on the first day of 2016, we started our day at 4:27AM, because conrad just couldn’t wait a moment longer to begin the new year! (i don’t know why i just ended that sentence with an exclamation point. i absolutely hated that first hour at 4:30 in the morning. the year was most definitely NOT off to the very best start.)
on the first day of 2016, mama did eventually get a blessed morning nap (while papa so kindly took the kids on a bagel run.) starting the year off with a warm bagel from absolute did seem to lessen the harsh and unkind feelings i might have felt towards the new year a few hours prior.
on the first day of 2016, we tried to start organizing the storage bins under mama and papa’s bed, but that just made everyone frustrated and irked (or at least the two adults in our home) so we scratched that and put it back on our to-do list for another time. no one can start the year off arguing! ;)
on the first day of 2016, we decided an outing to a playground in central park together after lunch felt right. upon which we most definitely froze our butts off, because HI WINTER, YOU’VE SHOWED UP! but somehow, despite the wind and cold and thoughts of frostbite, no tears were had. in fact, we all had a really great time!
on the first day of 2016, we ate more edamame and rice (and some of us sushi) than we usually do. we also managed to make our way into magnolia bakery where mama was not tempted by any treats (still going strong, you guys! 7 days in and i’m still excited about it! although i admit, i’m also really excited for my cheat day at the end of the month, too.)
we’re now a few days into 2016, and things are still looking good. a few photos from our outing to central park on new years day…
i definitely was trying to take a photo of all of us, selfie style, when a kind stranger offered to help me out! this photo is GOLD considering we all looked in the right direction and no ones eyes are closed for this single shot. it’s my new favorite, because look at samson’s stance! haha!
i’d like to share more about my sugar goals for the year later this week. there were so many great questions from this post, and i want josh to weigh in, too. since he’s the one who has inspired me to really give it a go. also, wanted to thank you all so much for all of your helpful tips and recommendations for our australia trip coming up! you have me so excited i truly cannot wait. thank you again for all of the info! we welcome any more tips you might have. (hotel recs in melbourne anyone?)
we’re liking you so far, 2016…. have a great week, you guys!
ps. my black coat is from jcrew (on sale!) and hat from anthropologie (sold out but different color here.) my boots are sorels. lip color is nars schiap. eleanor’s boots are from crewcuts and samson’s are hunter boots. the kids coats and mittens are from patagonia (conrad’s long mittens from polarn o pyret. long so they don’t come off!) josh’s coat is by barbour and using our smaller stroller here, the bugaboo bee3 with the rideboard.