Wow look at me go, being all chatty on the blog! I promise that one of my New Year's resolutions wasn't to be more active on the blog, but I've just felt compelled this week to post random stuff. I think I'm all juiced up due to horomones or something but hey, I'm sure I'll enjoy looking back at this stuff someday. You do truly forget the day-to-day stuff as time passes. Speaking of New Year's resolutions, I didn't really make any formal ones. But I do have some informal thoughts. 1.) I want to be a more honest, forthright person. I've already kind of mentioned this one, but to elaborate on it, I think that my unwillingness to step on toes has led me to be too timid. And that timidity has meant that instead of being upfront with my grievences I'll just either keep them in or talk about them on the sly. I don't want to be that kind of person anymore. While indulging in gossip is part of the human condition, I think, I've always instinctively felt a heap of guilt whenever I do it. So I'm going to do my best to eliminate it from my life. To more honesty in 2010! 2.) I want to spend more times enjoying my kids and the simple things in life. 2009 kind of forced us into doing this anyways, but I'm still definitely a work in progress. I always think of good ideas to spend time together - family movie night, playing games with the older kids, or doing a puzzle on Sunday evenings, but I seldom carry the plans out because life just tends to get in the way. But no more excuses. And 3.) 2010 is the year that I'm in control of my life (insofar as God allows me to be, of course). Whether it's finances, or saving money, or better time management, or even eating - I'm going to be in control.
And, I know I've said this before, but what fun is a post without pictures, so here is Ceci enjoying some M&Ms that Colin dropped - all over her new Janie & Jack outfit of course. But who can resist smiling at that chocolate mustache?