HAPPY NEW YEAR – 2018

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HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!! I love new years!!! Probably because I love the idea of planning, dreaming, and discovering what this NEW YEAR will bring!

Welcome 2018!

This year Darren and I tried something new πŸ™‚ we wrote out each month in 2018, and discussed some different key elements we wanted to include in each month. Some of elements included:

  • Birthday Celebrations, Holidays, Anniversaries
  • Focus Book for read aloud with the kids
  • Focus Game (since our kids are younger we wanted to pick a game a month to focus on teaching how to play as a family for our family game nights. Being that our oldest is 4 these games include examples like: Uno, Go Fish, Candyland etc.)
  • Special month activities (pumpkin patch, camping, hiking, baking cookies, planting a garden etc.)
  • Focus Family Bible themes to be taught in the month and during family bible time
  • School Themes for the kids which correlate to activities as well
  • Date night IN – Darren and I want to plan a date night after the kids go to bed at home twice a month ideas include (baking together, playing games, campfire, picnic in the living room, painting etc.)
  • Date night OUT – We have gotten into a rut of just going to dinner but we really want to see what other date night ideas we can do together (dance lessons, second hand shopping, shooting range, archery, bowling, etc.)
  • Boy Activity – we want to find opportunities for Dad to have time to a “boy bond”
  • Girl Activity – we want to find opportunities Β for Mom to have a “girl bond”
  • Special Events – church events, family events, trips etc
  • Special Kid dates ( see this blog for examples)

Are you overwhelmed? I was a first too but then I just got EXCITED!!! And honestly there are some blank spots that will be filled in as the year progresses πŸ™‚

If this interest you keep you eyes open for more blogs to come on the break down template of each month and some ideas to inspire you πŸ™‚

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL!!!! 2018 is going to be GREAT!!!!

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