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Now that the year 2012 is here, it’s time to start on new resolutions for this new year.

1. Continue to lose weight and make it to 120 pounds. I’m standing at 127 pounds right now and I definitely think I can make it to 120 in a year’s time. I don’t really want to lose more than that, tho.

2. Tone up. On top of losing a few pounds, I’d really like to tone up and be fitter.

3. Run a 5K. I’ve been trying to do this for a while now but this year I’m going to make it happen.

4. Read more. Once nursing school is over I’ll have more time to read recreationally, which is something I really miss.

5. Save up for a down payment for a house. We already have a nice start to this savings goal but we need to build on that because we hope to buy a house by this time next year.

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Cori -

Good luck with your resolutions! I’m hoping to do some health/home/budget improvements as well.

Pam -

Good luck!! I think those are reasonable goals to achieve this year.

I love looking back on my New Year’s Resolution to see how I did. Believe it or not, I only look at these for the first few months but then I kind of forget about it so when I write this post at the end of the year and I go back to the post I’m always pleasantly surprised…

1. Manage our finances better. Last year we did better but still need improvement…

2. Do well in school. Check! I’m so excited that school is almost over for me too! :D

3. Lose weight. Another check! I’m so pleased with my weight lose last year.

4. Spend more time with family. We were able to spend more time in Paducah last summer and with my parents at the lake house but it was a little hard during school.

5. Get a job as a nurse ex-tern. It was a goal but once last spring semester had ended I decided that since I only had this one last summer before I had to work full time, I decided to take advantage of that.

6. Reduce the amount of unproductive time spent online. I can’t say that I’ve reduced my unproductivity online as much as I would have liked..baby steps!

7. Do something exciting at least once a month. I didn’t really keep track of this one so…who knows.

8. Attend church more often. This one is a fail. We tried but school was just too busy.

9. Take more pictures. I definitely took more pictures of other people but failed big time on taking pictures of my daily life. I in fact took less than I did the year before.

10. Cook at home more. Check! I meant to blog more about food but I did actually cook more this year.

Next, I’ll cover this year’s resolutions!

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I’m bringing back the good ol monthly bucket lists! I know you’re just as excited about this as I am. I’m SO ready to start blogging more often and keeping track of my life in a more organized fashion. Also, I need a stress reliever ;)

1. Find a church to attend regularly and go at least 3 Sundays this month. Even though Neil and I only have 4 more months that we HAVE to stay in Eddyville (we’ll probably stay until we buy a house…) we both really miss going to church on a regular basis. Sure, we’d much rather go to our home churches but we’re trying to decrease unnecessary traveling.

2. Spend an entire day with my camera.

3. Spend money on only groceries, gas, and school related items. Especially the month after Christmas there isn’t much reason to spend money unnecessarily. Our budget doesn’t really allow shopping either.

4. Start a work out routine and work out at least 3 times a week. Neil is going to bring the elliptical home from the lake house so I’ll be able to jog this winter. I’m also going to her doing the 100 workout again. I really want to get fit in time for…;)

5. Make A’s on my first nursing exams. I think this one’s understandable.

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Pam -

I miss the bucket list. I might put a few things on my bucket list from my 52 in 2012 list. It may help me finish it.

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a lovely time with friends and family.

This sale is just for fun, but it’s also to show my gratitude for all the love and support you all have given me this first year. I could not have asked for a better first season, I met so many wonderful people that I probably would have never met if it wasn’t for some of you believing in me…believing in the work I do. So thank you…THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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Well, it’s the end of another year, therefore it’s time for another year end review. I participated in 30 for 30 remix, but sadly only completed 17 days. I purchased a lovely new camera. Emmysuh and I drove to Lexington to FINALLY meet and hang out with Stephanie and Kay. I booked my first wedding. My vertigo returned with a vengance. I completed my first mission 101/1001 and I started my second mission 101/1001! I shot my first wedding as a second shooter. Our area experienced a major flood. I turned 25 years old. My family went on a Disney cruise. We moved into our apartment. Neil and I celebrated our fourth wedding anniversary. We started treating my Meniere’s with perfusions. I hosted a baby shower for my best friend. I was a bridesmaid in my friend Jenny’s wedding. My cousins-in-lawhad their first child, a daughter. My best friend had her first child, a daughter. I met Mel in Indianapolis for a blogger’s weekend. I shot three wedding as the primary photographer. And I booked three weddings for 2012 so far. This year as been a good one but I think 2012 can be even better. Crossing my fingers!

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