Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Breckenridge, CO

Oh my, we had a blast over the holidays and enjoyed lots of family time.  I did a terrible job capturing the moments of Henry's first Christmas but believe me when I say the child is very blessed!  He didn't really "get" Christmas this year but is always happy around people, especially his favorite people (aka family members). We ended the holidays with a trip with my family to Breckenridge, CO.  This was my second trip to Breck and Chris' third trip to hit the slopes...lucky guy!  The town got great skiing and such a cute main street.  It was H's first time flying and he did great!  We flew out of the Akron/Canton airport since we could get a direct flight and where pleasantly surprised at how nice everyone was there.We did learn its better for H to fly at nap time than bedtime but it still will be a while before we fly with him again.  

We had 8 adults and one baby on the trip, which meant plenty of babysitters!  Henry enjoyed several outings to dinner, the coffee shop and stroller rides around Breck while the rest of us enjoyed the slopes.  Especially the day of FRESH POWDER and the opening of Peak 6.  It was definitely the best skiing I've ever done and was so, so beautiful.  The weather was great and we really enjoyed our selves.  Henry slept in a pack n play in our room...which meant he ended up with us every night.  He also didn't adjust to the time difference so someone had to get up with him before the sun was up at 4:30 or 5am each day.  

Henry showed off some of his 11 month old skills for his grandparents and uncles including standing up on things (including the fire place mantle...he's a little dare-devil), high-fiving and eating.  This child can put away the food, especially yogurt and bananas.        


Last year, I jumped on board with the One Word concept instead of a whole list New Year's resolutions and loved it.  I was much easier for me to keep track of and I truly would think of balance (my word for 2013) throughout the year....as in trying to balance a new baby with being a working professional, wife, friend and individual.  Over all, I felt our lives and year were balanced as we got to know our newest family member and welcome him into this world.  I'm back to some of my favorite activities, cooking, working out and being creative but don't have as much time to spend as I used to.  Which is fine, I love hanging out with our little guy and watching him grow and develop every day.

I've put some thought into my word for 2014 and have decided on present, as in being present in my actions.   When I started thinking of my intentions for this year, I kept coming back to a conversation I had with my good friend Caitlin on a recent girls weekend about being present. So often, I'm doing one thing and my mind is somewhere else.  I want to focus on enjoying the present moment and living it, instead of thinking of my to-do list or work or baby.  It truly goes both ways, sometimes I'm at work and distracted by thoughts of home and sometimes I'm with Henry and Chris and thinking of work.

  1. 1.
    (of a person) in a particular place.
    "a doctor must be present at the ringside"
    synonyms:in attendance, heretherenearnearby, (close/near) at hand, availableMore
  2. 2.
    existing or occurring now.
    "she did not expect to find herself in her present situation"
    synonyms:currentpresent-dayexisting More
  1. 1.
    the period of time now occurring.
    "they are happy and at peace, refusing to think beyond the present"
    synonyms:nowtoday, the present time/moment, the here and now More
  2. So here's to being present in 2014!  What are your intentions?