Monday, March 23, 2015

Dear Dominique | 11 months

Thank you Dominique for the night snuggles the other evening. Mommy and Daddy were going to bed around 11pm and you were making some noises from your room. I went to check on you, and you were sitting in your crib, just looking for me. I picked you up to comfort you a bit and you quietly cooed at me and put your head on my shoulder. We stood there for a bit, swaying back and forth for a bit before I sat down in the rocking chair to enjoy some snuggles with you. You just sat in my lap, you head on my shoulder while we enjoyed some quiet time together. And I thanked God for the moment with you. Love you so much Baby Girl.


Friday, March 20, 2015

Currently 2015 12/52

Reading on my Kobo this week, although I still prefer a regular book to a screen, this will have to do until I get through all the books on there.
Playing LittleBig Planet on the PS3 with the girls watching me.
Watching not much this week. I kind of put a ban on TV this week, so it hasn’t been on very much.
Trying to come up with some kitchen re-organization plans before going through with everything.
Cooking more new meals this week. Feels good when I can serve my family new meals/food and they like it.
Eating whatever is in the fridge for lunch.
Drinking lots of tea. Again. Seriously.
Doing some major laundry today. Oops.
Going nowhere this weekend, and I’m OK with that.
Loving the family breakfast that we’ve been having every day.
Hating that I’m going to bed way too late, and therefore not getting enough sleep during the night.
Hoping (for) Spring to come very soon. It’s finally warming up and I’m excited!
Listening (to) Stuff You Missed in History Class on iTunes. Took a while to find something I like on the pod casts and I finally found one!
Thanking Keith for getting Violet her guinea pig, Pascal for her. She’s learning to be a responsible pet owner and how to take care of him on a daily basis.
Finishing Dominique’s rainbow blanket. Hoping to be completely done by the end of the month so that it will be ready for her birthday in April.

Monday, March 16, 2015

January 2015 Project Life

I've decided to share a monthly look at my Project Life pages for 2015. It's much easier for me to do this as I don't have to worry about keeping up every week. I just do a post at the end of the month and voilĂ , done.

All my layouts are created in the Project Life app (only available on iDevices right now), with some editing done on my computer and input into the app via Dropbox. I'm mainly using the Kiwi Kit (available on the app) for 2015, with some odd other kids thrown in when needed.

Here's the layouts for January 2015.

Week 1: Not much going on this week. I'm also including a quote card that I found on Elise Joy's site (I'll be doing that every week for 2015).

Week 2: Again, not much going on. Visiting family, making cheesecake cupcakes with Keith. The usual.

Week 3: A bit more going on here. Grocery shopping, new yarn purchases, and time with Daddy

Week 4: This week was busy. Family nap time, family date night, night out at Celebrations Dinner Theatre with my Mom and time with my girls.

Week 5: Lots of play time, knitting, laundry, food and crafts.

Friday, March 6, 2015

101 Goals in 1001 Days

Welcome to 101 in 1001.

This project entails that I come up with 101 things I'd like to do/get done in 1001 days (starting today March 6, 2015 and ending December 1, 2017). About a goal/item every 10 days. Completely do-able, especially for bigger projects. And I find it motivating as I have a deadline to meet and it keeps me moving forward.

I've done this sort of project before the girls were born and let it fizzle away. I'm determined this time to complete it as much as I can. And if you want to hold me accountable, I'm all for that as well.

These projects are a mixture of big goals (like reading 101 new books or painting the kitchen) and small goals (like trying 10 new recipes and printing off photos). And I like that. It means that I can choose what I want to work on right now and once some stuff lines up for the big projects (like finances and time for re-painting the kitchen), then we can do that.

Here it goes and wish me luck!

1) Blog 3x a week for a month
2) Blog about completed goals
3) Keep book list on blog

4) 2003 photo album
5) 2004 photo album
6) 2005 photo album
7) 2006 photo album
8) 2007 photo album
9) 2008 photo album
10) 2009 photo album
11) 2010 photo album
12) 2011 photo album
13) 2012 photo album
14) 2013 photo album
15) 2014 photo album
16) 2015 photo album
17) 2016 photo album
18) Dominique’s baby book
19) Dominique’s knitted rainbow blanket
20) Finish 2013 Project Life
21) Finish 2014 Project Life
22) Finish 2015 Project Life
23) Finish 2016 Project Life
24) Make a quilt
25) Make one costume for Halloween
26) Print 2012 Project Life
27) Print 2013 Project Life
28) Print 2014 Project Life
29) Print 2015 Project Life
30) Print 2016 Project Life
31) Violet’s baby book
32) Violet’s knitted rainbow blanket

33) Baby in 2016 (?)
34) Carve pumpkins with the girls for Halloween
35) Celebrate 5 strange holidays
36) Celebrate my 30th birthday
37) Complete 5 Pinterest craft projects with the girls
38) Create a memory box for Dominique
39) Create a memory box for Violet
40) Create a memory box for me and Keith
41) Date night x10
42) Do the Love Dare
43) Dominique go to the dentist
44) Donate to the food drive
45) Family Date x10
46) Family vacation
47) Go berry picking
48) Go on a picnic
49) Go to C4 Comic-Con
50) Go to dentist
51) Have 2 nights away, just me and Keith
52) Make 5 shoe boxes for Samaritan’s Purse
53) Make a will
54) Read Kids’ Bible at bedtime with the girls
55) Run through the garden sprinkler with the girls
56) Try a new restaurant
57) Violet go to dentist
58) Work with Violet on memorizing a verse or two

59) Get enough hours for Maternity (if applicable)
60) Save enough for Keith’s school in 2015
61) Save enough for Keith’s school in 2016
62) Save enough for Keith’s school in 2017

63) Buy a fire/water safe and store all important info in there
64) Donate 20 things we don’t need
65) Find a filing system for the girls’ art projects/crafts
66) Hang new family photos throughout the house
67) If new baby, make 1 month of freezer meals beforehand
68) Make 10 new deserts
69) Make 20 new recipes
70) Make 5 new salads
71) Make a homemade salad dressing
72) Organize all scrapbooking supplies
73) Prep nursery for Baby (?)
74) Put up new trim throughout the house
75) Re-organize all important paperwork
76) Re-organize coat closet
77) Re-organize Dominique’s closet
78) Re-organize food cupboard
79) Re-organize Violet’s closet
80) Re-paint kitchen
81) Re-work filing paper system
82) Replace side exterior door
83) Set up a proper baking cupboard
84) Set up a proper pantry
85) Try 3 meatless meals

86) Complete 2 video games fully
87) Complete the 30 Day Yoga Challenge
88) Get a facial
89) Get a manicure
90) If pregnant, get pregnancy massage
91) No caffeine for 1 week (tea, pop, etc.)
92) Paint my Ork Painboy
93) Pay for someone else’s food behind me at the drive-thru
94) Print out all journals, put them in binders and put in safe
95) Put away $10 for every goal completed
96) Read 101 book
97) Read the Bible completely
98) Stay off my phone (internet)/laptop for an entire day
99) Stop biting nails
100) Try a capsule wardrobe
101) Try yoga