Sunday, January 24, 2010

January's "Special" Events

I know I haven't done very well at posting updates.  Maybe I need to include 15 minutes for blog posts in every day. :-)

Some of my "special" 15 minutes for January have included:

  • Making a necklace (finally) out of the pearls my husband bought me in Mexico when we were still dating.
  • Finishing the "I Am A Child of God" pictures for my babies (and messing one up because I didn't get the mod podge just right - so I already know what I'll dedicate another few sets of minutes to re-creating!).
  • Finishing a surprise thank you gift for my sisters for helping me out with my babies so much lately!
  • Daily story time with my babies -- including sites, sounds, actions, etc.  We all LOVE this one!
  • Writing cards or special e-mails or notes to family and friends.
  • Enjoying the beauty of SITTING and drinking hot chocolate at the end of a busy day.
  • Finishing my husband's photo book that I made him for his 31st birthday.
  • Journaling some of my babies' firsts.
  • Taking my babies on walks.
  • Going on a walk by myself -- at night, just me and the star-lit sky and my thoughts.
  • Re-organizing my husband's drawers so that he can actually FIT his clothes in them! (Does anyone else have to do this?) :-)
  • Creating calendars of ideas for what will make the year special - day by day, week by week, month by month.
  • Surfing the web for ideas on how to create a little more organization, homeyness, love, and laughter inside my four walls.
  • Sing songs with and dance with my babies.
  • Take my friend's engagement pictures with my husband.
  • Research and make yummy, healthy recipes.
  • Put my hair in curlers for a day when I need to feel a little bit "special."
  • Help a friend brainstorm ideas for activities she can do with her 11-year-old church youth group.
  • Make a surprise visit to a friend who has been on my mind a lot.
  • Organize a weekly playdate for moms like me (and to get more than a short break from entertaining my kids).
  • Take my kids to the in-door playground at our local Market Mall.
  • Put a puzzle together with my husband -- just because.
  • Do 15 minutes of sit-ups and crunches, my kids serving as added weight as they crawl on me and sit on my stomach.
It's been GREAT so far -- the BEST New Year's Resolution I have EVER made.

What things do YOU do to give yourself (or someone else) a special day . . . even if it is just for 15 minutes at a time?


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