The last couple of days have been a little bit stressful. Soren has been trying our patience over and over again, and the temperatures have been consistently below minus thirty. While the new year always brings hope and inspiration for the year to come, to me it also brings a time of reflection on how quickly time is passing us by. Poppy's birth year is over, and while I look forward to all of her upcoming milestones I can't help but feel a little sad that her newborn days are behind us. She weighs 14 pounds and 15 ounces!! She visited the doctor today to receive her first shots, and had an official weigh-in.
Tyler and I are dreaming of vacations - ANY vacation! They range from tropical islands, to ski-slopes, to a weekend down to North Dakota to stay in a hotel with a water-slide. The last one sounds pretty pathetic… I must admit, even though it would be heaven to a certain two year old. For now all of these plans are just in our heads, I don't think we'll be going anywhere for awhile. It's hard not being able to go outside, I think everyone starts to feel a certain desire to escape to where we can run freely outdoors without having to bundle up in fifteen layers.
There is a birthday coming up in our family this weekend, and hopefully we can make it a special one. I had coffee with a friend a few days ago, and after asking me about the kids she asked me how my marriage was doing, after having two children. I don't think anyone has ever asked me that directly, and yet it's a great question. It made me stop and think about it, and realize that while our marriage is certainly fine, it does deserve a little more attention. As Poppy gets older and more predictable I hope to find time for more date nights, as well as more time for myself. In 2014 we will celebrate five years of marriage, and that definitely deserves a little mini-vacation!