Read half of the book of Luke and ponder the things I've learned over the last several months of our pastor's sermons on Luke.
Didn't finish this, unfortunately.
I am doing Bible with my kids daily and memorizing Scripture along with them.
Cook a special dinner and eat in candlelight with Josiah after the kids are in bed.
Though we've spent lots of time together, it never seems to work out to eat late because we're both starving at 6pm and too tired to do a really late dinner after the kids are in bed.
Jog 3x to get ready for a 5K coming up.
Didn't jog at all (yikes!) but did haul 5 kids 6 and under on a mile walk, which I think burned as many calories as jogging!
This Week's Goals:
Pray for each of my family members every morning before starting the day.
Make legos a naptime only toy.
(This may seem like a weird thing to put under marriage but....let me explain. The last few weeks the kids have been trying their hardest to get out of rest time. During the time that should be "Mommy's quiet, recharging time" they are constantly talking to me, running in and out of the house or getting into trouble in their rooms. They are also distracted from schoolwork by legos throughout the day. So, by making legos a "rest time only" toy, perhaps I can get an hour or two of quality quiet time in the afternoon, meaning I might want to have a conversation with Josiah in the evening instead of being so emotionally drained that I can't say a word to him.)
Push them harder.
I'm realizing this year just how much I've bought into the "edu-tainment" mentality in the past, trying to make school really fun and really easy for them. CC has helped me to see how much incredible potential they have for learning, and chatting with other moms at CC has helped me to realize it's time for me to make them "cowboy up" and just expect to work hard, every day, all day.
Vaccuum the whole upstairs.
Babysit my friend's 3 girls overnight for a couple of days while she is at a conference.
Host a birthday brunch for my dear friend Amanda.
Run a 5K with Ali to benefit the local library.
Cut the 3 older kids down to 3 outfits each for a 2 week experiment.
I'm tired of clothes everywhere, complaints about various clothing items, crying about not being able to find certain clothes, etc. Back to the basics!
Schedule a photo shoot with an interested client.