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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2014 Goals

Happy New Year!

Well, another year comes to a close. Time to revisit our family goals and see where we stand. While there were a few that we didn't get accomplished, that's okay! There were a lot that we did do and there's always next year.

2013 Goals

Family goals for this year:
  • Bring a healthy, happy, (and hopefully full term) baby girl into this world! (03.27.13)
  • Spend more quality time outside the apartment.
  • Adopt a rescue dog. (01.06.13)
  • Get Charlie potty trained. We tried, we really did. Next year.
  • Take our first family vacation in October. (10.26.13-11.02.13)
  • Have at least one "date night" per month, even if its at home.
  • Visit family more often. 
  • Put together a will, power of attorney, and all the other documents we should already have. 

Home goals for this year:
  • Anchor our large furniture to the walls and get more toddler safety proofed. (01.10.13)
  • Organize all of our clothes into seasons to help with clutter and storage.
  • Donate/sell 2013 things over the course of the year.
  • Try out at least 52 new recipes (one per week). (Recipe Challenge)
  • Grow another garden this summer.
  • Freeze and can whatever we can from the garden.

My personal goals for this year:
  • Lose the baby weight and get back to my "happy" weight. I think 2014 will be my year.
  • Go through my clothes, donate old stuff, and update my wardrobe.
  • Take and edit our own newborn pictures.
  • Make quilts for Charlie and Ginny. I sewed twice this entire year. TWICE. :(
  • Make it to 150 blog followers. Almost there!
  • Read at least 3 books. This didn't happen. Heck, this didn't even get started.
  • Keep our pictures organized and back them up once a month.

J's personal goals for this year:
  • Go to the gym at least 3 times a week and get back to his "happy" weight.
  • Read at least 20 books.
  • See at least 3 movies (before they leave the theater)
  • Get a full time teaching job.
  • Keep up with the journals for Charlie and Ginny. Valiant effort...until teaching started.

Financial goals for this year:
  • Stay ahead on our car payments and pay at least 25% of the car's balance (about $4,500).
  • Save up enough money to go to Disney in October.
  • Save at least $2,000 on groceries by couponing and shopping sales. (complete 09.15.13)
  • Open a bank account for Ginny. Honestly forgot about this one until today!
  • End the year with no consumer debt (besides the car).
Now to figure out our goals for the new year. Fun fact: 14 is my lucky number. I'm feeling REALLY good about this upcoming year, so get ready!

2014 Goals

Family Goals:
  • Put together a will, power of attorney, and all the other documents we should already have. 
  • Keep the kitchen table cleaned off and eat dinner there (novel idea, right?)
  • Make time to play after dinner before the kids go to bed.
  • Spend a week volunteering at camp this summer. 

Home Goals:
  • Keep a constant donation box to cut down on clutter. 
  • Make a cleaning schedule and keep to it!
  • Plant a garden in the summer.
  • Meal plan and shop on Sundays for the rest of the week.
  • Print and hang updated pictures in the living room.

Financial Goals:
  • Meet with a financial advisor to discuss our savings and retirement.
  • Pay off the van by December 31st, 2014.
  • End the year with no consumer debt. 
  • Save at least $2,500 on groceries with coupons and sales.

My Goals:
  • Lose 15 lbs. 
  • Run a 5K
  • Run a 10K
  • Run a half marathon
  • Make it to 150 blog followers/FB fans (almost there!)
  • Read three books
  • Make quilts for Charlie and Ginny
  • Update Charlie's and make Ginny's scrapbooks
Habits I Want to Develop in 2014:
  • Running
  • Packing my lunch for work
  • Laying out my clothes and work things the night before
  • Taking better care of my skin
  • Showing gratitude on a daily basis

Jeff's Goals:
  • Survive first year of teaching!
  • Spend the summer lesson planning for the year.
  • Complete the Insanity work out program. 
  • Lose 20 lbs.
  • Run a half marathon.

Goals for Charlie:
  • Potty training!
  • Join t-ball in the summer.
  • Learn to ride a tricycle.
  • Learn to get dressed all by himself.

Goals for Ginny:
  • Refinish the bed that matches Ginny's furniture.
  • Sleep in a big girl bed.
  • Open a savings account.

1 comment:

  1. You should read The Hunger Games series with me. Then we can hold each other accountable and talk about it together! :)