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.