so i've been thinking a lot about what i want out of this new year. i feel like good things will happen this year. i feel happy and hopeful. you could look at it as depressing that for the most part my goals are the same this year as last year.... but i feel as though i've made actual progress on each one. so instead of depressed i'm pretty proud of myself. here were last years:
1- finish my book. this is of A-1 importance to me.
2- read the book of mormon and new testament, each in their entirety.
3- reach my goal weight. (and no, i'm not telling you what that is).
4- be able to run five miles.... in a row.
5- vacation to either: NYC or a tropical island TBA.
pretty good ones, right? i can't tell you how happy it makes me to know how much closer i am to acheiving these things. i have little to no control over myself, so it's a considerable feat.
i also have some goals for our house. these make me happy to think about. they include, but are not limited to:
1- new couches
2- an actual computer, instead of just a laptop
3- many more of roberta's amazing pictures blown up and framed and proudly displayed all over the place
4- a barbeque
5- a chalk board
6- a big, full length, wood framed mirror from world market for our bedroom
7- a nice dresser and night table
8- a bookcase (sigh... my dream is really a wall full of them, but i have to start somewhere)
i'm going to feel like such a grown up when i own a dresser! so, i have started saving in three different funds (other than the million other categories we have), entitled "furniture", "electronics", and "a vacation of nicole's choosing".
i feel like the vacation has a good chance of happening this year because i finally have tyler on board. he said to me the other day that he thinks it's really important that i get taken on a for realsies vacation, because that is literally all i have ever asked for since we've been married.
however, he did not use the words 'for realsies'.
i also want to get to tahoe as much as possible this summer. i want to beach it up. and i want to be tan for the first time in years. and swim in the lake lots. and go on lots of hikes. and maybe we'll finally get around to a little camping. and see yosemite. and visit griffin and katrina. and and and and..... you get the idea.
basically, i am in a really inspired mood right now.
also, i will be doing a post on some great stuff from seminary in the near future. i was telling kelly about some lessons and reading her quotes, and we agreed it needs a post.
after that post, i am going to do a real long one about mine and tyler's story in honor of our 5 year wedding anniversary, which is this friday. i really want to have that for posterity, and my memory is crap, so i figure what better time than now!
also i want to do a post on how much i love ashley boice, and how much i love the pictures of us from christmas.
have a great day!