Matthew and I have started a new devotional that we do at home. We decided we needed to be doing something a little more than our regular go-to-church routine, so we bought a book that we thought would encourage us in our daily walk with God. Having Eli has really helped us strive to be better Christians. Just like the title says though...it's not a sprint. Matth and I falter DAILY (like every minute).
So our latest chapter encouraged the two of us to discuss our goals for our family, and we broke them down into categories.
Family: One TV-less night a week (Do I really need to watch Housewives of New Jersey again? NO!)
Eat dinner at the TABLE 3 nights a week (We want to do this every night when Eli is older, but right now, he has to be held...while you stand...remember?)
Home: Complete backyard landscaping by Fall
Finish our living room (It has been two whole years this November)
Leisure: Plan big vacation for next Summer (We skipped it this year with a newborn)
We each need to go out and do something without Eli at least once a month (eat with friends, fish, whatever)
Health: Eat a healthy meal 2 times a week (easy for me...not for Matth-he likes meat, and butter, and fat)
P90x every other night (has been sitting in our car since we borrowed the dvd)
Spiritual: Me- Make it a conscious effort to glorify God with my everyday tasks of being a SAHM (be the best mommy I can, clean as well as I know how, have a positive attitude about it...)
Matth- Work harder to be the spiritual leader in our home
Us- pray TOGETHER (not just before meals)
Go to church on Wednesday nights again (much harder now with a baby and no real class for him)
Financial: Us- Save, save, save
Continue to contribute to Eli's college fund on a monthly basis
So, that's it. There they are. Now you can hold us accountable. You can see me and ask, "How's that P90x going? And I can tell you that it's STILL sitting where we left it. I know we won't succeed at all of these all the time, but we are going to make an effort.
Anyway, here's my little rolly-polly when almost a month ago. He's even better at rolling around now, and is starting to "crawl" across the room. I'll have to get a video of that and post it soon.
P.S. Eli slept through the night for the first time in a LONG time...like months and months!! Very excited...even if he decided it was time to greet the day at 6 this morning. I'll take what I can get!
Do you have any good devos/books to recommend?