Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Goals for 2014 - UPDATED 10-1-14



As the New Year rolled in I set aside 5 basic things that I wanted to focus on for the year 2014. I promised monthly updates in hope that it will keep my focused on accomplishing these.  Here is the original post:  Goals for 2014 as posted on 1-4-14



1)  Replace Holy Mary Tree Topper:  Check
 

2) Create Heirloom Quality Christmas Stockings:
I know that I am running out of time.  Maybe someday I will not be this busy - ha ha - who am I kidding?




3) Improve Flexibility and Stamina:
 I started very late in the month but I did actually turn on the "exercise channel" on the Roku and tried out a stretching video.  I didn't even make in more than 5 minutes the first day (9-29).  It did feel good to stretch.  The plan is to start by just stretching the first week.  I hope I can keep it up. The next day I walked to a video on walking.  I was told I walked one mile and I was exhausted.  I hope I can keep it up.








4) Move Into a Home That Better Fits This Big Family Needs:
I still feel so stuck in this place.  I hate the house ugh.  I don't want to move local.  We are still moving forward with addressing all credit issues.  I had no idea that following Dave Ramsey's programs might negatively effect our credit as much as it did.  It does feel great to have little debt but I wonder if another approach might have been better for us.  We are trying to look into all possibilities with that as well.




5) Be Adventurous:
I feel very unadventurous right now. I am back to feeling overwhelmed with a desire to move but no able to make it happen. I want to travel but can't fit it in the budget or the calendar.  It is still hot and humid and the few days of relief just make we want to get the heck out of here.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Goals for 2014 - UPDATED 9-1-14



As the New Year rolled in I set aside 5 basic things that I wanted to focus on for the year 2014. I promised monthly updates in hope that it will keep my focused on accomplishing these.  Here is the original post:  Goals for 2014 as posted on 1-4-14

I HATE THIS POST - Why did I set these up to just make me fail every month.  The only one I finished was the one that someone purchased for me.

1)  Replace Holy Mary Tree Topper:  Check
 

2) Create Heirloom Quality Christmas Stockings:
 I still have a stack of jeans and I have even collected more.  Maybe as the temperatures start to cool off I will feel more motivated.  with the start of this school year I just hope I can find the time.  Oh wait the temps never drop in Houston!  Crap.  Well I guess I will just disappoint the kids this Christmas by not having fun new stockings.  Actually they won't even notice, it is me that will be disappointed. 




3) Improve Flexibility and Stamina:
 I am moving more and more but not within any program.  For the first time ever I have noticed a little bit of a knee issue.  When I kneel for a long time my knee begins to ache.  So the opposite of my goal is happening.








4) Move Into a Home That Better Fits This Big Family Needs:
Still stuck  We have re-financed and are actively working on credit score and trying to tackle that aspect of things.  I still ache to move north and J is happy enough here.  Our neighborhood and area is so crowded and getting worse every day.  We have become even more committed to moving of some kind in the spring.  (I want north of the Mason- Dixon Line, Jason doesn't care but does want a newer neighborhood.) 


5) Be Adventurous:
I have been adventurous with our school year this year.  We have committed to a co-op.  Don't get too upset it is only for a few hours every other week.  I still teach the kids everything at home.  Meeting with friends who are kind of doing the same thing keeps me on track.  (At least that is the plan.) 

We are looking at next year and some travels.  I just hope we can pull our selves into being a little more organized and financially responsible so we can do a full family vacation maybe RV maybe not.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Silly Middle August Pictures

 Jumba loves reading with the twins.  They are so blessed to have such a great big loving brother.
 Dad and Sugar are having a pool noodle fight!

 They have the entire table to themselves but choose to sit so close that they are in each other's way.
 Nap time.
 Kat is saying goodbye to her god-child Adorable before heading off to college.
 Kat hangs out with her T-Family buddies before heading off.
 Beautiful - Adorable with a little potty practice. 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Twins loading and unloading




I really want to record as many of these simple day to day experiences as possible.  This is typical two year old behavior but it is cute with twins! 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Jumba's Birthday - He is 7!

Jumba wanted to do something different that the other kids and we had not been to Chuck E Cheese in a very long time. 
This is where a kid can be a kid after all making it the perfect place to celebrate a 7 year old's birthday with the attention of every member of his family.  I know that my favorite thing about this birthday was that Jumba wanted to celebrate with his family. 
 






























 
I hope you see what I see in these pictures.  We all love Jumba very much.  He adores every single one of his sisters and brothers. Jumba made sure we all had a blast celebrating his birthday!