"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Sunday, January 03, 2010

I usually do not make new year's resolution. For one thing I can't seem to keep up with how many I make and all involved to finish them for 12 whole months. This year however I am making a few new year's resolutions not because I want to but because I need to! Here's the rundown!
  1.  I would like to think that I'm organized but from the looks of our house it seems quite the opposite. I keep telling Sam that I am very organized in my head!! I know where things are but sometimes things can get disarrayed very quickly. So this year I am going to maintain neatness and order especially in our bonus room. This room is where most of the "things" that are no longer needed or things that don't have a particular spot are kept! I am also very good at remembering dates such as birthday parties, doctor's appt, hair cuts, events, etc. But in November I missed 4 events due to not remembering them. So Sam and I went out and got an office grade expo calendar so that I can write in the "big" squares times for and places for events.
  2.  After March I would like to start walking again. C loved being strolled around last summer but I stopped once school began for time's sake. I want to pick back up this habit and it would be for exercise and of course the fun C would have while strolling around our neighborhood. And if a few pounds are shed then that's just fine with me!
  3.  I also want to get into "The Word" more! Reading the Bible should not only be nighttime reading before going to sleep. Sam and I have started reading different books especially by Max Lucado while studying the Bible and we want to do it more. One of the book studies being offered in our SS class is on Evangelism. I am very interested in learning how to talk more to people about God!
  4.  Find new recipes for quick delicious meals. Sure, I have tons of great recipes. But I'm wanting a few specialties that are quick!

2009 has been a wonderful and blessed year for The Leviners. Here are 9 things (and there are more) that were special in 2009 for our little family of three!
  1.  The Birth of our sweet Caroline on March 29th! Our lives have been  forever changed by this precious baby girl!
  2.  We celebrated three years of marriage on June 24th!
  3.  We watched some of the major first milestones as Caroline smiled, laughed, giggled, rolled over, sat up, crawled, ate baby food, had play dates, started "talking". We also watched in marvel as we celebrated her first holidays! Oh, there are many more!
  4. Joined Lexington Baptist Church on March 15th!
  5. Dedicated Caroline on August 20th!
  6. Taking Caroline on her first vacation!
  7. Spending time with friends and their babies and those who are expecting!
  8. Being blessed with family and friends that love us!
  9. All the memories of the year 2009!
Happy New Year! We are surely looking forward to what 2010 will bring!


Heather and Travis said...

I think having children makes you forgetful! I had to purchase a monthly calendar and write everything down. It's big enough for me to see the month, but also small enough to fit in my purse. It's perfect and very much needed! I can't seem to remember anything!

Daniel and Carrie Moore said...

I'm with you on the resolutions! It's hard to do things that I always used to do. With a little one (and with you working especially along with that) it's tough!

Wanted to share a quick meal that we do often. Super easy! Place 4 or 5 frozen chicken breasts (or equivalent tenderloins) in a 9x13 dish. Add salt, pepper, garlic powder (whatever spices you like). Pour sauce of your choice on top (I like Prego Traditional or 4 cheese). Cover and bake at 350 for 1 hour. Top with mozzarella cheese and bake uncovered for 5-10 more minutes. Serve on top of noodles and voila! So easy and takes like 5 minutes to throw together :)