Friday, December 30, 2011

Drumroll Please...

So, here we are on the verge of a new year! 2011 has been beyond a life changing year for me. Falling in love, moving in and having 4 kiddos become a part of my life. We've had ups and downs. We've had drama, chaos, lots of laughs and made some great memories. And I'm really looking forward to the new year and hopefully some big things happening for us!

I don't make resolutions. I never keep them. So, instead, I've made a 12 in 2012 goal list for the upcoming year. I'm confident that I can accomplish everything on my list and maybe then some! And I'm ready to get to work on it! So, I'm going to share it with you. Because, once I do, it becomes real and hopefully someone will hold me accountable!

So, here goes...

12 in 2012

1. Get a tattoo - this will be my very first one! I know what I want and I'm ready to make it happen!

2. Take a family vacation - the kids and David have not travelled any in their life. My goal is to go to   Dauphin Beach, AL this summer for their first ever trip to the beach!

3. Learn to sew - I've been talking about this for over 6 months now. It's time to actually do it!

4. Take a trip, just David and me - Fingers crossed for Vegas - but we will see!

5. Create a jewelry line - I want to get focused on what it is I love and make a quality product I can sell and share with others.

6. Make monthly girl time and date nights - for my sanity.

7. Stop smoking - probably a big shocker to some of you now, but I do smoke. And I need to stop. This is my year.

8. Become a wine aficionado - I love wine. But I want to know more and be more knowledgeable. And drink it more often (once again, for my sanity).

9. Learn basic HTML - because I need to know it!

10. Update/work on my style vision - the hair, the makeup, the clothes. I want to portray to the world how I see myself.

11. Start our upstairs addition - sometime in the Spring I want to add the upstairs to our house so we all have a little more room. We are planning on an extra bedroom, bath and family room.

12. Find a church home - As a family, we need to start back to church and find a church that everyone loves, just not the one that I love.

So, there you go. I have a couple of more private goals - that I'm not quite willing to share as of right now. Not that I don't love you all, but a girl has to have some secrets!

So, your turn! Have you posted your goals for the new year? Leave the link in my comments. Or just tell me, what do you hope to accomplish in 2012?


  1. What a great list! After you first told me about your list, I thought about making some other non-bloggy goals for myself. Still working on it, but getting excited about starting to work on them.

  2. Great List....
    I am sure you will accomplish them all, let me know if i can help you with any of them or if you need moral support.

    I wish you and your family the very best for the new year, i feel so lucky that we have become friends, only wished i lived nearer to share some of those girlie nights with you :(

    Here’s to a new year of our friendship growing :)

    Claire xox

  3. Good list :) I posted mine this morning too!

    Happy new year. Xoxo

  4. Great list! I need to add learning html to mine.
    I want some new necklaces so I can't wait to see the jewelry line. I know that it'll be fabulous!

  5. Great list! Sewing is a good skill to have, and a good machine will only set you back about $100 bucks. And then just think about how much money you'll save my making things yourself. :-)