Saturday, January 02, 2010

Happy New Year to Ya!

Hope you guys all had a great and safe new year! The hubs and I did, we were able to spend it with good friends. We made some goals for ourselves as a couple and as individuals this year and posted them by the bathroom mirror where we see them twice a day. I don't want to call them New Year's Resolutions because people never follow through with them but they are our goals and where we'd like to see ourselves by the end of the year.
Our goals as a couple are:
1. We'd like to walk together at least 5 nights a week.

We want to be more physically fit as a couple and regularly walking would be a good
start. It also gives us a chance to talk without getting to distracted by tv or the computer.

2. We want to pay off 50% of the remaining debt in our second mortage

I've been reading so much about setting up a financial plan. Generally, the hubs and I
are pretty good with money and budgets. I tend to be the spendier one in the family but neither of us is a fan of debt. Our only debt right now is our mortgage but we have two of them. I'm praying that we are able to pay off our second mortage within this year but the goal is just for 50% of our remaining debt in our second mortgage to be paid off. Once we have it completely paid off we're going to go aggressive on our first. If I had to do again, I think I would have rented and saved up to flat out buy our first home no matter how long it took. Live and Learn right...

3. We want to read through the Bible as a couple.

With this we both want to grow as Christians and as a couple. This will be a great way to grow and challenge each other. I'm so excited to do it!! It is a pretty aggressive reading to me but I'm excited for the challenge.

Anyone else setting some goals for this year??


Devildogwife said...

Sounds like you have set some good goals. It's fun to see so many people setting goals to read through the Bible. May the Lord bless you this year!

mama k said...

What plan are you following for the read through the Bible?

I sat down and brainstormed some areas of my life that need some attention. K and I are sitting down tonight to come up with some specific family goals.

Dirkey said...

thanks all, Mama K this is the plan we're using

Post yours up when you guys decide.

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Anonymous said...

Ah well not nearly as big as your goals. My goal is to go to the gym 3x a week and to do weight lifting atleast twice a week because my ultimate long term goal is to become stronger so I can adopt or have another baby (I'm not nuts I know I physically can't do it because I have to consider my health, but I do have 10 embryos left and we could use a surrogate, yada, yada, yada...). Hmmm, reading that, my ultimate goal is pretty grandiose.