Jack’s first Christmas! One of the best days ever! I wanted to share this post a week ago, but we had to stay in Indiana for an extra 4 days. Blog work takes a back seat when your family needs you, and your baby is out of his element for 10 days. Better late than never in my book . . .
1.Jack finally got to meet the rest of his family over Christmas. Including all 75 thousand cousins. Plus he got to meet all of mama and daddy’s friends!
2. Actual Christmas day was very low key for us, just how I like it. We went to church in the morning, spent a few hours at my parents, and then a few hours at my MIL house. I made sure we all matched in greys, greens, and reds!!! I love having a little person to dress.
3. New years Eve was pretty low key as well. We had burgers for dinner at a local restaurant. They had a ball drop and ‘champagne’ for all the kiddos. Since our niece and nephew were with us it was perfect! Jack slept through all of it. Then we all went to bed at 10. #parenthood
4. We did get a few balloons to take home with us. Baby boy loved them. Thankfully they didn’t pop while we were there.
5. Our friends Jeff and RAchel had a baby (duke) on Thursday, September 15th. Jack was born on Tuesday, September 20th. Then our friends Joe and Keenan had a baby (wren) on Friday September 23rd. The babies all finally met while we were in Indiana. It was a momentous occasion. And yes he really is that big.
I don’t drink many cocktails. Usually just a beer or a glass of wine, but there is one liquor I always have in my cupboard. Tequila. So over the holidays I decided to whip up my own concoction and combine my glass of wine with my tequila for a red wine sangrita! Turns out tequila and red wine go really well together especially when you have turkey or ham on the table. I;m not one of those girls that buys fruits seasonally – I should be, but I’m not. So I added whatever fruits I had on hand, but this would taste great with cranberries, grapefruits, or apples as well which are in season! So let’s get to the important stuff – recipe for red wine sangrita!
bottle of your favorite red wine
half bottle of lemon and lime soda
1 cup tequila
bottle of mango juice
ice to fill glasses
First, combine liquid ingredients in pitcher and stir until well mixed.
Add remaining ingredients.
Then chill for 4-6 hours or overnight.
Stir well and pour into individual glasses over ice.
Finally, Garnish as desired
What is your favorite red wine or tequila cocktail?
Happy New Year! Welcome back to the Wednesday Showcase. We hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. Now, let’s get this party started!
It’s time for 2017’s word of the year! I love choosing a word of the year. It’s just a better option for my life style, and my ‘resolutions’ are usually complete. Last year my word of the year was grace. There were several things going on in our life that I had no control over. That was mostly getting and dealing with pregnancy and new motherhood, even tho I didn’t say it at the time 🙂 When that post went live, I didn’t even know I was pregnant just that we were trying. Grace ended up being the perfect word for last year. I kept it on my mind constantly and could feel it working in my life. It even popped up in my sons name by complete coincidence. Jack – God is gracious.
So it was a no brainer for me to choose another word of the year for this year. 2017’s word of the year is flourish.
I had no idea where to start this year. Since September 20th, I haven’t thought about anything but being a mom. When I gave 2017 two minutes of thought I realized it would be much the same. And then a pinterest search lead me to the image above! Flourish was an easy and obvious choice for me. I want little Jack to flourish in his first year of life and be the best boy he can be!
One of my main concerns regarding motherhood is not lose myself as a woman and person outside of being Jack’s mom. I’ve seen it happen to lots of women – the kids go to school and they’re lost. Then the kids move out, and holy cow. So I also want myself to flourish. Keep giving myself creative outlets, dates with my husbands, girls nights out, etc.
Do you choose a word of the year? I’d love to hear what it is!