January 1, 2013

2013 Goals

Travis and I got together this past week to write down our 2013 goals, both as a family and each individually.  It was a wonderful conversation with him and I'm excited to publish our goals.  Thank you for serving as my accountability throughout the year... When I blog about something, it seems like it's more likely to happen.  Not sure why.  Maybe it's because others now know and I don't want to let them down.  Maybe it's because when we write things down, it's harder to forget.  No matter the reason, I am excited to share our goals with you! 

Family Goals:
1)      Pay off Envoy, pay off medical bill, and save $1000 for emergency
2)      Buy a racecar and watch Travis race this season
3)      Finish fixing up bathroom and organize upstairs
4)      Buy a dining room table
5)      Visit Bonnie in Nashville
6)      Visit with an adoption specialist to start the process
7)      Make at least $2000 from Vinylicious
8)      Sign Lucas up for swimming lessons
9)      Travel to Indiana as a family
10)   Move Vinylicious items to upstairs office

Alicia's Goals:
1)      Pray more.  Study the Word more.  Grow closer to God.
2)      Listen to God and obey His instructions for my life.
3)      Express my love to Travis often, through touch and deeds. 
4)      Cherish my time with Lucas.  Take lots of pictures of him, in order to be able to remember how precious time is.  Snuggle with him often.  Let him be an adventurous boy. 
5)      Keep progressing… never stop moving forward! 
6)      Finish Lucas’ first year and second year scrapbook
7)      Keep my emotions in check.  Remember “if this is the worst thing that happens today, it’s still a pretty good day!” 
8)      Be a great friend to Danielle.  Spend time with her at least a couple times a month.
9)      Organize and deep clean our house, especially upstairs
10)   Read one book a month
11)   Keep encouraging others through my smile!  Enjoy life and laugh often! 

Travis' Goals:
1)      Finish the racecar by car show
2)      Win rookie of year at Avon Racetrack
3)      Get a raise at work
4)      Organize the garage
5)      Finish Rich’s Mustang by April
6)      Talk to Schaley’s about the Auto Body shop
7)      Vinyl 3 racecars
8)      Buy and install garage door and get a door ramp
9)      Teach Lucas to drive something
10)    Plan Lucas a Daddy-and-me day
11)    Plan a romantic evening for our anniversary

Lucas' Goals:
1)      Start potty training
2)      Start financial peace junior and chores
3)      Say family members’ names
4)      Learn colors
5)      Count to 5
6)      Know all of his body parts
7)      Clean up toys each night
8)      Go to dentist
9)      Start working on ABC’s
10)    Go to the races often with Mommy

2012 Goals Review

Back in January, I posted my 2012 goals.  With it being the new year, I want to take some time to reflect back on how I did. 
  1. Meet with God. Pray more. Study more.
    • Towards the end of the year, I started a ladies small group and this encouraged me to be in the Word daily.  We held each other accountable to our SOAP Bible Study method through Good Morning Girls.  I will continue this into 2013 and am proud of the strides I made with prayer and studying!
  2. Do Dave Ramsey's baby steps.
    • We paid off over $20,000 in 2012!!  We are still on baby step 2 but have laid out our plan for accomplishing lots in 2013, also!
  3. Make 'dating' Travis and priority.
    • I pretty much failed miserably at this, but we have such a strong marriage and I am not concerned that we do not go on dates as much as we once did.  Sometimes just being home and working on our vinyl or discussing our days is just as nice as going out! 
  4. Snuggle often with Lucas.
    • I definitely accomplished this goal!  I love rocking him to sleep, reading him bedtime stories, and having him sit on my lap as we watch his favorite shows.  He's growing up way too fast, and I'm making sure that I capture the moments while I can! 
  5. Take more pictures of Lucas and I.
    • I'm almost finished with his 1st year scrapbook and have already started on his 2nd year one.  I'm making sure to take lots of pictures along the way, in order to capture the moments of his life!  I feel like I did a good job with this goal. 
  6. Be a great friend to Danielle.
    • Hmmm... I wish I had more time to devote to Danielle!  She is so encouraging and I enjoy our long chats and honesty and trust that we have.  She's my accountability person and I hope that she feels the same towards me that I do for her.  Life would absolutely be tough without her friendship and I am so blessed to have her in my life!  I feel like I could always improve in this area, by devoting more time to her!
  7. Make changes, not excuses.
    • Accomplished!  :-)  I have learned to admit when I've failed, instead of making excuses.  I'm proud of this accomplishment. 
  8. Have fun. Smile lots. <3
    • Haha!  We did lots of smiling and having fun this year, and I'm so looking forward to more in 2013!