Monthly Goals, February 2017

Let’s take a look at what I completed…

* Get back to regularly scheduled programming after the holidays.
* Find a few new bloggers to read and engage with in 2017.
* Work on planning out the next couple months and find some new linkups to join. 
* Have 2 family game nights.
* Create a winter bucket list to keep us busy until spring.
* Have 1 family movie night. 
* Find some new workout routines.
* Get out the door on gym days by 5:00 a.m.
* Open my Bible more. 

* Resume classes with a smile on January 3rd… today. (Just think of me, smiling through the pain, right now.)
* Decide if we want to participate in our co-op project fair. Pick projects if we do. 
* Celebrate Russ #37!
* Plan ways to log our year better. 
* Start planning Valentines festivities.

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My Plans for 2017!

Here we are nearly two weeks into 2017 and I have yet to document anything that I want to accomplish in the new year!

Honestly this isn’t completely abnormal. Anyone that knows me well, knows that I really don’t care for New Years resolutions. In my opinion they just seem like a way to set yourself up for failure. If you want to do something, just do it! But on the other hand I do LOVE goals and January is a great time to figure out where you would like to set your focus for the next 12 months.

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Monthly Goals, January 2017

My monthly goals January 2017

Let’s take a look at what I completed…

* Hit 1K Facebook followers
* Think about long-term goals for 2017
* Work on our Christmas Bucket list
* Enjoy the little things this holiday season
* Run 3.3 miles on my birthday (3.3 for 33!)
* Celebrate Advent as a family
* Keep Christ the focus of Christmas
* Stay on track until Christmas Break
* Evaluate lesson plans for the rest of the year
* Date Night
* Finish shopping by December 10th
* Do something fun for my birthday

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Monthly Goals, December 2016



Let’s take a look at what I completed…

Participate in a giveaway

* 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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Monthly Goals, October 2016

Hello October, Hello Fall!

When I was putting my goal post together last month I was so excited that summer was almost over. Now, it feels like we are knee deep in fall. It is crazy to me how much can change in single month. 



I knew with 8 days of vacation that September was going to be “rough”. What I didn’t know is the whole week before said vacation I would feel like I got ran over by a bus. My September just wasn’t what i hoped it would be goal wise.

* Have several blog posts scheduled so I can take most of the month “off”
* Host or Co-host a giveaway
* Start working on updating my About Me page
* New head-shot

For almost half of the month I didn’t write any blog posts and it was fantastic. This gave me the time I needed to pack for and enjoy vacation while keeping things normal around here. It was also really nice to be ahead when I had that HORRIBLE allergy attack. With sickness and vacation the updated About Me and head-shot just never happened. Maybe next month.

* Have the very best time enjoying our vacation together
* Wrap up our summer bucket list

Vacation was amazing. I am still in the middle of blogging all the details. You can check out recaps one and two here. We also finished our whole summer bucket list. I still can’t believe we did it all.

* 4-5 workouts a week 
* Cut myself slack on vacation
* Run on the beach
* Run 5 miles twice

Can you say epic fail? I can. 

When I was sick I didn’t go to the gym all week and then I was gone the next week. I tried to make it up by going Monday – Friday for the last two weeks of the month but that still only gave me 12 visits. Running on the beach just didn’t happen. I spent my early mornings with Marissa and much after sunrise it was just to dang hot. We did chase each other around though. And the 5 mile runs… nope.

However the cutting myself slack part. I totally nailed that.

* Continue praying for specific things with the girls
* Get connected to a Bible study or small group at church

Hooray, success. I love that the girls both have big hearts that want to pray. It has been a fairly new development and so awesome to watch. We also finally found a small group… then we found another. The first one wasn’t quite the right fit but I feel pretty good and abundantly thankful for where we are now.

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* Continue having the week prepped on Sundays
* Get out of the house with our school work twice
* Attend home school skate

I have been writing all my lesson plans down on Sundays which does help to make my dreaded Monday morning easier. Outside of that when it came to school, we just got it done. I suppose that is enough though.

* Try a new recipe
* Decorate for fall
* Use a one photo a day app
* Wear more lipstick
* Drink more water
* Doodle at least two chalk boards

Apparently the randomness was my thing this month. Maybe I should make all my goals totally random from here on out?



For my October goals I would be totally content just working on our fall bucket list, baking and cooking all the fall foods, and trying every single pumpkin spice food item I can get my hands on. But I should probably be a little more ambitious than that?

* Host or Co-host a giveaway
* Start working on updating my About Me page
* New head-shot

*Work on our fall bucket list
*Attend the Hot Rod Reunion
*Have a movie night

* 4 workouts a week 
*Eat more protein
*Find some new workouts to try

*Work with the girls in their AWANA books
*Attend small group
*Find a daily devotion and do it!

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* Continue having the week prepped on Sundays
* Get out of the house with our school work once
* Work with Marissa on memorizing multiplication facts

* Try 4 new recipes
* Decorate for Halloween
* Use a one photo a day app
* Pick out Halloween costumes
* Sort through the tubs of kids clothes in the attic
* Doodle at least two chalk boards

What goals have you made for October?

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