Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Tuesday Talk: March Goals

( @ Notre Dame September 2014)

I can't believe it's already March.  It seems like we just turned the calendar to 2016 and talks of a Spring baby arriving in March or April seemed so far away.  Now we're off to a fresh start with weather that's regularly giving us a glimpse of Spring in Indiana.  I'm ready to tackle a long list of things for the month and am happy to report that I accomplished the majority of my February goals.

Recap of my
February Goals:

1. DIY some Valentine cards for Olive to send out to our family and friends
2. Make Valentine's Day treats for Kevin's co-workers and cookies for home
3. Read 2+ books - I just got Breaking Busy, Unglued and have started reading Jesus Calling again each morning.
4. Take better care of myself - flossing, exfoliating, hand lotion, mani/pedis at home, etc.
5. Try 2 new churches
6. Take an inventory of baby items we have in storage and see what our needs are for baby brother.  Reorganize the toy situation at my house - pack away toys Olive has outgrown and this will have to be done at nap time or at night because it's traumatizing to do it with the help of a toddler
7. Write out a daily to do list of things I want to make sure to do with Olive every day.  I've done this in the past, but I'd like to revamp one that works well for us right now.  I'm thinking a quick checklist that I can post and work through most days.
8. Download current favorite songs and make a new playlist 
9. Plan some fun things for Olive.  Invite one new friend and their mom over for a play date and say yes to 2 invitations to play.  Go to story time and check out the program at the art museum for toddlers.  Go on a doughnut date, bring Kevin lunch, run errands together, stop by the pet store, etc.
10. Plan a day trip to Indianapolis to use a restaurant Groupon and do some shopping


1. Buy 2 new pairs of comfy Spring pajamas for myself as a treat for those newborn/recovery filled weeks.

2. Decide on and book a newborn photo session with a local photographer.

3. Pack a hospital bag for myself, Fletcher & Kevin.

4. Assemble Olive's big sister gift to get at the hospital.

5. Book a hospital tour so we're familiar with the place ahead of time

6. Write thank you notes for baby gifts we've received so far

7. Plan and go on a little babymoon during Kevin's Spring Break

8. Attend to all of the details of our house closing set for the middle of the month

9. DIY Some St. Patrick's Day cards to send out to family and friends 

10. Plan a St. Patrick's Day meal of rainbow fun for my family

11. Assemble and pick up a few more things for Olive's Easter basket

12. Visit the Easter Bunny & get Olive's picture taken with him

13. Attend our first Easter brunch & Egg hunt at the Country Club - I'll either be a million weeks pregnant at
the end of March or be showing up with a brand new baby boy

14.  Oxyclean our big yellow area rug 

15. Squeeze in some fun play dates with friends - library, donuts, animals, park, lunch dates, etc.

16. Set up some guest bloggers for a special project I'm working on for April

17. Start planning out the details of our move - what house projects must be done before we move in, who can help, packing schedule and then actual move dates.

18. Read for fun.  I enjoyed reading Breaking Busy last month, am working hard to read regularly, read with Olive daily and do devotions.
I got a cute new devotional for kids recently called I Can Learn to Pray: 52 Devotions on Talking to God by Holly Hawkins Shivers.  I was hoping it would be fun to start doing with my toddler, but I'd say it's really best suited for elementary aged kids.  It's divided up with activities to do over several days and a theme about prayer for each week.  There are discussion opportunities, questions and a goal for the weeks.  There are biblical references throughout that could easily be extension opportunities if you're looking to do a more in depth lesson with your kids.  I think it would be a great devotion to work through as a family to help emphasize the importance of a strong prayer life.  I'd definitely recommend this devotional and am saving it for when our kids are a few years older.  *I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review of it. 

What are some things that you're hoping to accomplish this month?? 

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  1. You did great with your goals. Yay for moving into the new place! We moved into ours over spring break last year. It is so fun to have a fresh start in spring. Praying you are able to rest up some in here too! New PJs are a great idea for yourself!

  2. You have much going on. Energy is needed to accomplish it all.

  3. I can't believe you're moving on top of new baby! Super Momma! I've got "buy some new PJs" for post-partum too. So critical to making you feel more like yourself.

  4. March sounds like a very busy and happy month ahead for you and your family! I have been trying to read everyday with my son too, but he doesn't usually want to sit still for an entire book. :)

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  5. Love all your goals. What a great month with new life.

  6. I love all your baby-related goals! It's a lot of work, I'm sure, but so fun! :-)

  7. Oh goodness this is going to be a BUSY month. SO much to do seasonally and with a new baby arriving soon. Can't wait to see the new house!

  8. I like the idea of making a list of things you want to do with Olive every day. I would be curious what that looks like!


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