Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A look back- Last Year's Resolutions & 2008 re-cap

I found this post back in the archives. I am in the process of making goals for this year...and I'll let you know how I did with last year's goals. How about you- did you finish 2009 strong?

2008- a year in photos

January- trip to a music conference with Dave, where I got to spend hours painting and reading and reflecting on a new year- good way to start 2008!

February- our baby turns 2

March- new business cards!

April- The 10 commandment painting

May - strawberry picking

June- Trip to NYC to see Mark & Trish

July- trip to Canada to be with my parents

July #2- celebrating 9 years of wedded bliss!

August- back to school- our 3rd year of homeschooling

September- my dream comes true- I got to paint a chalkboard wall

October- the black & white craze continues and well as the love of pumpkins

November- another passion: decoupage

December enjoying Christmastime with the kids and also fun with picnik to edit photos

::::::::Looking forward:::::::
relational resolutions
1. For God-
Keep up with the Bible reading schedule and check each day off in my book. And having said that- the most important part is that I deepen my relationship with God and talk to him each day (as He talks to me from His word).

2. For Dave
Take better care of Dave and iron his shirts everyday. I love him to pieces- it is the least I can do! I think I ironed his shirts half of the time in 2008....(baby steps). Next thing you know I will be ironing his socks :)

3. For the kids
have meaningful conversations with the kids every day. That means when they come to me when I am busy and ask me a question (like I got asked yesterday: "is there anyone in the world named Egg?") I will stop what I am doing and talk and treat these questions as very important. These are the precious times that I have taken for granted.

Homeschool resolutions
*Have an exercise time everyday- running outside, long walks, soccer, basketball, baseball, kickball, Frisbee, jumping jacks, push-ups, etc.

*Keep the playroom clean - games kept where they should be, toys back in boxes, books on the shelves, etc, etc, etc. (this will be the HARDEST resolution to keep since it has never happened on a consistent basis in the 7 years that we have had kids).

*Keep up with the scripture memorization

*Pick at least one person a week for the kids to minister to (mail a letter, make a treat for, call, visit, help, etc...)


1. finish the picture book before the kids are too big to enjoy it

2. post each painting on a 2009 custom painting blog so that I have accurate record of what gets done- and just for you, Dave, keep better financial records of what is being spent on canvas, paint, etc.

Health resolutions

1. Drink lots of water
2. keep up with the treadmill- 3 0r 4 days a week. (last year it really helped to put a big check mark on the calendar for each time I get on the treadmill). I need at least 15 days a month to be checked. This is very doable.
3. Eat lots of fruit and veggies


This kind of a list is very overwhelming- and I promised myself that I would just pick 4 things to strive for- the original list looked like this:

drink lots of water
keep up with the Bible reading plan

have quality talks with the kids everyday

finish the book

So there they are in a nutshell- but when you think of all that got done in 2008- the sky is the limit in 2009- God has great things for us!

(2009 re-cap here)


lori vliegen said...

i love your recap idea.....you always have the most wonderful ideas!! and i must say that i'm super-impressed with your resolutions for 2010! at this point, if i even get to writing down the list, i will have accomplished my first resolution (to actually WRITE the resolutions....hee hee!).
thanks for sharing your creative life with us, sara!! i'm wishing you and your sweet family many blessings for 2010!! hugs, :)))

Shelly said...

Ugh! I hate ironing. I have a friend that irons everything... Even Jeans. I make my husband buy wrinkle Free Clothes. And our new dryer has a dewrinkle cycle!!!!

Cyn said...

Love your recap and your resolution ideas! I always get great ideas to "borrow" from posts like this! Your parents live in Canada? So cool. I am in southwestern Ontario myself ;)

Megan Walker said...

that was wonderful - loved seeing all the precious pics especially :)