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December 29, 2008



I loved reading this and everyone's resolutions. Just wanted to say that I really admire all of them. I won't waste your time with my res since this is an old post. I just wanted to comment that it was inspiring.

The key fobs are JUST what I've been looking for, you know with a baby and all I'm always digging for keys. I can't get the link to work though. Can you tell me where to go. I tried searching etsy but I can't find those. They are cute!


My New Year's resolution is to take one day at a time and not worry about what tomorrow might bring. I will have trouble doing this because anyone that knows me, knows that will be hard for me to do since I am a born worrier.

Andi Saenz

I know that I'm late on commenting for the drawing, but as I was reading everyone else's comments I realized that I wasn't really commenting so that I would be entered into the drawing. The real reason that I am commenting is to put my "resolution" in writing, sort of a contract with myself. Gosh, "resolution", I really hate that word. It seems so "expected". It's what we do during the last week of EVERY year, plan to do something bigger or better than what we did (or didn't do) during the ending year. This year I am going to use the word "goal" instead. I feel that a goal is something that can be obtained and accomplished. So, with that being said, I have only one "goal" for 2009...to be happy with myself. I figure that if I can be happy with myself (spiritually, physically, emotionally), everything else will fall into place. Being happier with myself will make me a better friend, sister, daughter, wife, and most importantly MOTHER! After all, that's what we all want, to be the best Mother EVER!


My new year's resolution....only now as I am typing am I taking a moment to think of what that might be. I suppose no thoughts of mine ever went further than planning what food and drink we will be consuming the night before we are to become a better person. Lot's of wonderful things are to come this next year. My last baby turns one, and will in my mind mark the finality of such a precious time in my marriage. I will look at life through my children's eyes...hoping to slow down the moments that are going by way too fast. I will say 'yes' to baking cookies, making messes, and sliding down slides. I will say 'yes' to chalk-covered driveways, pajama days, and a house full of friends. As Jeremy and I come to celebrate our tenth year of marriage in 2009 I pray I will take in this year with everything I have and hold dear to all that we have been given. I will stop thinking we need more room, more land, more money. I will make time for girlfriends, wine, and chocolate. And finally, most importantly, I will hang a porch swing.


My motto for 2009 is "Take a Stand". I plan on taking a stand to find and commit to a church this year. Become a better Christian, Wife, Mother, sister & Friend! Of course after the baby comes in May i will want to loose the weight. But my main focus is handing everything over to God because he has showed me He is in control and will bless us when the time is right.


My new years resolutions include 1. getting healthy - I've already started and I'm on the right road, but everyday I look at my son it reminds me that I need to be around for him. I also want to be a role model for him and since he learns from me, it makes me want to be a better person and make better decisions. 2. to be a better wife, mother and daughter - we all have our days that we might 'snap'. I hope to make this a better year and have a better attitude towards everyone I come in contact with. 3. to continue to be happy with everything I am blessed with - I'm getting healthy, I have a wonderful husband and a beautiful little boy. I want to continue to thank God everyday for the things he has given me instead of wishing I had more. 4. To pray for someone everyday - I have alot of friends and family to be thankful for.

Tiffany Heath

my resolutions are quotes I came across recently: "The time you think you're missing, misses you too". I am stuck in the "if only" rut! If only we could take a vacation, if only my kids didn't fight so much, if only I was better at organizing my time, if only my house were perfectly decorated, and on and on! I run around saying "I'd love to do that if only I had the time"...So stuck on searching for time and time is laughing at me and saying "I'm right here stupid!". So this ostrich is going to get her head out of the sand and like Viv said strive to live more consciously. My other quote is "Bring the past only if you are going to build from it". I pledge to open my heart to forgiveness for myself and others this year. I will quit the constant search for perfection and forgive my past mistakes and those I am certain to make in the future! I truly loved reading all the other resolutions and will make them apart of my journey as well.


I want to be more thankful this year. Quit taking things for granted and be thankful for what God has blessed us with!

Jodie Weaver

Almost three years ago, I lost my only child, Joshua. I miss him more than anything every single day. When I thought I could not go on, the Lord was there for me to lift me up and give me strength that I never knew I had inside. My New Year's resolution is to have the kind of spirit God would want me to have. I would just like to be there for my loved ones or anyone who needs me. You can never take anything for granted as life can slip away in a mere little second. I hope I can stick to my resolution. I pray that I can.

Julie Jackson

Well, I have three this year. I am not going to focus on my weight anymore (as we can see that is not working, HA) and focus on becoming healthier in my food choices for me and what I place on the table for my loved ones. Also, make an effort to choose a more active lifestyle. The weight will come off later! Second, to work on my spiritual walk. I want to become closer to God and stop visiting churches and go ahead and take the leap and join one. My heart is pulling me towards one and its a different denomination than I grew up with, so I keep making excuses not to join. I am going to lead my family towards what my heart is telling me to do and I know Lance's heart will easily follow and lead us once we are there. Lastly, I am going to take back control of my life in all areas. Learn to say no more when the request doesn't directly benefit me or my family, and yes more when the request comes from two little hearts that just want a little more mommy time! Even stay at home moms can be VERY absent in their childrens lives. I don't ever want to be that mom! God Bless everyone in 2009!


Well, since I was old enough to make resolutions, I never seem to keep them - I always have the normal - loose weight, get healthy. Well, by Jan. 2nd, I'm eating Blue Bell in bed at midnight saying "there's always next year", but this year my resolution is simple....I want a simpler life. Since owning my own business for 8 years, it's always hurry. Hurry here, hurry there, hurry to get dinner cooked, kids to bed so I can hurry and take a shower and hurry to get up and hurry to start the day over, well, starting Jan.1,2009, I am going to try to slow my life down. So what if I'm a little late in the day and don't get everything done, is it really going to matter? Do we have to eat at 6:00 when Shane comes in the door? I think this "trying to ease up" lifestyle will make me a better mom, wife and friend. Making time for these important people in my life will carry me through until the end. On my tombstone will it say "she had dinner ready at 6:00", no I want it to say she was the best mom, wife and friend to all. So, let's see if I can keep this year’s resolution and stop and smell the roses?
Let me hurry off of here so I can finish up for the day (Just had to say that, sorry)


I am normally so bad about keeping resolutions that I have stopped making them! lol BUT this year I do intend to get a better handle on my business without letting it take over my family! I want to be better organzied with my editing time and stop spending so much time behind this computer and more time with the people that make my life so wonderful!! I want to be a better servant to my Jesus, be more thankful of the everyday, be a better wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend...I want to soak in every moment of this sweet life I have been blessed with. I don't want to take a single breath for granted.


I have many resolutions for 2009, but like you, I think I will narrow it down so that I can make an honest effort to be successful in achieving my goal. For 2009, I resolve to have more patience. I struggle with the little annoyances of everyday life such as making my way through gridlock traffic every morning, waiting for my computer to load every morning before I can check my email, waiting in long lines at the stores, dealing with grocery shoppers that hog the entire aisle (and you know who you are)and even being impatient with kind people who want to carry on conversations with me at the checkout line. The list goes on and on. I often kid with Wallace to bring me home some "patients" from the hospital where he works. For all these little things that annoy me and I don't seem to have tolerance for, I hope that I can change my perspective. I hope that I can practice being more patient with the little things so that the bigger things will roll off my shoulders. As I venture into the wonderful world of motherhood this year, I know that my resolution will prepare me to be a good mother...and also to be a better citizen, and a much, much sweeter driver :).


My resolutions are simple: to speak kinder to others and to work on better posture.

Nessa Dee

Here's my problem. Every year I set such large, vague goals and want to do so many different things, that I end up accomplishing very little and feeling like a failure. This year, I am going to find a focus and set smaller, more specific goals. (I know,I'm making a resolution to make better resolutions). I also want to be present as a wife, a mother, a friend. I want to slow down and enjoy the moments in life as they're happening, and to not always be thinking of what's coming next.

Lee Ann

My resolution for this year is to be healthy - physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I've often focused on the scale, and have failed miserably. The more I learn, the more I realize, the scale is directly connected to my emotional and spiritual health. I resolve, this year, to focus on being healthy and making healthy choices - with my time, money, lifestyle, and family. It's all about the choices!


I have several resolutions that I want to make for 2009. Since I started my journey to get healthy this year, my first resolution is to continue that journey and make it a lifestyle change. My next resolution is to give back. I was introduced to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer and immediately wanted to get involved. The first weekend in April, I will join thousands of others in the fight against breast cancer. It is a 39 mile walk-a-thon spread over 2 days and I am determined to complete it. My good friend Kristy will be joining me and together we will raise money and awareness for this heartbreaking disease. My last resolution is to be better. I want to be a better mother, sister, daughter, and friend. I want to learn to be still and listen to God. Life gets busy and it is easy to stop listening to Him as the world creeps in with their point of view. Learn to better trust and be a more faithful believer instead of relying on my own instincts to solve problems or make decisions. Learn to take in the moments that make life so beautiful instead of getting caught up in the rush of everyday life. I will be excited if I win, but I will be even more excited if I can keep all of these goals in 2009. Thanks for always inspiring me Viv, with your words and your photography.

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