Saturday, January 2, 2010

More for 2010

Along with my Thirty for Thirty plan I have some other ideas in the works or rather other's ideas I'm running with.  

I plan to 'blog' a pic I snap every day for the next 364 days of 2010.  
That we will call Project 365

I also want to mark this year with a verse and word(s) that I commit to hold onto.  

My verse will be: 


Romans 12:12, "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. "

My word(s) will be:
Peace & Joy!

I want my days to marked with PEACE to know the Lord walks before me, after me, with me & carries me.  I want to live a life that places Jesus first, Others second, Yourself (me) last.  


So here is a pic from New Years of Bella & one I shot today of Caleb.



With Love, Peace & Joy!






 

Friday, January 1, 2010

Thirty for Thirty



I turned THIRTY on Monday.  Whoa!  Not that thirty is this huge number...it's just that, this particular birthday crept up on me.  The past few years have been littered, sprinkled with a lot of maybes, eventually's & sometime soon's. So this will be THAT year.  That year that I stretch, grow & preserve because I will have a plan.  A thirty for thirty.  So here it is with all it's accountability glory!

1.  Read the entire Bible in 90 days, 
starting January 1...today!

2.  Sky dive with the Hubs.

3.  Lose at least 30 pounds.

4. Write the little girl we sponsor through 
World Vision, once a month.

5. Take one solo overnight or day trip 
each with Caleb, Bella, 
my Mom & sister, Jackie 
& all by myself.

6. OPEN my Etsy shop & sale 
MORE than 30 items!


7. Study Spanish & Guitar, weekly from the 
selection of How To CD's I own. 


8. Blog daily, even if it's a snippet 
(or scheduled post).


9. Monthly SCHEDULED date nights 
with the Hubs and the kiddos.


10. Memorize one scripture a week.


11.  Volunteer with the kids once a month.


12. Establish traditions like: Family game night, 
Family movie night, etc.


13. Make (as much as possible) all gifts 
I give for any occasion this year.


14. Treat others the way I want to be treated.  
Prefer my spouse.  Speak Kindly.  Love wholly.  
Mark others with the peace of the 
Holy Spirit living in me.


15. Write my pen pal bi-monthly, 
and add friends & family.


16. Ride on the back of my husband's motorcycle
for at least a 20 minute trip.  Eeek!


17. Save & purchase a Canon Rebel!


18. Reupholster the chair in my living room!


19. Hospitality...playdates, luncheons, 
dinners, Girls Night out, the works!


20. Remember Romans 12:12, 
" Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, 
faithful in prayer." on the hard days.


21. Exercise for thirty minutes, every day.


22.  Do SOMETHING (other than getting in the car) 
outside EVERYDAY...
preferably with the kiddos!


23. Be consistent with evening devotionals with Randy.


24. Learn to knit.


25. Run a mile, without stopping!

26.  Donate my hair to Locks of Love.


27. Take a family vacation, by car, that requires 
traveling through more than one state.


28. Intentionally become Randy's helpmate with 
every opportunity & with joy in my heart.  
Especially in the garden.



29. Take really cool family photos (after losing 30+ lbs.) 
in a pasture or wooded area.


30. Give each day to the Lord to design , plan, 
orchestrate & fill with peace that 
He has my best in mind!





With Love at THIRTY!