Monday, February 1, 2010

Where has the month gone?

Well, as you can see, I am not doing so well keeping up with my resolution to blog more frequently. No excuses, just life. We are very busy and when we have a few quiet moments at home, I don't think to blog. As for my other resolutions, I am doing all right. I am finding myself spending more quality moments with the kids. I am trying to do better about living in the moment with them, thinking ahead to the future helps in this area. One day they will be gone. Anna is ten and therefore, over half way towards independence. I think of so much I want to teach her, how I want to mold her and time is passing so quickly. I have been exercising more, but not at the rate I would like to. I need to spend more time in the word and that is my goal for the week. I am glad I am a work in progress and God doesn't expect perfection. I have so far to go in my goals and aspirations, but I know God has a plan and purpose and towards that goal I press!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Year's Resolutions

Each year, like millions of other people, I make a few new resolutions for the New Year. I hesitate to make them, because just like everyone else, I have a hard time sticking to them in the busyness of life. I have good intentions, but intentions get you no where. However, I think that if I can make these resolutions habits even if they only last a few months, at least my life will be better for a few months! So without further ado, here are my resolutions for the new year:
  1. Take time to enjoy my children. I realized that by the end of this decade, my oldest will be twenty, and Jordan will be sixteen. It is important that I make the most of each day to mold and shape them into the godly characters I want them to be. I am vowing to spend more QUALITY time with them. Not time spent saying "clean your room"or time in the same room with them while we all do something different, but real moments together. I plan to spend more time playing games, reading books, and fostering real conversations with them. I know in our busy lives this will be hard, but I figure if I can just take 15 minutes of individual time with them each day, this will really make a difference. Who knows? Maybe they'll enjoy the time with their mom so much they will actually seek out me for more time together. There's always hope right?
  2. Exercise more often. I know-this one I make each year, but this year I really want to do something about my weight and my health in general. Now that we are living with Brian's parents, and there is a treadmill upstairs where we are staying I have NO excuse. I must do something different in this department.
  3. Spend more quality time in the Word of God. Enough said.
  4. Practice saying NO! I inherited this problem from my father, but I have got to make a change here. I have so many opportunities presented to do this or that, but I must begin to prioritize and only take on that which is most important. This is where I struggle- choosing between what's good and what's God's best for me. Perhaps more time in the Word will help me discern these things.

Well, I think that is enough to tackle for now. We'll check back on these resolutions in a few months, and see how I am doing. Feel free to keep me accountable and ask me how I am doing. I could use an accountability partner!

Turning over A New Leaf

Yes, I know most of you will never see this post because you've stopped coming to our site. I have not been journaled in quite a long time. I had some computer issues, got out of the habit, and then with our chaotic life, blogging was the one iron I pulled from the fire. I have made a New Year's Resolution to do better. I do think it helps to keep distant family and friends informed, as well as it serves as a great family scrapbook to help preserve memories my overloaded brain can't seem to hold. I am going to try to do better this year. I am not making any promises, only an assurance that I will do my best. So if you are the one person I think might actually read this, stay tuned. There's more to come!