Thursday, January 01, 2009

Things to Accomplish in 2009

So here are my resolutions from 2008 and how I did:

My only real resolution for the year to to try to be on time more. Which may be a losing battle, with a baby coming. But my tardiness in this past year has gotten bad, so I'd like to try to plan better so I am not as late. - This I do think I got better at. It was really bad by the end of 2007, but even with more kids I seem to be better at being on time.

There are other things I would like to accomplish as well. In 2008 I would like to make it through the newborn stage again. I don't expect it to be better then the last time or worse, I just hope to make it through.

I hope to put up a fence and sod in the back yard. Possibly even some play equipment for Lucas. Along with that I would like to decorate both the babies room and Lucas's room. Give them some sort of theme Most of this got done. Sod and fence- check. Lucas's room check. Baby's room- not really, don't know what his interests are yet.

I would like to go on a winter vacation. I'm thinking an all inclusive. Baby will be atleast 6 months old. Playing in the sand with Lucas. Swimming in the pool. Something for all of us to look forward too. Again mostly check. We did go on a winter vacation although it wasn't to an all inclusive, but I'm adding that to the next winter.

I'm hoping to be as good of a mom to the new one as I am to Lucas, although I'm worried about it, but that's all for another post. I'd like to think I'm doing as well with Nathan as I did with Lucas. I'm much more relaxed with Nathan then Lucas, but I am not doing as many "classes" as I did with Lucas. I guess that's normal.

I hope to flourish during my year off, somehow figuring out a schedule and fun things for me to do with my little munchkins. Again I kind of feel like I mostly accomplished this. Nathan is good with his schedule and Lucas has a good schedule as well. I do feel like we have some balance with both kids and a mostly tidy house. I get to do things I enjoy in the evenings and it all kind of works out.

I hope to reinstate date night with Darryl, especially after there are two children. I think it will be so easy to get caught up in being a mom, I need to remember that one of the best examples to set for my children is to have a good marriage. Again mostly, although I'll add it to the list for 2009.

Learn 3 new songs on the guitar. Totally not at all. Not even adding it to the list for next year. Maybe I'll add get my guitar restringed and tuned.....

So now onto resolutions or things I would like to accomplish in 2009.

1. Do a sprint marathon. That should be this summer and I'm looking forward to it. I seem to have gotten a team of people together who are also interested in doing it, so I think it will be one of the highlights of the year.

2. With the economy the way it is I have been thinking alot about money. I kind of do things backwards where I buy something large and then pay for it later. It's not a huge deal becuase we both make good money, so it gets paid off quickly. But with all this money talk around I'd like to get better at saving for the things I want before I buy them. Darryl and I would like to get some furinture for the house, and a new TV and maybe even a new washing machine. But I want to save for all of those things before purchasing them.

3. I will be heading back to work in 4 months so I hope to get some rhythm to our lives when that happens.

4. More decorating in this house.

Till Tomorrow

Jenn

2 comments:

Lori said...

I love your ambition! My annual goal list is always much, much smaller. I'm excited beyond words to be planning our trip to come and see you, Darryl and the boys (plus your beautiful province)in the summer and we have a list of incomplete small jobs around the house that I constantly try to chip away at. Besides that, I'm content to wait and see for whatever else that happens to come along in 2009.

Oh! FYI...I can teach you how to restring your guitar when we come in the summer and Mackenzie is always getting new guitar music from her teacher so we'll be sure to bring copies to you! Let us know if you have any "requests" and we'll see what we can do!

Jenna said...

Sounds like you accomplished a lot in 2008...so I think you 09 list you are going to exceed by far!!

Happy New Year to you and your family, Jenn...