Friday, January 1, 2010


I cannot believe the time has come to start a New Year! We will have two major events in our family in 2010. Addison will start Kindergarten in Aug of this year, and my step daughter Jena will start High School!! WOW - how time flies!

The New Year always brings people to make resolutions, and I will be honest I have a hard time keeping the ones that I make. This year I am going to try a different approach and take some "baby steps" to eventually reach my goals.
  • The first thing that I am going to change is how much myself and my family eat out. I have vowed to not eat out at all for the month of January. I have recently become a huge fan of Dr. Oz (everyone should Tivo/or watch his show!) I am amazed at the weight loss of some people on his show, and many of them say two things 1. they stopped eating out, and 2. they stopped drinking carbonated drinks. Shawn loves to cook, and is more than willing to cook for us each night - I am going to work on a "menu" for the week tomorrow and get to the grocery store before Monday.
  • The next thing I want to work on is how I prioritize my time. With me being in school I have a bad habit of waiting til the last possible minute to get started on assignments, papers, projects, etc. I have found that when I get behind on one thing, then everything else seems to fall behind as well. This whole issue of time kinda fits in with my first "goal" for the new year. If I can manage my time better then other things like going to the grocery store on a weekly basis, planning meals, and cleaning house will fall into place as well. I have learned in the past few months that I live by a "to do" list and everything seems to work MUCH better when I stick to my list as much as possible.
  • Lastly, I want to pray more- I want to free up time to spend in conversation with God each and everyday. This is an area of my life that seems to fall by the wayside so often, and like always I have such good intentions but I let "STUFF" get in the way of the most important things.
When I set "goals/resolutions" I tend to get overwhelmed and just give up. This year I have decided that I will set my goals by months or even weeks - its the small steps that lead to giant leaps!

Hope everyone had a wonderful New Years Eve/Day!
And as always - have a FABULOUS weekend!


  1. Great resolutions
    Love your blog

    new follower

  2. great resolutions girl! i love the one about eating out. we do way too much of that around here too! good luck with everything!


  3. Just visiting from Kellys Korner...great resolutions...good luck with them!