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New year and new things










"Let's take a pic with the firework behind us!!!" #fail hahaha


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#fail number 3 haha






(disclaimer: it's still January so I can still blog about this, right???)

New years!!! Or is it new year??!?! I don't know when and when not to use the S so please correct me bc I need to know. So new year(s??) we went and saw our friends Shaney and Christian. Their baby (Brink) is going to marry Brighton so we worked really hard to help the spark happen while they're young and impressionable. ;) We'll see how our efforts pay off in like 23 years. It's always so fun when Shaney is in town!! She's my best friend from High school and we love that we had babies at the same time! (ps we missed our 3rd HS bff Adelle. Love you, A!!!) Later that night we went to a birthday/new year party with old and new friends! B doesn't do well sleeping in places besides her crib sooooo she was up and asleep and then up again a few times... haha maybe she just wanted in on the new year fun, idk.

Also, B was my new years kiss in case you were wondering. At midnight when all the fireworks were going crazy I ran upstairs to make sure she was ok/asleep/ not scared of the loud noises. She was asleep! It WAS midnight so I leaned down and kissed her sleepy pout :) Happy new year, B!!

Anyways though, I wanted to write a few goals down!

1. Let things go quicker and don't care what people think of me. 

Sounds silly but this is BIG! I hold onto things. If you've followed my blog for a few years, you probably already knew this. Or if you followed me on twitter for the years 2009-2013 you REALLY knew this. I had a v bad habit of tweeting my true feelings. Yeah, bad idea.

I'm learning that you literally will never make everyone happy. NEVER! And my goal is to really try my best to not let things affect me. A blogger I like tweeted "When you learn to not care what people think of you then you can really be happy" and something just clicked. Like YES DUH. So that's my number one goal. It's OK if someone doesn't like me as long as I am doing everything I can to be nice to them. Like if someone doesn't like me because I was a jerk, I need to fix that. If they don't like me because they hate people with a husband a baby, then thats' their issue, ya know?

2. Positive thinking.

GUYS. I watched this documentary called "the secret" and it LITERALLY CHANGED MY LIFE. It's basically about the power of positive thinking and how you can totally control what happens in your life (like, to YOU not to other people around you, obvi) it's on youtube so look it up and watch it and be obsessed with me, k? It's so good. It's a little crunchy at first and made in like the 90's but the message is bomb. I've already started doing some of the things it says to work on and guess what? IT WORKS.

3. Be a better wife + mom

This is something I've been really working on! I want to be that wife who makes dinner often and has the house looking bomb. The mom who gets their kid involved and doing things to help their life be brighter and better! Since I have my own business, it can be hard to do all the things I would like to do because I get busy a LOT. But I've been working on meal planning and choosing certain days to clean up our house and stuff like that.

That is my definition of "super wife" to me, it is probably a different definition for everyone! Doing things like that just helps me feel accomplished and I am really big on crossing off my "to-do" list. Jason helps clean, too, don't worry haha. But my basic goal is to just have things in order! I just feel better when things are in order and clean :)

As far as being a better mom goes, I just don't want  Brighton to be bored or something because there isn't much to do with a baby, yet! I take her to swim lessons and baby gym a few times a week to help get her out and around other babies and I think she likes it (??) . I just want to make sure I have her involved and doing things besides being at home hanging out with boring ol' mom all day ;)

4. Blog again!

Guys I LOVE blogging. I do. Like, a lot. I look back on my posts a lot and I have sucked at blogging since Brighton was born! I guess since I am home a lot, I don't really know WHAT to blog about. Since B is getting bigger and we are doing more things, I will have more things to say besides "today I sang twinkle twinkle little star 600 times. xo Candace" So hold me to it (please) plus, blogging really does give me an excuse TO get out and do things instead of being anti social and hermit-like.

So basically take more pictures, time lock more memories, and get writing again.

Those are my 4 main goals and the things I want to really focus on this year! I got myself a little planner where I write meals for the week and all the things we are doing and that has been helping a lot!! Here's to 2017!!

xo
Candace


12 comments

  1. I love the idea of positive thinking! I definitely struggle with that but a new year means a new start. :)

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    1. I agree, it can be so hard sometimes but it totally makes a big difference! Here's to a positive new start!

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  2. A few of our friends have had girls recently. Phoenix has a few ladies to choose from..hehe.

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    1. haha that's awesome!! He's a cute little guy, all these ladies will have to fight for his attention :)

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  3. Positive thinking has truly changed my life! I can't say enough about it. I'm glad you're going to try blogging again! I always love seeing your posts. :)

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    1. Seriously, it really is life changing!! and thank you so much!! I love yours as well :) Now my next goal is to get better at commenting again. Hope your new year has been amazing so far!

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  4. What awesome photos!! Looks like you've been having a great first month of 2017! As always loveeee how relatable you are with your writing!!!

    xo Olivia
    www.hellooliviablog.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Olivia!!! <3 It has been a pretty good 2017 so far, here's to making the rest good! Wish me luck!! and thank YOU, I think I've told you how hard I try to just write what's in my brain and write like I'm talking to a friend. Hope your new year is amazing!

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  5. Glad to see you are doing well Candance! Miss your blogging and your quirky style of writing that makes me laugh! Hey, I'm a mama, I totally understand you'd rather soak up all those baby snuggles rather than blog! (; Much love to you and Jason! Can't wait to see you achieve your goals this year!

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    1. Thank you!! You are serioiusly SO NICE and your comments always make my day :) haha seriously, those snuggles are the BEST and I can't be bothered to blog when there's a baby to snuggle! I just need to take advantage of her nap time more I guess. Happy new year to YOU and your sweet family!!

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  6. #1 is SO big. I'm working on this too-you'll just never make everyone happy, but that's no reason to not be happy yourself.

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    1. Yay we can work on it together!! It's so true! Ive just learned sometimes people will just like you for NO reason and I can't be upset and hold onto it. Here's to a happy happy new year :)

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