Thursday, December 31, 2009
It is that time of year again to think about resolutions. My oh my!
[Here were my resolutions for 2009: Hobbies I would love to take up such as sewing, quilting, photography, baking, and scrap booking. All the while, having a bigger vegetable garden (and starting from seeds this year), canning, getting ready for the new baby, and completely organizing our house. I didn't do so great. I am ready for a fresh start.]
For the record, we did start most of our garden from seeds. I attempted quilting. I did some scrap booking. I somewhat organized the (old) house. And I did manage to keep up with the blog....150 posts, just to be exact.
Here are my excuses (in no particular order):
Moving. Selling a house. Buying a house. Living in a hotel for months. Connor. Dylan. Chris working/going to school. Having a baby.
This year I resolve to...
*Take my camera off the auto setting. I am truly terrified of the manual setting, but I am determined! (If anybody has any good tips, lessons, advice, etc. for doing so, I am all ears.)
**Chris' New Year's Resolution is to brew his own beer. Or at least that is my resolution for him. (If anybody has any great words of wisdom for this hobby, I am certain he is willing to listen.)
***Our family resolution is to set a budget & stick to it, which means no frivolous spending, which in return means very little Starbucks.***
Along with the resolutions, I have several goals...much like the previous years:
Canning, making food from scratch, trying new recipes, becoming organized, reading more books, having a clean house, doing some home renovations, working out, and gardening.
We had a wonderful 2009, which lots of fun and excitement and we are thrilled to see what 2010 has in store for us. I am sure both Connor & Dylan have lots of wonderful plans to excite and entertain us in the next year.
I will continue to keep you updated with photos (hopefully better), funny stories, crafting projects, and just the randomness that is our family. Oh and of course, I will share with you my love for food.
Happy New Year from our family to yours! May 2010 bring you love, joy, and happiness!