Friday, December 30, 2011

Goals for 2012

Can't believe the year 2012 is just around the corner! Here are a few goals of mine for this next year......

- Officially start our new Bible study small group and make several new couple friends with kids who live really close by

- Get more involved in our church - me with the worship music and choir, and Jesse with whatever he can find to get involved in

- Possibly start a part time nannying job in the spring

- Become more flexible with Cassie and get used to going out with her and not letting it mess up the routine I think we need

- Stop breast feeding sometime between August and October, and then start trying for baby number two, hopefully it won't take us nearly as long this next time :)

- Grow closer to the Lord, and actually start having somewhat of a prayer life

- Grow closer to my husband, go out on dates more, and really show him that we are best friends for life

- Get a mini van

- Continue staying in the 120's weight wise and being more active

- Read more books

- Drive to Arkansas for the first time since Cassie was born

- Sing a lot more and find friends who want to sing with me

- Experiment with makeup more on different people and get more comfortable with it

- Stay on top of sending out birthday cards to all our family members

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Cassie's First Christmas

Christmas 2011 has come and gone....and instead of us going anywhere to visit family this year, we decided to stay here and celebrate Christmas with just the three of us. It was wonderful - nice, quiet and we were just so happy to be together as a little family. And what a wonderful Christmas present we got this year with the arrival of our sweet little girl, she was definitely the highlight of our Christmas. :)

We celebrated Christmas Eve with a yummy dinner that I cooked, complete with ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, rolls, broccoli in a cheese sauce, and Christmas cookies.

Christmas Day found us going to church for the first time with Cassie, which actually proved to be difficult, lol, because our church meets in a highschool and they don't really have accommodations for nursing moms - we ended up leaving early, but at least we tried! That afternoon as Cassie napped, Jesse and I opened our gifts to each other, nothing major, but each one was special and fun. Jesse and I had each bought Cassie a gift and we opened them while we video recorded it so we would have documentation of her first Christmas, she was so cute.

Then that evening, we headed to have dessert at Jesse's aunt and uncle's house with a lot of his other extended family - we had yummy snacks, games and fun Christmas carols. Fun times to be had by all!

We are so blessed this year, can't wait to see what the Lord has in store for 2012!