Hello January 2017!

January 1, 2017

Happy NEW YEAR!!!! 2017! Whew! That went by fast! Literally feel like I was just chanting my graduation year “0-2! 0-2! 0-0-0-0-00000-2!” at my high school’s basketball games! Wow. Ok anyways, back to the New Year!

2016 was a really great year with so many spectacular memories, so I hope we just keep that cruising right into this year! We have so much to look forward to already in January, it’s sure to be a sensational year! (PS – I heard that word sensational on Good Morning America this morning and I realized I never use that word, so it’s been in my head to use it! Tell me that happens to you sometimes too… right??) Here’s my top things to do in January. Can’t wait for all of them!!

| New Calendar and Planner |
If you know me at all, you’ll know I’m a stationery FREAK. OBSESSED. I love cards, notepads, planners, calendars, all of it. I get reaaaally excited each month just to turn over the page on the calendar (#itsthelittlethings), so breaking out a WHOLE NEW CALENDAR is ultra fun for me! I love Rifle Paper Company everything, their florals are absolutely beautiful and cheerful. I get their appointment calendar because I love how large it is to fill  It looks so very pretty on the wall also.

For a planner, I love the 1Canoe2 planners. They’re a little more funky/pretty and I love how this one goes week by week with very large spaces any no lines to fill in daily details. I’ve had it for a couple months now and am LOVING it. So easy and fun to use.

| Barre3 All In | 
Starting January 9th, Barre3 is starting a 4 week program called Barre3 All In to supercharge your body and mind. It sounds SO AWESOME. You follow the Barre3 All In digital handbook that includes a plan to workout 5 times a week, a guided meal plan with foods that look sensation (there’s that word again), and access to wellness experts as well as the online community. There are tons of videos online so if you’re can’t make it into the studio 5 times, you can complete the workouts in your very own home. I love goals and following programs, so this is right up my alley! I’m excited to get stronger, healthier, and feel more energized at the beginning of the New Year! Read more about my Barre3 love here.

| Gender Reveal!|
I REALLY love to know the gender. I think it’s a fun midway surprise and I’m way too much of a planner to wait until the end! I just really like to know what’s growing inside of me :) And I struggle enough thinking of one gender’s name, let alone TWO! So nice to eliminate one hurdle in my life. We find out on January 10th! I am so excited to see the lil baby and to know that (hopefully) everything is growing right and well and baby is healthy and A-OK. With Ivy, we found out right in the ultrasound room, with Leo, we brought a card home and opened it with just John and I and then family (see here), and this time, I think John and I will make a date out of it and open it on a nice dinner date that night and celebrate our healthy baby girl our boy.

| San Diego|
Last year, John and I took our yearly trip to the Bahamas, which was SOOO INCREDIBLE. The sand was unbelieveable and ahhh, I’m reminiscing and falling into dreamland again. So, this year, we were trying to think of something to do again, but with being pregnant and the Zika threat, I was a little scared to go anywhere out of the country. We decided on San Diego and I couldn’t be more excited!! We are bringing the kids with us since we wanted to make it a longer trip so we plan on having a ton of fun and hopefully some relaxation in there as well.

We chose the Omni La Costa and it looks so fabulous and family friendly. An entire family swimming area with slides and a sandy edge, plus the Kids Club so John and I can get a few hours to ourselves in the adults only edge pool or on a date at one of the fine restaurants. It looks so perfect for a family, I’m really anxious to spend a week there at the end of January!

And you can’t go to SoCal without seeing Disneyland! I realized we are only an hour away from there, so you better believe I convinced John that we WILL be going there for a day :) Ivy won’t even know what to do with herself! And I’m ready to soak in all of the Disney Magic!

Add in Sea World and the San Diego Zoo each a day, then the rest just hang out and relax by the pool, means it should hit all of our vacation needs :) So excited for this trip

| Colorado |
Call us crazy, but we are heading straight from San Diego to Colorado! Temperature whiplash! John’s uncle lives in Ridgway, Colorado and has invited the Koch family out for a few days to stay and vacation. I am so excited to go to the Ouray Hot Springs and see Telluride again, I love mountain villages! I unfortunately won’t be skiing due to baby belly, but I still love to ride the gondola and see the ski mountain while gazing at the majestic mountains!

Whew! That makes for a busy January! Really ringing in the New Year right! Lots going on already! Wouldn’t have it any other way to make winter go by AS FAST AS POSSIBLE. Hate the cold!

I hope you have a fabulous New Years! Cheers once again! 2017 here we are!

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