The calm before the storm
I have never been one for making New Year's Resolutions. I am still not. I am one for evaluating what I have accomplished in the past, learning from it, and DECIDING (since I know I can can do that) what I will do with what I have learned. My faith in God tells me that I do not need to worry that I will end the year better than I was when I started it. The evaluation of what is better is up for human interpretation but sometimes when things are worse, you are actually better! Sooooooooo, I have evaluated that I am still poor in the area of organization but have made some huge strides in that area since beginning a full home school year and having a second child. I am also lacking in the area of focus which would be very helpful in organizing things. I decided I am going to list only a few small projects each week to accomplish.
The first week of January, I am doing my pantry and kitchen cabinets to prepare for the stocking up of more food I am doing. I am also planning the coming 4 weeks of lesson plans for Madi. I will also be writing my blog more often as I am going to blog about Dave Ramsey and my weekly projects. The biggest challenge I am embarking in is a "Read the Bible in 90 Days" journey. You can join me and read my blogs about it. It would be great to open up some lines of discussion! I am asking anyone who reads this blog to hold me accountable for what I tell you I am doing. Feel free to do some projects along with me and lets chat about them!
Our New Year's was pretty low key. Madi, Mackenzie and I went to visit grandma and Pop-Pop for dinner on New Year's Eve. She was supposed to have a sleep over. Didn't quite work out. Madi still loves us too much to stay away! My parent were so sweet in planning a fun dinner and New Year's party for just us Sawyer girls complete with a rubber ball drop! Love my parents! Mike's sister got engaged was was great news in our family. I was on the couch at midnight with ice cream while Mike was at work on the phone with me. Not that exciting, but he came home at 2 and we stayed awake for a while to ring in the New Year together. We have great plans for this year and we are looking forward in such a great way to the things we were meant to do with ourselves. Nothing like feeling like we are on a great path!
I would love to know what some of your ideas and goals are about the coming year. I do not really refer to them as resolutions as growth is a constant process. It just so happens, we review ourselves best at the changing of the calendar!
Is it possible that my kitchen was actually UNDERNEATH the Christmas mess??
-Madison still loving to be with mommy and at home so much.
-Mackenzie grasping Mike's shirt saying, "Bye-Bye" and pointing to me. She loves her Daddy!
-Mike coming home to ring in the New Year and staying up late with me so we could act like we were young! (Paying for it now!!)
-Fireworks with my parents and my girls for a very special New Year's party planned out very well by a loving and perfect grandma and pop-pop.
Where is it that I want to go this year?? Only God knows, but it is going to make me better no matter where it is!