Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Happy 2013!


Here we are at a new year again...I can't believe we're at the beginning of 2013 already. 2012 was a wonderful year for our family with lots of fun things and experiences. 

Casey and I went to NYC in May (1, 2, 3, 4).
Logan started preschool (and Ethan went back for his third year).
My mom and I went on a trip to Asheville, NC (1, 2, 3, 4, 5).

And those are just the highlights. We also went to the Dallas Zoo a few times, the Children's Museum at Fair Park, the Chihuly exibit at the Arboretum (several times), the Big Orange Pumpkin Farm (twice), dressed up as Captain Hook and Peter Pan for Halloween, and went to the lake house every chance we got.

I did fairly well with most of my goals that I set for myself in January 2012. Here's a review:

1. Go to bed earlier. Sometimes that happened and sometimes it didn't. I'm giving myself grace in this area and just trying to be reasonable about striking a balance between getting things done and getting rest. 

2. Read at least 2 books a month. According to my 2012 book list, I fell short of doing this for 3 out of the 12 months. Honestly, with the insane fall that I had...I am completely satisfied with that.

3. Make and Print Albums. This one actually happened! I have not shared about my family albums yet (on the blog), but I got all the way from the year 2000 through 2010. I cannot believe I cranked those things out...finally. And I am really happy with them too. This is probably one of the accomplishments I am most proud of this year. I hope to do a post about them soon. And I hope to continue the trend this year and get all the way caught up.

4. Work out 3 times a week. I am proud to say that this happened all the way from January to October. And then I fell off the workout wagon and straight into full photographer-mode for the fall. I know I could have still made time for working out, but I didn't. Still, I am glad I worked out for the majority of the year. Some exercise is better than none.

So that was 2012 and when I review my thoughts at the end of that post this time last year (I will celebrate small victories along the way and I will not beat myself up if I don't end up doing things exactly as I would like. Also, (and maybe this should be a goal itself) I will do my best not to compare myself with others when it comes to these goals (or anything else, really)...I really did that. And I think because of it, for the first time ever, I kept my goals in mind for the whole year instead of forgetting them because they were unattainable by February. Therefore, I will adopt this attitude this year as well...happy 2013!

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