HAPPY 2017!

Can I just start by saying that our family had such a great New Years Eve day? If ringing in the new year was any indication to what kind of year 2017 will be, then I am pretty darn excited.

The beginning of a new year is equal parts exciting and scary (for me) but I am really looking forward to this new year and all it has in store for our little family. I’ve made a lot of goals for myself this year and am trying really hard to focus on self improvement and being the best version of myself. I also have several work/money/business related goals this year – something I don’t think I’ve ever really added to my new years resolution list before. Then as always I have some health goals and fun goals. As I was looking at my New Years Resolutions I realized a lot are actually quite personal, so I will be sharing my revised list on what I feel comfortable sharing — until further notice.


  • Hold weekly Family Home Evening
  • Bear my testimony in church at least once
  • Kneel to pray
  • Use my time much more wisely
  • Continue reading scriptures everyday
  • Give an act of service at least once a week
  • Read scripture stories daily with H
  • Read/watch/listen to at least one General Conference talk a week
  • Really strive to give my full effort in my church callings
  • Keep a Gratitude Journal
  • Exercise 3-4x a week
  • Improve my blog
  • Read at least one book a month
  • Find and make a new recipe at least 2-3x a month

Like I said, the rest I’m not comfortable sharing just yet. But hopefully as I get to work on them I’ll be sharing bits and pieces of them as the year goes on.

A few of my friends and other bloggers I follow started this thing where they choose a word for their year. I always loved this and was really excited to choose a word for myself in 2017. It turned out to be a major struggle. I wanted to pick a word that was motivating, clever and helped me set goals for myself. I cycled through several words throughout the month of December but I always kept going back to one word and I always fought it because it wasn’t the type of word I had in mind. But nothing else ever worked for me and I’ve decided to stop ignoring the word that keeps popping into my brain.

So my word for 2017 is: KINDNESS

To be honest there is a part of me that thinks this is a boring word, but there is another part of me really excited because its a powerful word. The world always can use more kindness and its never a bad idea to always try and be a little kinder.



I hope you guys have an amazing 2017. I’m so excited to start on this clean slate, work on goals of bettering myself and being more kind and seeing where the year takes my cute little family.



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