Here is our year in pictures:
Running through a spring time wonderland
Hailey finished up her first year of preschool
My baby sister got married- the wedding prep kept me fairly busy for the few months leading up to it
We made mozzarella cheese with Curtis and Chelsea
We tore up our backyard, brought in topsoil and leveled it out
Kyle and I went bowfishing for carp at Utah Lake
Kyle busted out a new deck on the back of the house
We laid we new sod!
Hailey conquered her fear of the diving board and deep end
We all had a blast spending a week in Washington pool side
I took the girls to explore nature around us
Hailey and Keira were Batgirl and Robin for Halloween
Hailey turned 5 and had a Batgirl birthday party
We spent Thanksgiving in Colorado with Kyle's family
On to 2015.
I love the beginning of a new year. It's a new start, which always feels refreshing. Every year I fail to set goals for myself. Maybe it's because I'm afraid I won't accomplish them, or maybe I'm afraid of being held accountable for something- or maybe both. I would like to make this year even better and try to improve myself. I've thought about setting some specific hard goals, but I can't commit. Instead, have you heard of the idea of choosing One Little Word to focus on? I've seen it all around bloggy land and I love the idea. Instead of demanding specific things out of myself (which is a good idea, just not for me) I have chosen to focus my year on one little word:
This is something I feel strongly I need to work on. I always thought I was a patient person, until I had children, and until life became busy and sometimes complicated. It's easier to be patient when all you have think of is yourself, right? I want to be more patient with my children, so much more patient with them. I want to be patient with my house, it isn't how I want it to be, and it might not ever be that way, but with time we can transform it. I want to be patient with myself and work on improving my time management, my physical health (maybe I should try better to excerise...),and my spiritual health. I want to be patient with earning my own source of income, this totally falls under time management, but also having the patience to see the fruits of my labors blossom (which I totally have yet to even begin on, but I dream every year of running a small home business to give me something to do for myself and also a way to add income to our family).
This is my goal for 2015: to be more patient. Wish me luck!
Have you thought about it? What is your one little word?