Friday, January 1, 2010

2010 Resolutions & 2009 Review

2010 Resolutions:

  1. Print out this list and post it on the fridge so that I won't forget about it this year.

  2. Pray that my Dad will be blessed with a wonderful job this year (he's been unemployed for a year now!)

  3. Lose another 10 lbs.

  4. I'm turning 25 this year so I need to try 25 new things (foods, sports, activities, etc).

  5. Save at least $20 on groceries by using coupons each month.

  6. No hospital trips, unless it's to have another baby :)

  7. Create a website for my photography.

  8. Read 5 books

  9. Read the Old Testament

  10. Learn 3 new recipes to replace the foods that contain MSG and HFCS.

2009's Resolutions:  Crossed off resolutions accomplished.

(I completely forgot about this list after about the first month..otherwise I may have actually accomplished more!)

  1. Study the Bible daily.  -- This was a tough one... I failed for sure.

  2. Read the entire Old Testament. -- Totally failed!

  3. Learn to be a better wife and mother. Always a work in progress...but I feel good about this one this year :)

  4. Spend an average of $200 on groceries each month.

  5. Have at least $3000 in the savings account at this time next year.  --  Nope, $1000.  Lots and lots of unexpected expenses this year.  Hopefully next year will be a better one for us financially!

  6. Make exercise a habit. I did this for several months...but then stopped so..I'm not sure if I should really count this one haha.

  7. Loose 10 lbs. to get back to pre-pregnancy weight (Preferably 30 lbs but 10 is a good goal haha)

  8. Read a minimum of 10 Books.  - Nope.  I read 4 books this year!

  9. Write a letter (snail mail) to someone every month (Particularly my Great-Grandmother and our Compassion sponsor child, Fabiola.)  - Didn't accomplish the "every month" part.

  10. Try 100 new things (foods, sports, events, activities, etc)

  11. Go on 3 road trips, even if they are short ones.

  12. Learn how to use the Sioux Falls freeways. There are TWO of them, which is nothing compared to San'd think I'd have this down by now, after two years of living here, but nope. My sense of direction here is pretty much non-existent. I always avoid using the freeways because I have no idea where they lead- what off ramps are on there or which direction they go haha.. I'm totally lost in this city most of the time.  -- FAIL! Someday I'll figure out how to get around here.

  13. Complete my Photography Diploma Program! I started in the summer of 2007 and have had to extend my time an additional 6 months - twice! If I don't complete this in 5 more months, that will be $1000 down the drain so... I really do need to finish it. Trouble is finding time to take a darn photo of a woman outdoors in this crazy cold weather. Why did that have to be my first project? Ugh.

  14. Meet at least one new friend this year.

  15. Complete the following Scrapbooks / Photo Albums: Our Honeymoon Album, Zoe's 1st Year Scrapbook.  -- Didn't even attempt this one.

  16. Find, sort, and organize ALL of our photos (digital and prints) up until Dec 2008.

  17. Learn to Sew.  *sigh* still no! :(

  18. Travel somewhere I have never been.

  19. Work on my Family Tree

  20. Get outside more!


  1. *Study the Bible daily-- a good goal, and one you probably benefited from even if you weren't able to accomplish it daily.

    *Read the entire Old Testament. --an audio recording might help

    *Read a minimum of 10 Books. --again, audio books help, especially with a little one to take care of.

    *learn to sew. -- :) some day.

    i'm proud of you: you accomplished 12 of 20 very ambitious goals, and partially completed a number of others.

  2. I think you did really well! I'm looking forward to hearing about your progress on your new list.


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