A Peek Into My Furture: 2009

DH came home one day (Dec 31st) with a  list of his goals for 2009. On that list? 2 hours or less of TV per day [unless it’s football season college or pro], 45 minutes of cleaning on weekdays, read one book a month, recommit to his diet and get to 195 lbs. I think they are all fabulous goals. Somehow, he’s turned his goals into my goals though. I’m protesting. That is BS If you ask me. I’ll go with the 45 minutes of cleaning and I already read! But TV? Hells NO! That’s why I like hobbies I can do while watching TV. So, needless to say, I need some sort of list of my own. Honestly, though, I’m a constant goal/list maker. I make lists of shit I want to accomplish all the time. I’m pretty okay with not accomplishing things too.

I’ve come up with a very simple, very small list. It encompasses most things I want to do and I’ll feel good about doing all these things. It’s a More/Less list.

More: reading, sewing, cleaning and creating

Less: eating, worrying and spending

I could go on and on about the things I want to do. January needs to be an overall organize and purge and clean and plan month. (Becky, I know you love the punctuation on some of this stuff) I feel like my life is out of control (house-wise) right now. I would like to make it more in control.

In an effort to start my new year off right, I went to Barnes and Noble and bought a couple things. Fitness Magazine, a sketch book, and this book: Making the Cut by Jillian Michaels. I’m excited to read it and get pumped to do some pumping.


My sketch book has grid paper in it, and five colored sections. That way, I can make the sections for specific things like: Home Renovation: Scrapbooking: Sewing: Crafting other things and a Random section. I’ve already sketched what I would like the view to look like from sitting on my bed. (I’m a pretty good visualizer)

Saturday I have huge plans to work on my Holiday 2008 album with Becks. I ordered 125 photos from Costco to pick up on Wednesday and I’m excited to compile the tools I’ll need to accomplish this. I might also include pictures from Ali Edwards December Daily album, which is where I got the idea. I didn’t like it only including December though, cause I felt the whole season needed to be captured.

Anyway, that’s the story morning glory. Sorry for the lack of pictures lately. I have close to 6000 pictures on my computer, and I need to archive, BADLY!


Recap of 2008

I must admit that I had to sift through my pictures to remember what I actually did for some of these months. Picture organization is one of the things I’ve really needed to work on. It’s a little difficult to find the time to do that, though. When I am home I/we like to be in the same room, at the very least. Without cable in the guest bedroom (where our computer is) it tends to keep us in separate rooms.

January – New windows, started our bowling team.

February – Went to Texas to visit my parents [flew solo :(], our bowling team WON our tournament

March – I decided to put purple highlights in my hair, loved it!, we got hooked on art work, started working on the Mustang

April – our one year anniversary! Curtains in the guest room, over the closet, Flowers began to bloom, The MS Walk at Husky Stadium, We bought our first big art purchase (thanks Justin), did a photoshoot with my family

May – Amazing trip to the Philippines, flew to San Antonio and took AND passed my CRP test. That’s right, I’m a certified relocation professional!

June – Grandpa Kieffer got married to Deanna, Noah’s first birthday, Zac graduated and I trekked to B-ham

July – Beach, even though it was short lived, cleaned my entry (it was a big deal), Short little leavenworth jaunt, stayed in Roslyn, Yvonne’s wedding

August – The Tattoo Convention (that was seriously all I had pics from in August)

September – The Puyallup Fair! and the Mangum wedding

October – Notre Dame game for Adam’s birthday, Adam shaved his chin for Halloween, it had been years since I’d seen that bad boy.

November – Finished my Manger Scene, lots of Seahawks, my fam all flew in for Thanksgiving

December – you’ll get to see all about this when I post picks of my Holiday Album 2008

Judging by the last year, the beginning of the year tends to be a little slower, thank the Lord! So, I’m looking forward to that this quarter. Already, there are a couple things to look forward to:

· Grandpa Fullmer’s 90th Birthday Bash in February

· Ben’s baby in August

· My 2 year Anniversary

· Not doing Stampin’ Up! anymore

Some of you might recall my 25 things to do while I’m 25 list. I’m already realizing that quite a few things will not be possible due to financial constraints. Six things, to be exact. BUT – I won’t feel bad if I can’t get those done. The sad one is my schooling. I’m done with my accounting classes though, so that just leaves Econ and Business something. (On a side note: I need to stop watching HGTV)

Some things on that list that I’d like to see happen in January?

#4 – Categorize y stamps with Delicious Monster

#11 – Make an awesome camera strap