Tuesday, January 6, 2015

New Year New Goals

We had a fun time celebrating the new year with our bible study friends again this year. I think we made it until about 10pm before heading home. Lainey was a trooper for making it that long. Cambry probably could have made it to midnight. She was talking up a storm on the way home.

I took a look back at my 2014 goals to see how I did. Some of them I worked on, some were forgotten.

2014 Goals

Workout - Well I did start off the year working out, but after a while things just got too busy. Especially with all the therapy and doctors appointments. I love the First Baptist gym and the classes, but the childcare is only MWF mornings and that just wasn't flexible enough for us. Plus I just got a little lazy.

Read the book Bible vs. Bible app - Not that there is anything wrong with the bible app, but for me I am much more focused if I am reading the actual book. I hardly ever read the Bible on my phone now, so that is good (for me). I still need to read the Bible more in general, but that is another thing.

Make our house safer - There is always room for improvement, but we (Greg) did anchor a few big pieces of furniture to the wall so I felt good about that.

Redecorate our master bedroom - I did do this for the most part. One wall is still blank though. I should do a separate post on this later.

Declutter one room a month - hmm, I think we stopped in February. Need to get back on it!

Ok, so fresh start. Here are some of my new goals.

2015 Goals

Workout - This is probably on every one's list every year. I want to try out the YMCA and hopefully find a class and times that work for our schedule. And ideally 3 times a week would be best but whoa that sounds overwhelming right now.

Pray scripture over my children each night - I have been trying to do this for several weeks but I still sometimes forget.This will be good for me to memorize scripture and hopefully Cambry will start learning it too and eventually Lainey.

Be intentional about doing a "school" lesson with Cambry each day - Nothing too crazy, but just maybe 15 focused minutes working on letters, numbers, etc in a fun way. I don't really even know what all I should be teaching her but I need to start doing something. I need to head to Lakeshore Learning soon!

Wear more house clothes - This probably sounds ridiculous, but here is the deal. I often wear "nice" clothes around the house. I'm not talking fancy, but I usually wear my nice jeans and a decent top. And on Sundays, for example, I will usually stay in my church clothes all day (though I often wear jeans to church as well). Sure I have days where I wear workout type clothes or yoga pants too, but not most of the time. Greg is the type that has to change into house clothes (as I call them) immediately upon walking in the door. Even if he knows he has to go somewhere later, he will change out of his work clothes into athletic shorts/shirt, then later change into jeans/shirt. I make fun of him a lot for this and continually remind him how inefficient it is when he changes 3 or more times a day. Well now it has come back to bite me because my 3 favorite jeans have holes in them!! 2 of them have big holes in the knee and one has a tear on the rear. I am pretty sure it is from crawling around and chasing after the kids. And one of them is a pair of Paige jeans that I just bought from Nordstrom Rack a few months ago and they were not too cheap. They are at the alterations place now. Anyway, Greg has now proven to me the benefits of house clothes. So in summary, my goal is not to look like a slob, but try to put less wear and tear on my nice clothes. I guess I need to go buy a couple pairs of cute (but cheap) workout type pants or leggings. 

{Karen Jacot Photography}

Morning Quiet Times - I have been doing this for a while, but I still have plenty of days I miss. Doing it before the kids wake up works best for me right now and I am most focused (as long as I am drinking coffee). So my goal would be to do this every morning.

{Karen Jacot Photography}

Get ready before the kids wake up - whoa this goal is big and scary. Not really sure if I can make this happen, but I am going to try. I know this will definitely not happen every day. Maybe I will start with a couple days a week. I feel like my mornings would be a LOT smoother if I was already dressed and ready when the kids get up. Some times I feel so frustrated because it seems to take me all morning just to make breakfast, clean it up, get dressed, put on makeup, while playing with the kids and keeping Lainey away from all the things she shouldn't be putting in her mouth and making sure she doesn't constantly fall since she is pulling up on everything. So we will see how this goes.

Happy 2015!

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