Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Yep, I will break you

I'm going to be honest. I always make New Year's Resolutions. I don't want to, but it just seems par for the coarse. A right of passage, if you will. A yearly reset so to speak. With that being said, I will give you my usual run down. 

Be a better mom, Loose weight, Get healthy, Exercise, Blah, blah, blah . . .

However, I intend on keeping those. Hell, I've even signed up for TWO 5Ks so far this year. One of which will take place while I'm in New Orleans for Mardi Gras. Side note, I might be running a bit tipsy. BUT, I will be running. 

This brings me to the resolution that I need to make, but I know I won't be able to keep it. I'm breaking it in my head as I sit here and type. 

With out further ado . . .


In 57 words or less, tell us the New Year's resolution you 
want to make but know you'll break.

A whirlwind of a year for my girlie and me. 
We took many trips, we felt so free.
Made our way up the Northeast coast to see friends. 
Then headed down south so the journey wouldn't end. 
From there we went east, with New Orleans to see. 
We found we liked it best, my daughter and me.

Last year, Ry and I traveled all over the place. We went to New Jersey, NYC, Maryland, Philly, New Orleans, San Antonio, Austin, Tulsa, Arkansas, and some other more local places. I can not even begin to describe how much fun we've had over the last year. I'm so grateful for all of these experiences we've shared, and all of the friends and family we have been able to spend time with in person! I am also thankful to have a husband that has been supportive of all of our adventures. Btw, we've traveled without the girlie too quite a few times. I think Nola has become our second home. So, he hasn't been left out. However, I keep telling myself this year we need to do a lot less traveling. We were gone once a month, and sometimes twice. As I made peace with this resolution and vowed slow down this year, I found myself planning trips in my head. Needless to say, there will be no keeping this resolution. The hubs and I are headed to Mardi Grass in a few weeks (preplanned in 2012, thank you very much), and the girl is already asking when it's her turn to go back to Nola (can you say Jazz Fest?), and San Antonio (where her bff lives). What kind of mother would I be to deny her these learning experiences? 
Never mind, Don't answer that. 


  1. I would love to take a trip with just my daughter and me. That would be an amazing experience.

    1. It has been quite the blessing. I always thought I'd have a house full of kids, but now I'm thankful for the hand i was dealt with my only one. Not being able to have more children has opened up other opportunities we would have never had. So I count my blessings and adventures.

  2. Traveling is ... hands down ... the best way to spend your money. Especially when your kids are involved.

    I know. I'm no help. But that's how I feel, Kari!! :)

    Thanks for linking up ... and giving props to NOLA. Happy New Year!

    1. I completely agree. In this life we have plenty of stuff. I love having experiences.

      And now my family wants to relocate to Nola. If only we didn't own a business here. Happy New Year too you!

  3. Have a blast traveling! I wish we could do more of it. :)

    Great poem!!

    1. We love our adventures, and i'm so glad that one of them included seeing you in 2012.

  4. I really really hope you actually keep that resolution!
    How else will I live vicariously through you?
    (Jazzfest. Mmmm...)

  5. I loved traveling with my kids. This brought back nice memories.