Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Day 5 - Short term goals for this month and dreams for your life ahead.

So, this is day 5 on day 16 of November...I just don't use time well obviously. I'm going to set goals for December instead:

*finish my 2010 item purge with 2011 items out of my house
*decide which baby equipement we are keeping
*talk talk talk about baby #4--notice I didn't say try try try:) LOL
*make an effort to look pretty everyday (hair & some sort of make up)
*sort through my wardrobe & only keep the clothing I feel good in. Everything else has to go.
*make Brian & Liam's Christmas stockings before the 24th of December
*write my 2011 goals and aspirations
*make my own Motivated Moms house blessing checklist
*start walking & excerising again (going to do that today though). You can't complain if you are sitting on your tush most some parts of the day:)

Dreams for my life ahead:
be present, be more kind, listen to my children more, learn to say "No" more efficiently and read as much as I can! I love reading. Oh, be 99% debt free by 2012 (not including our mortgage).

Monday, November 8, 2010

Day 4 - A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you!

These three little ones and the one little angel you can't see have changed my life. The way I think, I dress, I speak, I behave, I get upset and most importantly, the way I love. Some days are definitely better and smoother than others. I know I am not a perfect parent. That is okay since I didn't sign up for that title anyways. I am learning how to be a better person because of these people in my life.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Day 3 - A picture of somewhere you have been.

This is the view from our hotel room in Mexico. Huatulco to be exact. It was such a lovely honeymoon:) We literally hung out at the beach, drove to the town in a crazily driven cab, ate till our hearts content and just relaxed. I still can't believe we left with our American Express card and $50 in our pockets...to be young again~ LOL

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Day 2 - A recent picture of you and your friends.

Well, crap! I don't have a recent picture of me with my friends. I think the last time I took a picture with any of my friends was before we had any children...almost 10 years ago. That is very, very sad.

On the bright side, the ones I do have are fabulous! They are film/prints & since my scanner isn't hooked up right-you still don't get to see them.

Now my goal is to get together with my friends, before the end of November, and take that picture.

This is a book I have on request for the library--The Friends We Keep: A Woman's Quest for the Soul of Friendship by Sarah Zacharias Davis. A doula friend discovered it and wants to start a book club with this selection. While I don't know if I will be able to travel for the book club, I am definitely going to read the book.


The link is long since I don't know how to do it any other way:)

Monday, November 1, 2010

November blogging challenge

So as I am welcoming a new month, I also am welcoming a new chance to let others keep up with my family:) I noticed a few of my facebook friends doing a blogging challenge...so it begins here too.

Day One: A recent picture of yourself and 15 interesting facts.

I met my husband when I was in 8th grade...had French I with him in 9th grade and we started dating in 10th. It took him a little bit to realize I had a crush on him...we were married in 1994.

One of my best friends I met in 8th grade-she was in 7th. We almost had a fight...think city preppy girl meets cowgirl with attitude.

I knew I would have children, but I didn't know how much I would love it overall. I think we are still thinking about more.

I am not a seasonal decorator. I am not a normal decorator. I think I missed this gene in my family.

I like a clean house. I currently have a messy house. Frustrating.

I am almost to my 2010 items out challenge this year. Next year is 2011. Wowza!

I have Orinthophobia. Especially when they are all flocking together in one location. Just got a shiver right then. Orinthophobia is a fear of birds.

I want to make a quilt and learn to sew. I adore moms like Amanda Blake Soule who make it look so freaking easy. And she has a perfectly clean house...and she has 4 children...ugh.

I love to get my hair cut and colored. I just don't do it since I don't always make the time.

I really like to buy my own birthday presents or give a list. It is so tacky, but the things I desire aren't the obvious choices. An Example is the Mothering 2011 calendar...who would think to buy that for a birthday gift??

I love my friends. They are very dear to my heart.

I have a strong desire to birth in the water.

I could easily be a vegetarian, but I could never give up candy.

I made a 4.0 GPA in my master's program. I enjoyed being a student and would go back to get another degree, but I don't want to retake the entrance exams.

I failed Algebra I in high school and had to retake it the following sememster with a full class of flunkees. Summer school isn't like the movie Summer School.