Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Words for 2013

This is my family in 2012. We don't look all that different now in 2013.There are minor changes like Leah's new glasses or my darker hair color. And with the exception of growing children who are losing teeth and getting taller by the day, we probably won't change that much during the next twelve months.

On the outside, that is.

On the inside, I hope this year brings many changes. Changes that help us grow spiritually, physically and emotionally. Changes that push us to be more disciplined. Changes that help us accept more responsibility. Changes that bring more freedom and creativity.

As we were driving home from a recent (and much needed) date night, Mike and I were talking about our word or words for the year. Words that would encompass all that we want to accomplish for 2013. Driving in the cold, dark December night, we came up with two words:  Focus and Simplicity.

We want to focus on our faith, our family and our finances.

We want to simplify our schedules and prioritize our time.

We want to look back at 2013 as a year of tough choices that led to a more peaceful and secure family.

Here we go!

PS-- On our date night we went to see Les Miserables. It was simply amazing. Put that on your To-Do list for 2013 if you haven't seen it yet!


Maria Rose said...

Happy New Year! Sounds like you've chosen some great goals!

Rachel said...

Juan and I had a similar word for ourselves right at the end of the year and we are carrying it over: Simplify. Like how you guys are thinking!!