Monday, December 26, 2016

How'd I Do? ~ 2016 Intentions

2016 is quickly coming to a close!  Wow has this year been a doozy.  Looking back...2015 was rough...2016 was H-E-Double Hockey Sticks!  Things didn't go as I'd hoped and planned, but I have to admit there have been some good things come from the darkness.

*A few friends and family members have been shining lights in the darkness.  We couldn't have made it without them.
*After lots of work, time, effort, and therapy, Macie is headed on the right path.  Her blue eyes have been brighter than ever and I feel like I have my daughter back.
*We have answers for Brian and he is finally headed in a positive direction although it is slow and steady.
*We've found our groove with homeschooling and are so much more productive this year!
*I was able to pull off some awesome Christmas surprises!  Despite not feeling well, we had a wonderful Christmas and we were all blessed with things we wanted and will actually use!

As far as my intentions:
2016 Intentions
1. Catch up on the blog (including Disney!) DONE!! Success!!
2. Visit Grams B 2x a Month (2/24) FAIL!
3. Finish Daily Dose of Knowledge: Bible with Brian We stopped but hope to finish it at some point.
4. Visit each of Brian's grandparents 2x other than holidays (0/4) FAIL! 
5. Complete the 12 Months of Family Fun board we gave the kids for Christmas (4/12) FAIL!
6. Cross off 35 things from my 101 in 1001 list (33/35) Pretty Close
7. Follow a strict budget Success...we wouldn't have survived otherwise!
8. Keep track of all of Gavin's Appointments and Procedures in 2016 (See Below) Success!!
9. Work on my weight loss and do something active at least 3x a week FAIL!
10. Make Disney scrapbooks with the kids FAIL!
11. Spend 30 minutes each day really playing with the kids Spent a lot of quality time with my kids that's for sure!
12. Get at least 8 hours of sleep each night Overall Success!!
13. Drink at least 64oz of water every day Half Success Half Fail...need to get back to that!
14. Keep up our new bed time routine (Bible stories, down time, lights out at 8) Did our best despite chaos!
15. Get Gavin a wheelchair (Fitting 1/14, reordered 6/27) DONE!!! Success!!
16. Visit the Indianapolis Children's Museum 4x by November 30th (1/14, 5/3, 6/5. 6/6 ) DONE!!! Success!!

December Appointments:
12/2 - PT
12/7 - Dr. Bowersox
12/9 - PT
12/12 - GI Procedure Dr. Hon (Riley)
12/15 - PT
12/21 - Dr. Bowersox
12/22 - PT
12/29 - Dr. Neely (Riley)
12/30 - Dr. Hege (Riley)
Total Appointments: 114 (thought it was higher when added before...but WOWZA!)
Riley Trips: 27
Procedures: 8 (2 MRI, 6 GI)

*That's just Gavin...if we added Brian and Macie's I can't even imagine!!!

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