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Ellie and Addison

Family goals

Love this family portrait Addison created in pre-school. It’s hanging in the kitchen and reminding us to all be more friendly to each other. Although I wouldn’t say that is really something our family needs to work on. I could write a list a mile long on things this family could work on, but friendliness – I think we’ve got that one covered. :)

When my parents asked Kenny what his goals for the New Year would be he said that his goal this year was to not set any goals. If you know my husband, you know that this will actually be quite an accomplishment for him! He is extremely goal driven – almost to a fault – the kind of person that has a harder time enjoying the journey because he is so focused on the end result. After the crazy year he had last year being up for partner at his law firm and dealing with everything we had going on at home, he is ready for a low key year with no pressure. I am completely supportive of this! Although I could maybe think of a goal or two for him….perhaps keeping his annoying red shorts off of the bathroom floor…..or immediately rinsing out his cereal bowl instead of leaving it for me to do later when the cereal is hard and stuck to the bowl and a total pain to clean…..just sayin’.
As for me, I am always setting goals and plan on continuing with the things I am always working on. But I do have one MAIN goal this year and that is to get my kids eating healthier snacks/meals. My girls are so picky and I haven’t been as good as I should be about making sure they eat a wide variety of healthy foods. It’s so hard for me! You all know I enjoy decorating, cleaning, and organizing my kitchen MUCH more than actually cooking in it!

I did some research, checking out blogs and magazines, to get ideas for healthier snacks and ways to make them easily accessible to my girls. And I’ve been stocking up on lots of fruits and veggies – less crackers (my go to snack for my kids).

One thing I’ve loved snacking on are these Sugar Snap Peas. They taste so good! Well – I think they taste good. My girls tasted them and turned up their noses and then asked if they could take them outside to eat. I said sure and then ten minutes later went in the backyard to check on them and found them doing this –

planting their snack! I laughed so hard! I thought they were eating their peas, but instead they were watering them.

Clearly we have a ways to go. :)
xoxo, Erin
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18 thoughts on “Family goals

  1. Oh man that is funny!!!

    My goal EVERY year is to make NO goals. Basically if everyone is alive and relatively happy at the end each year, I’m good.

  2. That is just too funny. I have a hard time with that too. My kids all get really picky at 4 or 5. Everything they once ate they suddenly won’t touch. It drives me crazy. It becomes such a battle. Let me know if you find anything that works well.

  3. Love it! Ryan and I had a good laugh at the girls, we especially love the little sign they made! That is a good goal for healthy snacks, I really try to not let my kids over do the carb snacks either. I do agree with you, I think Kenny could at least go for the rinsing out the cereal bowl goal. That’s a great low key goal!

  4. Yes, both you and kenny deserve a less stressful year. Hopefully, being partner will be a little more laid back for both of you. Jeff’s lowest billing year was last year and it was SO NICE! He “works” from home one day a week too. :)

  5. I ‘kind of’ enjoy cooking, but like you, my downfall with my daughter is making sure she eats as healthy as she should for every meal. I have so many freakin’ goals this year…

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