Well, I tried something a little different with the blog- added some pictures and changed my background what do you think?? Give me feedback- I know those of you who have dial-up or slow Internet access may have problems uploading it, sorry if it is too much tell me??
So far this year it has been a rough go!! This was the 3rd January 1st in a Row that I have had a sick baby!! C had stomach issues, so he sat in my lap for 2 days straight!! I kinda liked it, although didn't like the fact that he was sick. He just doesn't slow down enough to cuddle unless he is sick!!
Me on the other hand I must have loved on him & cuddled a little too close. I have been in the bed all but 45 mins. today!! VERY RARE!!! I honestly am so glad B is home, I hate the fact he is leaving tomorrow to go back to work. I am sure I can manage- we are just gonna wear some Disney videos out around her FAST!!!
The Laundry is a mile high, the dishes are too- but as long as we get better.... that will all wait on me!!
I do like to start the year off in a good frame of mind- hard to when you are sick?? I have set a fee goals for the New Year of 2010. Let me share... Not in any particular order.
Diet.... what would a new year list of goals be like with out a "going to start that diet Monday" !!
I would like to eat better, and EXERCISES!! I lost 22lbs. before the rolling holiday season.... hate to say it didn't stay at 22lbs. I do however have some new exercises machines, from Katja & Jill my friends- FOR FREE!!! Thanks you ladies, just need to fight the spiders off with a stick before I start using them!! I have already started eating better about a year ago, I ran across this book- and then I went to these meetings!! They BOTH are wonderful!!!
Family.... I would love to say I am the perfect mother & wife.... but ask my family...they can tell you the truth!! I would like to spend LESS time on the little things of life and put MORE into the people who make each day count. I think watching this movie changed my life. And B & I have gone on more "date nights" since. It is amazing how much we have to reconnect and talk about when kids are not around!! I also would like to work in Patience & gentleness with my kids- I feel like I don't do as well towards the end of the day- but with two toddlers.... I am trying my hardest. The days that are hardest is when B doesn't come home two nights in a row- By the second night I am about ready to blow my fuse. So I know that Children Learn what the Live.... therefore a mother who screams- is not pleasing to anyone!! A soft answer turns away wrath is my goal!!
Finances..... We have recently completed the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University. It is WONDERFUL!!! I am so grateful for my friend Angel & her testimony how they were DEBT free in about two years!! Honestly, when we got married ten years ago- I really wish we would have gone through it then. The most that I learned from this series is live off Cash & you will in return NOT spend as much. And also, he teaches GREAT Bargain hunting tips and saving for kids college, I could go on and on!! It is wonderful- we are going to put into effect 100% this year!! This was our first year to pay CASH for everything at Christmas.... NOT BAD AT ALL!!! We have in fact paid cash for everything since November 1st. I can say that my walk is a little squeaker too!!
Relationships..... I feel like I have not been the BEST friend, daughter, daughter in law, or sister since I have had kids- didn't realize until recently!! I need to work on faithfulness better and take time to show appreciation for those who love me the most!!
God..... and last but certainly not LEAST... I need to continue to put GOD first in everything I do. I have always tried to do some kinda of Bible study or reading in the morning, I just feel like I need to do MORE studying GOD's Word and reading the bible. This year I heard a friend say that even if she doesn't get a chance to read anything, she picks up her Bible and reads a Proverbs Chapter a day.... there are 31 chapters and most months have 31 days or less. I have tried this lately, and I LOVE the proverbs anyway. But, I would like to read more into the BOOK. Keep in mind.... I DISLIKE to read SO MUCH!!!! It takes all I can to read a BOOK- I am better at magazines and children's book!!! Pictures are good!!! I can honestly say that I have learned MORE from reading the Bible to my kids each night since they were born than reading it my whole. Probably because of the pictures... hahaha I know that is sad. I do in fact know I learn MORE from a group study than anything at all- I am going to try to start going to a MOPS program this year. That may help to relate with all these goals.
Travel.... I am also praying about going on a missions trip to PERU.... for 10 days being away from my family to minister the word of God to hurting people. I pray that your prayers will be with me when I travel & as I prepare for this trip this summer!!
Few changes this year- T is at home with me until the fall.... he is doing great in school- but he only has one more year until he starts kindergarten all day.... so, better keep him with me while I can. C & I really missed him this year when he started going 3 days instead of 2, plus it will help with the finance goal- saving over $200 a month!! Not to mention the Gas... driving to town and back each day!!
I would like to thank you all for reading my blog- I absolutely LOVE writing it, and I am amazed that people like to read about or everyday crazy life!! I know I am NOT the best speller or writer and most all post have some grammatical errors..... but that is me- I can tell a story good- just not spell that great!!
Do you have any Goals for 2010?? What are they??