Dec. 31, 2009

The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective.
~G.K. Chesterton

Dec. 30, 2009


Well, I looked back here to my 2009 New Year Ambitions. And although I accomplished lots on that list, as with most resolutions, there were some that I never got to. So, how will 2010 be different? Well, instead of 20 ambitions, I'm going to aim for 10 ambitions and 10 bonuses. Here they are, in no particular order. (Some will be re-occuring from last year)

1. Read through the bible (using this plan)
2. Get fit with Mark (we are working on a food and exercise plan, which I will post soon)

3. Master the gluten free lifestyle
4. Finish at least 50% of my doula certification
5. Make
all baby/wedding/birthday gifts.
6. Re-do our bedroom for under $100

7. Learn the ropes of being coupon savvy.
Grow a legitimate Veg/Herb garden (using this as my guide)
9. Learn more guitar chords
10. Get more talent in the kitchen

1. Learn to crochet/knit/sew

2. Make my family new christmas stockings
3. Order online or make all gifts for next christmas before December

Read more books from all genres
5. Get a full, real photoshoot with Mark and I.

6. Get my doula bag accessories
(most found here)
7. Make book reading plan (trying to expand my, non-fiction, etc...)

Make a Valentines "20 Ways We Make Our Marriage Work" video with Mark
Go Camping
Go to to K-Town to visit family & friends more!

Dec. 27, 2009

Our Christmas

Well, our christmas was awesome! Christmas eve was spent with our new-ish extended family at their house, where we had SO MUCH food and played the funniest game of Balderdash ever! Then we went back to my parents and opened up our PJ's and one other gift. Then we headed to bed (around 2 or 3). The next day, we opened our gifts, had an incredible breakfast (GF waffles, sausage, eggs, bacon..YUMM!), then Leah & Ryan headed up to Ryan's family's to open gifts with them. So, Dad, Mom, Mark & I went for a walk around the was beautiful! Then we came home and played Logos (one of my gifts) and then Ryan, Leah & Ryan's family came over for Christmas Dinner...which was AMAZING!!!!! Then we all hung out and played games.
It was a great christmas!! Hope yours was too!