Thursday, January 1, 2009

Let the fun begin!

My wonderful neighbor has been sending me her blog since we've moved in. I have enjoyed it and finally realized today that perhaps my people would enjoy it too. So I've spent my New Year morning working on it. It's all so new to me but I think I can handle it.

It's January 1st 2009 here in Okinawa. A new year of new adventure.

Last year this time, Jeff was in Korea... That's about all I remember, sad I know. This time next year, Alli will be in 2nd grade and Jason in Kindergarten. Who knows what I'll be up to. Who knows where Jeff will be.

Of course with the New Year comes new goals. It's a time to reflect on the last year and get amped up for the upcoming year. So I am going to share with you what is on my list of things I want to work on.

1~ I want to have a closer relationship with God.
2~ I want to exercise at least 3 times a week if not more. This will certainly mean getting up earlier. In case you didn't know, I am NOT a morning person.
3~ Try to be a morning person. I don't know why this is so difficult for me but it is.
4~ Take the kids someplace new at least once a month. Okinawa is so full of parks and things to do.
5~ Walk the dogs at least once a day. This wouldn't be so hard but the kids hate going for walks. Well I should rephrase that Jason hates to go for walks.
6~ Keep up with household chores. I WILL conquer MOUNT LAUNDRY!
7~ Teach the kids how to keep their rooms neat and do some chores.
8~ Find ways to save money so perhaps we can leave the island debt free.
9~ Have a date night once a month, even if that's just dinner at home, something child-free.
10~ Stay in touch with family in America.

So there you have it. My list. We'll see how it goes. Feel free to comment and leave your list if you like, I'd love to hear it!


  1. I love your blog!!! I also love and admire all your goals. I am too afarid to admit my goals out loud. Some are similar to yours. Happy New Year and Happy Blogging!!!!

  2. Love it! Most of your goals are the same as mine, well except the dog ones. I am looking forward to the day Chris comes home (one month!). This New Year's is just like your last New Year's. Today I get to clean the car and get it ready to ship tomorrow to Hawaii. Joy! We are finally in the home stretch. Yea!

    Well, I hope you had a great Christmas and an equally great Birthday. Love ya Girl!

  3. Good morning, Kimberly and family! Love your blog! I see it is a balmy 58 degrees in Okinawa! It is 23 here this morning and there is a chance of snow today. Your goals are ambitious and achievable. Now that you have written them down, they are in your subconscious mind. As Henry Ford said, "if you think you can, you can..." Go for it girl!! I have not set goals yet this year. Just hangin' on to some 2008 ones - but will get to that this weekend. Where did 2008 go? Dear, dear! Time does fly! So-HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!! Have an awesome year! With your goals, you are bound to have some fun, better health, a blessed life, and yes, a cleaner house (but then, that is probably the least of the goals!) :-) Take care, and keep those letters and updates coming!


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