Happy 2011 everybody. We barely made it to midnight. Actually, I think we all fell asleep watching Andy Griffith and I somehow woke up with 3 minutes to go and started yelling at everyone to wake up. Brian was on the couch and the girls and I were in the recliner. We turned the TV just in time to see the ball drop and then the girls said, “Ewww…why is everyone kissing on TV?”
So I explained that you kiss your sweetheart at midnight to celebrate the coming of the new year. Of course, being the romantic that I am, I just threw a fist bump in the air to my husband who was laying across the room on the couch.
We heard fireworks around town, so Katie and I stepped outside and tried to see some, but we couldn’t, so we just listened for a few minutes.
I don’t normally do resolutions. I kinda feel like if you’ve got something that needs changing, you should just change it whenever you realize that you need to do so. But earlier in the night, we were in the car heading out to eat supper with Brian’s dad and step-mom and I started asking if anyone had any resolutions for the new year. The girls had no idea what they are and I’m pretty sure that Hannah still doesn’t get it, but here’s what we all came up with.
Me- (This is part 1. After hearing Brian’s, I felt like a selfish pig and ended up adding some): Stay on top of my exercise and get a better grasp on our finances (we’re struggling a little thanks to last year’s layoff).
Brian – “Somehow be healthier and drop a few pounds”, work on our financial situation, be a better father and husband, serve the Lord more this year, make getting to church every week a priority (see why I felt like a butt head about mine now?)
Katie – stop being a junk food junkie
Hannah – “get a bunch of money so we can buy a new house so I can have my own room.” 🙂
So, after my husband made me look like a heel, I decided that I wanted to add to mine to faithfully read my bible everyday (instead of randomly like I do now) and I also want to invite someone to come with me to bible study on Sunday nights. This doesn’t start til March. I think I’m gonna ask my dad and I’m hoping that having someone to go with me will keep me accountable and in the habit of going.
So, that was our New Year’s Eve festivities. Pretty boring, eh? Yeah, I know. But I forgot to mention that the girls and I danced our butts off on the Wii, so that should count for something, right? They got that Just Dance 2 game for Christmas and they’ve pretty much been dancing non-stop. I like it because it makes me sweat and I’m getting exercise by doing something fun that doesn’t even really feel like exercise. Not to mention that I totally feel like Tina Turner when I’m gettin’ down to Rollin’ on the River.
So, what about you guys? Any resolutions for you? And how did you celebrate?