Thank you, 2017!

Happy NYE, everyone! I’m amazed at how quickly the year has flown by.  As I was running errands this morning, I was trying to remember what I did for NYE/D last year and I couldn’t remember!

The week between Christmas and NYD is always a blur. The day after Christmas and NYD should be a holiday! Usually the hospitals are pretty slow anyway.  We were in sunny San Diego for Christmas, just Jeff, Jacob and me. We usually go to Bozeman, Montana but this year we couldn’t make it because Jeff was supposed to work 12/26 and by the time we knew he could get the day off, flights were over $1,000 each so we said we’d make our holiday traditions for our family.

What holiday traditions can you do with an almost 2-year-old who doesn’t know too much about Christmas?  I said we definitely would go to Christmas Eve mass, then read a Christmas book before nighttime, the entire family would sleep in matching pajamas and then when we wake up, we open presents and take pictures in our matching PJs!

My first time making Caramel Monkey Bread! I had no idea the bread expands so much!
Family photo! Jacob is getting good at making faces!
My elf beach baby!

My sister-in-law usually makes a mean prime rib so we decided to try that for this year as well. It was delicious! And Jacob gobbled it up too.

Where’s the beef???

Jacob has also been super excited that I’ve been home this week because he has stuck to me 24/7. He won’t nap by himself like he usually does and he won’t go to bed at night by himself. He wants to be held and rocked to sleep. So, this week has felt like a month with the wake/sleep cycles that I’ve had these last few days.

Loving cereal these days!
Go Chicago!
Tidepooling in December!
My Beach Baby!

Alas, 2017 is coming to a close and I usually get sappy/cheesy reflecting on what the year has taught me and how I hope to improve things in 2018.

2017 had my little Jacob turn 1 years old. I am so thankful he is a healthy and loving and adorable little boy.  Work has been flexible and wonderful as far as work goes. Jeff has been great, his family and my family are doing well.

The biggest sadness for me in 2017 was the passing of my grandmother in August. It was the first death in my family and the loss of my most favorite person in the world. I think of her everyday and know she is in Heaven with her bff, Jesus, her husband and all her Saint friends. She is literally and figuratively in Heaven.

My usual 2018 resolutions include:

(1) Be more flexible

(2) Host more get-togethers and BBQs (and thus keep the house cleaner)

(3) Eat healthy.

I look forward to what 2018 has in store for us! I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe New Year’s celebration!

New Year’s Resolutions start 1/2/18!


I love you and miss you, Halmunee (Grandmother)!

Author: trustmeimadoctormom

Anesthesiologist by day, Mom to a fearless threenager and almost-toddler boys by day/night/dawn 24/7!

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