2014 is in full swing, already a week into the new year!
What we have been up to:
*I made a meal plan for 2 months, shopping lists and our to-do list for projects around the house. I still need to make a plan for organizing our closet better in the hallway and our kitchen cabinets.
*I figured out the kids fall preschool schedule but was a bit bummed when it came to transportation help.
*Dom has his first basketball game this Saturday, he is so excited!
*Trying to plan Dom's birthday party. Trying to decide on spending a few hundred dollars bowling or having 2 parties here that are laid back.
*Fixed our 5 year plan (which we were a year into but it is still only 4 more years) for the better. Now we are trying to decide on building on here in 3 years or buying new in 4 years. (why can't these decisions just be easy?!)
*All of last year I had a case of the sadness, loneliness, helplessness and feelings of why things have to be so hard for our family all the time. This year I am trying to be completely positive about everything. (I am sure there will be days where positivity is just not there) Seeing things on paper helps, hence my complete life of spreadsheets and organization, keeps me in tune with everything.
*Gary and I like to give back. We have been not living up to our potential in that area in the last few years, aside from donating $, toys etc. It was something about having 2 more kids, buying a house and remodeling the heck out of it, Gary taking on 2 new positions in his company...that kept us from having the energy and drive to give back to those we adore. He came up with the idea of having some of our friends drop their kids off here and letting them go on a date night with their spouse! And so we are doing just that.
*I purchased the first few prizes for my sister's wedding shower. This weekend we are doing some of the planning. This is getting very real!
*We have planned a week off in March to finish our bathroom remodel & finish Charlie's big girl room.
*We planned our vacation and will be booking the hotels soonish. We are going to a new beach again in New Jersey. Drive out early Monday morning and stay there till Friday morning. Drive to Sesame Place Friday and go there Fri/Sat. Drive home Saturday afternoon/evening. The kids are so excited. Charlie is a true beach babe and asks constantly to go to the beach. Her and Logan also ask if we are going to see Elmo again a lot!
*We organized, donated a ton of toys and re-did both kids rooms, including closets. They are spotless and it is wonderful. Now I wish my kids liked organization and cleanliness as much as Gary and I do!
We have been busy in the first few days of 2014!