Hello, all. HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. I will come back in a few days' time and talk about our Christmas and post some pictures, but first, this post.
I'm finally getting to some resolutions.
It seems like a lot... well, it IS a lot. But, it's a whole year, right? Some of these resolutions are to change and/or develop habits. Some of these are listed as a plan to get things done. I don't know how it will turn out. I hope, of course, to get it ALL done. I know that probably won't all happen, but hopefully, most of it will happen.
If I remember, I will revisit this blog around this time next year and highlight what I actually succeeded in.
If you blog, and have done a similar post, please let me know. I would love to read of your resolutions for this year.
I will spend more one-on-one time with my hubby.
I will become less of a yeller.
I will spend more time cuddling my kids.
I will carve out more one-on-one time with my kids.
I will create a more peaceful/comfortable atmosphere for my family.
We will have some formal family portraits taken.
I will write to the great-grandparents once a month.
I will implement a family game or movie night twice a month.
I will read through the New Testament twice.
I will read through the Old Testament once.
I will earn my Master Seal in JBQ.
I will help my 2nd son earn his Master Seal.
I will help my 3rd son earn his Discover Seal.
I will help my 4th son in JBQ study.
I will learn to shoot/clean all of our firearms. (Well, maybe not clean, but shoot. :D )
I will get all of the boys' portraits labelled and put into albums.
I will catch up with the boys' journals and update them every 2 months.
I will paint the hall.
I will eradicate the "scary" under my bed.
I will tackle one "big" project per week.
I will bake more of our snacks and treats.... instead of buying them.
I will try a new recipe, once a time that DH is home.
I will *finally* clear out my closet.
I will have a garden this year.
I will work on a stockpile.
I will start couponing.
I will post 2 blogs per week.
I will do more in Rudolph Club.
I will go through and scan old pictures, save on a memory card and put into fire box.
I will stick to a weekly menu and housekeeping plan.
I will pursue a regular exercise regimen.
I aspire to reach my target weight.... though I won't tell you what that is, or how much is needed to get there.
I will drink more water.
I will continue to curb the family's soda intake to once a week.
I will go camping with hubby and the boys. (Unless hubby doesn't want to... and that is OK with me. :D)
During the summer, I will take the kids swimming twice a week.
I will start having one-on-one time with each of the boys: twice per month, per boy.
I will take them bowling, skating, and to the library more.
I will read to them more.... all of them
I will become more involved during the music practice sessions.
I will take my kids to the zoo more often.
I will read 50 books this year.
I will help the boys learn more about their area of interest.
We will play outside more.
One of my plans for my blog is to post my weekly menu, housekeeping goals and personal projects. But, that remains to be seen.
I am already Spring cleaning.... everything from the house, to the vehicles, to my email and facebook address list.... also, my cell phone.
*inhales deeply* It feels good to get rid of clutter!
I'm a full-time mom to 4 wonderful boys ages 16, 14, 12 and 10. My sweet hubby, who happens to be my best friend, is a pilot. We have been married for 24 years, but have known each other since 1st grade. I was a middle school math teacher, but began staying home with the birth of my 4th child. After being home for 8 years, I went back into teaching. I currently teach 4th grade math.