Wednesday, December 31, 2014

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I'm going to be very cliche about this whole post, so if you want to back out now, here's your chance.

First I'm going to start by saying, "Where did the year go?"  But in reality, I'm totally meaning it.

It seems like we were just celebrating Christmas 2013 and then the polar vortex hit.  At this time last year, we were snowed completely in.  Today, there isn't even a flake of snow on the ground. 

We have an 8th grader and freshman in the house, and that is flying past so rapidly I don't know how to handle it. 

In 2015, Grace will start drivers ed, and Evan will graduate to high school after May is over.

My word.  I will have TWO high schoolers.  I am NOT that old, am I?

So, as I do every year at this time, I make a mental list.  I don't usually write it down, I just KNOW.  You know what I mean?

I make resolutions.  Things to make myself better for the coming year.

I don't usually share them out loud, I keep them inside.

But today, I've decided to go for it.  Maybe it will keep me more accountable.

Here is my list for 2015.

1.  Take MORE pictures.  (As I sat down to catch up on the kid's school scrapbooks, I found out I hardly had ANY pictures, other than sports to put in their books.  I didn't have any pictures of their friends and them, just their sport, and some 4-H pictures.  THAT IS SAD.  So, I got into Grace's phone and took some of her pictures of her and her friends, and printed them out today.  I need more pictures.)

2.  Pray more.  Pray BETTER.  Worry less.  (If possible.  Remember, I'll have two high schoolers by the end of this new year.)

3.  Get rid of unnecessary STUFF.  Do I really need to keep it around if I haven't used it in years.  Probably not. 

4.  Lose weight.  (I mean it.  I need to do SOMETHING.)

5.  Be better at meal planning.  (Our lives aren't getting any less busy, and planning meals is a pain.  I just make the same thing over and over.  I need some variety.)

6.  Try something new at least once.  (A new food, a new place, a new something.)

7.  Save more money so we can finish the basement.  (Our kids aren't getting any smaller, and neither are their friends, and frankly, I'm tired of "disappearing" upstairs when their friends come over.)

8.  Take a great vacation. 

9.  Take/Make more time for our friends.  We try to get together with our great friends at least once a month.  Sometimes that is hard.  We need to make it a PRIORITY.


10.  ENJOY this time in my life.  (My kids ages, MY age (yuck), our busyness, our quiet times, my husband, my job, our friends, and our status in life. 

Basically this:


  1. Good luck with your list! Best wishes for you and your family in the new year.

  2. Good luck on your resolutions!

  3. I love all of these! Especially the one about praying 2014 was a great year, but I wasn't a good as a Christian as I had hoped to be. It's unfortunate schedule conflicts made it nearly impossible for me to go to my Bible study which is how I hold myself responsible. I guess I need to find some other way.

    Mary Mae
    Western Prep

  4. How did I not comment here?!? :-( Maybe cause my Mac continues to have the most horrid connection issues… anyway…. Think of you often and hope your year is going as you'd hoped. I share your goals. Please add "Take a road trip EAST to visit bloggy buds"
    Happy SPRING!
    ps - I'm hosting an Amazon give away soon so stop over! <3


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