OMG 2018 was by far the hardest year for our family. We made it though some of life’s toughest trials and had a hard look at what life is really all about. As most people will say after experiencing hard times, we’ve learned and grown and will have stronger shoulders going forward. We see a lot of new changes and better days in the future though. This is a few things I am looking forward to in the coming year. This is not meant to be a new years resolution post, rather just some things I would like to see happen through the next 12 months.
I have been taking Dorian’s portrait each month since he was born and he’s now two. It would be great, Daddy has already agreed, to have a relaxed family photo taken each month. I have seen many families doing this lately and I want in. Most of the ones I’ve come across are just one simple shot of all the family members, typically on a bed, just together. From the looks of the photos some moms take it more seriously than others, but I would want it to just be us however our moods that day turn out.
At the beginning of last year I had planned to have one family event each month. Things did not go as planned from having suffered a family loss, but I think we can make this happen this year. It doesn’t have to be anything luxurious or extravagant, just something that we don’t do often and that we can make family time out of. Going to a free museum, or having a picnic at a new park would work for us.
Monthly Date for just Mom and Dad
Daddy recently brought to my attention that we have been so caught up in life and Dorian that we have only been out, just the two of us, twice since I was pregnant. Before we had Dorian we vowed, like most couples, that we would stay in focus of each other and make sure there was time for just us as well as everything else. Over the last two years we’ve gotten in a few hours here and there some weeks after Dorian goes to bed, but it’s just not the same as having completely free time for just us to be together. Daddy has actually already started enforcing this. He had his parents watch him for about 2 hours last week so we could go grab a nice sit-down dinner and enjoy a city night walk together. It was very much needed and I look forward to this alone time again.
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