Showing posts with label New Year. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New Year. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2014 Goals

After looking back on my 2013 goals, it's time to set some new goals for 2014. These aren't in any particular order, they are simply things I would like to get done.

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  • Stay on budget - in doing so we will finally be able to pay off all of our student loans.
  • Straighten up the house each night before bed.
  • Memorize a verse each night before bed.
  • Eat dinner at the table more often. Along with this I want to meal plan, which will also help with staying on budget.
  • Watch less TV. Read more.
  • Make our bed daily.
  • Read a Bible story to Landry nightly.
  • Redo our master closet.
  • Continue to grow my blog. I would like to see my first check this year.
What are some of your goals? Do we have any in common? If so, let's keep each accountable!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 Goals - A look back

As 2013 comes to a close it is fun to look back and see how I did on the goals I set for myself.

1. Finish reading through the Bible this year. Not finished yet.

2. Do a giveaway on my blog. DONE, in fact, I did 2!

3. Continue to decorate our house. Specially finish the guest room and living room (maybe the guest bath and playroom). Worked on this. The guest room is almost finished and we installed shelves in the game room. Not to mention working on our room a little bit.

4. Meal plan! I did really good at this for awhile and I need to get back to it! It helps us save money and eat healthier. This one comes and goes, sometimes I am good at it, sometimes I am not.

5. With the above, I also want to start eating at the table! Landry will be eating dinner with us this year and I want it to be a family affair. Sadly, we eat most of our meals in front of the TV. EPIC FAIL!

6. Learn how to use my Silhouette machine that I got for Christmas It took me till October to learn, but now I love it! Check out out Christmas photo booth fun!

7. Pay off all student loans! We will still have my car payment, but it won't be far behind. Not done yet, we got off budget and were never able to pay extra towards our loans. We hit a major milestone though!

8. Have people over at our house more often. Maybe throw a dinner party or something. DONE

9. Write hand written notes. Not birthday cards, I mean thinking about you notes I wrote a few, but not like I had hoped to.

10. Get pictures off my computer and into our house. Work in progress

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2013 Goals

Happy 2013!! I am so excited to start the another year in this wonderful life God has blessed me to be able to live!

1. Finish reading through the Bible this year.

2. Do a giveaway on my blog.

3. Continue to decorate our house. Specially finish the guest room and living room (maybe the guest bath and playroom).

4. Meal plan! I did really good at this for awhile and I need to get back to it! It helps us save money and eat healthier.

5. With the above, I also want to start eating at the table! Landry will be eating dinner with us this year and I want it to be a family affair. Sadly, we eat most of our meals in front of the TV.

6. Learn how to use my Silhouette machine that I got for Christmas

7. Pay off all student loans! We will still have my car payment, but it won't be far behind.

8. Have people over at our house more often. Maybe throw a dinner party or something.

9. Write hand written notes. Not birthday cards, I mean thinking about you notes

10. Get pictures off my computer and into our house.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Follow up on 2012 Goals

As we approach the end of the year it's nice to look back at the goals I set this time last year and see how I did.

1. Read the Bible through in a year. (This may be harder to do once the baby gets here, but I am going to try) I did great on this until Landry was born! Seriously, every single day until July 9. I tried to catch up after my maternity leave, but felt like it was hopeless and stopped.

2. Memorize all of Proverbs. No...

3. Learn to sew. I have always wanted to, and I got a sewing machine for Christmas this year! I totally did this!!! YAY! I made all of the bedding for Landry's room!

4. Do a better job of putting laundry away. I am good at washing and drying, but when it comes to putting things away... they usually stay on the couch for a few days. Did better on this and put things away most of the time, but as we speak there are clothes on the chair in my room that are clean and have been sitting there for a few days.

5. Continue to blog more, especially once the baby gets here! I don't want to miss anything I have more post than I did last year.

6. Decorate our house! It seems so empty. Not finished, but I did a lot of decorating. Landry's room is done, I did my mantle, we bought living room furniture, we got a guest bed and Joel made a headboard for it, and we got a table for the formal dining room.

7. Exercise Off and on

8. Pay off debt Yes... We have about $28K till we are debt free (except for the house)!!

9. Come up with a chore calendar for all the chores that don't get done very often. There's always one that I forget is on the list!

10. Develop traditions for our little family (soon to be 3). Slowly but surely!

I have done a lot better on these than I thought! Check back tomorrow for 2013's goals!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

2012 Goals

1. Read the Bible through in a year. (This may be harder to do once the baby gets here, but I am going to try)

2. Memorize all of Proverbs.

3. Learn to sew. I have always wanted to, and I got a sewing machine for Christmas this year!

4. Do a better job of putting laundry away. I am good at washing and drying, but when it comes to putting things away... they usually stay on the couch for a few days.

5. Continue to blog more, especially once the baby gets here! I don't want to miss anything

6. Decorate our house! It seems so empty.

7. Exercise

8. Pay off debt

9. Come up with a chore calendar for all the chores that don't get done very often.

10. Develop traditions for our little family (soon to be 3).

Happy New Year!



From Our Family to Yours! May God bless you this year!

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Follow up on 2011's goals

1. Grow closer to God and continue to seek him more
This year was full of ups and downs, but the trials are what have made me learn to trust God more than I ever have. When I let go and let God, He does things better than I ever could have!

2. Read one book per month
Well, I was doing pretty good at this one, but then we moved and found out we were pregnant and let's be honest, got cable back! So I read several books this year, but probably not 12 books

3. Watch less TV
We got rid of our cable for a few months this year, but when we moved into our house we decided to get it back. I have watched less TV this year than previous years, but I would prefer to watch even less.

4. Exercise more (20 minutes 3 times a week)
HA! I have decided that I hate working out... There are weeks when I have done really good, but most weeks not so much.

5. Finish a couple of scrapbooks that I have started
Again, HA! I completely forgot this was on my list!

6. Blog more often (and write in my personal journal more)
Yes, I would say I have done really good on this one. I more than doubled the amount of post from last year!

7. Pay off debt (I won't say how much and we won't be able to pay it all off this year, but that is a five year goal to be debt free)
TWO loans paid off this year!! All while still continuing to pay on all of our other loans... so we are getting it done. The goals is to be debt free in less than 4 years!

8. Volunteer more
Joel and I did some volunteer work this year.

9. Eat out less, meal plan more
Semi successful on this front...We did good until I found out I was pregnant, but not because we were pregnant. I was just too tired to cook!

10. Date night with Joel at least once a month. (This has to be a goal because his schedule is so crazy it won't happen otherwise)
We have had several date nights in and we have gone out lots with friends. At the mid year follow up we hadn't gone out just the two of us very often, but the second half of the year we made time for it!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year!





My 2011 goals

1. Grow closer to God and continue to seek him more

2. Read one book per month

3. Watch less TV

4. Exercise more (20 minutes 3 times a week)

5. Finish a couple of scrapbooks that I have started

6. Blog more often (and write in my personal journal more)

7. Pay off debt (I won't say how much and we won't be able to pay it all off this year, but that is a five year goal to be debt free)

8. Volunteer more

9. Eat out less, meal plan more

10. Date night with Joel at least once a month. (This has to be a goal because his schedule is so crazy it won't happen otherwise)

What are your goals for the New Year?