We were going to celebrate Christmas today but my brother and his family are able to fly in today and stay with us so we bumped up our Christmas a day early. The kids were really surprised which made it more fun because they thought they had to wait until today. I’m really glad we were able to have this special day yesterday and I’ll think about it a lot on Christmas when I am missing them.
Rewind to the start of the day and I went out for 8 miles @ 8:45 average pace. This week is definitely front loaded with my runs because I’m not sure what the running situation will be on Friday/Saturday. It was early, a bit rainy and completely mind-clearing (which is so needed this time of year).
I was thinking during my run a lot about my goals for 2019 and what things in the past I have done to help me to get to different goals. For me personally, goals and achieving them all boil down to self-love. The times that I succeed with my goals and stick to them is when I go about them with love for myself rather than not liking something about myself and wanting to change something about myself. The times I set a goal to eat better because I didn’t love my body/want to change it or run faster because I had to prove to myself that I was enough because I wasn’t sure that I was = I did not succeed or enjoy the process. When I go into life goals out of love for myself, the magic happens. IE eating better/drinking more water/less soda because I love my body and want to give myself the opportunity to feel good and energetic. Or running goals because I know I am capable and strong and want to give that me-time to myself etc. I’m not sure if any of this makes sense but as you go into setting goals for 2019… do them with love for yourself:). I’ll be making my goals thinking about how they are things I want to give to myself because I love who I am and deserve happiness rather than making goals finding ways to change things I don’t like about myself.
Skye was thrilled to be going to Christmas programs during her nap time for Brooke and Knox.
1st child = set schedules. All children after that = I’m sorry. I’m the 5th child in my family and my mom says that pretty much all of my naps were in the car when I was little.
Andrew was teased by a few people for wearing shorts and a t-shirt in December. It is warmer than normal in Utah right now but his thermostat is just bizarre to me.
My sister was over for a bit which I think confuses Skye because our voices are so similar.
After school we told the kids that we were going to have our Christmas….
They were a bit excited for it.
We pretended it was Christmas morning and they got into pajamas and they had cinnamon rolls. We originally weren’t going to do any presents because Santa is going to their other parents’ houses but we changed our mind last second. We kept it smaller than normal but the kids played for the next 4 hours with their things.
Skye has no idea what is going on but I think she had fun.
We asked them what they wanted for Christmas dinner and they said pizza from Two Jack’s. I tried their Caesar salad along with my pizza and it will be added to our regular order now.
We read from the book we do every Christmas and then the kids slept by the tree. I told you a few days ago how I’ve been really bummed about them leaving but yesterday filled up that hole I was feeling. We were able to have our day together and these two lucky ducks get to go do it all over again in a few days. I can’t wait to hear all about it.
Three more things:
*The other night Andrew went to check on Brooke (yes, she likes to sleep on top of her covers to avoid having to make her bed each day…) and Beretta was asleep with part of her body off the bed. She heard Andrew and lifted her head but this is how she was sleeping before he came in!
*Did you see who is running Boston 2019?
*This is why I love hot chocolate so much… truth.
Have you thought much about your goals for 2019? Do you like setting resolutions (didn’t mean to fast forward but I’m just wondering:)?
Have any special breakfast on Christmas?
-Cinnamon rolls (this is the recipe I usually make but we just bought them yesterday:).
If you have siblings… what # were you? Did you like being the oldest/youngest/middle?
-#5 and the youngest. I loved it!
What’s your run today if you are running?!