Thursday, December 3, 2009


Hello Friends and Family,

I have decided to blog about our 2010 goals. I have made a long list of things I/we want to accomplish. Although we may not accomplish everything this year, i am going to strive to do my best.

This blog will follow us through our triumphs, our challenges, and our failures.

So here is the official List


1) Save 9-10% of your annual income in a savings account

2) Save $1000 to go on a honeymoon/5-year anniversary

3) Make 1 extra house payment

4) Spend less that $3000 on groceries and household needs for the entire year (does not include baby things but does include toiletries and cleaning products)

5)Never use a credit card

6)Save enough money to buy Aaron a new chainsaw

7) Save enough money to buy a new lawn mower

8) Save $500 to buy a 1/2 cow or a pig for the freezer

9) Have no debt (other than the mortgage) by the end of the year. (Only have some medical bills, but i want to keep it this way)

10)Pay off all medicals bills from 2009 (Thanks a lot kidney and face)

11)Make $500 from selling things (yard sales, craigslist, etc)

12) Start a savings account for a new car


1) Go on two weekend family vacations

2) Visit both families at least once


1) Make at least 2 batches of beer

2) Make at least 1 batch of root beer

3) Grow a successful garden

4) Can 6+ months of corn, green beans, pickles, spaghetti sauce, stewed tomatoes, salsa, etc.


1) Get back to pre-Hannah weight

2) Make two dresses for Hannah

3) Learn a new hobby

4)Make 2 books on picaboo

5) Read the entire bible

6) Get more involved at the church


1) Hunt something

2) Process one animal

3) Make a rocking horse


1) Make our own (so my real goal is to not but any sandwich bread or breakfast breads for an entire year)

2) Make 52 new recipes