The end of a season…and year. Here’s to better days ahead.

Today doesn’t seem like the last day of 2013. It just seems like another day to me. That’s how most milestones and holidays have felt to me this year. I haven’t been in the mood, had anything to say or have had time to blog lately. And that’s okay. I’m back. Maybe once a week. Maybe more. Who knows.

The last few months have been really hard for our family. We have been challenged and given opportunities to learn new lessons and grow. This is not where we saw ourselves at this point of the year so we are so ready to get passed it and move on to bigger and better things {namely a hopeful first home purchase!}

Many of you are sitting down and setting up your New’s Years Resolutions or Bucket Lists for 2014. Personally, I’m just coming up with a list of things that I want to be better at, hope to accomplish or teach my children new skills and lessons. I will be tweaking this list as new thoughts come to me because this is a place that I will come back to for reference and redirection when the days get tough.

1.) No dishes in the sink at bedtime.
2.) Toys and books cleaned up before bedtime.
3.) Food to be eaten at the table.
4.) Mr. Man uses an open top cup when sitting at the table.
5.) Work out for at least 15 minutes a day with the kids {goal is to lose tummy, tighten thighs and bottom, and lose 15 pounds}.
6.) Blow dry and straighten hair 2-3 times a week.
7.) Sign Mr. Man up for Soccer and Tball.
8.) Sign Little Miss up for a dance class.
9.) Use the crockpot at least once a week.
10.) Go to the Farmer’s Market every other weekend this summer.
11.) Buy more fresh flowers!
12.) Go to the beach and get a tan!
13.) Purge, sell and donate from our home, garage storage and additional storage unit.
14.) Sing more.
15.) Enter more singing competitions.
16.) Try out for the worship band at Kensington.
17.) DATE NIGHTS, PLEASE!
18.) Find 2-3 babysitters.
19.) Wear more clothes in my closet. 20.) Buy our FIRST HOME!