Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Growing Pains

So apparently the hip thing in 2012 is forgoing the resolutions and focusing on a word that is supposed to be the theme for your year.  I like it.  Although, I did make resolutions but they are basically be healthy and don't be too fat.  Not really much different from the rest of you I'm sure.  Except my cousin Christie who wants to gain 10 lbs, but to each their own body issues right?

Anyway my word for 2012 is Grow.

I love my little townhouse.  I love how cozy it is.  I love the window seat in my bedroom.  I love how when I walk through the door it feels like relief and warmth and home.  I remember the memory of when we bought this place.  It was about a month before the wedding and we were clamoring to get things situated and put together and how the thought of making memories in this house got me through the wedding planning craziness.  I remember lazy days before baby just lounging around on the couch and watching TV.  I remember burning my first dinner here and the first time I had a dinner party.  But mostly this place is flooded with memories of Isabella.  The first time we brought her home.  Of sitting up at 2 am nursing her while watching reruns of The Cosby Show.  Of rocking her in her chair on the brink of tears due to sheer exhaustion at 3 in the morning.  I can hear the sound of her play gym as she happily giggled under there.  I remember her first steps, first crawl, first dip in the pool.  This place is filled with happiness and love, but we are outgrowing it.  Bigger kid, bigger stuff.

So in 2012 we would really like to sell this place and move into something bigger.  I'm dreaming of a formal dining room, a big back yard, a basement that can become a play room, and a cozy kitchen.  A place where we can put down roots and grow as a family.

Speaking of that, I'm also hoping that 2012 will bring a sibling or an impending sibling for Isabella.  I feel ready in every area, except maybe the financials, but that's another post for another day.

If I can achieve those two things this year 2012 will be most kind to me.

If you have a word post for the year, link it in the comment section so I can read all about it.
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Wiley said...

Yeah impending sibling idea! I'm loving the sibling relationship between our two current boys and am starting to get excited about the added dynamic of these two in progress.

Grow fits in with the resolution of the cousin to gain 10 pounds ;-)

Mrs. MidAtlantic said...

I'm going with survive for my word theme of 2012!

I'm excited for the "potential sibling" part of your growing!! YAY!

Laney said...

Cheers to a wonderful 2012!

christymg said...

Tag, you're it! Stop by my blog to read the post and pick up your questions.

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