Here we are another year gone by and another in front of us! Well, Lord knows I need to resolve to keep up this blog better, I am the WORST at it lately!
We actually sat down as a family, or well, I sat down and forced my hubby and two kiddos to sit down and wrote out our resolutions!
I love doing this every year, there is just something about it, maybe just the hope of a better self, new adventures, etc. I'm not sure, but I love it, and that is that!
So, without further ado, I'll share some of mine with you...
1. I want to read through this book. It is the Bible written out as a chronological story. I just want to know the stories of the bible better, I want them to sink in and make sense and I think this book will help me to picture it all on a timeline and make it make sense! I'm excited! We've already started reading this with our kiddos, so I just plan to continue until we are done!
2. I plan to continue on my Weight Watchers journey. It's going ok, I've been plateauing for quite awhile now, but I joined a Biggest Loser club at school so now its time to kick it up a notch:)
3. I want to get more organized as a teacher. I want to truly KNOW my data on each kiddo and I resolve to help them as much as I possibly can to catch up to where they are supposed to be before they leave me. If I cannot catch them up then I resolve to get them the interventions or help they need!!! I need this book:
4. I want to love on my family more. Be intentional about playing with my kids - take them on surprise trips. Go on dates with my husband more often and surprise him with little love tokens like I did when we were dating:)
and 5. I plan to write real letters to friends - remember??? Like the good old fashioned kind - I love stationery but I hardly ever use mine:( I also LOVE getting letters in the mail - but rarely do anymore:( I want to be more intentional about this, and be a better friend - gosh, I'm embarrassed how awful a friend I am sometimes - not that I'm mean, I just don't take the time for friends...but not this year...I want to have them over for tea, set dates to hang out, make dinner plans, send a text, or better yet make a phone call and reach out to those I want to make more meaningful relationships with. Friends are such a blessing and I feel like I'm missing out on some blessings God has for me sometimes - life just gets so busy, ya know??
In 2013 I WILL learn how to eat cleaner, get better at pilates/health, and patience with my own kids and those I teach.
I will try to make my house a home - add cozy touches, and happy memories throughout.
I will make a difference by being a loving teacher, wife, mom, and friend.
I promise to read my Bible (or The Story) more.
And I will help others by cooking and cleaning more:)
My #1 goal for 2013 is to do LESS WORK and LIVE MORE LIFE!!!!
Here are some words that I want to describe ME in 2013: happy, loving, joyful, kind, life-giving, peaceful, thoughtful, a bucket filler, and self-sacrificing!:)
All these pictures were taken from google - they are not my own, I simply searched for pics and these were some of the first I found:)