[happy new year’s resolutions]

2010 – another year (and decade) is upon us. One of my resolutions is to blog more…I still have our family blog but this blog is about the changes that I am trying to make, with God’s help, with me. The changes I am working on in 2010 center around spiritual, emotional, mental and physical. I will be focusing on my role as a Christian, a wife, a mom, a daughter, a sister, a friend, an employee…

My list of resolutions is very long as it is each year but I am planning to document them throughout 2010. I won’t be able to start them all today and I wouldn’t even begin to try but I will keep the list in front of me everyday so that I can focus on what God would have me do that specific day. So here goes…

The first resolution is to organize my house (a better term is probably declutter) which is no easy feat for me. I am not by nature a domestic diva, far from it actually. I am a perfectionist and so it is easier for me to not do something that to do it half-way. I chose for my first project my desk in the kitchen.

Here are the before pictures…

And the after…

Don’t ask me where all that stuff went…some did go in the trash (yeah!!) but some went in a box in my basement. In about 6 months I will go through that box and if I haven’t needed or used any of it by then, then it has to go.

The next resolution is to read more (with a lot less TV)…I will share my reading list tomorrow.

[happy new year’s resolutions]

2010 – another year (and decade) is upon us. One of my resolutions is to blog more…I still have our family blog but this blog is about the changes that I am trying to make, with God’s help, with me. The changes I am working on in 2010 center around spiritual, emotional, mental and physical. I will be focusing on my role as a Christian, a wife, a mom, a daughter, a sister, a friend, an employee…

My list of resolutions is very long as it is each year but I am planning to document them throughout 2010. I won’t be able to start them all today and I wouldn’t even begin to try but I will keep the list in front of me everyday so that I can focus on what God would have me do that specific day. So here goes…

The first resolution is to organize my house (a better term is probably declutter) which is no easy feat for me. I am not by nature a domestic diva, far from it actually. I am a perfectionist and so it is easier for me to not do something that to do it half-way. I chose for my first project my desk in the kitchen.

Here are the before pictures…

And the after…

Don’t ask me where all that stuff went…some did go in the trash (yeah!!) but some went in a box in my basement. In about 6 months I will go through that box and if I haven’t needed or used any of it by then, then it has to go.

The next resolution is to read more (with a lot less TV)…I will share my reading list tomorrow.

[happy new year 2010]

I don’t have the heart to take down the Christmas decorations today so it will have to wait until tomorrow. As I looked at the kids’ tree yesterday I reflected on the many wonderful Christmas’ we have had already and the many more to come. Each year, since my kids each were born they have received a Hallmark dated ornament. Last year we had accumulated so many that they we needed a new tree just to hold them all. Their first 5 Christmas’ were a series and then after that I pick a special one for each of them. As Daniel gets older it gets harder but it’s still fun to shop for them. I took pictures of their very first ornaments and then the ones they received this year.


Daniel 1996/2010


Dalton 2000/2010


Olivia 2003/2010

[happy new year 2010]

I don’t have the heart to take down the Christmas decorations today so it will have to wait until tomorrow. As I looked at the kids’ tree yesterday I reflected on the many wonderful Christmas’ we have had already and the many more to come. Each year, since my kids each were born they have received a Hallmark dated ornament. Last year we had accumulated so many that they we needed a new tree just to hold them all. Their first 5 Christmas’ were a series and then after that I pick a special one for each of them. As Daniel gets older it gets harder but it’s still fun to shop for them. I took pictures of their very first ornaments and then the ones they received this year.


Daniel 1996/2010


Dalton 2000/2010


Olivia 2003/2010