Since I started out 2011 with a list of resolutions, I've decided to report on how they went during the year!
1- LOSE WEIGHT-- I entered the "Savage Family Biggest Loser" competition, and it was great! I ended up losing to Ranee by 1%, which was a matter of about 2 pounds, I think. I was still happy about what I lost. What I didn't know was that at the very end of the competition I was actually pregnant, and have since gained about 26 pounds and weigh more than I ever have in my life! Haha! I'm thrilled to be at my heaviest ever ;)
2- VISIT AT LEAST 12 DIFFERENT TEMPLES-- We didn't quite make this goal. This year we did work in the following temples:
- Jordan River
- Oquirrh Mountain
- San Diego
We also attended a wedding in Manti and attempted to do a session in Salt Lake, but missed the session. We also planned on attending a session in Saint George for my birthday but forgot some church clothes and were unable to attend. The biggest reason we didn't meet the goal was my pregnancy-- I was so sick for about 24 weeks that it was hard to get to the temple, and when we did go, we went to Provo cause it was easiest. We do LOVE the temple, and hopefully we can go a little more this coming year!
3- BUY A BIG TV-- This obviously happened. I blogged about it January. We do love our TV :)
4- BE HAPPY-- I was thinking about this earlier today, and I can honestly say that 2011 was a very happy year for me! I am certain that attitude has everything to do with that. 2010 was fairly rough-- dealing with infertility that entire year really wore me down. I'm happy to say that this year, even before I was so blessed to be pregnant, I had a MUCH better attitude about it, and things went well. I'm a firm believer that attitude plays such a ridiculously huge roll in life. Of course I still had hard days this year. I still had moments of bad attitude. But overall, I think I've been pretty positive! I'm confident that I could have been a pretty big downer particularly during the first 24 weeks or so of my pregnancy when I was throwing up nearly every day, but instead I chose to remember that this was MY DECISION, and the blessing I'd been praying for for nearly 2 years. I've decided I have no reason to complain! I'm married and sealed to my very best friend, we're so blessed to have a baby coming to us in just a few weeks, I get to rent out my parents' basement apartment and see them regularly, I have a fantastic job, DJ hasn't needed to work while he was in school, he only has one semester left, we have 2 well-functioning cars, we've never had to worry about where money for rent or food was going to come from, we teach the greatest Primary class in the world, we have the opportunity to visit family in Wyoming cause they're not too far away, we get to attend the temple, we have support from both sides of our family... I could go on and on and on. Basically we're incredibly blessed, and we are so grateful for what we've been blessed with! Instead of focusing on the few things that aren't ideal, why not focus on the amazing things we have? It's clear our Heavenly Father loves us SO much, and it would be so selfish of us to mope about the little things we think we're lacking when in fact if we have a trial or something that's hard to deal with it's going to be for our own good. If we do our very best to focus on what we do have, and how to get the most of the situations we are in, we're going to be happy!!!