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You know what I love about Mondays? That they’re a fresh start to the week. All the stuff I didn’t get done last week? I have five more days to try again! One of our big goals this year is to try and budget our time more wisely, starting with our weekly schedules- figuring out EVERYTHING that has to get done at the beginning of the week, and planning out which tasks will be done on which days.

I use a Day Designer planner which makes it easier- there’s a “today’s top 3” section at the beginning of each new daily page, which means prioritizing no longer looks like writing the urgent/important tasks in a post-it note, stuck to my computer screen :).

We’re retreat-ing this week and I could NOT be more excited! Two of our favorite couples, four of our favorite people are joining us on a five-day retreat to refresh, rest, and reinvigorate ourselves for the year ahead. We’re in for an amazing week, and I can’t wait for the chance to spend some quality time with four of Matt & I’s favorite people. YAY!

As always, lessons learned/events that transpired over the last week:

  • Yesterday was our sixth anniversary! I wrote a blog post about it here :). We go to the same restaurant every year for our anniversary (no, it’s not Ted’s Bulletin), and we always dress up even though no one else really does. It’s my favorite tradition we have.
  • Texas Roadhouse has THE BEST cinnamon butter ever invented. It may not be the finest cuisine around, but dang. I could put away an entire basket of those soft rolls and melty, sweet butter. My mouth is literally watering as I’m typing this.
  • 2017 goal planning is no joke. I feel like EVERYTHING I’ve seen on Insta over the last few weeks has been all about planning for big dreams in 2017, so Matt & I finally got our butts in gear and mapped out what we’d like the year to look like. All I can say is… my husband is a way bigger dreamer than I am. And I don’t know where he got it, but I love it.
  • I forgot how much I hate running in the cold when my dad & I signed up for a mid-March half marathon (meaning we’d have to train over the winter). There is legit nothing as miserable as starting on a long run in sub-freezing temps, when you’re not yet warmed up, so all you can think is WHY AM I DOING THIS TO MYSELF AGAIN?!
  • At least I get to do those runs with my dad, though! How miserable would that be alone? My dad’s one of my best friends, so we have fun together. What with almost three decades of family jokes, and his sense of humor, and my ability to quote movies, comedians, etc.!

Two of the amazing humans we’re lucky enough to spend time with this week, James & Jess! We’re SO excited!

Santa Barbara anniversary portraits | Abby Grace

Monday Mash-Up

January 9, 2017

  1. Lauren Swann

    January 9th, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    Yay!!! Send my love to some of my favs- James &a Jess!! And let’s have a Texas Roadhouse date soon? My mouth is also watering!!

  2. Dad

    January 9th, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    Aw shucks! Happy anniversary and make sure you run during your retreat!

  3. Karen aka Mom

    January 9th, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    Have a great retreat!

  4. Natalie

    January 10th, 2017 at 10:22 am

    What race are you doing mid-March? Does it happen to be the DC RNR?!

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