Can I be honest? I have no idea where the past two months have gone. Christmas was quiet but so wonderful for us. We celebrated New Years in Fairmont with my family which was also quiet but so nice mainly because it was my first trip out of the city in a year and since I had Bastian! I didn’t realize how cooped up I’ve been since I had him, but he is still hit or miss in the car (screaming his head off…so help me), so I don’t really feel the pull to go anywhere with him in the near future. But I lied because the weekend after Fairmont, we had to take Nolan to Vancouver for a football practice for Team BC, a select football team he tried out for on December 9. You got to love Nolan. He wanted to try out for this U18 team to measure himself up with other players, he said he wouldn’t make the team then guess what? At the tryout they tell him that he made the team and they fly to Dallas on January 15th to play in AT&T Stadium where scouts will be watching. Good luck shutting that one down…we tried! So we took him to practices two weekends in a row. In the middle of that, January 11 to be exact, Wylder, turned 2! How is that boy 2 already! We celebrated him with a trendy donut party, it was so great.
Nolan thrived in Dallas. I honestly believe, given the opportunity, he never would’ve come home. The kid always loved summer camp, and what’s better than summer camp? Football camp! A week of football, all of which your teammates are just as passionate as you are about the sport, your coaches are A+, the head coach is a CFL Great to boot, and then you get to play in an NFL stadium. Duh. He did not want it to end. He will be going back there, only next time for Team Canada. His team got beat pretty badly by Team USA, but Nolan himself, played a great game and was approached by a Canadian college afterwards which now makes that two colleges watching him. He plans to do a few flag football tournaments in Seattle in March where he will continue to get more exposure. I could not be more proud of this boy! My eyes are welling up with tears as I type this. This boy is special, he’s incredibly talented and maybe one day I’ll share even more on that, but for now, I’ll leave it here. While he was in Dallas, he also turned 16! How?! And now we have a child learning to drive. He passed his learners test this week. So many exciting things for this kid! It’s been so incredible to watch Nolan grow up. It used to scare me, the idea of him not being little anymore but now I’m just so excited for what lies ahead of him. He works hard and I believe he will see big rewards.
Oh me? Ya I’m good. Still tired but I’m really good at being exhausted and still getting life done. That makes sense… I wouldn’t say I’ve mastered the not showering thing, but I’m pretty close. Definitely mastering the no shaving… TMI?! Sorry. But let’s face it. My child free hours are so limited. I’m never guaranteed naptime, but a good day gives me 2 hours to myself where I need to squeeze in a workout (#beachbod) and if I have to shower that day (emphasis on HAVE TO), that’s a wrap for naptime, and adding shaving to the equation takes away from my hair blow dry time…if I decide my hair needs a wash. It’s complicated.
Tom is still beasting out at work. He’s busy and busy is good. It’s also still travel season. Basically he just doesn’t travel if I have a baby, or in the summers he’s usually more local. So I’m still waiting to hear if he’s going to Africa in 10 days. No, not joking and he’s likely reading this so he should decide if he’s going or not… Sorry to put you, my reader, in an awkward position… Africa will be the first BIG trip of the year. I’m working very hard on making myself a priority and pouring a little more into myself. It’s my New Years resolution. I just really want to be the best wife/mother/friend I can be, and I can’t be my best unless I take care of myself. Simple yet so complex…
Can you believe I almost forgot about Bastian?! He is 8 months old now. Sort of shimmying, not crawling but moving around. He is getting to be so much fun. He loves his family so much! Wylder makes him laugh more than anyone. He is just getting so cute, I can hardly handle it. His little fat face is my favourite! We are also FINALLY sleeping through the night! Hallelujah!
LOOK AT THIS FACE!!!!!!
I know I always say it but I plan to blog more because I love it. It makes me happy. I just lack the energy and inspiration on most days. I am however cooking amazing meals, paleo yes, we are back on track(ish) but if you’d like, I will share!
Happy New Year friends! I’m really excited to see what 2018 holds for us. I feel like it’s going to be our year!