My Monthly Goals, January 2018

Let’s take a look at what I completed…

* Blog less. I have decided that until life gets a little less hectic, I will only be blogging two days a week most weeks and simplifying posts when I can.  
* All other blog related goals are on hold for now.
* Create a Christmas bucket list and mark things off as we go.

* Have at least 2 designated family nights.
* Give back to others.
* Wrap up our first semester and reevaluate lesson plans for semester 2.
* Enjoy Christmas break the best we can.
* Begin packing and moving out!
* Continue the construction progress.
* Start thinking about goals for 2018.
* Have a girls night with Anna and Sam.
* Have a date night.

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Five Things Friday, December Joys

Hello Friday!

The countdown to Christmas is 3 days friends, 3 days! I can’t even believe it, or maybe I just don’t want to. For me the best parts of Christmas come with the Christmas season and not so much the actual day itself. Honestly, I typically find Christmas Day to be a little bit depressing. That may ring especially true this year since I will be anticipating a move days later.

But enough about that, there is still more celebrating ahead! Festivus (A made up holiday.) (Any Seinfeld fans out there?) and Christmas Eve. Christmas Eve is without a doubt, my favorite day of the year.

Since today is Five Things Friday, and I am supposed to be sharing all about the things in my life that are bringing me joy, I wanted to share 5 of my favorite parts about Christmas. These are the things that will be making me smile over these next few days. 

My 5 Christmas Joys

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When Plans Change, Recapping My 2017 Goals

It seems like just the other day I wrote this post outlining my goals for 2017. Things I wanted to do over the year, things I wanted to accomplish and things I thought I wanted. All in all, this list didn’t take a couple of things into account.

#1 I would have a huge heart change and my whole approach to blogging would change.

#2 We would sell our house, buy a piece of land and begin building a home, again.

I don’t want to make excuses for not crossing more things off this list. So please, don’t think that is what I am doing. However, I did feel like I needed to put #1 & #2 out there… mostly for my own sake. Sometimes we can make plans and even begin to execute them well, but somewhere along the course plans change.

Let’s take a closer look…

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Friday Favorites 12.15.11

Hello Friday!
Hello almost Christmas break!

The past week has been busy, busy, busy and loaded with school work. You see, I goofed up. When I was making our schedule, months ago, I didn’t stop to think about how getting out a few days before Christmas might be enjoyable #duh. I had us working all the way through to the last-minute. Most schools around here dismiss on the 20th!!!

In order to “right my wrong” we have been doing school work the past two Fridays. Typically we are at co-op on Friday mornings but due to Christmas break, our schedule was free. I had hoped to spend that time having lazy Friday mornings… but that is NOT the case. However, it will be worth it all come Tuesday afternoon when we finish for the year!

20 weeks of school almost complete, 16 left to go!!!

Let’s take a look at this weeks Friday Favorites!

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Friday Highlights 12.8.11

Hello Friday!

What a week friends. This week I spent most of my days lying in bed feeling a bit under the weather. I got smacked in the face with a cold on Saturday morning. Yes, again. That marked cold #2 within one month and I was feeling all of the emotions. From sadness all the way to rage, I couldn’t believe that I was sick… again. The good news is that cold #2 was much shorter lived than cold #1 and I am already feeling mostly recovered. The bad news is that Emily started sniffling and running a fever around noon yesterday. *Big sigh*

This year seems to be one full of sickness, it is everywhere friends. I pray and hope your home has been a bit healthier than mine has the past few weeks. 

Let’s take a look at this weeks Friday Favorites!

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Christmas Bucket List 2017

For the past 3 years I have shared Christmas Bucket lists on the blog and I was SO close to not posting this years list. Why?! Honestly, I don’t know. I think part of it was I felt like I waited too long. Another reason was that I am blogging a lot less than I was even a year ago. Regardless of the reasons I almost didn’t share the list, I am so glad I snapped out of it.

Things may be a bit chaotic and different this year, but it is still Christmas time. I still want to celebrate as much as we can with all of our favorite seasonal activities. This years list has 20 activities and I think I could already cross about 5 of them off! That leaves plenty of time and plenty of fun to be had!

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