January 1, 2010

A New Year

It's a new year and I've been thinking a lot. Maybe way more than I ought...but, those thoughts are there none-the-less.

I want this year to be FULL! Full of fun, family, adventure, creativity and happiness.

I become to discouraged when I think of all the money we don't have. But, I'm trying very hard this year to thankful for what we do have and to enjoy life with all of that fullness.

When I talk about full, I don't mean busier. I want to enjoy my kids A LOT. They are growing up so quickly (Maddox is going to be 3! *gasp*) and I want to enjoy them the very most.

So, what does this mean for me?
1. It means getting organized. Very very organized and working on a daily moment by moment basis to keep it tidy and organized. We've been in this house for a year now and it has everything that we need and I love it. It's just taken me a year to figure out what works and doesn't in the space that we have.

2. It means running less errands during our week days (Monday-Thursday). When I run too many errands, I spend money I shouldn't on things I don't need. So, I'll menu plan and grocery shop once a week on Kyle's day off so I can stay focused and remember everything that I need in that one trip. On our week days home, I plan to take the kids out of the house on fun walking trips (who cares if we get a little wet!). I'd like to walk to the library and go on nature walks to look at all of the beautiful nature that we have around us.

3. It means spending quality time with Maddox and Juliette. I want to start teaching Maddox his alphabet and numbers and I want to read 3 good books (not little board books) to them every day.

4. I want to create more. I love having my Etsy shop and I would love to expand it to include other things than just kids hats.

That is where my thoughts have been and I'm sure that they will include many more things over the next few weeks.