Sunday, December 27, 2015

16 Intentions for 2016

How is it possible that 2016 is just days away? 2015 has been a year of many changes and ups and downs.  I didn't even bother to write down resolutions at the beginning of last year because I knew it was going to be nuts!  This year, I am full of hope and excitement about what the year will bring.  We are starting to settle in to our new home and homeschooling, and I feel positive we will get some answers for both Gavin and Macie. I'm writing 16 Intentions to do in 2016!

1. Catch up on the blog (including Disney!)
2. Visit Grams B 2x a Month
3. Finish Daily Dose of Knowledge: Bible with Brian
4. Visit each of Brian's grandparents 2x other than holidays
5. Complete the 12 Months of Family Fun board we gave the kids for Christmas
6. Cross off 35 things from my 101 in 1001 list
7. Follow a strict budget
8. Keep track of all of Gavin's Appointments and Procedures in 2016
9. Work on my weight loss and do something active at least 3x a week
10. Make Disney scrapbooks with the kids
11. Spend 30 minutes each day really playing with the kids
12. Get at least 8 hours of sleep each night
13. Drink at least 64oz of water every day
14. Keep up our new bed time routine (Bible stories, down time, lights out at 8)
15. Get Gavin a wheelchair
16. Visit the Indianapolis Children's Museum 4x by November 30th

Brian has a few intentions as well:
1. Finish Daily Dose of Knowledge: Bible with Abbie
2. Focus on weight loss
3. Get active again
4. Run the Evansville Half Marathon in October

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

101 in 1001

It is hard to believe that the time is up for my first 101 in 1001.  Overall, I completed 87 things on the list and started 2 others.  I think that is pretty good considering we also did a lot of other AMAZING, crazy, and stressful things that weren't on the list.  When I created the list I had no idea Gavin and I would have on TV, we'd be living in our dream home, and I'd be homeschooling our kids. 
That being said, I enjoyed the list so much, that I created a new one.  It took me longer to make this list because I really thought about each item on there.  Even if 1001 days pass and I haven't done everything, I still will view it was a success.  It motivates me to go out and do more and to experience the world with my husband and kids.  At the end of the day, material goods can't be taken with us, but memories can never be taken away!
Check out my new list by clicking the tab at the top!