Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Happy Birthday, Emilee!

Our puppy, Emilee, turned 1 on December 22nd.  Lilah had a whole party planned for her including a guest list.  However, I squashed that and we had a fun day at home instead.  Lilah made her a card, we made her homemade treats, we put on a birthday hat, bought her a gift, and watched buddy movies.  It's official...she's spoiled rotten!


Happy Birthday, Lilah!

How in the heck is my baby 6 years old?? I can't even wrap my head around that!  We had a family party for Lilah a few days before her birthday.  She chose a Shopkins theme and wanted cheesecake.  The girl knows what she wants!  She was blessed at her party.  Unfortunately, on her actual birthday she was really sick.  We had to postpone all of the fun we had planned and move it to the next day.  Even though she was feeling better, she didn't eat a ton on her special day.  We went to the bank to cash in her pennies, to the mall for Build-A-Bear, shopping and a pretzel, and to Kipplees for dinner.  As her birthday present, we gave her a pack of Shopkins mechanical pencils and then told her that I am taking her to Shopkins Live on January 12.  Overall, I think our little spitfire had a wonderful birthday!!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

2018 Intentions

For 2018, I decided to go a different route and focus on myself...Body, Mind, and Soul.  I've set 6 intentions for each category with the hope to focus more on me.  I WANT and NEED an overall healthier ME!

1. Drink a Gallon of Water Every Day
2.Go to the YMCA 3x a Week
3. Get 8-10 hours of sleep every night (Head to bed by 10)
4. Eat at least 5 different Fruits/Veggies Each Day
5. Do Yoga with the Kids 1x a Week
6. Join Weight Watchers again (actually did this Dec 26th)

7. Read 18 Books
8. Do More Journalling (Grateful)
9. Tech Free Tuesdays
10. Spend more time with friends
11. Revamp Finances and set new goals
12. Make a Vision Board

13. Read the New Testament on my own
14. Pray the Rosary and have God Time to start each day
15. Finish Reading the Bible with the family (We are wrapping up the book of Ezra)
16. Make Blessing Bags
17. Write Weekly Bible Verses on my arm and in my notebook
18. Take a Vacation to the Beach (Planned for July)

How'd I do ~ 2017 Intentions

While there are technically a few days left this year, I thought it would be good to look back and my intentions.  2017 was the YEAR OF THE PURGE and boy did I purge.  I didn't keep up with everything on here but wow we got rid of a lot of stuff.  Boxes are unpacked from our move 2.5 years ago! 

2017 Intentions
1. Purge 17 areas of the house (see below) (16/17) Only one I didn't do was the shed
2. Read 17 books for me (16/17) I'm reading The Wisdom of Sundays so maybe I will finish it.
3. Read 17 Chapter books to the kids (17/17)
4. Purge 17 items each week and blog it (3/52) Purged like crazy, just didn't blog it.
5. Cross 17 things off of my 101 in 1001 list (14/17)
6. Have people over 17 times (17/17)
7. Go on 17 dates with Brian (9/17) This was majorly lacking this year!
8. Try 17 new recipes (17/17)
9. Purge 17 pounds (14/17) Just got on the scale last night and I've gained back it all..eek!
10. Run/Walk 170 miles (35/170)                              
11. Go to 17 new restaurants (8/17) Sandy's Pizza, BruBurger, McAllister's Deli, Smitty's Italian Steakhouse, La Campirana, Schaum's Pizzaria, Keith-A-que, TRex,  (and several others on vacation), 
12. Post 17 Homeschool Highlights (9/17)
13. Spend 17 hours Scrapbooking (0/17)
14. Work 170 hours in the yard PURGING (12/170) TOO MANY TO COUNT!
15. Pray the Rosary 17 times (17/17)
16. Pay It Forward 17 times (13/17) 
17. Purge Negativity by writing 17 posts about blessings in my life (13/17) Have four more drafts ready...

17 Areas of the House:
#1 Kitchen
#2 Hutch and Credenza
#3 Macie's Room
#4 Gavin's Room
#5 Lilah's Room
#6 Our Bedroom
#7 School Room
#8 Laundry Room
#9 Garage
#10 Game Closet
#11 Coat Closet
#12 Downstairs Bathroom
#13 Upstairs Bathroom
#14 Storage Shed
#15 All Attic Storage (Garage, Lilah's room, Macie's room, Our room)
#16 Aztec
#17 Buick

While it was a crazy year, I was able to accomplish a lot and hope to do a lot more in 2018!