Thursday, February 6, 2014

February Goals!

I seriously have no clue where January went.  I feel like a broken record saying that all the time but, it is the honest truth y'all!  If I remember correctly, January was a pretty good month overall.  Definitely some stressors at times but, good times too of course!  I'm excited to see February here though because this year it marks 5 years that Matt & I have been together!!  & yes, we're doing a little celebration for it too!  People have said "since you're married you don't celebrate your dating anniversary anymore!"  Umm... yes, yes we do.  As much as I'm excited for our 1 year wedding anniversary to be approaching in a few months, I think 5 years of being together means something special too.  Sure, bravo that we made it through year 1 or marriage life but, we've made it through 5 years together without being married the majority of the time... we stuck it out for each other, we laughed, we cried, we played, we learned, we went through so many trials & tribulations + all the amazingly good times we had too... but, we did it because we actually wanted to be there... not just because we're married & now we've made this commitment to each other, etc.  We went through all of that because we wanted to & that's where our hearts were at.  So for that, we are celebrating... we're celebrating it all!  For future years, we may not celebrate like we will this year but, there will always be some sort of small acknowledgement for how long we've been together & I love that!

+Continue writing my daily gratitude  I started off really strong but, I need to pick this back up!
+ Celebrate my lovers birthday  Done!
+ Stick to our budget for the month  Bombed it!!  We've made a much more realistic one for Feb though!
+ Have a successful blood drive at the end of the month  My heart is sooo happy!  We were able to donate 28 units of blood last Friday at our first annual blood drive!  We had some great businesses join us for a mini health fair & it was just an all-around awesome, awesome day!!!
+ Take a photography class Again, heart so happy!  It was so much fun & I can't wait to take another class!
+ Help/encourage Matthew on his new adventure  He's doing great!!  I'm so proud of him!!
+ Have the current catch-all/future office completed  We're technically doing finishing touches this week but, it's pretty much done!
+ Refinish bedside tables
+ Refinish dining room chairs
+ Get a massage
+ Finish decorating the breakfast nook/kitchen area
+ Workout 3+ times per week
+ Go to a spin class twice
+ E-mail wedding photographer

Wowza!  I pretty much failed at the latter part!  Here's to February!!

February Goals

+ Take another photography class
+ Do 2 family photo shoots - yes!  I'm just getting started but, I have found photography is something I really enjoy!!  If you're in the area, contact me!!
+ Finish future office & start/finish future baby room!  (No babe in tow yet :))
+ Finish decorating breakfast nook/kitchen area
+ Refinish desk
+ Have formal dining table done & DONE!
+ Refinish dining room chairs
+ Get a massage
+ Celebrate the best 5 years of my life!!
+ Pick back up with my daily gratitude
+ Finish Wife After God devotional
+ Read 1 new book
+ Order/make March birthday gifts (Determined to be better about this this year!!)
+ Workout 8 times this month
+ Stay on budget
+ Finish taxes (uggh!  This normally isn't so hard!!)
+ Make purchases for photography goods
+ E-mail wedding photographer
+ Do a house tour "up close" room by room of decorations

Found this on Pinterest the other day... I've been thinking so much lately... just about life & making it your own... you decide which side of the bed you're going to wake up on each day & you decide how you're going to react to certain things.  I shared this quote the other day & wrote this post last week about trying new things... seriously y'all, try it!!  Take control of what you can control, pray to the Lord to take the wheel on the rest & guide you to where you should be or to be the person you are meant to be.  I've been doing a lot of this lately & it feels amazing!!



  1. All of these sound awesome!!! I don't have quite as many items on my list for February, but baby steps right??? I'm loving that you're getting into photography! My photog heart aches that Mother Nature has been such a biatch and is preventing me from getting outdoors and taking pictures. Hopefully she will get her act together soon haha!

  2. Ugh... taxes. Don't remind me. I gotta get this done stat!!!

  3. Loved reading this post! Congrats on your 5 years--and your goals looked just like mine :) This is the first year I have done detailed goals in a long time. In fact, I started a goals blogging group, and we all blog the last Friday of every month and include a linky (and have a group Pinterest board.) If you want to join, just ask here: Coming by from #SITSBlogging.

  4. Love those cupcakes! And congrats on 5 years. Today is me and the hubs anniversary, but Snowmageddon swooped in and stranded him in another city, so we get to spend our anniversary and Valentine's Day apart. Yay! But on the plus side, our two year old got to experience snow for the first time.

    I love your goals for January and February. Spin class has always seemed like so much fun. Perhaps this year I'll finally get to try it myself. Here's to both of us keeping our goals!


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