Saturday, February 4, 2017

January ~ Here and Gone

Can you believe it is February already? I read a meme the other day that said January was just a trial month for 2017. I have to agree! We were sick most of the month. By the time we all got healthy and back into routine, we were barely getting school done by the end of the day. I am hoping for a much better February.

We have managed to fit in hunting as much as we could. I went out early in the year and Brian and the kids have gone out a lot lately. Unfortunately, we haven't been all that successful. Brian got a buck, Carter got a doe and Morgan shot a rabbit. Brian and Carter are out tonight. Tomorrow is the end of the season. I am crossing my fingers. I was counting on at least 100lbs of deer for my freezer!

Don't they all just look darling in their hunting clothes?







I have quite a few goals this year. Some years I make goals and some years I don't. I feel like I am kind of in a rut and there are some things that I need to change asap and some I just want to change gradually in the next year. So goals are a must. I need to see them. Read them. Often!

Since I need A LOT of accountability I am going to blog about my goals. Why? Because that is what bloggers do! ;)

Personal ~ 
 * Read my Bible daily
 * Make a list of family read alouds and read them! At least 5 nights after dinner.
 * Pray with Brian before bed
 * Bullet journal daily
 * Lose 30 lbs. Yes, 30lbs.
 * Exercise 3xs a week
 * Blog weekly at least
 * Date night once a week with my love
 * Date night with one child, once a week

Financial ~ 
 * Make a budget
 * Give every dollar a name (Dave Ramsey would be proud!)
 * Drastically cut down on eating out
 * Save, save and save some more (We have some expenses coming up plus enough for an emergency fund.)

 Well there it is. I am hoping to stay accountable and post monthly updates. I already mentioned that January was a trial month so....we won't talk about that.


 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

New Years 2016















Well here we are, almost a month in to the year, and I am just now getting around to posting our New Years Eve pictures. It was an eventful weekend. We made homemade pizza, played games and had 3 extra kids. My husband is such a good sport. He never complains. No matter how many nieces and nephews are here.

The little kids all feel asleep by 11 and Brian and I rang in the new year playing cards with our crew. It was a good night.

After a fun start to our new year, the whole house got sick. Everyone except Taylor. The whole month of January feels like a blur. I didn't get it to bad but I have been feeling pretty lazy, sleepy, blah. The gray, cold skies are getting to me. I actually bought myself a sun lamp yesterday. I read about the benefits online and I am willing to give it a try. We shall see.

I am really hoping to post more often. The whole point of my blog was to document our life. Not to get readers. Not to have a blog with tons of followers but to record the memories that we are diligently making.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Christmas 2016

I love Christmas. It truly is my favorite time of year. The family time, the gifts, the baking. All of it. I do have to admit though that once it is over I am ready to be back to routine.

We had a nice Christmas complete with our Ugly Sweater party! That is so much fun every year. This is our 3rd year and I hope that it is a tradition that sticks for a while. My dad won ugliest sweater for the THIRD year. We played a few fun games and of course had food. Nothing crazy this year. I tried to keep things simple.

I didn't post any pictures but our Christmas Eve held on to tradition...pajamas and a new game! I love traditions. :)

















Thursday, December 22, 2016

December Daily...who am I kidding??

Pictures from December 7th-21st (Don't judge..Hehe)














We were running through the streamers not avoiding the camera ;)



























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