Saturday, January 1, 2011


Happy New Year! Sorry no pictures, just some goals and, of course, resolutions for the upcoming year, in bullet format:
  • Be more intentional with my time
  • Learn how to sew
  • Read for at least 30 minutes everyday
  • Watch less TV and have my children watch less as well
  • Play with my kids more
  • Exercise three times a week (to prepare for a half marathon)
  • Go to bed earlier
  • Get up earlier
  • Spend time in the Word everyday
  • Pray intentionally
  • Spend less time online
  • Be more creative with food and meals
  • Keep in better touch with old friends
  • Make new friends
  • Write letters
  • Stick to a budget
  • Handmake 90% of our gifts this year

An ambitious list, I know, but one that I hope I can begin to accomplish this year. How I organize and spend my time will really predict how successful I am and that is why using my time better is first on the list because it really trickles down and influences most of my other goals. (Although there's really no order to the list.) If I get even a few of these I will be happy and I'm sure i'll add more and refine it as the year progresses.

Some of the things we're looking forward to in 2011:

  • Kaylin turns 5 and will start Kindergarden
  • Dylan will start preschool
  • Tim and I will celebrate 5 years of marriage
  • Clara turns one
  • I turn 30 (gasp!)
  • I plan to run a half marathon with my mom
  • My sister and her husband will move into the area and have their first baby
  • A family trip to Disneyland

Happy 2011!