New Years Resolutions or something like that...

Before I tell you all my fabulous resolutions have you noticed my new blog layout? Well it is brand NEW thanks to the wonderful Elisabeth from Thimbles + Things! Click around, check it out, there are some cool new things!

Now for the resolutions...or something like that.
I'm not going to be hardcore and say I am GOING to have to do these, thus the 'something like that', but I am going to say that I would like to do them. Lets be real, who really does them?
If you do, you're a freak, in a good way.
And sometimes life gets in the way and bam, you've slipped up...so you got to go with the flow you know?

Here are some new years resolutions for this 2012 year...

// Get/be pregnant

// Read the scriptures in the morning daily while eating breakfast. That worked for me a long time but I wonder if there is another time I can study them better and for longer.

// Say my personal prayers always.

// Read more church/spiritual books.

// Read some really really good books. I am just finishing Mockingjay from The Hunger Games trilogy and man, I need to read more books like that. Just really good books, ya know? That suck you in and make you think about the characters often...

// Comment on my real friends blogs more often like I used to.
Lets be real when you follow so many blogs (now so) it is impossible to keep up on everyone.

// Go on walks more often with Katinka and Kevin when he can.

// Cook 1 new experimental meal a week and hopefully learn to love cooking?

// Workout at least 4 times a week. It all went downhill when we moved into our new house. Then we went on a vacation over Thanksgiving and Christmas break and when we had spare time we worked on unpacking/organizing our stuff/house... I need to get back into the groove. I miss Zumba, Yoga, Kickboxing, everything.

// Listen to lots of church music on Sunday.

// Work on watching/tracking our money more so we don't go over budget. This also includes cooking healthy cheaper meals...anyone got any recommendations?

// Write Kelsi on her mission 1x every 2 weeks, maybe 1x a week if I am on top of things.

// Write in a journal frequently. Just a little bit at least!

// Be more well balanced in all that I do and how I spend my time.

Well, I know there a ton more but those are the ones I thought of when I wrote this :)

What are some of your new years resolutions?


  1. Good resolutions! Remember, your blog can count as a journal too- minus the super personal stuff! As for keeping a budget with cheap meals, I found a meal planner with a shopping list attached and it has helped me out a TON! I can send you the link if you like :)

  2. Looks like a great list!:) Here's to actually accomplishing our new years resolutions! Haha!
    love the new layout!

  3. fancy fancy! i love the new layout :) looks like you've got quite a year planned out, hopefully this year will be filled with many blessings for you <3

  4. Love the layout, and good luck on your resolutions! So exciting that you guys are going to try for a baby :)

  5. i like the baby idea.


  6. Your first resolution is SO EXCITING! I hope everything works out for you. :) PS love love love the new layout, it looks great!

  7. These are great resolutions! I'm excited for you to get pregnant this year! =)

  8. Great resolutions! And I am absolutely loving the new layout especially the header. It's too cute!!!

  9. Love the resolutions. Ditto to what Carlie said, totally excited for you to be pregnant! Also, the new blog design rocks. I LOVE it.

  10. I LOVE your new layout! I want one too! Haha!
    Similar resolutions my friend - get pregnant, cook healthier meals, exercise more, devotional time, etc. Wondering which Christian/gospel groups you like? xo


  11. I just found your blog, and I have to say, it's totally adorable:) Want to follow each other?

    Shelby xoxo

  12. How exciting that you wanna have a baby? So so exciting for you! And, I'm definitely on board with the exercising thing. I have got to get going on that. I always find excuses to [not] do it.

    Happy new year.

    P.S your new blog look is great!

  13. I love your new layout :)

    That's exciting about hopefully an upcoming baby!

  14. Love the resolutions! When Im back in England I want to sit down and think of all the good books I know- I know many like the hunger games! also, get pregnant?!!! yes please. I would love to see your baby bump pictures.

  15. My two favorites are get pregnant and cook something new every week. I'm keeping my goal of cook something new every week, so if you want any ideas be sure to hit me up.

    Good luck with all of those!

  16. These are great resolutions! Just found your blog and am a new follower!

  17. sound like awesome goals!!!! :0 good luck!

  18. I LOVE your new design! That header is stupendous. Love your list of resolutions! Have you read the Matched trilogy by Ally Condie? I've only read the first yet but have the second on loan from the library to read this week. It's so good so far and I've heard good things about Crossed too!

  19. Love your new layout!! These are some good resolutions! I need to get back into working out too :)

  20. ashley! you crack me up...you're always doing SO much! it's inspirational :) i need to start on some serious resolutions! LOOOOOOOVE the new layout again!

  21. Wonderful resolutions! I'm incorporating cooking into my resolutions, as well as finding some gooood books to read!

  22. Hope you had an amazing Christmas and Happy New Year to you! You have a great set of resolutions. Don't you love the new year...it is so nice to have a fresh start on life! Most of my goals are definitely more spiritual too!

  23. I LOVE your new design! It's so fun to start fresh :) I think you have some very good resolutions this year- get/be pregnant? So presh!

  24. I cannot get over that you want to get pregnant this year- that makes me so INCREDIBLY happy