Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy 2013

New Year.

Fresh Start.

For the past 5 years J and I have celebrated the New Year by going to Downtown Seattle to watch the firework show at the Space Needle.  We have celebrated in years past with fancy dinners and nice hotel rooms with views of the firework show.  This year we both were not feeling in the mood to deal with the crowds, spend the money and both agreed a low key night was what we needed.

We tried to book reservations at our favorite Italian Restaurant but they were already booked so we settled with The Spaghetti Factory (I really wanted pasta - as it will be cut out of my New Years diet). As always, the food was delicious and put me in a carb coma the rest of the evening!

We came home and enjoyed some drinks and played a few games of Yahtzee with my family. It was fun, relaxing and I was able to be in my sweats as comfy as can be!

I cannot believe another year has gone by.  

While John and I were at dinner last night we discussed New Years Resolutions.  He said that he had thought about it and thought it was best to have three resolutions - a resolution for your marriage, resolution for yourself and a resolution for yourself professionally. I loved this.

My resolution for my marriage: To work out more together.  To buy a house. We communicate well but I always think I can work on being a better listener - I tend to interrupt often.

My resolution for myself: This is the year for me to work on me.  I want to continue to loose weight and build my confidence while doing so.  I also want to start swimming again. 

My resolution for myself professionally: Finish school.  I have been working at getting my paralegal degree for quite some time now and I just need to get myself motivated and finish it!

As always I wish for good health for myself and my family, the safety of my loved one and happiness for all. Happy New Years!!

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  1. I love the idea of 3 resolutions for those 3 aspects of your life! It sounds like you had a great low key evening! Ours was low key this year too, sometimes it's exactly what you need! Happy New Year!


  2. Happy New Year! It sounds like you had a nice, relaxing New Years Eve!

  3. Sounds like you had a great new year's! I love just staying in, relaxing in your comfy clothes and spending time with those you love the most. Perfect night. :)

    I like your three resolutions! It's great to just set a few and keep it simple. Good luck with going back to school this year!


  4. I'm loving all of your resolutions friend :) 2013 is going to be an exciting year for sure. Thanks for linking up!

  5. We have some of the same resolutions! We are putting my house on the market in March and hope for a very quick sell and an even quicker time finding our "perfect" first home together! I just got a gym membership today after not having one for 1 1/2 years..I am actually excited about it!

    I hope all of your resolutions come true in 2013!!! Happy New year!

  6. I think the best way to spend NYE is at home in sweats! I totally agree with the night you had! haha. Your resolutions sound great.

  7. I so want to get back into swimming as well! I wish I never let myself get so far out of it.

  8. Hi there - found your blog through the link up. Can't wait to read more! Hope you're having a happy new year :)

  9. Hi there!!! I'm Hanna, your newest follower from the Tuesday blog hop, a day late:) Lovely blog and Happy New Year!!! You can find me anytiem at www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com

    xoxox Hanna

  10. Really good luck with the weight loss target. I'm slowly chiselling the pounds of as well and finally feeling the end is in sight. Hope it works for you too!

  11. Great resolutions! I think it's so much easier to accomplish them if you set smaller realistic ones, love the idea of those 3! I really like the word picture too, so great!

  12. I think NYE is overrated! Best of luck for a great 2013. Visiting from the Sunday sync