Ok, now that that is out of the way! Onto 2015!
I'm Pretty excited about 2015. 2014 was Really Great.. In fact, the past Few Years has been full of truly Life Changing Experiences..
2012--Married the Love of my Life
2013--Had 2 perfect, precious girls
2014--Managed to Keep those precious girls and my Love alive for a year!
So the possibilities are endless for 2015. Our Sunday School Teacher (Terry Feix) talked to us about Goals for the New Year.. Not Resolutions..that are made to be broken.. but Goals.. Here's what you are supposed to do.
Set 1-2 Spiritual Goals
Set 1-Self Improvement Goal
Set 1-3 Family Goals
Set 1-2-Job Goals
As MJ and I were doing this with each other we had to really think about what Goals we wanted to set. Terry's Advice was to keep it simple..and write it down.. So here are mine:
Spiritual Goals-- 1) Be a Strong Leader for Our Small Group.
2) Have Good Conversations with God on my Way to work
Self Improvement Goal--Continue my Weight Watchers Success
Family Goal--1) Be More Present with the girls..No Electronics.
2) Pray Each Night as a Family
Job Goal--Asset Management
I think being 'present' is something that is very lacking in our society today.. We can't even be present when we are driving down the road anymore.. we have to be texting or eating, or applying makeup.. Which all should NOT be happening, but you get my point.. When I say be "present" I mean.. be in the moment. When I come home I don't want to watch TV with the girls. I want to play with them, engage them, and make them giggle.. But so many times I'll find myself getting a text and replying to it.. or checking an email. Today's society tells us 'We deserve it all, and we can do it all".. but why do we need to? My mom and Grandma didn't have an Ipad, and I loved my time spent with them! But nowdays we can be watching TV while texting on our phone and facebooking on our Ipad! Its insane..but its the norm. So while at home with my goats I'm going to just be Present and enjoy every moment of their lives.
I'm excited about what they new year is going to bring for the girls too. This is such a fun time right now. I look at them everyday and think "Don't get big!" But I also look forward to seeing the magical things God is going to do in their lives. Crosslee Amazes me with how smart she is.. She is already doing matching games, puzzles, and coloring..and she says almost everything. Londyn's mind is more analytic.. she watches..and studies everything all the time. She doesn't say much, but she finds ways to get her point across..
Cross loves all her real animals, and her stuffed animals. She names each one of them and takes them to bed each night.. then each morning she wants them out of her bed, and gives them all food and water. She puts the food up to their mouths and makes little sipping noises. Then she will lay them down and say "Shh..seepin".. lol..Its hilarious and also awesome. There's nothing quite like looking at a mini version of yourself.
We Finished up our Last Christmas last weekend.. even though the weather was Boot. GT & Nana came over to the house and brought the girls some goodies.. Cross opened all the presents because Londyn doesn't care much about it. They had a good time playing with their goodies. Londyn finally got on board with the Trampoline that Pops & Grammy got them.. at first she was like "No thank you"... but yesterday she was jumping in it.. so it just takes her a little longer to warm up to stuff.
Crosslee's mullet can now be transformed into pigtails.. its pretty great. Londyn has been able to have pigtails for a while now. I love it.. Their daddy says "They are so cute I can almost not look at them!".. he's waited for them to have pigtails since they were born..
This weekend Pops And Grammy are coming up to play with the girls for a bit. MJ's Birthday was on Monday so we are are going to go to lunch and then to watch "Taken 3".. yeah yeah I know.. Taken 3.. but hey, I liked Taken 2.. I know its the same premise..but its still good! So we will do that.
Dogs are doing great too.. They had a joyful Christmas. They love being out at the farm and running free.. Even though the Weather throughout the whole month of December was terrible.. they still love running free and being dogs. Cross loves throwing the ball for them.. It makes her laugh when Banks brings it back to her. Pays sometimes tries to steal her Owl..but that is always short-lived. Cross is pretty serious about the owl..
What did we do on New Years? You guess it..Nothing.. lol.. I'm still just as lame as I always have been.. and I was tired.
Hope you guys had a blessed New Years! Very excited about what the New Year Presents! I saw this on Facebook and thought it was very good advice.. MJ & I have decided to follow this list and re-work our inner circle. Unfortunate, but it has to be done. No point in having people around you that only hurt your feelings and bring constant negativity. Here's to hoping those people change their tune in 2015.. Here's the list:
10 Toxic People You Shouldn't Bring with You Into the New Year