Happy New Year everyone! ( Well, belated New Year…)
While others are posting their New Year resolutions I’m going to be focusing on a theme this year. My theme will be Trust.
You see I have a horribly tough time trusting others and in myself. There are has been too many times in the past where i’ve been wronged by friends, coworkers, bosses, family, etc that I have a tough time believing others if they are sincere to me or just plain trying to blow air up my ass.
Trusting in myself has been… well hard. Growing up I was told I could be anything I wanted to be. When it came down to the people that mattered the most, well, they had doubts I would do anything with my life other than have babies and work part time the rest of my life.
This year I’m trusting in myself to do what I want, when I want it.
Before Christmas I decided to do something crazy and put up an offer on Facebook to take Christmas Card pictures for some friends for free. Why? Because photography has been a passion of mine that was put on the wayside when my husband lost his job and we focused all of our time and effort into trying to stay afloat.
Every once in a while a family member would ask if I could take pictures of their baptism, birthday parties, baby shower, etc. At first I thought it might be because we had a “fancy camera” (a Canon Rebel xt is fancier than a point and shoot but it gets the job done), then I realized that they liked the way I took the pictures.
I had an Ah Ha moment one day while I was talking to David about trying to find a part time job to help out with our finances. I brought up the idea of starting a photography business this year not only to help out but to help fuel my passion of photography.
This is where trust in myself and others come in.
I need to trust myself to not let fear stop me. Let’s face it, I haven’t written a lot on here because I fear what others might think of me. So silly Rosemary. I need to trust that I will not let others intimidate me.
I need to trust that other ARE willing to help me and not pull the rug from under me but it doesn’t mean that I’m going to let other’s walk all over me. Makes sense, right?
Now that I have all the New Year’s resolutions/ themes out of the way…
Everyone except for me is sick in this house. David has an epic cold. It’s the sleeping upright on the couch, wish we had a recliner, kind of cold. Gabriel has the same runny nose he’s had since before New Year’s Eve. Rafael couldn’t sleep through the night the last three nights because he would wake up coughing. Oddly enough he didn’t start having a runny nose until today. Hopefully it’s starting to work its way out of system and stays away from me. We have big plans next weekend that I very much don’t want ruined.
New Year’s Eve (before the sickness hit everyone) we went out to Uno’s since we had to scrap our plans with family that evening. My friend mentioned that she and her family were going to Uno’s for a kid friendly balloon drop at 5pm. Well, it started to snow at 3pm. We made reservations for 4:40pm, didn’t leave the house until 4:20pm and didn’t get there until 5pm. Did I mention Uno’s is 15 minutes away with traffic? I think that was worth mentioning. The ballon drop didn’t start until 15 minutes after we got there. It was really cute. They gave all the little kids ginger ale in plastic champagne glasses, hats for the boys/tiaras for the girls, and counted down to the ballon release.
DISCLAIMER: THIS IS ONLY GINGER ALE!!! Gabriel was super fascinated with the “weird cup”.
My friend and her daughter paid a little visit to our table shortly after dinner. These two were so cute. I don’t think she could make up her mind which boy she wanted as her date for the night. Somehow Gabriel and his friend turned the family restaurant into a dinner dance club.
While David took Gabriel to the bathroom I started to get Rafael ready to run out into the frozen tundra. I set Rafael to stand on the booth seat so I could grab his coat really quick while he stretched his legs a little bit. Well, he had enough of stretching and turned really fast to grab onto something on the table but fell instead. Well, his face grabbed the table instead of his little hands. He had a shiny new black eye just in time for the new year. It breaks my heart every time I look at it.
Hopefully the new year will have less injuries for the boys!