Happy 2018!

Welcome to the year 2018 everyone! Hope you all had a fun, safe evening last night. I spent midnight fast asleep, mostly because I’m under the weather (thank you, all 3 kids, for passing along your germs to me), but also because I really love sleep…as I’ve lost a lot of it in the last 4.5+ years of being a mom.

Today is a day for resolutions, most of which will be broken in a few weeks most likely. But I have no problem with the concept. Goal setting is a good thing, but we should at least strive to make them somewhat realistic lol.

So my goals for the year are as follows:

*Spend more quality time with my husband (regular date nights, instead of occasional, and a few more “overnighter” getaways)

*Enjoy my kids more (like actually play with them, notice/watch them as they play, learn, figure things out, etc…really SEE them, ya know?)

*Bible study. It’s seriously been years since I’ve done an in-depth study of scripture. I’ve spent lots of time talking to God in my every day life and praying, but not enough time listening to what He has to say (most of which is right there in my Bible app on the phone I use every single day, and of course the good ole’ paper Bible in my nightstand 😉 )

*Try to make more $ with my photography. Instead of just taking the occasional job if someone asks me, I want to actually advertise a bit. Probably offering 2 mini-sessions this year (spring and fall!)

*Write more

*Support my husband’s goals and help him in whatever ways I can

*Explore more beautiful California lands (Yosemite, we’re coming for you!)

*And yes…..be more active/healthy. No New Years Goals List is complete without this one 😀

 

2018. This is the year that my kids will turn 5, 4 and 2. I’ll turn 33. My oldest will start Kindergarten (HOW?!….Why???…But also, yay!) We’ll celebrate our 8th wedding anniversary and 7th year living in CA.

My biggest HOPE for the year is that my nephew Mason gets the perfect kidney for his transplant! I’m not sure if I’ve ever shared his story on here before, but for those who may not know- he was diagnosed with end-stage kidney failure when he was just 3 weeks old. He’s been on dialysis most of his life (he’s 18 months old now) and is in need of a healthy, strong kidney! If you or anyone you know is interested in being his donor (type O blood), please visit this link and use the contact information on the page to inquire. You don’t HAVE to be local to the Philadelphia area, but the full physical and actual surgery will need to be done there. If you’re not type O but still want to help, spread the word and share his story! <3

Looking forward to what the year will bring! Here are some of my favorite memories from 2017:

*Our visit to PA (Mason Man, Chocolate world, Sesame Place, good friends and family <3)

*Trip to Tahoe

*Seeing John Mayer in concert

*Ivor completing the Tour de Tahoe (have I mentioned how much we love that place?)

*Having 2 kids in preschool (and 2 kids out of diapers!….eventually)

*Shooting the promo video for Stitch Fix (read more)

*Half Moon Bay Getaway (read more)

  

*All of our family outdoor adventures/hikes

(too many photos to choose from, running out of time for this post lol)

 

Wishing you all JOY in 2018! I hope you attain most (if not all) of your goals 😀

Love,

The Griffiths Family

Andrea Nyberg Photography

 

 

 

 

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