Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Years Resolutions

I can't believe it is already 2011! What happened to 2010? Last year was amazing!! My store on Etsy, Sunset & Vine Jewelry, had some success, I started a blog, my family made following the Lord a priority and we really have so much to be thankful for. I love our church, More Life Church, because of the pastor and the people that attend. My children really enjoy the children's program there is so much to be involved in.

As great as last year was I am determined to make this year even better. The sky is the limit. To accomplish this I decided to make three resolutions. I usually am not fond of resolutions because they are sort of made to be broken, at least in my case, but this year I kept it simple. I don't want to set myself up to fail this early in and be disappointed, right? So here are the resolutions in writing and forever on the web.
  1. To grow in my spiritual life.
  2. To get fit-not to lose weight.
  3. To create and keep a better schedule for my family and to make lasting memories for my children.

I am happy to report that I haven't broken one of them yet! I have already made steady gains in my spiritual life by signing up to volunteer with Heartbeats, which is a faith based organization that aids young mothers. I joined a women's' group at my church and I just received an offer to join a bible study group. It is funny how the Lord works to help you succeed!

As far as getting fit goes I have been exercising daily, well almost daily :) I walk my dog for about half an hour and try to do 100 crunches, 100 jumping jacks and a few push-ups and squats. For all the excuses I have made in the past to not do these things it is amusing that I am actually enjoying myself.

I am mortified to admit to you that I need a family schedule because my three year old, Emi, rules the roost around here. She is a night owl and always has been. This means that my husband and I are always exhausted and never have any alone time. I was nervous to start her 9pm bedtime on Sunday but it went surprisingly well! Yeah!!!!!!! We even had time to start the new family memory part of my third resolution by reading a bedtime story for each of my three children instead of the usual one.

So far so good but I will keep you posted. How about all of you, any resolutions?

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