{2013..so far and goals}

Quite honestly, 2013 has more downs than ups! It's only bound to get better and for that I can't wait. So many of my family members have been sick, I have an Uncle in ICU, I've had a Sinus infection/ear ache and getting back into the swing of things after 10 days of relaxation and bliss have been completely awful.
Mason only went to school 1 day last week and it wasn't that bad. But this week? It's been heck!! He cries and throws fits in the mornings, doesn't want to get dressed and doesn't want to go to school. We've both shed many tears these past two days. To say it's been hard is a complete understatement. Yesterday he cried when we pulled up to school and didn't want to go in. I finally got him in and he was okay. We went to his classroom to put all of his things in his cubbie and he was still good. We started walking down the hall and he cries, "I don't want to be here. I don't like my school." Talk about breaking this Mama's heart. We get to the cafeteria and were saying our goodbyes, again he cried really bad when I left school. I hate leaving when he is crying...but had to leave in order to get to work on time.
I left work and got to Mason's school as soon as I could only to find out Mason had a wonderful day. He was so happy!! He played and made all kinds of things. He told me he loves his school and that he was a big boy and that he was happy. That made me feel so much better!! He promised me that we'd have a better morning the next day. 
Fast forward to this morning. Did that happen? No. Worse. He was plum rotten. He didn't want to get out of bed, didn't want to get dressed, didn't want to leave the house. I can't blame him. I didn't either...but we have to.  It took forever and a lot of tears to get him to leave. He cried again at school.
I feel so defeated and beat down! 
I hope this is a short season and that Mason gets back into the swing of things quick. These days are too hard! 
Moving on...
2013 lets say we have a restart, m'kay?

13 goals for 2013:

1.) Take a family vacation, just us three
2.) Get Mason potty trained {heaven help me}
3.) Make more Mommy/Daddy time 
4.) Be more gentle in my words of discipline when Mase is being rotten
5.) Go to church regularly
6.) Spend more time at home/cook more
7.) Find something Mason will eat and eat well
8.) Eat healthier/exercise more - possibly start running
9.) Have family pictures done
10.) Learn Photoshop better
11.) Take more pictures of our every day lives and video too
12.) Spend some time with Amanda
13.) Be a better person all the way around


  1. Those are great goals.
    We were very lucky Dav was ready to go back to school and ran in running with all smalls. And, potty traing >>>that's totally for the birds for us. We're going to need prayer in this area...for real.

    Love you and Amanda both!

    Happy 2013!

  2. Aww i'm sad you've had a hard few days. Hang in there girlie it will get better. I know its got to be hard seeing that cute stinker cry and not want you to leave. Mason is a lucky boy to have you as his mom!
    I'm praying for your family and for healing to happen soon. x0x0

  3. Oh no! I'm sorry. That would be so hard. Lately I am having a hard enough time not being with Hayes. I only live 3 houses down from my mom, and she comes to my house in the morning so I don't have to get Hayes up. I don't see him at all in the mornings, but at least I don't have to see him crying. I so wish I didn't have to work. I feel like it is getting harder and harder to be away from him! Grr being a working mom is rough!

  4. Aww, I have some Kinder babies that do that sometimes. But normally it's just a phase, they're sleepy, or need time to adjust from the holiday break. It's so hard to see little ones cry when they miss their mama's!


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