2015 – Our Beginning

January 1, 2015

Even if you don’t make resolutions for a New Year I think you always reflect on the twelve months that have passed and look forward to the year ahead. Instead of resolutions I like to have things to focus on for the coming year, little bits and piece that I like to keep in mind as the months go by. Last year I wrote this and while I think we made it through pretty well I was maybe a little naive in what I imagined I could accomplish with three under three. I think a lot of it was just about coping rather than actually going out and making the most of our family time. In a lot of ways having the twins was easier than I imagined but there is no getting around the fact that the logistics of getting out really are difficult. I had to make my peace with staying in a lot and there is more I wish I could have done both with Lucas and the twins.

For that reason this is my thought for 2015 is:

2015 Our Beginning

We really are just at the beginning of our family journey.

This is probably it now for our family, me, my husband and our three boys so this year is really the start for us. Lucas is three and Arthur & Brandon are one; we are at the stage where we can do more but still there is only so much we can accomplish. Of course being a blogger means I read about family life all the time; I just love hearing about other families adventures but it does make me restless and I start to think maybe we should be doing more. However, I must remember that everyone is different, some people have older children, fewer children and we all make the most of our family time in different ways.

I want 2015 to be about the little moments we can make the most of; there will be more family time, more technology-free time, more adventures and explorations but as it is still only our beginning there will be plenty of carpet picnics, garden days, den-making, movie watching and pyjama days. We can’t do it all and that is just fine. I need to be happy with where we are, enjoy our present and keep on making our family memories because actually, it is all pretty incredible.

Happy New Year!

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  • Lauren

    I love that quote and it’s definitely one to live by.
    I think it’s easy to compare your lives to others when you are a blogger. However, not everyone shows their true life and a lot of it is done “for the blog”. And that is important to remember 🙂
    Happy New Year xx

    January 1, 2015 at 8:34 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      That is true! This year is just about reminding myself we are already so lucky xx

      January 7, 2015 at 9:15 am Reply
  • Donna

    I feel the same, at the beginning of our journey. LP is a proper little person now and Little Man should be out of nappies within a year or so – the world is our lobster! I think both your family and mine have an exciting year ahead, the children have the world at their feet and I am so excited to watch them make the most of it x

    January 1, 2015 at 8:46 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Haha! It does get easier as they grow up and like you say it’s so lovely to be a part of that! xx

      January 7, 2015 at 9:15 am Reply
  • Julia @ rainbeaubelle

    i love your resolution, such a good way to look at things. You know, I have a five and an 18 month old, and I am finding it hard to get out too as I have to allow for nap times and the time it takes to get us all ready in the mornings! I keep telling myself this stage won’t last that long and to enjoy it while it does! But yes, let’s not compare! Happy new year! Xx

    January 1, 2015 at 8:51 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      I think that is the problem with littles ones, you still want to find the time for their routine as it makes life easier all round. Happy New Year Julia! xx

      January 7, 2015 at 9:16 am Reply
  • caroline

    You have really hit the nail on the head with that, you really can’t do it ask and half the time its the unrealistic expectations that put ourselves under is what makes us feel worse.

    January 1, 2015 at 10:17 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      That’s so right, let’s just be happy with what we have!

      January 7, 2015 at 9:17 am Reply
  • Katie @mummydaddyme

    ‘I need to be happy with where we are, enjoy our present and keep on making our family memories because actually, it is all pretty incredible.’ – I couldn’t agree more with this sentence Hayley! Happy New Year! xx

    January 2, 2015 at 3:43 pm Reply
  • Kat | Beau Twins

    I absolutely love this! What a great quote and I adore your post – I reckon you have fulfilled the moments you wanted to lovely lady! Thank you so much for linking up to #WellbeingWednesday xxxx

    June 30, 2015 at 7:06 pm Reply
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