A friend of mine texted me today asking for some New Year's Family Tradition ideas.
She said, "checked blog - got nuttin'"
I just loved it! :) Thanks for asking.
So, friend, this post is for you. Thank you for putting some fire under me.
With your children:
Earlier this week, I was reading this from Keeper of the Home. Josh and I are not going out alone for the night. We enjoyed a date earlier this week so we will be home with the kids. We talked about doing a slumber party in the family room, popcorn, fun drinks and building a fire! We mentioned maybe roasting hot dogs and/or marshmallows over our fire. We could enjoy party horns and hats. We will NOT let the kids stay up until midnight. We will put them to bed around 10 and then Josh and I can continue partying until midnight! But - it's unlikely we will even make it until midnight! :)
So, there's my idea if you will be enjoying the night with your children.
As a couple (or just you - if you are single):
Over the past few nights, Josh and I have been working on our FAMILY MISSION STATEMENT.
Josh gave me Organized Simplicity for Christmas! I have been dying to get my hands on this book so I screamed when he handed it to me! As Josh puts it, "This book is a leadership book for a Home Manager." I added to that, "It's for a Home Manager who is passionate about simple, intentional, natural living." It is amazing - to me. I am reading and highlighting like crazy. I take it to the store with me, to the kitchen, to bed... everywhere! I just love it.
In this book is a chapter on how to create a FAMILY MISSION STATEMENT.
This is one of our big New Year's goals - as a couple - as a home.
We believe it's important to compose as a couple and post -
What do we believe in?
What do we stand for?
How do we want others to view our family?
What do we want our family to look like in 10, 20, 30 years from now?
While we are very aware that lots of curve balls will be thrown our way, neither one of us like flying by the seats of our pants - we like to have a plan - for our parenting, marriage and home.
(but on a vacation or free day - just let the wind blow me!)
So, creating a FAMILY MISSION STATEMENT is our big New Year's Goal as a couple.
On the menu:
My friend asked about a New Year's Day Menu.
hmmm..... I don't know. :)
For New Year's Eve... it will probably be veggie dogs, mac n cheese, marshmallows and popcorn!
Do YOU have any fun New Year's Ideas to share?