Monday, February 24, 2014

Mommy Monday: 14 in 2014

So this year I have set 14 goals for myself.  If you want to check out why I picked these 14 read this.  We are 8 weeks into the new year and I thought today would be a great day to check in and see how I am doing!

1. Pray about everything!  
I still don't prayer nearly enough but each day I TRY to make sure I am in prayer.  I haven't been using my notebook as well as I should so I plan to pick that back up.  For me it helps to have a list so I know what I need pray about.  

2. Study Scripture Daily.
The last 2 weeks have been terrible.  I haven't been studying nearly enough.  Funny I have found myself to be more irritable and unorganized...i don't think it was just a coincidence  

3.  Tithe 1st, not last.
Still working on this one but we have been tithing more often.  It is officially now the 1st item in our budget as well!

4. Memorize 12 verses of Scripture
I need to step my game up!

5. Organize my life.
HaHaHa...not even sure we can call this a work in progress! I have updated our billing system on the computer but that it about the extent.

6. Declutter Our House
I have started this process.  I actually have taken off LOADS of stuff...but it just seems to multiply.  I had originally set up rooms for each month and while I have worked in those areas I wouldn't call them complete.  I did start in the boys room and made a good deal of headway but still have a LONG LONG way to go.  I did just purchase a new book I am hoping will encourage and inspire me in this task!
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7. Set a daily schedule and stick to it!! 
Definitely need to work on this one!  I have overslept 4 of the last 5 days!

8. Pay off Debt!!!
I am excited to say I have made a huge dent in this area.  I have multiple accounts with a zero balance!!!  Next month I should be able to add 2 more accounts to that list!  YAY!!  I am hoping to start the envelope system with my next paycheck.  So we shall see...got to get all my ducks in a row KWIM.

9. Put at least $1000 in our savings account for a rainy day fund
Not there yet but we do have some funds in our savings account which is exciting!

10.  Put at least $200 extra into each of the boy's savings account.
I have a plan for this but we will see how it works out.  Still need to open the baby's account instead of just letting it sit in his jar at the house LOL.  

11.  Do a family outing once a month.  
We did do a family outing in February for William's birthday.  I mean we went out for lunch...that counts right??  

12.  Exercise 3 times a week and include the boys as often as possible.  
This goal has been hit or miss.  Some weeks are great...others are not.  Hoping to improve as the weather gets warmer.  I have been working toward getting healthier and you can read more about that in the Thin Down Thursday feature on the blog.  

13.  Go on a date night just William & I once a month
We have yet to do this but we did get a 2 hour time slot one afternoon just the 2 of us...that counts right? 

14.  Post 60 blog post, plus keep our social media sites updated.
So far this is probably my most successful goal.  This post here means I'm 1/3 of my way to posting 60 times this year.  I have also been making sure I post regularly (at least once or twice a week) on our other SM sites!  

So there you have it...my 8 week check in on my 14 goals.  Did you set goals for the New Year? Are you still working on them? Or have you tossed them?

Until next time

Caci