Monday, January 3, 2011

I resolute...

Now it is time for NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS... What is mine you ask?

I have a few...

1. Plan meals for us and cook much more. We have fallen into a routine where we do not think about dinner- we just say- "oh we dont have anything- OK I will stop and grab something on the way home." Now this place where we "stop and grab something" is not a health food store not even a grocery store. It is junk fast food. Pretty sick-nasty. I want to be able to make a few things in advance and be able to put them together and be able to have hot and fresh- most importantly healthier meals on the table once we get home as well.
(Doesn't seem too hard now does it?) Add to this… Lose weight by eating healthier. And put the gym membership to good use… going to the gym AT LEAST 4 times a week. Hell if I do not go straight from work- then I can find any excuse in the world as to why I should no leave the house after I am already home...

2. I want to start to dress nicer. At work, I can wear whatever I want. That means if I feel like wearing yoga pants and a t-shirt then I can (today I have on jeans, a t-shirt and a cardigan with my Uggs of course!) OR I can wear 6 inch heels and a skirt- that never happens. Let’s just say that I have fallen into a pit of despair... Jeans, yoga pants, or leggings, and whatever is clean on top. Lets just say that these feet have not seen a pair of the many Stuart Weitzman’s that are collecting dust in the closet either. I would like to come home and have JM say- "Oh wow you look beautiful today." (He says it now, but I would like to dress much better if not just for him at least for myself)

So we will have to see what 2011 will bring… I am hopeful that it brings much more than dressing nicer, losing a few lbs, and even cooking more…

And of course to add to my list…

3. I need to blog more, and get better at it. I mean I have a badass computer at home that gets barely any love, and a kick ass camera that I need to use and get the software installed on my computer pronto! I need to get better at blogging, photography, and documenting our lives. I need to share more… share what I am feeling, thinking, and seeing… There is just so much that I want to say sometimes. But I never know what kind of reaction I could get….

For instance… (and since I am in a sharing mood) I want a family in 2011… as in a family of 3.
Before I met JM, I never wanted kids. I wanted to move to NYC and never look back… Well life changes. I fell in madly in love with a man who lives in the suburbs of Atlanta, and damn I fell hard. Head over heels hard. Since then I knew that I wanted a family once we got married. Seriously that is what love can do to someone. Hell, it made me want a baby- like yesterday. (Don’t worry, JM knows all of this!) But we still do have a honeymoon to go to in April… and I want to be able to have a great time, in a bikini (hence the #1 goal on this list) and be able to drink and eat what I want… But my dream would be to get pregnant on that trip, even though it is not likely as things do take time…

See bet a few of you might not have known that about me? (Hell I cannot believe how great it just felt to type that….)

A goal of mine is to be more candid and open on this blog. Not for all 27 of you followers, but for myself. I need it. I need to be able to write and know that it is out there… I put it out there so that maybe my dreams and thoughts can be put into actions…

One day, I am going to want to re-read all of this so that I will be able to remember. Remember every chapter of our lives. What I was thinking, feeling, etc.

But this year… it is full of new things for us, a new adventure around every corner, and I can smell it... a good year is in store for us... Another good chapter in the book of “Us”.

What are your resolutions for 2011? They can be anything… I mean the sky is the limit right? I want to know…

Tell me what it is you plan to do with your wild and precious life?

Happy New Year…
Xoxo~ Mrs. McCracken


  1. Ok, so for your meal resolution... coming from someone who cooks 6 meals a week... here's how I do it and I think it's simple and easy. I have a "Chow Planner" from Target. Once a week, before I head to the grocery store I write down a meal for each day on it and then go get the groceries I need. That way, I don't need to decide daily what to cook. I usually go to and get a new recipe once a week and if we like it then I work it into the meal planning every so often! haha Hope that helps!

  2. Dani- I am headed to target now... life saving right there! Thank you a TON! We do the same with but somehow I forget the piece of paper that says what meals for what nights... Need that to change ASAP.
    Thank you!

  3. You're blog makes me laugh. I've always thought you do a great job of opening up and being yourself. I agree with your number 1 resolution - that is a resolution in the B house too! And, I can't wait to follow your blog when you get pregnant!! So many bloggers are right now and it's fun to follow along. Oh, and you need to join the Twitter bandwagon with all of the bloggers ;)

  4. Thanks so much for letting me know that you are a local reader! I just spent some time going through some of your earlier posts...your personality really shines! : )

    I have formed a few "in real life" friendships with some wonderful bloggers this year - I'm hoping to form even more in 2011 : )

    Happy New Year to you and your hubby!!

    BTW - you looked STUNNING on your wedding day!!

    - Jessica

  5. BTW: My husband also went to GA Southern. He graduated in 2004.

  6. Katie B.- I think that I do need to join Twitter... I just dont know how- Call me lame!
    I will figure it out! That would be fun!
    and Jessica@from Marriage- I love your blog! I read all the time- and yours was one of the first.
    Thank you so much for the compliments- you are too sweet! I too am hoping for blog friends! I usually share this on facebook- but think that I need to cut that out if I am going to get more personal on here!
    Happy New year to you and your hubby too!

  7. Katie,
    I think you are fabulous.

  8. A baby! Yay! How exciting. I guess that goes hand-in-hand with the more photos and blogging right? lol. It sounds really exciting. I resolved to blog more this year too...we'll see how that pans out! :)