Saturday, January 1, 2011

Week 41- Happy New Year!

I have to say, 2010 has been, by far, the best year yet. 2011 is going to have some stiff competition. Thinking of how much can change in a year makes me giddy about what the new year might bring. New job, new friends, new baby?!? There's no telling whats in store for the Astor's.

With a new year comes new are a few for the new year:
  1. The always popular "Get back in SHAPE" goal. I'm back down to my pre-pregnancy weight, just not my pre-pregnancy body. Things are moved around, different shapes, desperately in need of some Les Mills Step aerobics!
  2. Make a budget and stick to it. I dream of being a stay at home mommy. If this is ever going to happen we need to buckle down and save, save, save!
  3. Keep my fingers and toes painted, all the time, no chips allowed!
  4. Sit back and take in my little man. The days fly by, he's growing by the second. I need to stop capture these moments in my head before it's too late!
  5. Take a photography class.
  6. Cut back on my Starbucks consumption.
  7. Meet more mommies and babies.
  8. Teach Nolen how to swim.
  9. Spend more time outside.
  10. Learn to cook just a few decent meals.
  11. Throw the best 1st birthday party of the year!
  12. Continue blogging...
  13. Find a picture for our big, blank family room wall.
  14. Get back into style... my sense of fashion has taken a back seat.
  15. Shave my legs more often ;(
  16. Enjoy EVERY minute with my little man, the good, the bad, the early (4am wake-ups!)
  17. Support my hubby as he grows in his career, wherever it might take us.
  18. Read a book.
  19. Spend less time online, but more time blogging (oxymoron?!?)
  20. Enjoy all the little things.
  21. Start an Etsy shop that will one day turn into my dream boutique!
  22. Organize the "toys-r-us" we currently have in our home.
  23. Print some the thousands of pictures I've taken.
  24. Sew more often.
  25. Talk with old friends more.
  26. Laugh at my mistakes instead of stressing.
Nolen has some new goals as well, he asked me to share:
  1. For my mommy to stop nursing me and give me some Organic milk in a sippy, yumm-O!
  2. To sleep through the night, every night.
  3. Eat something other then purees without gagging.
  4. Learn to walk.
  5. Stop teething... I have enough teeth already people!
  6. Learn to swim
  7. Sleep past 6am
  8. Figure out how to open those darn baby gates

Here is little man's first experience with cheese. Like his parents, he throughly enjoyed it.


  1. What a cute post. I think it was cute Nolen had some resolutions he wanted to share. I say start that etsy boutique it could really take off! What kind of things would you sell?

  2. What a neat idea for a post! I posted some similar resolutions, but none for my 21 month old daughter! :) You know, my daughter still has to eat some puree, because she too is so gaggy and I'm still waiting for her to sleep through the night and past 6 AM! Good luck to you! :)

    P.S. I really like your signature? Could you share with me how you achieve something like that? I am new to the blogging world and love looking at other blogs for neat ideas. I hope you don't mind me asking! :)