Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Year's Resolutions

I'm generally not big on resolutions, but I LOVE the new year. It seems so refreshing. I was especially excited about this new year because 2010 was a rough year for us & I'm happy to have it done with so we can start over again. So I'm making resolutions this year. Or maybe they're just goals. Whatever. They are (in no particular order):

- Blog more often.
Because I enjoy it & maybe someone out there does too (hi John & Mom!).

- Take more pictures & write more.
John thinks my camera is permanently attached to my hand, but the boys are growing so fast & I love have pictures of as much as I can. I don't write nearly enough down (you'd think from looking at Cooper's baby book that he was the 14th child in our family instead of the first). Blogging more will help a little, but I'm going to try to write a little note about each kid every day in a planner. Just cute things they did or said, or milestones, that we can look back on when they're older.

- Appreciate my family & friends more, and let them know it.
I truly love & appreciate all my family & friends, but I don't do a great job of letting them know how much so that's a big goal for me this year (and for all the years to come!).

And, because you HAVE to have a weight loss resolution or it's just not New Year's:

- Lose 500 lbs.
Seriously. John and I actually did tremendous as far as weight loss goes in 2010. I returned to my pre-Dexter-pregnancy weight, which was significantly less than my pre-Cooper-pregnancy weight. And John lost more than 70 lbs this year. It's amazing & I'm so proud of him. He looks great & is so much healthier than before. But more on all that (with before & after pictures!) in a future post.
Our house, on the other hand, is morbidly obese. I plan to declutter (sell, donate, recyle, or throw out) 500 lbs this year. We've decluttered a lot this year, but have so much further to go. I came across this, & I love the idea. I'll keep you all updated on our progress.

Maybe I'll add a couple more goals, but I figure this is a good start.


Karen said...

Great ideas and resolutions! Love the 500 lb one.

I will check back with you in Dec 2011 to see how you did ;)

I shall read every word you blog...its a great way to preserve memory. i had my first year of blogging made into a book. I want to do that with all the subsequent years as well.

Kathleen said...

Love your goals. I'm looking forward to the pictures and blog posts. We know you love us and appreciate us! We love you and appreciate you too! I like the house diet - I need to do that.

John said...

I do love to read your blog. Sometimes its the closest thing we get to quality time these days! Love you sweetie.

Anonymous said...

I love to read your blogs. You are a interesting and creative writer. The 500lb house diet-how clever! I don't see you often so totally appreciate the blogs to keep up with you. I have responded a lot and at length but for some reason they don't go thru. I'll keep trying. I hardly ever go on facebook so I'm glad you are continuing to blog. I love you and will continue to watch for your blogs. John, your comment is too true and sweet. Life gets to busy and you have unbelievable commutes. Hopfully a buyer for your house will show up this year.
Love, Aunt Pat