They say that one of the best ways to help yourself reach your goals is to make yourself more accountable by telling them to others. What more accountablity can you get than posting them for anyone to see on the internet! So, here are mine this year. My intention is to give regular updates on my progress. (So, if I don't mention them for awhile - call me on them, okay?)
Spring clean and organize my house before the baby comes in March. I have to determine whether the basement and garage count as part of the house. I have divided up the rest of the rooms of the house and will work on specific areas each week.
After the baby comes, lose my pregnancy weight gain and get into good shape. This one I won't have to work on for awhile, but I'll need to get a plan in place.
Read scriptures as a family more consistently and effectively. We've been working on listening to the Book of Mormon during breakfast, but sometimes miss it when the morning isn't going smoothly and we start breakfast a few minutes late. I want to work better on having smoother mornings, and at least once a week, use "Scripture Study for Latter Day Saint Families" to help us better understand and apply what we are listening to.
Use my time more wisely. This involves limiting my avoidance of getting done the things that really need to get done, because I find blogging, etc. more appealing. I already do less blog surfing and posting than I once did. But, I still need to practice more self control in jumping in and getting my to do list done, instead of looking for ways to put off getting started.
Help my daughters memorize the first 7 Articles of Faith. This is actually something we are working on with the whole primary and started at the end of last year. They have already passed off the first two and are excited about learning more.
Learn to decorate cakes. I've always just winged my cake decorating. But, Emily wanted to learn, and so now we are taking a cake decorating class together this month. This is my FUN goal!
So, there they are!