Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and has started the new year out well. We recently returned from spending just over 3 weeks visiting my family in St Thomas. What a nice treat to relax, be warm, and have plenty of help with Cia. It was definitely a much needed break from our busy life. I can sum up our vacation in one word, mellow. We spent time at the beach and at home. We really didn’t do much beyond this and it felt great. Cia went through many changes – she now has eight teeth, eats three solid meals a day, and has taken a few first steps! How fun!! Here’s a few pics from our adventures..
I chose to take a break from blogging while away to relief any pressure I had put upon myself. Everything seems to speed up at the year comes to a close and it felt like I didn’t have enough hours in each day to get what I wanted to get done. We did eat lots of amazing meals, all blog-worthy. My brother is a fisherman and we enjoyed a large variety of local fish. We also enjoyed a bunch of local cuisine, Josh’s favorite. Everything from ox tail, to conch pate, chicken curry, funghi, green bananas, and fish soup. We ate well to say the least!
Now as we are settled back in at home and I truly feel the full time responsibilities of being a mom. It’s time consuming but also amazing. Being able to step away from our normal routine gave us a chance to reflect and see where we can improve. Time management is my main issue. I now have to make the most of my time while Cia naps. I don’t seem to get much done when she is awake due to the constant interruptions. If anything this makes me spend my time doing things more meaningful. Not necessarily a bad thing.
I don’t do new years resolutions but instead take time throughout the year to reflect and make small changes where they seem fit. So for now it’s making the most of my time and to also start being more social with Cia. She’s recently shown interest in interacting with other infants. Otherwise I will continue to cook 5 or so meals a week blogging those that are new and delicious. I hope you look forward with what’s to come : ).