I know - we are a couple of weeks into January and I am just NOW getting around to setting my goals for 2018. Honestly, I wanted to wait a few days (ahem, or 13) to let that first initial emotion of “resolution-setting” settle so I could take a more realistic look at what I’d like to see for myself in the upcoming year. Now that my resolutions are set... I debated this morning writing a long, drawn out post where I got into the nitty gritty about my personal goals but instead have decided that I’m going to share how those goals will influence my blog content coming in 2018.
Jett at five months old has now racked up some pretty impressive frequent flyer miles for his age! We have traveled to Denver, Phoenix (twice) and now Jamaica is a stamp on his passport. Even though we are far from being experts on the subject and we have a lot of learning to do still.. I wanted to make a list of tips & tricks, along with things we learned for NEXT time with hopes that it keeps growing as we continue to travel as he gets older.
I I always have loved reading bloggers "things you didn't know about me" posts. It's always fun to learn more about people you only know through what you see in the Instagram squares So in the effort of connecting more with all of you, here we go!.. 10 things you may have known about us.. (and a few maybe you already did!)
For those of you who haven't yet heard our story, Brandon and I met studying abroad in Italy in 2011. Brandon was a seasoned traveler, and I was on my very first trip out of the country. We came from very different worlds, and even though world travel was new to me, this trip had awoken a deep love for adventure that I never knew that I had. (It helped that I had fallen in love with a boy who shared with me HIS love for adventure!)
Jett is now three months old!
Things are really starting to get fun as Jett is learning new skills and developing his personality daily! He is such a sweet little guy, always happy, and the rare moments he isn't don't last very long. His hair is starting to grow and become very fuzzy as its straight and sticks up - I'm sure until there is enough of it to lie down - but for now I have been calling him Mr. Fuzzy.
October has brought along with it warm temperatures (no complaints over here) and many changes, challenges and triumphs for the Cusick Family!
My favorite Happy Hour in town is at North Italia. We discovered their daily 3-6 happy hour menu last summer and it became Brandon and I's go-to on Monday nights. We would meet after work and split a pizza and bottle of red wine
I have been brainstorming, and planning out how I wanted to share my experiences as I work at chipping away those last 10 pesky little pounds that remain after having Jett. I am by no means an expert at this - it is my first baby after all, and I had no idea what to expect in the days and weeks after the day I gave birth.
Jett and I have been hanging out in Colorado for the past week and a half and still have one more week before we head back home. This trip was planned pretty last minute, about a week before we left and even though I was pretty excited to come and spend time with my parents, I was a little nervous for our first flight with Jett.
Jett has his fussy times of day, typically in the afternoon, where he isn't content more than 20 minutes in anything we have him in and it can be really frustrating when I need to do something around the house, or just get OUT of the house.
Sweet baby Jett has now been in our lives for one whole month! It's so true what they say about the days being long, but the years short (or in this case, the month!)
We have had little Jett in our lives for almost two weeks now and even though many days seem long and the nights even longer, I can't believe how quickly time has gone by.
Jett Oliver Cusick
Born 5:28 pm on July 20,2017
7 pounds 15 oz. 20.75 inches long
My due date had arrived and still no baby! Which was to be expected.. I figured he would be late since first time moms typically do go into labor a bit later anyway (may I add he is a Cusick, tardiness runs in his blood)
So this is it!! My very last weekly update on this growing belly of mine. I thought I would do this final one differently than all the rest because there is so much more to say than just a few sentences to answer those weekly questions I posed myself.
I have been putting together this list of items that are either already in my home, (or on my wishlist!) and realized how over half of them I become aware of through Instagram and seeing other mamas post a photo or share how much they loved them.
WOW! It's officially baby boy Cusick's due date, and even though he has yet to make his appearance, we know it's just around the corner, and in the meantime Brandon and I are just soaking up all the time we get together before our lives change forever!
This past few weekends, we have really started to put together the nursery. We are taking it piece by piece, a project here and a project there. From the very beginning, we knew we wanted to incorporate our love for travel and adventure into the babies room in some way.