Sunday, January 1, 2012

2012, Here we come!

2011 was quite a ride. Every year is quite a ride in this journey called life. At least for me it is. Here's a recap:
~Carter was diagnosed with vasovagal syndrome. Found this out the worst way possible. I'll never forget the night I thought he was going to die right there in front of me. He has not been sick since February and I am still waiting to see if he stops breathing the next time he gets sick. Makes me kind of sick thinking about it.
~Taylor became a teenager and a woman all in the same year. Hello chocolate.
~Took a road trip to Oklahoma.
~Became a clueless chicken owner. Thanks google!
~Carter played football for the first time. Hes a natural and loves it!
~I saw Michael Bolton and Journey in concert with my favorite step mom and sisters in the world. Gotta love the 80s!
~Alyssa taught herself to crochet and knit.
~Brian punched a guy at work. Didn't we grow out of that? Actually my knight in shining armor stuck up for his bride. Not so cool to get 3 days off work. Love ya though babe.
~Got a hunting dog from H E Double Hockey Sticks and learned the hard way that he likes to kill chickens.
~Morgan matured a lot this year. Her personality has really blossomed.
~Carter got his first gun. Passed down from Papa to Uncle Jason then to Carter!
~We learned to make and can pickles as a family.
~Taylor started having crazy dizzy spells.
~I taught myself to make soap, candles and lotion and did my first craft show!
~I started my home business, Farmgirl Naturals.

Yes, what a year indeed!

I am excited to start a new year. Ive never been real big on New Years Resolutions but this year I'm kind of excited about it. I have always written out goals for myself and the kids throughout the year. Mostly school goals. This year there are some really BIG changes I want to make so I'm going to make me some New Years Resolutions!

One of the biggest changes Brian and I want to make together is our finances.
~We are going to start keeping track of every penny we spend. Ive got my little red wallet from Dave Ramsey and I'm prepared to use it! ;)
~Move closer to work. This will save on money along with time. An hour drive is a bit much. A two hour winter drive is even worse.
~Follow our budget to the T!
~Eat out less. A lot less. Like never.
~Freeze meals to warm up on days that I would normally order out.

~Find a church to attend and become a part of ASAP.
~Memorize scripture. I'm not sure how I am going to do this yet. I might just learn them along with the kids for school. I don't have a specific goal yet.
~Read my bible and have prayer time in the morning before the kids wake up.
~Start Polished Cornerstones and Plants Grown Up character training with the kids.

Being Mrs. Brian Hupp aka Babe
~I want, want, WANT to get up with Brian in the morning and make him breakfast before he goes to work. We are still trying to work out the details because he gets up at 4:45am, I wake up with Taylor a lot at night and I am a night owl.
~Plan a date night (at home because that is just where we are in our life right now and that's ok. At home can be pretty creative...he he) at least once a month. Oh how I would love for it to be more but I am shooting for once right now.
~Pray with Brian every night before bed.

Being Momma
~Be soft. I have found myself becoming kind of harsh at times with the kids. I don't want that to be their memory of me.
~Play more. I seem to have gotten pretty caught up in getting everything done that sometimes I forget to PLAY!
~Plan school sooner than the day before. LOL! I need to be more prepared.
~Add more field trips to help school come alive for the kids.

Self Sufficiency
~Have a big garden and plant something new. I am thinking potatoes! Brian is thinking watermelon. Both sound good to me!
~Bake bread from scratch. I want to do this more but not yet for all our bread. I just don't have time to do that!
~Get meat chickens
~3 deer in the freezer by the end of hunting season. Come on baby. You can do it! :)

That is kind of a long list and obviously I will not be able to do them all at once but it is the things I hope to have done or be working towards by the time we ring in 2013. 2013?? Ok, lets get used to 2012 first. :)

"Mom, look at my black eye!"

Oh the pain!!! Haha.
Still my baby even at 12.

First snow.
Wasn't enough for the girls but Carter was out all day.
"Ummm..honey do you know your gloves don't match?"


1 comment :

Treasures Evermore said...

Happy New Year to you and your family as well.



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