Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Years Resolution

All right, want to know what my New Years Resolution is?  I'm generally a person who loves lists and loves to make them realistic so that I will likely not be disappointed.

I have one thing on my list.

Make Gary a greater priority than my children. 
{This is from August}

It's hard because we are coming out of the stage where the kids just need us so, so much.  They are cute and little and I find them very easy to love.  Gary and I were just married a little over a year before Kai joined us so he's never really had my full attention.

Gary and I have always been a great team.  I think it's important for our kids to see us in a great marriage.  So this year, it's time to move him up in the ranks.

How am I going to do this? Hmmm....not quite sure.

It will start with me asking (and caring) how his day is/was.  So easy, I know.  You would think I would do this all the time but sometimes I feel jealous that he gets to leave the house (and fighting kids and toilet cleaning) so I don't want to hear about any fun stuff he has done.

So, if you see me, ask me how it's going :)  Keep me accountable.

I have loved 2013.  My highlights were; sleeping through the night and our trip to SE Asia.  My lowlights were; being sleep deprived for 3/4 of the year and  two 24 hour travel days with Nya...it was the airplane portion that was so tough.

I hope you have a safe and wonderful New Years Eve.  Our plans are small but the kids will love it.  It involves sushi and Menchies.  And then putting the kids to bed and Gary and I enjoying a movie (and some wine for me).  My belly is already full of Oliebollen. Yum.

Any New Years Resolutions for you?

Love, Louise


  1. I LOVE OLIEBOLEN! (not sure how to spell it...) My opa used to make it on new years and I miss it a lot! Enjoy :)

  2. Tell me, what is oliebollen?
    You have a great New Year's resolution - it is hard to focus on your spouse when you have young children and even the teenage years pose problems for the parents. Then when the children have all moved out sometimes the husband and wife have to rediscover their relationship together. If you haven't worked on your relationship through the years, it can be hard to connect later as you have gradually grown apart and you realize the one thing that you had in common was your love for your children.

  3. Carol-they are dutch donuts. Both of my parents are dutch so we grew up eating them on New Years Eve! Here is a link to the recipe:

  4. olieboelen is also a mennonite thing (apparently) called portzelkje but they dip theirs in granulated sugar...NOT as good ;)

    good resolution :)