Harper is at school, Huddy and Sol are both at MDO and Amon is taking a nap. I’m sitting on our couch and the only sound I hear is a combination called dishwasher, washing machine and dryer…all going at once. Today my 2013 goals are heavy on my mind. I’m rocking some of them and others I’m a bit behind in and others I haven’t even began yet. So is life. I could use your advice on a few of my goals. Take a look.
*Monthly running goals. I like to run, but wasn’t interested in doing a big race this year, so I decided I would set monthly running goals for each month. This month I’m suppose to log 55 miles. Josh laughed when he asked how I came up with that number…my response…”I just picked it.” Next month I’ll probably use a little more logic. I’m a wee bit behind because of bronchitis the first week of January and major rain the last several days. I need to catch up.
*Move. We love our house. It is the most perfect house in the whole wide world, but only because it’s ours. It’s right around 1300 sq. feet…Harper has her own room and the boys all share a room. My boys will always share a room. Even if we lived in a mansion with 10 gazillion bedrooms, my boys would still share a room. I just like it that way. We’re looking for a house or land zoned for Harper’s school because we love her school. It’s hard because we don’t want a giant house and I don’t know if builders out there would even build a small house, but we have some plans brewing in our hearts and we need just an extra bedroom…and a garage would be awesome. So far we haven’t found anything on Realtracs, so do any of you locals know of some houses or land for sale by owner? I would so appreciate any info you had…it would be amazingly helpful.
*Anniversary trip. Josh and I have our 10 year anniversary this summer. We decided to take a much needed “just us” trip. This is a fun goal. Any suggestions on a good vacay spot for 2?
*Intentional blessings. I really want to bless others when I feel God prompting my heart. It’s not always easy to move stuff aside or drop what you’re doing when God asks you to. But this year, I really want to see the needs in others lives and listen when God says “Do!” I want Him to stretch our family for the encouragement of others.
*Heart Walk. Nashville has a big heart walk in October and last year we were in the hospital the day of the walk. This year I want our family to represent. I want to be apart of helping raise money for heart research and to parade Mr. Amon around for all to see what an amazing little heart he has. He is totally our ace of hearts.
*Verse memorization. I really want to do this and yet this is one of my goals I’ve yet to begin on. I always notice how I have song lyrics engraved in my brain and then how craptastic my scripture memorization is. It’s terrible. You guys have any good advice here? Bring it on.
*New tattoo. Yes…I am the person that puts “getting a new tattoo” on their goal list. I already know what I want…this goal is more about just making time for myself. I have a gift card…yes, they make gift cards for tattoo parlors…and need to visit my dude James. Ha. I’m a such a dork.
*Meet new friends. Are we in high school or middle school or college orientation? Nope…just Laura’s 2013 goal list. I have wonderful friends, but I would like to meet more friends…and some couple friends would be even more amazing. Anyone want to go on a really awkward “friend” lunch with me?
*More professional photos. Awwwwe, yeah. I can say I have rocked this one so far and have several photo sessions already scheduled for our little Kelley family for 2013. I want to have our family captured in this special way and not just once a year, but several times a year. If you are looking for a photographer, let me go ahead and give my big, ginormous shout out to Cheyenne Ward of Shots by Cheyenne and Laci Wilson of Barefeet Photography. Amazing ladies and amazing talent.
Those are just a few of my goals for this year. I would love any advice you may have. I’m pretty good about taking advice. How are your goals going? And did you enjoy all the random Amon pictures I posted through out? He’s too dang cute not to share and makes for some good photo blog post filler