Jan 20, 2017

My Five on Friday


I'm thankful for my sweet husband who has been picking up the slack around here lately! I've been sick the past week and just not feeling up to doing much of anything. Trying to rest until I'm feeling better so M has been helping with the stuff I normally do, plus generally wearing out the M&M monster at the end of the day. I get naggy with him sometimes but I really do appreciate everything he does to help out, especially after a long day at work!


Netflix has been on pretty much all day lately. I've finally gotten through all of the original Gilmore Girls so I tackled the new episodes over the last few days. I'm kinda disappointed in how they turned out. I can't really point out what it was that I didn't like though. It just didn't flow the way the original did. Now I have to find a new series to get lost in!


Speaking of being stuck inside all day, we are getting cabin fever over here. Not sure if it's because this is our first long winter with a rambunctious toddler or what but this winter feels like it's gone on forevere. I need to be able to go to the park for an hour and let M&M run off his energy. Go for a walk around the neighborhood. Hit up the zoo for a few hours. Anything to get out of here and fresh air in our lungs! He's been tearing apart the house and not wanting to sleep which I know is linked to his lack of outdoor play time and fresh air! Spring, please hurry!


I've been working on a self-portrait project this year because I found that I haven't been in many pictures since M&M was born. It's been fun to really think about what I want to capture in these shots. On week 2 I nailed my shot by Monday! It's Friday of week 3 and I've got nothing for this week. Oops! This has definitely pushed me to capture our "everyday" moments which don't seem like much now but when they are past we will surely miss them!


I have about a month to finish planning M&M's 2nd birthday party. Say it isn't so, how can my baby be 2 already?! I'm going to be honest, I get all of these cute ideas in my head that I want to do but birthday parties are just not my thing. Not sure what it is but I definitely don't have the party planning gene! I admire the planning and effort other mamas put into planning their kids parties though. My kids will most likely have simple parties all their lives unless I get some help! Maybe I'll just have to enlist the help of my best friend who's job is literally planning events. Thanks in advance T!

That's all I've got for today so I hope you have a great weekend wherever you are!

Jan 19, 2017

Hanson Christmas 2016

I know, I know, Christmas was almost a month ago. But I forgot to share about our Christmas so I'll keep it short and sweet!

We normally celebrate Christmas as just our family on Christmas Eve but this year because of the weather we celebrated on Christmas Eve eve. We opened presents in our jammies, ate junk, and watch movies. It was so much fun to just soak up the joy of a toddler on Christmas Eve!

Jan 10, 2017

Mornings in Bed

Lately we've taken a very relaxed approach to mornings. Maverick usually wakes up somewhere between 7:30 and 8 but he hangs out in his bed until 8, talking and dancing. I roll out of bed, scoop him up, and we run back to my bed. There we snuggle for awhile, taking our time to fully wake up. Some days books and toys make their way into the bed too. Other days we watch cartoons for a little while. There's loads of me being a human jungle gym or a horsey followed by me smothering him in as many kisses as he will tolerate. We've finally found the sweet spot where our mornings aren't rushed! I know some day in the not so distant future, school and schedules will run our lives so for now, we're slowing down while we can.

Jan 5, 2017

Currently In January

After my friend Erin wrote her currently post I thought I'd join in! This link-up is from Anne's blog.

gathering: new recipes! I've been drawing a blank more and more lately while meal planning so I'm looking to find new things to try.

making: my first personal photography project! I can't wait to see how it turns out.

sipping: water from my dollar spot tumbler. I always feel a million times better when I get enough water in and I find having fun cups always gets me to drink more water.

following: Jessica Garvin, dreaming of the day (hopefully) we will have a little girl and I can watch her run around in ALL THE TUTUS like Jessica's sweet girls do.

resolving: get outdoors more once the weather gets higher than freezing again. We all feel so much better when we don't stay cooped up inside all day long!

Jan 3, 2017

New Year, New Word

I've picked a word to live my year by in the past but this year I put a lot more thought into it. I'm not always huge on resolutions but I think it's fun to pick a word for the year and get creative on living your life by it!

My word for 2017: Intentional.

I find myself looking around at the end of the day and wondering where whole chunks of time went. I get distracted easily and find it hard to just sit and enjoy one task at a time. I want to be intentional about self-care because that's one I still struggle with. I want to be intentional about being present with my family instead of on my phone, I don't want to miss moments like the one above. I want to be intentional about the food we eat and the products we use, there's so much crap we take into our bodies. I want to be intentional about the time I spend on social media. While I'm so grateful for all the people social media has connected me with, it's a huge time waster! I also feel like the more time I spend on it, the worse I feel about myself and the less grateful I feel. Not worth it! I'm going to be intentional about writing on my blog once a week so I can look back at all these memories.

This year I'm going to be more intentional about how I live my life instead of just carelessly wandering through each day. What is your word if you've picked one this year?