January 4, 2010

Happy New Year!

It's been a wonderful start to 2010! Although we are only into this year by 4 days, each one has brought it's own special blessings.

Today we are back to school. The girls are excited to be back to our normal routine after a couple of very hectic months with lots of illnesses and other things that took out time away from learning. They got right back into the groove of things with out any problems and the day is going quite smoothly for us all.

My husband and I have been busy creating a family plan for the year that is really going to help us stay on track with organization, planning and school among other things. This is always our favorite time of year because it always feel so great to "start anew" with everything in our lives.

One of my goals for the year is to lose weight and keep it off. I tend to be able to easily drop 5 lbs or even 10 if I really work at it but after that I just level off and stop losing. I know that exercise is key so I am making a very big effort to work on getting in shape as well. Not such an easy thing for me as I am not naturally a very active person... I tend to love to do things that involve sitting like sewing or reading. So getting in shape will be a challenge, but well worth it I know! I lost 10 lbs. in November when I was sick and have kept that off so I am aiming for another 20 lbs. Candy is hosting a weight loss challenge on her blog so if you are on a weight loss journey too, drop by and join in. It's great to have partners when facing a challenge :)

Some of the other things I am hoping to accomplish this year are:

  • to finish up the girls quilts for their beds
  • to teach my older two girls to use the sewing machine
  • to read a couple of books on homeschooling that I have been wanting to read
  • to finish cleaning our our master bedroom closet and garage
  • to find a permanent place of service in our church
  • to stick to my daily Bible reading plan

Hope all of you are having a great start to your New Year!