Hello 2014

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

I LOVE a New Year and a fresh start, there is something so exciting and a little scary about what lies ahead in the next 365 days. I am hopeful this will be a pretty low key year for us, and throwing that out there is probably guaranteeing it won't be, but we can cross our fingers and try to roll with whatever comes our way.

Our big goal for this year is to get out of debt. It won't be easy and probably won't be fun at times, but I am confident with a little effort, hard work, and planning we can still do everything we want to do and get it all paid off. Some of the projects around the house may take a bit longer to complete, but in the end it will be worth it.

Disneyland 2015, here we come!!

I am also trying to love more and yell less, something I already forgot this morning when my kids were tired, cranky, and not so excited about chores and cleaning house. It is a work in progress.

As a family we are trying to get back to the basics: making sure we are reading our scriptures, saying our prayers, having weekly Family Home Evening, attending all of our Church Meetings, and Rob and I are attending the Temple once a month. I also want to make our Sunday mornings more holy and peaceful, hopefully having 11:00 church will help.

I want to focus more on my blessings and what I can do each day to reach our goals. One of the big things I learned in 2013 was that in every crappy situation we were given a million blessings, we just needed to recognize them.

Most of all I want to be more forgiving, not only to those around me, but to myself. I tell my kids all the time they won't be perfect and when they make mistakes to let it go and do better the next time, I think it is time I start practicing what I preach.

And for fun I want to learn how to sew and make quilts. It is something I have always been interested in, and with so many fun projects I could do around the house now seems like a great time to learn something new.

There is always the renewed effort to take more pictures and try to be in them more, along with being better about documenting and putting those pictures and memories together in books.

Again here's hoping for a pretty low key year with lots of time work on projects.

So with all of that out there all that's left to do is give a big "thank you" for the uneventful and relaxing day today spent at home in our pajamas. None of us are looking forward to returning to real life tomorrow. Thank goodness there are only two days until the weekend!!

1 comment:

  1. I have always wanted to quilt too! one day, I don't foresee it anytime soon, but one day