Friday, January 22, 2010

6 months!

I can't believe my little chunky monkey is already 6 months old!! Time sure has flown by and I can't believe the difference a few months makes. Here's a picture of him at 2 weeks compared to 6 months....

Saturday, January 2, 2010


I can't believe another new year is here. 2009 just flew by! It seems like yesterday that I was barely pregnant. At this time last year it looked like I had just eaten too many holiday cookies and not that I was cooking a little baby. And now my baby is almost 6 months old! Time really needs to slow down.

Here are 10 things that I hope to accomplish in 2010:

1. Continue with this blogging thing, and hopefully get more creative at it!
2. Run at least 1200 miles, including 3 half marathons and 1 full. Yikes, I realize how crazy I sound now that I'm reading what I just wrote!
3. Start a Master's program.
4. Brush up on my crocheting skills.
5. Make Ryder a scrapbook of the first year of his life, and organize the over 1300 pictures I have of him already!
6. Become better at staying in touch with people! I admit I'm really, really bad at this sometimes.
7. Join a book club.
8. Take a photography course.
9. Learn some new recipes! I'm getting tired of only knowing how to cook turkey burgers, turkey meatloaf, and turkey meatballs.
10. Go on a vacation with my husband. Just the two of us.

There are more things I want to do but just can't think of them now. So when I think of 10 more things I'll add them here and then you all can keep me accountable for finishing them!

Christmas 2009

The Bauerle's had a very fun, and relaxing, Christmas in Montana. It wasn't technically a "white Christmas" but I guess you can't have one every year. I've always loved Christmas but this year was even more special since Ryder was here to celebrate with us. It's true what they say about kids making holidays a lot more special.
We really enjoyed watching Ryder open up all of his presents, he definitely got spoiled!! But I think he enjoyed the wrapping paper and ribbons a lot more than the toys he got. Jordan and I told him stories about Jesus' birth and about Santa Claus too. I'm already looking forward to next year when he'll understand more about the holiday and he can help me leave out cookies and milk for Santa!