My computer is about to die and it is past my bedtime. But I must write at least one thing to mark the passing of 2017 and the arrival of 2018. It was a fantastic year and if I was a better person I would write a wonderful, witty synopsis of it’s events. Actually, if I was a better person I wouldn’t have to write a synopsis, I would have already made a daily record of the happenings of our family for the past year. However, going forward I hope to take the time to process life through writing. It always helps me, and it is wonderful to read back. Resolutions for the year to come? (Or revelations, as William called them yesterday…)
1) Track my expenses for one month. Then move on to the next one.
2) Return family scripture study to mornings at 6:30. Sam and Lizzie had early morning seminary starting at 7:10 this past semester so our early morning devotion took a back seat. We tried to do it at night, but it’s hard to do anything as a family when the family isn’t home. Is it just me, or are teenagers really never home? That is what it feels like. I actually miss them!
3) Spend the first part of each morning (after I workout) on personal reflection for at least a half hour, either writing or just pondering.
4) Ski at least once a week for the duration of the ski season. Hopefully we will get some snow. I plan on checking a different child out of school each week (if they are caught up) for personalized instruction and one-on-one time. I’ve been four times now plus one failed attempt when Sam and I went up and I had grabbed only one of my ski boots and one of Lizzie’s. It was crazy busy anyway so it wasn’t much of a loss. Sam has been close to a dozen times and Lizzie half a dozen. The littles only a few times each.
What am I excited about for 2018? We just decided to take a camping trip to Alaska this summer. We will leave in June and drive up. Grant will meet us in Anchorage ten days later for our tour of the Kenai Peninsula and Denali National Park. We will spend another week driving home together. If it doesn’t rain on us the whole time I think it will be a fantastic trip. If it does rain the whole time? It will certainly be memorable!