Monthly Goals

december 2013 goals

December –  the most wonderful time of the year!

But November was pretty good to us too:) Well, minus that whole mono thing.  We attended the marine ball, searched for our new home {and signed a lease on a place!}, finished my first book on my 101 in 1001 list, celebrated our first married Thanksgiving together here in Hampstead, finished all but ten of our wedding thank you notes {I ran out!}, and got started on our Christmas cards design and address list!

Movers are scheduled to arrive in two days and I’m going a little stir crazy because I’m not allowed to pack anything. Grateful that we have someone that is handling it all for us though – prayers for a smooth move appreciated.

Once we get moved in, I hope to unpack boxes and get furniture arranged within the first few days so that we can decorate our new home for Christmas!  I’m so excited to get our first tree!  In the meantime, we’ll be enjoying these few Christmas ornaments for the next day and will continue to entertain each other with our newest addition – Leeward the Elf!

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The only things we have listed on our calendar so far is the Hanging of the Green’s at church last night, G’s brother’s graduation and commissioning, a few birthdays, our five months, and Christmas.  I feel like our clear calendar is a Christmas miracle but I think is really just a result of transition.  G’s holiday schedule is still to be determined so once its established we will make plans for holiday travel to our families.

And now to keep focused – goals for December!

  • daily Advent readings with G to keep our minds and hearts centered on our Lord and Savior
  • purchase a washer and dryer {no more community laundry! yay!}
  • start and finish book two
  • finish a website project
  • distribute/mail wedding Thank You notes
  • order and mail Christmas cards
  • establish a notebook/planner/organizer for 2014
  • continue the job hunt in the Augusta area

I’m thankful for the Lord’s guidance and direction that has brought us to where we are. Some familiar verses that G shared with me early on in our relationship,

Rejoice always,
pray without ceasing,
give thanks in all circumstances;
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

 And that is what I’m trying to remember this month {and always}.

Rejoice. Pray. Give Thanks.

What does your December look like?
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5 thoughts on “december 2013 goals

    1. Hi Brandie! Together, Gary and I are using this daily scripture reading guide {http://www.pinterest.com/pin/52635889368677016/}, and on my own I’m doing the She Reads Truth plan Emmanuel {http://shereadstruth.com/category/plans/emmanuel/}. Hope this helps!

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