i've got a billion things to blog about and a to-do list a mile and a half long. why is it so hard to come home from a trip?? bah. one day i'll get my head above water. in the meantime i'll just write short cryptic blogs at 1 a.m. while i listen to my baby try to readjust to sleeping in his crib over the monitor. did i mention i HATE getting out of bed? i'd rather stay up on the couch half the night than have to keep crawling out from under my sheets five times in twenty minutes.
today during the drive [which takes about 10 hours if you're traveling with an almost-six-month old] we stopped for bathrooms, samples and hot dogs at the st. george costco and jack got to ride in his very first cart! complete with germs! and an attempt at sucking on the railing! sick. guess i'll be googling "how to make a shopping cart cover" very soon because i loathe germs. but jack sure was proud of himself and i think he looked pretty adorable all grown up:
and since this is the first post of the year, i'll leave you with my underwhelming four goals for 2011 [which you already know if you follow me on twitter]. we're aiming high this year, folks:
1. stop committing to things i don't want to do [or stop complaining about it if i do say yes]
2. figure out how to wear red lipstick & then actually wear it. also, dress up more.
3. use my bosch
4. plan & execute our first family vacation as wells, party of 3
woot. and that's it, for personal goals at least. as a family, we're taking a page from my hero gretchen rubin and giving 2011 a one-word simple theme. i think we'll go with "boom-start," a term from b's mba program that to us means to kick things off in a big way, move forward, achieve. pretty good goal for a year that has us starting out in orem UT and ending up just about anywhere on the planet.
hooray for 2011! now i'm going to bed.