Thursday, April 1, 2010

Focus on the Family: April 2010

What a great month March was!  The weather was nicer and the kids actually got to play outside a few times, we celebrated Mallory's birthday and St. Patrick's Day and we've been getting out regularly with our friends.

I've failed miserably at reading books.  But since I've worked time into my routine for this...I expect vast improvement this month.  I'm also starting some other new routines to help me around the house...things that don't take more than 15 minutes.  They involve two of my problem areas...laundry and dishes.

Family Time....quality time together.
  • Family Outings (bookstore, movie, bowling)
  • Read more books
  • Celebrate Easter (color eggs, egg hunt)
  • Celebrate Alex 4th Birthday 
  • Celebrate Earth Day (crafts, stories, songs)
  • Bake something together 
  • Read Your Child's Strengths 

Kid and preschool.
  • Tea Party with Mallory and our friends 
  • Play date in SLC with Chrisy
  • Visit the library Get a library card
  • Start Geo-Caching (one per week) 
Me Time....cuz if Mama ain't happy....
  • Get a Pedicure 
  • Read Love, Loss and What I Wore by Ilene Beckerman
  • Finish reading The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families
Couple Time....all because two people fell in love.
  • Thursday Night Movie/TV night (No World of Warcraft allowed)
Home's where the heart is.
  • Clean and Organize Alex's Room
  • Fold and put away laundry same day it's washed
  • Do dishes after lunch and dinner, put away before bed


I really had to think hard to figure out what I'm thankful for this month.   The tone of our house has changed recently because of the uncertainty of our future.  We're reluctant to make plans and Calvin is so busy working that we aren't spending a lot of time together.   There is an underlying tension...and I can't seem to bring more peace to my home.  The planner in me is all discombobulated and uneasy.  So...this month....I'm thankful for music.  Music always manages to make me feel better and can make whatever I'm dealing with not seem so hard.

What plans are you making for the month? Stay on track! Write a post with your goals for the month and link up.


  1. Great goals this month Connie! I heard geo caching is really fun!

    Have you seen Mondern Mom's Project Date Night? She has some great, creative ideas for dates.

    I have missed like 3 of your posts - I'm off to catch up!


  2. That list is great!!! I so want to try Geo caching....maybe when we have some more time ;) We are going through a lot of uncertainty here too.... I am not allowed to blog about it though. To make a long story short, we have a very close family member who is very sick with Cancer (has been for 4 years) and is on her last hope of treatment and S's company might not exist in two more months. All very scary but praying that we will find our way. I am praying for you all too!

  3. Wow. I admire you for your plans. Planning ahead is difficult for me because plans are ALWAYS made to be broken in my book. I find going with the flow and just allowing God to order my steps throughout all my mess and chaos works best for me. LOL!

    Blessings to you in April. I'm glad I dropped by!

  4. Great goals for the month! I hope you can fit in a lot of "me" time and I hope that the tension lets up for you!!

  5. wow!! with goals like these your family is on its way to amazing memories and love love and more love!! its so awesome to see a mama so devoted to her family...i just love you. will you be my mom?

  6. Ugh, I'm just now linking up! Better late than never, right? Love your goals. Things are a little stressful here too, and I hate that feeling of tension. Hope this month is super special for ya! :)


I love you. You are my best friend! Your hair looks fantastic today!