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Step It Up

I lost my focus already (theme word for 2014 - scratch that) when tonight I thought of a new word/phrase that I want to work on in this new year that I liked better. It is:
 Step It Up
This means so many things to me. Step it up with my blogging, step up with my friendships, step up in keeping in touch with people, step up in my commitments and start saying no to things I dont think I can handle, step it up in my church calling, step it up in my marriage, step it up in my personal life...so many things. It's not going to happen all at once and I'm glad that I have all year to work on this. All goals start with smaller goals and plans so I think I will take the categories I listed above and break them down into what the details of these different categories are and then some ways I can accomplish my stepping it up.
What is the word or phrase you want to work on in 2014?

Figuring Out My To-Do's

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Do you ever make yourself a to-do list and it looks miles long or is so crammed on to a sticky note that it just feels overwhelming to look at and you dont even know where to start , even when its sorted into categories? How is that for a run on sentence!?

I put all the to-do's I could think of on this stick note the other day. I even put it in to categories this time. Blog. Shop. Clean. Other. Christmas. Just looking at this small piece of paper with tiny writing makes me feel like shutting down & not doing a single thing because its just too much! But while I sit at work I have so much motivation to get these things done. When I get home it seems to want to drain away. Motivation down the drain.  Maybe it is the super cold weather?
Working 8 hours a day can be tough. I am so blessed to have a full time job though, srsly. I got very used to working 6 hours a day for the last few months and having a lot of time to do things when I get home. Maybe part of the problem now is that i…

Thanksgiving in Idaho

I just got back from an awesome time in Idaho for Thanksgiving with my family and Tony's family. We left late Wednesday night after I took forever to pack, then we met up with Laura & Rocky at In N Out for dinner and then we were on our way to Boise. Tony drove the whole way which was surprising because usually the last hour or two he gets tired and I take over. It was nice to finally get to my parents house and go to bed.
Thanksgiving Day, I was a little sad to have missed the parade on TV. For some reason my brothers always manage to find a football game to watch instead. It seemed like not much time passed at all and we were sitting down to eat. I took pictures and made a Vine video of all that but it will be posted soon so I will be sure to link to it here.

Tony and I didnt head out to do black Friday shopping until about 8pm and we were able to get everything his mom wanted us to get for her at Target. Win! We spent 2 hours in line at Kohls - fail - but we got some really …