Tuesday, January 04, 2011


Normally, I'm not one for making a lot of resolutions, if any. I have goals in life and things I want to accomplish but don't usually feel the desire at the New Year to create new ones at that time.

However, this year I have a few things I'd like to work on.

I have been such a slacker at blogging of late. I would really like to attempt to blog much more frequently as it's such a great way to record the little things that I will soon forget if I don't write them down. One way I'm going to try to accomplish this is to publish a post on MY blog before I sit down to read other people's blog's throughout the day. I also have really been enjoying finding ways to become a bit thriftier and more creative of late and would love to blog about some of my ideas or things I have discovered through reading other blogs. I'm debating whether these ideas should just be added to my existing family blog or whether I should create a new blog specifically with thrifty, creative ideas in mind. Hmm...I'm leaning more towards keeping it on my family blog but we shall see. I hope you'll join me in reading little snippets from our family's life in the next year. I love hearing from my readers...if I still have any...so don't be shy! Leave a comment if you have something to say.

On one of the blogs I read, the writer decided to do a simple, new-to-her project each month to teach herself something new and expand her horizons. I would love to do that as well but haven't yet made a list with the things I should try although I have started one. If anyone has any ideas of something they think I should try, please do let me know. I would like to attempt curtains for one room of the house we move to, make peppermint playdough for Taeya and 10 other ideas (at least). Please share if you have something up your sleeve that is easy to do, preferably thrifty and practical.

We just wrapped up a lovely visit with my husband's family. They came out a couple days after Christmas and left this morning to return to CA. We had a great time playing games, playing in the snow and baby snuggling.

 Brecken and his sweet little grinning face.
 Looking intently at Mama.
 He's a BIG boy. This was before he was even 2 months old.
 Grandma is ecstatic at holding Brecken for the first time.
 All bundled up and ready for the snow. It was about 6 degrees outside.
 Our little family ready to go sledding (all except Brecken went sledding).
 Taeya going down on her own. She didn't last long because of how cold it was.
 Taeya's first time trying out her snowboard!! Yipee!
 That's a smile on her face! She did great.
Taeya was eating her toast the other day and held it up and said, "Look, a heart beep." (her term for a heart). I, of course, had to take a picture of her heart-beep toast. 

My little man turned 2 months yesterday. He is definitely a GROWING boy. My mother-in-law guessed he's about 14 lbs now. We'll find out tomorrow at his 2 month check-up. Brecken is beginning to make eye-contact and smile and "talk" very intentionally now. I absolutely love his little grins and they definitely make my face light up as well.


Rebekah said...

Love the pictures! The kids look so much alike. It's going to be weird around here having a new baby that will look nothing like the other two. It'll probably be even weirder that she'll look like Mark and me!

Megan said...

Rebekah, Taeya and Brecken do look extremely similar. I was looking at Taeya's baby pics the other day and was amazed at how much they reminded me of Brecken!

Can't wait to see your new little one. Just about 2 more months right? She'll fit right in with your other two I'm sure!

Amanda said...

Oh my gosh, he does look so much like Taeya...just bigger!! love his hat :)

Excited to read your blog again!

Sarah Kuhner said...

Megan, the first picture of Brecken looks like one of your baby pictures. He looks a lot like you.
I can't believe how big he is. Taeya was so small. He is definitely a not a petite little boy. What a cutie!! Love all the pictures!!