Sunday, January 1, 2012
Happy New Year
Today the girls put on some Christmasy dresses to wear one last time before we went to my great aunt's family reunion party. I snapped a few pictures of the girls today with my new Canon 50mm lense, which I am obsessed with. I really need to read up more on photography, to learn to use my camera better. Maybe I will take a class or something through parks and rec here locally.
Our New Years Eve was even more low key then it normally is. We are still recovering from the great stomach flu of 2011. Seriously, it was rough. Everyone has had some lingering effects from it, not being able to eat a lot, still getting sick a few times, it's just been awful, and let's just thank God for washing machines, as I was constantly running the darn thing. We did venture out Saturday morning to take care of some errands, the husband finally got his new phone, and we did our fun family activity with the girls at Build a Bear. We had never done Build a Bear before, so this was pretty exciting for the girls. It was a lot of fun, and I figured it would be expensive, but oh my goodness they are making a killing there. We had gift cards for the girls to use that they got for Christmas, and I had a $5 off coupon on my phone, but we still had a chunk to pay when all said was done lol. I mean of course the new bears all needed shoes, purses, and clothing. They are really nice quality stuff animals at least, and the girls have carried them around non stop. Laura named hers Sydney, after a girl at her school that is basically her hero. Rachel named her Princess Star, and Emily named her blue bear, Blue. So stinking cute!
The girls ended up all being invited to a friends house to spend the night around the corner from us, but we kept Emily home since she was still feeling iffy. Dave and I did sneak away while my mom and dad kept her for dinner at a Hibachi early. He had to work last night, so we didn't have any exciting plans, and with him having to be at work at midnight, I didn't feel like watching the ball drop by myself, so I just went to bed early.
So I know I am supposed to come up with some goals for the New Year. Thankfully for the first time in a long time I don't have to say I want to lose weight now that I finally am at my goal for that. I have been doing a good job maintaining, and eating healthy. I guess for 2012, I just want to continue working out regularly. I want to continue to aim for working out at least 3 times a week, and I am challenging myself to an 8k in April.
My second goal is to read 25 books this year. Last year I set a goal on my goodreads.com account to read 20, and I did 23. Yesterday I starting reading the book The Hunger Games. I have all three of the books, and had been hearing forever how good they were. With the movie coming out in a few months I knew I needed to get a move on it. I started it yesterday and I am already halfway through with the first one. It's really good, and intense!
I think 2 goals is plenty, well maybe three if you consider the 8k.