I never got around to doing an "I Resolve" post so I will tell you a little about what I want from 2009. See 2008 was about my battle with my weight. I have not finished that battle, but everything is in place to succeed and maintain so that is not my number one focus anymore. I decided to focus more on my family. To spend more time playing and focusing on my children individually (Kirstyn starts Kindergarten in 2009...agh!) and to spend more time focusing on mine and David's friendship and our marriage.
A few years ago David and I attended a marriage conference at our church. The speaker was Gary Chapman (the 5 Love Languages guy). Anyway, at that conference he made a statement that I have not forgotten. "When you have the marriage that you dream of for your children's future, then you can stop working on your marriage." Wow. So true. I have a great marriage but it is not perfect and it requires work so I have signed myself up for the 1 Cor 7:5 Challenge over at The Diaper Diaries. (There is still time to sign up!)
And then today I found out about this Valentine's Carnival over at We Are THAT Family. I think it will be fun to read every one's stories about their True Loves and I might even win a prize. Go on, plan to join and lower my chances of winning... it's okay, really.
So, anybody got any ideas for inexpensive date nights? Also, do you take your kids on "dates" to spend one on one time with them?