Monthly Goals, December 2016



Let’s take a look at what I completed…

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* Evaluate progress on my long term 2016 goals
* Finish making revamps to my page
* Work on our fall bucket list
* Celebrate Thanksgiving
* Have a movie or game night, maybe both
* Do more squats
* Start making plans for Advent

* Memorize 3 scriptures
* Continue having the week prepped on Sundays
* Enjoy Thanksgiving break.
* Re-plan Marissa’s math curriculum and spread it out a bit more.
* Evaluate to see if we are on track.
* Try 2 new recipes
* Decorate for Thanksgiving
* Decorate for Christmas
* Use a one photo a day app
* Start Christmas shopping
* Make a Christmas bucket list
* Doodle at least two chalk boards
* Have a girls night with Anna

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The Girls’ Christmas Wishlists, 2016

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It’s the last day of November so the odds are if you haven’t started (or finished) your Christmas shopping yet, you probably will soon. Every Christmas I say the same thing, we don’t focus on presents around here. Never have, never will. But we do love buying a few presents for our girls. The older they have grown, the more appreciative they have become and that makes Christmas morning with them so special.

2016 Christmas WIshlists

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How to Host a North Pole Breakfast, From Setup to Cleanup

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One of our favorite Christmas traditions has easily became our annual North Pole breakfast. After a recent look around Pinterest I noticed that there are a whole lot of ideas floating around, but I couldn’t find any help or tips. Today I want to share with you 5 tips and tricks that I’ve learned over the past few years and hopefully encourage you to start a new family tradition of your own.

Tips and tricks to help you host the perfect Northpole Breakfast from setup to cleanup and everything in between. #ad #ScrubSeason #CollectiveBias

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Cranberry Jalapeno Crackers, Holidays Parties Made Easy

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The Holiday season is officially in full swing and that means the holiday gatherings are soon to start! One of the biggest challenges I have during this time of the year is keeping things straight. I recently discovered how Sam’s Club & Keebler® can help make the holidays a little less hectic. Today I want to tell you how and share a delicious recipe that is perfect for the best season of all.

Cranberry & Jalapeno Crackers recipe. The perfect combo of spicy and sweet for the holidays #ad

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Christmas Bucket List 2016

With Thanksgiving officially over, I am MORE than ready to move into Christmas mode (not that I wasn’t already there). The month of December is my favorite! Within one week there is Christmas Eve (my favorite day of the year), Christmas, my birthday, and a whole new year. Christmas week is also vacation time at our house. We don’t have school (obviously) and we always plan for Russ to take the week off with us. We have far too much partying to have to worry about things like school and work. 

Today I want to share our Holiday Bucket List with you. This years list has 20 things and we have just over 25 days to mark them all off. It’s pretty much impossible, but goodness do we have fun trying.

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So Thankful For… 2016

Happy Day after Thanksgiving, or shall I just say Merry Christmas?!?!

I hope that you had the best day celebrating Thanksgiving with your loved ones yesterday. We spent the day with Russ’ family celebrating the many, many things we have to be thankful for and celebrating Russ’ dads 70th birthday too. I’ hope to do a Thanksgiving recap, but it might take me a week or two. I’ll try to get it done before Christmas ;). 


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