07 January 2013

My goals for 2013

I am not one to usually set New Years resolutions. I tend to pick lofty goals that I know I will never achieve. But this year I have been thinking that my life has a lot if room for improvement, so I am going to set some goals in an effort to improve myself and my well-being. These will be things that I know I can achieve if I work daily at them.

1- Keep track of the books I read this year and branch out in the genres I read.
2- Become a more organized person. I want to be better about cleaning my house, cooking meals, and living in a more organized environment.
3- Spend more quality time with my girls. Spend less time figuring out how to get through the day and spend more time trying to enjoy it.
4- Read the scriptures daily with my family and by myself. Pray daily with my family and by myself.
5- Move the girls to big girl beds and potty train them before the babe comes in July. (This is less about improving myself and more about having fewer diapers to change.)

The idea behind my goals this year is that if I can become a more organized, more rounded and centered person, then I can live a happier, more content existence. If I can be happy with who I am and improve myself in ways that make me a better wife and mother, then I will spend less time focused on the things I don't have or need. I want to be a happier, more grateful person.

03 January 2013

Ice skating

On New Year's Eve, we went ice skating. Fiona loved it from the first second we got there and spent the entire time on the ice. Sabrina tried it for about one minute and then refused to go back out for about an hour. Eventually, she saw how much fun Fiona was having and gave it another try. She had lots of fun then too. It was fun to try something new with the girls, plus since they are only two, they are still free!

Sabrina- Queen of the Ice Rink

Dad and Sabrina

Dad and Fiona



01 January 2013

Cousin love

For the week after Christmas, Fiona and Sabrina were in absolute heaven. Their cousins, Emma and Adele were up visiting from Arizona! Every morning, as soon as they woke up, the girls would ask about Emma and "Adeli" non-stop until we walked over to Grandma's house to see them. They followed Emma around like puppy dogs, they wanted to do whatever she was doing. We loved having them up to visit, and Dallin and I really enjoyed all the time that we got to spend with ALL of his siblings!