Tuesday, January 04, 2011


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.

Faith Matters

  • 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.

Personal Projects

  • 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.
Physical Goals
  • 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!



Alice C said...

Love it!! Whats the "Rudolph Club"?

~LL~ said...

Here, Alice!


Laurel Santiago said...

Another blogging friend posted a 52 books challenge, so I jumped on that one. Beyond that, I am trying to stay away from the weight loss resolution, but because I have to focus on my health now, I will count weight loss as a bonus of that effort. I'm also trying to take charge of our financial health, even though I don't get to be the only making decisions.

Kaira said...

Oh, I'm SO glad you are back open to readers again. I wrote a little blog post just for you when I realized I'd been locked out. I was so bummed...

Alice C said...

LL- I thought thats what you might be talking about ( I googled it) Pretty neat. I might give it a whirl too :)

Unknown said...

I'm going to be with you on the yelling less!!
Trying also to declutter our house.
Wow on having so many goals though LL!

Jill said...

That's a long list, but knowing you, you WILL be successful!!

Have fun while you're achieving!!