Saturday, January 23, 2010

Arya Turns Two!

Hard to believe my babygirl has turned two! Arya's birthday was on the 15th. Maggie and the boys came over to celebrate with us. Zeke couldn't come because their youngest - Brandon was sick. Arya loved her birthday and all her presents. Here are some pictures!

The dress is from Zeke and Maggie. It's SO beautiful. Thanks guys!

Post-Zoo Fun

As mentioned before, Luke's parents got us Zoo passes for Christmas and one of my goals this year is to take them to the zoo at least once a month. I took the girls yesterday and we had a TON of fun. And apparently the girls learned a little something from the Orangutan's.
They were just pretending, but it was so cute!

Got Juice?

Lily LOVES vitamix drinks. Here's a typical Lily face after she finishes her juice. We love the Vitamix!

Fireworks with the Girls

We had some sparklers left over from the 4th and so we thought we bust them out on New Years. The girls LOVED it! Arya kept asking for more and she always wanted 2 at a time. It was GREAT!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

New Year Resolutions

Last year I made just one new year resolution. I've made lots of resolutions in the past with it all fizzing out by the end of January so last year I decided to take just one baby step. I'm proud to report that in 2009 I accomplished my resolution roughly 90% of the time and have now formed a new habit - I now make my bed almost 95% of the time!

So, this year is a little different. I wanted originally to just do one resolution again something that I know I can accomplish, but with a new house and kids getting older I am forcing myself to do more and here's my new list.

1. Make the girls beds everyday
2. Keep my house clean one day at a time (we've worked out a system and it's working so far)
3. Enroll Lily in a ballet class
4. Go to the zoo at least once a month (Luke's parents got us annual zoo passes for the family for Christmas)
5. Do something preschool-ish with Lily at least 45 minutes a day during the week
6. Exercise twice a week (And hey, working in my yard counts!)
7. Attend the temple once a month
8. Go on a date with my husband once a month besides the temple trip
9. Pick up my flute once a month (I was going to say once a week, but lets face it, not going to happen)
10. And... I can't quite make it to 10 so that's that! (Sorry, becoming a better blogger isn't going to make the list )

I've often found that when you tell people you're going to do something there's more motivation to do it. So here I go and wish me luck! I wish all of you a wonderful 2010 year!