Sunday, January 1, 2012

Goals for 2012!

Welp...2011 resolutions were pretty much a fail.
You can read them here.
I've decided 2011 was too crazy to keep all of them. :)
Nah...I just didn't do's my own dang fault.

Last night for New Year's dinner, Alex and I headed on over to The Cheesecake Factory. It was delish. However, the wait was one hour and 20 minutes so we had a lot of time to sit and talk.
So that's just what we did.
I pulled out a piece of paper and a pen and off we were to making our New Year's Resolutions.
Alex kept laughing at me because he's never made them before and for some reason he thought it was funny.
We made an "Alex list" a "Kaycie list" and an "Us list."
Alex was up first:

1. Have personal scripture study 4 times a week.
2. Go to the temple once a month by himself.
3. Exercise 3 times a week.
4. Write in journal every day.
5. Take better care of his diabetes.
6. (This was my goal for him, but he agreed. :) Take accountability. He has a little trouble not taking fault, so we're going to work on that. :)

My list:
1. Have personal scripture study 4 times a week.
2. Have personal prayer every day.
3. Write in my journal once a week.
4. Exercise 4 times a week (which cannot include teaching dance classes).
5. NO sugar until I reach my goal size/weight. (Exceptions are holidays and my birthday)
6. Practice piano 3 times a week. (which will be SO much easier now that we have a good piano in our apartment!)
7. Write 1 song.

Us list:
1. Have scripture study every day.
2. Say our nightly prayers together before bed every night.
3. Go to the temple at least once a month.
4. Start a new tradition every holiday.

So those are our goals!
I've decided I'm going to make a monthly chart for us so that we can check things off when we do them throughout the week.
That way we have something to be accountable to and we can see our progress or regress.
Once again...Alex kept laughing at me while I was telling him such things.

The Cheesecake Factory was telling us it was still awhile until we could sit, so then we explored baby names for the next 20 minutes.
DO NOT take that as a baby announcement.
It was exploration for the FUTURE! :)
The whole point of going to The Cheesecake Factory was so I could get a piece of cheesecake as my last sugary thing before going off sugar! It was definitely worth that wait!
And now we have decided that having cheesecake on New Year's Eve is a good tradition.
So whether we're near the restaurant or I have to make it, that's the first family tradition we have started.
And once again I was giddy and Alex was laughing at me.
Good thing he's cute. ;)



Courtney Amanda said...

I love your new years eve tradition :)

Charlotte said...

Isn't fun to pick out names and see what you would both like. Nick and I do that too and anytime we tell someone that I always say the same thing, 'No we're not having kids yet'. Its just fun to think about.