Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year


I'm planning on having a FABULOUS New Year.  I'm not setting my expectations too high but I am hoping that we will have some big changes this year.  What I'd REALLY like to do this year is move out of this house. It's too small.  We've just outgrown it.  I'm praying hard core about that one.

Speaking of praying, my only New Year's resolution is that I'm going to go back to church.  I am going to make it a regular thing (like it SHOULD be for us Catholics) and I'm going to make sure that my kids know it is a priority.  We made a lot of excuses the past 2 years about why we couldn't make it to church on Sundays.  The twins were the biggest excuse.  Now, I've talked to my MIL and she agreed to come and watch the boys for us Sunday mornings so that we can take Nate and Danika to church.  We went on Christmas and made it last weekend (we went Saturday night because we knew that Sunday morning would be a stretch).  I have to admit that it felt good.  I'm excited about it . . . for all of the reasons I should be but also because it means that I will be able to sit in peace and not have to worry about why a baby is crying for at least an hour.  I know that sounds a little selfish and probably not the reason I should want to go to church but hey . . . I'm being honest.  :)

I also started reading my In One Year bible. . . don't worry, I'm not going to break into a sermon or start preaching on my blog.  It's just something that I want to be able to say that I did.  I want to be able to say that I read the bible...the whole thing.  We'll see if I can do it.  I've actually had the bible for about 2 years but happened to think of it on New Year's Day and thought that I would break it out and give it a shot.

Other than that . . . I don't really have any big plans for this year.

Moving is a priority.  So, that will be something that I really work towards.

I'm not dieting.  Not that I couldn't use a kick in the butt when it comes to my food choices but I don't have the time to put the amount of energy into it that needs to be put into it to do it right.

I'm planning on still doing my once a month cooking this year, though.  So, you can expect to hear things about that.  I'm also thinking I would like to be a little more creative in the kitchen.  Now that I have my immersion blender and Kitchen Aid mixer!

I'm also planning on trying to be a little bit more positive and focusing on what I have and not what I want.  I have a feeling if I can pull that one off I will be one of the happiest people in the world!