Saturday, January 03, 2009

resolutions? i have a few...


some of them are fun and silly and some will be taken more seriously, but here they are. this year i resolve to...

:: eat the way i know i should. yesterday i baked bread and made yogurt for the first time in months~ i forgot how much i enjoy it! and of course nothing beats made from scratch by mama, right?

:: read more! i barely read a thing last year, with the exception of bedtime stories every night and a pattern book here and there. i was too busy sewing and knitting, but i really do miss finding a great novel and getting lost in it. esme' is excited too because more reading means more trips to the library!

:: zippers! i am totally going to learn to sew zippers!

:: continue the never ending battle with the clutter around our house. snooze, boring, i know! trust me, i would much rather be reading or sewing zippers, but i promise i will make a whole hearted attempt to squeeze this in here and there. i have been kind of following the get-rid-of-3-items-for-every-item-purchased rule and that is helping. i have also been randomly yanking things off hangers from the closet and throwing them into the donation boxes just as tony is walking out the door with them. i can honestly say i haven't missed anything i have parted with. i don't even know if i can remember what i've gotten rid of this way, that is how insignificant these things were to me.

:: and, most importantly, i am going to continue to count my blessings each and every single day. i am going to hug more, yell less, say i love you twice as often, and be the very best mommy, partner and friend possible.


family photos taken at Kathryn Albertson Park in Boise this past October.

yours in enjoying the new year happiness,

erika

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Lovely Little Lovelies said...

you have such a lovely family. i am very hopeful for 2009. cheers to a good year :)

Jess said...

I love your pictures. :) I'm so glad you posted them. I should get together with you and show you how to sew zippers. It's really not that hard.

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Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Your family photos are gorgeous! I have to laugh at your red hair and turquoise jewelry. Must be great minds, right? ;)

And GREAT resolutions.

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