friend, I need to step out of my comfort zone that is my house. --- Done! We walked some, visited friends, & ran errands. And now we are attending a bible study, which I'm really looking forward to!

October Goals:

1. Continuing the spending freeze & sticking to our budget (third month's the charm?).
2. Set boundaries for Internet use, specifically when I'm home with Calvin.

3. Sit down with Sam & set some SMART goals for Sam Grable Photography.

4. Go on a date with Sam (without Calvin, if possible).

5. Start working on our house to get it ready to sell/rent.

Linking up with The Tiny Twig // Goals with Grace