Saturday, January 17, 2015

Random 5 on Friday ~ January 16th

The Pebble Pond

1. It is 47 degrees right now. In Ohio. In January. At 7pm.

2. Alyssa made over $100 selling homemade scarves in the last few weeks. She is loving that!

3. I dyed my hair 3 times in the last 2 days. I know. I know. *hanging my head in shame*
Trying to save money costs me in the end. It finally looks presentable.

4. I started writing a creative writing prompt on the chalkboard every morning for the kids. It has been a lot of fun reading their stories!

5. I jumped back in to my workouts. I should have backed up just a bit instead of jumping back into where I left off. Sore much....



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Friday, January 9, 2015

A New Year. A New Me.

I have been wanting to post about my resolutions for 2015. Technically, I didn't start out having any but a few years back I blogged about my new resolutions and I loved being able to look back to see how far I had come. So I decided to go ahead and blog about my resolutions for this year. I mean really, we all have things we are working on all the time, right? I am at least. So I might as well document them.

I want a lot of things to change this year. So many things I would like to work on but I am going to be realistic. I want this to be encouraging not a burden.

With that said...this is a year of CHANGE for me. I can feel it.

~ Personal Goals ~ 

*Journal about my days. Spend 10-15 minutes a night recapping my day. Write down those things I don't want to forget that the kids say or do. 

*Epsom salt bath & dry brush at least 3 times a week

*Work out 3 times a week. Don't go overboard. Just steady. 

*Lose 10 lbs.

*Personal Bible time. This is big for me. I have not done it in years and I NEED to.

*Stay up when Brian goes to work. I have tried this so many times and I do good but it never lasts. Its much easier to do in the summer. 

*Blog more. Get back to blogging about our life, recording memories and being an encouragement. The reason I started this blog to begin with.

~ Financial Goals ~ 
*Buy Huppstead! Last year, we had a few set backs and so the buying of Huppstead had to wait until this year. This has got to be my very favorite goal! :)
  
*$1000 in savings

*Pay off credit card debt

*Buy a new camera

*Pay off Brian's work car

*Keep track of all spending. Keep receipts. Record it all. 

And there ya have it!

Random 5 on Friday ~ January 9th

The Pebble Pond


1. Brian had to take a vacation day this week because he couldn't make it to work in the snow.The surprise home day was pretty nice.

2. I started a journal, planner, all things go into it kind of thing....I am loving it! Do you journal?

3. I am supposed to run errands today but it is snowy and bitter cold. Do I really have to go out of the house!?

4. I want to start working out again. I gained back all the weight I lost and then some, I think. I seemed to get a little carried away once I start working out. It kind of takes over my life. I need to find a good balance.

5. Still no camera. Looks like I am going to have to wait until tax returns to get a new one. Ugh. It literally makes me sick to my stomach when I think about it. I pull my camera out DAILY. My iPhone has not exactly been a great replacement for pictures. Patience. I need patience. Last time I asked God for patience he gave me twins....think that will happen again. ;)


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Friday, January 2, 2015

Random 5 on Friday ~ January 2nd

The Pebble Pond


1. 2015. Unbelievable. We celebrated at home. We played some games, watched some movies. Counted down and then went to bed.

2. Back to the grind on Monday. If you don't see us for awhile its because our noses are glued to books. Catch up time! December was a GREAT month but its going to take awhile to get us back where we need to be. Not stressing though just jumping in and staying steady.

3.This year is the year of simplicity for me. No more Jamberry. No more workout challenges. I'm going to smile more. Make memories. Enjoy the moment.

4. I am ready for Spring. We haven't even had much snow or even really cold Ohio weather but I am tired of blah days. I need some sunshine.

5. Yesterday I pulled the family out for a hike. A few people wanted to stay home and cuddled under blankets but I knew we needed the fresh air. Everyone liked it once we were there! :)

An extra fact for good measure....my camera is broken. Broken. Its going to cost me $200 to fix it and 8 weeks to get it back. I tried using the kids point and shoot cameras but they none of them hold a charge for more than 5 minutes. So for the next few months I only have my phone for pictures. 

One more to end on a good note....Brian got me a new Project Life album for Christmas! We also got one for Alyssa. I am so excited to it with her this year. :)






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