I have been debating about posting my resolutions because they are personal and well, they will kinda show my flaws. I admire those who are so honest on their blogs and willing to share their triumphs as well as their failures. So hear this now . . . I am NOT perfect. There are many things I want to be better at. I don't expect to be perfect by the end of the year, but I hope to be better than when I started. Our goals are:
Goal #1: ORGANIZE
"Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing; and establish a house, even a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of faith, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of order, a house of God." (D&C 88:119)
This scripture states many of the goals we as a family want to achieve. I want a home where the spirit can dwell. Watching Logan grow has got me thinking, "What can I teach my child?" I know he's young, but I want to establish good habits as a family so our children will grow up knowing their Heavenly Father and Savior. So we'll be working on REGULAR family prayer, scripture study, FHE, temple attendance, fulfilling our callings, being kind and thoughtful to each other, and teaching by the spirit.
Goal #2: SAVE MONEY!!!
We really really want to buy a home by Spring of 2011. With a baby and me at home, money has been a little tight, so we are really going to try to stay in our budget and save some $$$ for a down payment. That means going out less often, budget grocery and especially personal spending, and for me to get a part-time job. Just something on the side so we don't have to get a sitter and we can earn a few more bucks. So, if you're willing to have a cheap night in playing games or hanging out, give us a call!
Goal #3: BE HEALTHY
Kind of vague, but I'm sick of saying "lose weight". Being healthy reaches beyond just losing weight. Being the main cook in the house, I hope to create nutritious (and delicious) meals every night. Check out my cooking blog and let me know if you have any good recipes. Benj and I are going to hit the gym at least 3 times a week, and we're cutting our sugar waaaaayyy back. As in throwing out the Christmas treats and only occasionally having dessert instead of almost every day. My hope is to run a half marathon in September and maybe I'll get Benj to do it with me. :)
There you have it. I'd love to hear feedback if you have any tips regarding: teaching children, saving money, healthy snacks and meals, and any other ideas!
Good luck on your resolutions too!
9 months ago