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March 2014 Goal Progress

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Thank you Money Saving Mom for the photo!

Ministry/Religion

  1. Continue tithing (on-going)
  2. Have friends over for dinner once a month (We have one family scheduled & have invites out with four others)
  3. Take meals to people who are sick or just had a baby (not this month)
  4. Volunteer at the kids’ schools (not this month!)  
  5. Read 4-6 books (read Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism)

Marriage

  1. Read Moments With You: Daily Connections for Couples (We might have given up on this already)
  2. Work out together
  3. Read 4-6 books (almost done with Sex Begins In The Kitchen)
  4. Plan a monthly date (even if it’s just at home) (We went out for Valentine’s Day!; we went to NZ, yes we had the baby, but were still able to go out)

Parenting

  1. Start and implement a new bedtime routine (not as often as I’d like)  
  2. Be more intentional about planning dates with the kids (1-2/month) (done)
  3. Read 4-6 books

Personal

  1. Take an Epsolm bath 1-2 nights/week (not so much)
  2. Work out (try to swim &/or yoga) 1-2 times/week (past few weeks-yes!)
  3. Go to bed by 10:30 PM 5x/week (getting closer to this, making it around 3-4x/week)
  4. Two or more spa days (have one scheduled for May!)

Finances

I need to get back on track

  1. Pay off credit card (done!)
  2. Go through Financial Peace University Home Study (did the first lesson, which reminds me that I need to read the chapter in Dave Ramsey’s Complete Guide to Money: The Handbook of Financial Peace University as part of the homework)
  3. Go through The Legacy Journey DVD Home Study Kit
  4. Prepare and implement a more realistic budget (prepared, now just trying to implement!)
  5. Start saving for a fully funded savings, car, retirement

Home

  1. Do 15 minute focus 5x/week (not so much)
  2. Read 4-6 books (read Things My Grandmother Taught Me About Organized Living)

Blog

  1. Post 3-4x/week (pretty good this month!)
  2. Read 4-6 books

 

  

  

 

How are your goals coming along?

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Perspective

We’ve been in our new house for over a year now.  I can hardly believe it.  We are starting to get settled into our new church and the kids’ new schools.  I’ve noticed that since we’ve moved, my perspective has changed a bit.

 

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Thank you Simply Real Moms for the picture.

Dream House

When we decided t move, we made the decision that we didn’t want to wait to see if we would be able to ever afford our dream house.  For one, our views on our dream house are totally different and we weren’t sure we wanted the responsibility of owning a house that big.  I love our new house and hopefully soon we will be able to revamp it a bit to help be totally conducive to our lifestyle.  Our new house is in a different part of the city and there are some really large houses around us.  I know that a few years ago, I would have been envious of these beautiful houses, now I just think about the responsibility it would take to own a house that large and that I would much rather prefer to live in a smaller house and be able to give more of our money and time, because owning a big house does take more time.

 

I love how much space we have in our new house.  It’s large enough were we can each have our own space, but not so large that I feel like I could lose one of the kids (although there are days when I think that might be nice!)  😉  When we lived in our old house and we would go over to some friends’ house, I always noticed how big there house felt.  Now, sadly, I’ve gotten used to our new space and their space seems cramped!

 

Money

Right now, unfortunately, in this season of life, I have become less strict with our budget.  🙁  Convenience has been winning out lately and that comes at a price.  I’m hoping to be able to reign this in very soon and get back on track!  We met with our financial advisor not too long ago and really discussed retirement.  We really need to put the petal to the metal and get on that bandwagon and fast!

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2014 Goals

I know I’m a little late, but better late than never!

 

goals

Thank you Money Saving Mom for the photo!

Ministry/Religion

  1. Continue tithing
  2. Have friends over for dinner once a month
  3. Take meals to people who are sick or just had a baby
  4. Volunteer at the kids’ schools
  5. Read 4-6 books

Marriage

  1. Read Moments With You: Daily Connections for Couples
  2. Work out together
  3. Read 4-6 books
  4. Plan a monthly date (even if it’s just at home)

Parenting

  1. Start and implement a new bedtime routine
  2. Be more intentional about planning dates with the kids (1-2/month)
  3. Read 4-6 books

Personal

  1. Take an Epsolm bath 1-2 nights/week
  2. Work out (try to swim &/or yoga) 1-2 times/week
  3. Go to bed by 10:30 PM 5x/week
  4. Two or more spa days

Finances

I need to get back on track

  1. Pay off credit card
  2. Go through Financial Peace University Home Study
  3. Go through The Legacy Journey DVD Home Study Kit
  4. Prepare and implement a more realistic budget
  5. Start saving for a fully funded savings, car, retirement

Home

  1. Do 15 minute focus 5x/week
  2. Read 4-6 books

Blog

  1. Post 3-4x/week
  2. Read 4-6 books

 

  

 

 

What are your yearly goals?

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