Showing posts with label resolutions. Show all posts
Showing posts with label resolutions. Show all posts

Friday, January 7, 2011

Honeymooning

This time 4 years ago we were up in the air en route to Playa del Carmen, Mexico. We spent a week laying in the sun, eating yummy foods, enjoying bottomless drinks and savoring the moments of our first week as a married couple. The thrill of waking up next to my husband combined with the surreal feeling that we had been doing so forever will remain one of my favorite parts of that week. It was a week in paradise with my very best friend. We got to explore, be lazy, talk, laugh. I think that's the first time I felt like an adult and I was so excited to have Chris has my partner. I really hope one day we make it back to that resort. It was such a special place to us- our first days a married couple.

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just landed in cancun!

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probably our favorite dinner of the trip

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we ate well all week. all-inclusive is so fun!

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we rented a jeep over on cozumel & spent the day exploring the island

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our last breakfast. this is one of my favorite ever pics of my husband :)

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sad to be heading home

Did you go on a honeymoon? Where did you go and would you want to go back? If you haven't honeymooned, where do you dream of going?

If I was made of money, I would love to go here one day:
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Thursday, January 6, 2011

A Little Video

If you didn't get enough of our wedding from my first post today, here is a quick wedding day recap video. I loved this video when we first got it, and while I still do, I now see the major cheesiness. So, pardon the neon shapes that will randomly encircle our faces throughout and try to just see the looooove :)


Wedding Clip from Claire Traganos on Vimeo.

Monday, January 3, 2011

insert cliche here

so... new year, new resolutions... right??

i haven't given resolutions a huge lot of thought, but i have given it some. here are what i've come up with:

-get dressed up more. being a stay at home mom comes with a high risk of becoming frump-central. i would like to maintain some semblance of style.

-learn how to do a fishtail braid.Tumblr_ld9f4wmvcm1qclm05o1_500_large

-don't dwell so much on things that make me sad. i think a lot about feeling lonely, or missing my family, or not being good enough which then makes me a bit depressed. it helps when i think more about the good- like the hubs, my beautiful baby, my family, my family of friends.

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-run
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-take some deeper breaths. i am often an anxious ball of stress. it can be over household chores, running late or thinking that surely, the baby has somehow suffocated herself in blankets and surely, i should go check on her RIGHT NOW. this has got to stop or i am going to have a heart attach before i'm 30. deep breaths and chill the heck out.

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-read
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-live in the moment. less guilt about what i should be doing, or what i am doing. marvel at my growing girl. best present with the hubs.

how about you? what are your hopes for the new year?

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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

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Wishing you a happy new year! May this year bring many happy moments and not too many sad.


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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A Year in Review

2010 was absolutely the most life-changing year of my life. Getting married, graduating college and getting my first job all in 2007 was very life-changing, but becoming a mom takes the cake. 2010 has been a fantastic year. I loved being pregnant, giving birth was incredible and now, watching my little baby grow is a daily joy.

I have fallen more in love with my husband as I've watched him be a dad. I have increased love and respect for my parents, now that I have become a parent myself. I have greater gratitude for my siblings as they have loved my daughter like their own. I have more appreciation for those friends who have provided the much needed extra encouragement and support in this journey of motherhood. I am much less quick to judge, because somehow, being a mom makes your heart bigger and more open to love and less open to hate. These changes? I can't take credit for them. I cannot boast. It's Meredith. It's being a mom. I am a better person (i think, i hope) at the end of 2010 because of this little baby that has entered my life and irrevocably changed me. So, without further ado, I give you the big events in our 2010 life.

Seeing our baby for the first time in February:
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Moved to a new, bigger apartment:
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Went on a babymoon to Puerto Rico!
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Set up the nursery in April & May:
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Camping in May, at 36 weeks pregnant :)
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Dave Matthews Band concert at 38 weeks pregnant:
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Installing the car seat! This made her arrival feel so close.
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Our last date night before baby. Seafood on the harbor, Mike's cannolis while sitting along the Charles River. It was heavenly:
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My water broke at 3:30 am, laboring in the hospital, waiting to meet Meredith:
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Fresh out the oven!
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And then we were three:
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Lots of fun and chillin' in the summertime:
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First airplane ride in September:
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Meeting her great grandparents on my side:
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Her first camping trip:
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Apple picking!
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Pumpkins:
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First trip to Parker's Maple Barn:
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Halloween :)
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Thanksgiving in Abilene:
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Getting our first tree at a family of three:
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Christmas eve:
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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Me, 2010

Cjane inspired me to do a rather self-involved 2010 reflection post. Today's is a picture blog of the changes I've gone through. I'll have another "big events" post later on, but today is about me :)

January

February

March

April



May

June

July


August

September

October

November

December