Thursday, January 31, 2013
Here we are, one month down in the New Year! Time is flying by! We enjoyed so many fun things this month!
ZERO a. - books read/finished. I am half way through one that will count in February By the Numbers.
ZERO b. - scrapbook layouts created. I think this is a first in many, many years.
ONE - the number of movies we saw in the theatre. We saw The Jack Reacher movie. I liked it. I have read some of the Lee Child books and thought they did a great job.
TWO - year anniversary at Fitness MD for me! I am so happy that I have stuck with it and that it is a part of my daily routine.
THREE - the number of days I was down and out with the nasty flu bug. Not how I wanted to start my New Year off. I even missed the gym during those 3 days...you know it was bad!
FOUR - all 4 of our boys are playing basketball this season. Lots of practices and lots of games!
FIVE - new songs purchased from itunes. Loving Ben Taylor...By Your Side, I try, Not Alone
NINE - blog posts for the month of January.
TEN - handwritten notes were sent by me(New year goal to write more snail mail)
TWELVE - friends play football at the park for hours on end. Tanner organized a big football game. He even called them all the night before to make sure they were coming. I Love that boys have a great group of friends in the neighborhood.
FOURTEEN - candles on Tanner's birthday cake this year. 14 candles!!!! Time is flying by!
EIGHTEEN - (out of 20) basketball games were won by the boys!
TWENTY - basketball games played between the 4 boys.
THIRTY ONE - days of my 2013 Project Life have been completed.
ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY EIGHT miles were logged this month
TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY FOUR - ornaments taken off of our tree this year! It is all packed up and put away. The house feels so naked and bare.
I had a fun evening getting together with these kind, talented, lovely, amazing ladies!
After learning that cute Brittany loves to bake, Heidi convinced her to teach us how to make cake bites. Oh my heavens!!!! These just weren't any cake bites! These were heavenly, melt in your mouth cake bites. We had a blast baking, laughing, taste testing, sharing stories and spending time with each other. A HUGE thank you to Toni for opening up her kitchen and a HUGE thank you to Heidi and Brittnay for the supplies.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Thursday, January 24, 2013
We had our 1st Relief Society Activity of the New Year. Heidi, Toni and their committee did a fantastic job. Our Presidency wanted to kick the year off with an activity where we could get to know the sisters better. I had previously served in the YW's program for the last 3.5 years. In that time, our ward has changed so much, lots of wonderful new families have moved in. My two counselors and secretary are fairly new members of our ward. We wanted a chance to get to know the sisters better and that is just what we did. It was our Who's Who activity. Each Sister was asked to bring 1-2 items that they could share that would help us to get to know them better. When we arrived, we got a name tag, with a cute owl on it. On the bottom corner of the name tag was a number. That number told us what order we would be sharing information about our selves. After we shared our item(s), Heidi pulled a random question out a bowl that we each had to answer.Some wore their items, some literally boarded right off of the mountain and came to our activity with their snowboards in tow. Others read a book that they created and wrote, another brought a magazine cover that she and her family were the featured cover story. There were running shoes, books, beautiful photos, and scrapbooks. Again, it was so much fun! I'll I have to say is "WOW!" What an amazing group of talented women we have in our ward. I left that activity feeling like I knew each one of them better. It was such a great evening!
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Shirt: Carol Rose. I found it at Ross for $11.99. I actually picked this shirt up for family photos. Our brown,blue, cream color scheme was totally worked around my shirt/outfit!
Sweater: A Christmas present from my parents. It just happened to match my shirt that purchased 2 months before. It is from Jones New York.
Denim skirt: Old Navy
Necklace: Kohl's. As of late, I have had a ton of luck finding accessories at Kohl's.
Shoes: Brown snakeskin heels by Romantic Soles
Thursday, January 3, 2013
This boy turned 14 years old today! We can hardly believe it... let alone, stand it! The good news is that he is not in a full leg cast for this years birthday! We joked around that he was to stay put, at home, on his rear end, all day long on Jan. 2nd. I caved and he was off to the park with his buddies to play football. He came home in one piece.
His day started with donuts and presents. I am not sure where opening presents at the breakfast table became a tradition but the boys have insisted on it during the last few birthdays.
He received birthday cash, a new ipod docking station, a new church tie, PS3 Fifa 2013 game, a book, the new Giants World Series hat, Nike Elite Socks, Nike shorts, gift cards, a football, a 49er poster and lots of wonderful birthday wishes.
We had lunch at his new favorite burger joint...Smashburger.
He came home from lunch to find his bedroom door decorated. Another fun birthday tradition!
We sang Happy Birthday and enjoyed cake and ice cream. Tanner's birthday cake was inspired by a pin I found on Pinterest! It was a hit!
He ended his day with his birthday date with his Aunt Petra! She took him to dinner at Costa Vida, his all time favorite place to eat. He was then treated to some birthday shopping at a store of his picking. He picked Sports Authority and picked out a new football and 49'ers poster. All of our boys all look forward to that birthday date with Aunt Petra. What a fun tradition!
Happy 14th Birthday, Tanner. We hope all of your wishes come true!
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
It is that time again! Time to share my One Little Word for the 2013 year! You can find my One Little Word from the past 3 years here, here, and here. I have thought a lot about my One Little Word for this year and I have decided on the word Diligence!
The idea behind the One Little Word is that the one word you chose can become your mission statement, you one word mantra, your one word catalyst for change. It can be the ripple in your pond that begins a mighty change- Ali Edwards
1 /ˈdɪl ɪ dʒəns/ Show Spelled [dil-i-juh ns] Show IPA
1. constant and earnest effort to accomplish what is undertaken; persistent exertion of body or mind.
2. Law. the degree of care and caution required by the circumstances of a person.
3. Obsolete . care; caution.
Origin: 1300–50; Middle English deligence (< Anglo-French ) < Latin dīligentia, equivalent to dīligent- (stem of dīligēns ) diligent + -ia; see -ence
I chose the word diligence because...
I want to be diligent in keeping my New Year's goals/resolutions.
I want to be diligent in reading my scriptures on a daily basis.
I want to be diligent in saying my daily prayers.
I want to be diligent in keeping up on our family blog.
I want to be diligent in fulfilling my Relief Society calling to the best of my ability.
I want to be diligent in making/trying new dinner recipes for my family.
I want to be diligent in attending the Temple each month.
I want to be diligent in striving to be better human being on a daily basis.
I want to be diligent in showing my love for my family.
I feel like there is a season for all things. The scripture in Ecclesiastes 3:1 has been playing over and over in my head for the last couple of weeks. It reads "To every thing there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven." I know I can't achieve and accomplish everything, all of the time. However, I do feel like it is my season in life to be diligent in the above mentioned items. 2013 is off to a great start and is going to be a great year! I can feel it!
Do you pick One Little Word that you like to focus on each year? If you do, please share.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
I have completed this review for the last 5 years now & have decided to do it again. I am doing it mainly for myself :) & future posterity. It has been fun to look back & read what was important & fun in our lives. I usually work on this post for a day or two so I can sleep on my thoughts to each question.