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Happy New Year, blogworld!!! :)
I hope you had a safe and fun NYE. I know we did! I got to spend time with my family AND some great friends, 
so no complaints here!
My cute parents
My sister & her hubby
Just finished up eating a LOT of food at Benihana!

Some of the gang at our NYE get-together!

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There is something SO exciting to me every January. The chance to start over, start fresh. You feel like the world is at your fingertips; like you can DO anything and accomplish EVERYTHING.

I haven't decided if I'll share personal goals or resolutions on the blog this year. Last year I did 12 in '12 and it really did help keep me focused all year on things I wanted to do. Did I complete them all? Nope, not even close on some of them. But it kept me in check, that's for sure. And some of the goals? I went above and beyond! That's a great feeling, if you ask me. To look back on those check-lists and be able to say, "Heck YES I did that!"

Jared and I have decided to set monthly goals as a couple this year. Just mini-checklists at the start of every new month. Small goals help us accomplish the big picture goals! And let's be honest, who doesn't love a good list of things you get to cross out?! 
Especially when you have a cute notepad and a pen that looks like a pencil to jot them all down with. 
Thanks Kayla ;)

I'm excited to see what 2013 might bring us. As as couple, as individuals, as employees, as friends.... even as a blogger! 

What are YOU most looking forward to this month, or this year?

24 comments

  1. love the couple checklist idea! I kinda want to borrow it! Such a great way to keep up with the things you want to accomplish and a monthly basis is a really good goal structure!

    Happy new year:):)

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  2. I LOVE the fresh start of a new year too... I hate when people are all "it's just another day, blah blah blah... " There's definitely something different in the air and I love it! It motivates me and I really do feel like I can conquer my goals for the year!

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  3. Monthly goals is a great idea!! I'm totally stealing it!

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  4. Oh you're welcome ;) haha... I couldn't resist with the adorable pen disguising itself as a pencil. So cute.

    Love you to pieces and I'm so happy we got to ring in the new year together, once again. You are truly one of my favorite people on this planet girl!! :)

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  5. I haven't made new years resolutions. Instead, I've been making goals that I want to accomplish every two months... I think it was similar to what you did. But I figure there is a higher chance of me actually accomplishing them if they are more "short term" and I don't give myself a year to put them off!

    Lauren
    http://laurensweetnothings.blogspot.com/

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  6. Looks like a perfect NYE! :) I hope to stick to making and reaching goals this year. I always start out strong and then taper off. :) Good luck!

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  7. Happy new year friend!! (can I just say that you look so much like your mom!!)

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  8. Love the idea of couple goals. May have to steal that!

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  9. I knew that had to be your mom ~ y'all look so much alike! I am going with daily, weekly and monthly goals this year....just seems to make them more attainable. :)

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  10. I too stuffed my face with food. That must be why the seven beers I drank didn't too much damage to my dignity.

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  11. we are doing goals together this year too! i think it will help me stick to them!
    what a fun NYE!

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  12. Haha I just love you. Your goals every month on the cute notepad sound awesome!! Such a great idea! Loved our pictures too!

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  13. Monthly goals is a great idea! My roomie and I were talking about doing that -- something that can be "measured" like lost 10 pounds, instead of just lose weight. It makes it more rewarding when you meet the goal! The hard part is sticking to it!

    Love all the pics. You and your sis look a lot alike!

    Happy New Year!

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  14. i think thats awesome that you guys set goals together! we should totally do that, too.

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  15. what a great post! Good things will happen for you guys in 2013!

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  16. What a cute family you have! That is such a good idea to set monthly goals - I am scared to say this out loud but I am trying no spending until my birthday which is in March! Small sacrifices for greater success right?!?!

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  17. I'm looking forward to meeting you this year!! It is one of my resolutions, and it WILL happen.

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  18. Glad you got to spend quality time with your sis! I'm not sure if I'm going to share my resolutions either. Honestly I haven't had a minute to really get them on paper. Happy 2013!!

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  19. Love the cute little notebook!
    I agree about a new year! I love it!

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  20. Love that notebook :) You are so cute! I just randomly stumbled upon your blog - so glad I did. I adore football too, and love your style :)

    Now following you via GFC, excited to read more girl!

    Xo

    Erin

    sweetnessitself.blogspot.com

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  21. Jer and I did a list of family goals as well!! One of them we will be sharing in 3 weeks!! We are hoping to complete at least 1 goal a month!! :)

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  22. I put my lovely list of goals on Instagram! :) I would love to hear yours!!

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  23. I LOVE that you got your husband involved in monthly goal setting! Such a fabulous idea - I hope I can get my hubby on board! Happy New Year sweet girl! xo

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