Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New Years & Resolutions

Shawn and I had a hard time deciding where to spend our New Year's Eve. We are lucky to have so many friends and family that live near by that are always doing fun things. We decided to start off the night with Kioko & Carl's Brazilian family in Draper. Kioko told us there were just going to be finger-foods, but we should have known better...we had a huge sit-down meal with sooo much yummy food.
We call Kioko our "Brazilian Mom" (ps. she is of japanese decent but is from Brazil). She takes such good care of us!

Shawn eating this yummy Brazilian style pizza.
Around 10:30 we headed to Suzy's school to play some games in the gym. It was soooo cold!!!
Suzy & Paul getting ready for some hockey!
I had so much fun playing wall-ball with Shawn. Ha, it brought back good memories from my elementary days. We had such a great night with these guys!

Goals for 2011:

  • Organize & back-up our pictures
  • Go to the temple once a month
  • Teach Maggie more tricks...she knows one :(
  • Lose the marriage weight
  • Print & hang more pictures
  • Run 780+ miles = only 3 miles/day @ 5 days a week...should be a relatively easy goal
  • Ready the scriptures 7 days a week (Sunday church counts as reading)
  • Save more! Spend less!
  • Find time to read the books that I want to...instead of the books that I have to!
  • Make dinner 3-4 x's a week & eat out only once a week!
  • Be 80% vegan all year long
Things to keep doing:
  • Making green smoothies every morning
  • Continue getting 8 hours of sleep each night
  • Blogging!
  • Keeping the apartment clean and organized
  • Spending quality time with the hubby
  • Look & pray for missionary opportunities
  • Attending church every week
  • Writing Curtis every week
  • Keep focusing on what we are putting in our bodies
  • Making a conscious effort to be more positive & optimistic


  1. Glad you guys had a great Christmas and New Years.

  2. Good list, still don't know what "Marriage Weight" but whatever ha your goals inspire me!

  3. Your Christmas and new years looked like a blast! Love Iphones! Levis dad used to do scavenger hunts but were "too old" now, pssh whatever THAT means. Your moms an amazing painter, wow. That brazillian food looked bomb. Sorry I commented a lot and it's all on One post and not to each one! :) great goals too!

  4. i loved this post. You made me realize that i need to set some goals, cause i haven't yet. P.S. your new years eve sweaters are cute. I wish i would have bought that one i tried on with you.