Looking ahead

31 12 2008

I decided to share some of my goals for 2009. I’ve never been one to make ‘resolutions’ but, for some reason, I feel compelled this year to set some goals… I think it’ll be neat to come back to this post in 365 days and see ‘how’ I did…Feel free to hold me accountable…ahem…

*I need to up the ante on my quiet times. Since B’s birth, I’ve really been slacking in my time with the Lord. I feel I’m lucky if I breathe most days…deep down I know that if I take that time with Him, it’ll all go much smoother…

*I want to ‘green’ up our home more. We’ve made the switch to cloth diapers, slowly to cloth wipes and I’ve been re-evaluating (and experimenting) with our cleaning solutions. Growing up, recycling was a big deal in our home and I looked forward to it every week (I’m a nerd, lol) however, since getting married, we haven’t recycled once. As this past year drew on, that really started to bug me. Zach could care less, so it’s all on me…

*Go through the alphabet with K (a letter a week, or so) and really focus on teaching that to him (OK, so I’m missing teaching too! haha! I’m excited to break out my pre-school curriculum and start working with him!)

*Make sure Zach knows just how much I appreciate and adore him

*Be a better steward of our money, especially in regards to meals in our home

*This is more of a long term goal, but, I have to start sometime…but, look into becoming a doula. I was encouraged by our doula to do so. It was something I thought about as B’s birth drew near, but I wanted to see how his birth went. I knew if I had another c-section, there was no way I could attend births of other women and see them fulfill their dreams while I quite possibly would never experience that. Since it turned out way better than I could have ever imagined, it’s made me more of an advocate for natural birth, and VBACs. So…yeh 🙂

What about you, what are your goals, dreams, ‘resolutions’ for 2009?

Happy New Year!



31 12 2008

Simple Mom posted  a 2008 reflections list. I thought I’d join in and publicly share…

1. What was the single best thing that happened this past year? B’s birth

2. What was the single most challenging thing that happened? Moving with a toddler (I seriously thought B would come 6 weeks early)

3. What was an unexpected joy this past year? Being able to move (odd huh?)

4. What was an unexpected obstacle? Dealing with all the illness we’ve had since B’s birth

5. Pick three words to describe 2008. Absolutely insane fun

6. Pick three words your spouse would use to describe your 2008 (don’t ask them; guess based on how you think your spouse sees you). best year  ever (??)

7. Pick three words your spouse would use to describe their 2008 (again, without asking). same

8. What were the best books you read this year? Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, the bible

9. With whom were your most valuable relationships? Zach, Faye (our doula)

10. What was your biggest personal change from January to December of this past year? Switching to cloth diapers

11. In what way(s) did you grow emotionally? Learned to trust others better

12. In what way(s) did you grow spiritually? Learned to trust God more

13. In what way(s) did you grow physically? Ick, lol

14. In what way(s) did you grow in your relationships with others? See #11

15. What was the most enjoyable area of managing your home? Meal Planning

16. What was your most challenging area of home management? Cleaning (with the kids underfoot)

17. What was your single biggest time waster in your life this past year? Facebook? lol

18. What was the best way you used your time this past year? blogging – used to connect with friends & family

19. What was biggest thing you learned this past year? What my body can do (re: childbirth)

20. Create a phrase or statement that describes 2008 for you: A year of amazing changes

Blast you, Little Debbie

25 12 2008

…and your Christmas Tree Vanilla Snack Cakes, too!

Zach’s parents bought us a box. I think he ate one, the piggy I am scarfed the other four down…

My mom bought Zach a box. He kept forgetting to take them…I ate them all…

I bought us 2 boxes – so we’d each have our own. I think Zach still has 2 or 3 left…

I just finished off the last one from my box. Zach, you better pay attention to your box and eat up! …or hide them! Hide them good. I will find them!

Merry Christmas!

24 12 2008