Tuesday, January 27, 2009

#9 Is My Favorite Number

Good news...The pregnancy sickness has subsided. There was one terrible moment a few weeks ago while I was on my way to work when I had to pull the car over and throw up in someone's side yard. Yet another low point. I was looking up at their window as vomit was coming out of my mouth, snot pouring out of my nose, tears out of my eyes, and praying that no one was watching. Maybe I should send them a fruit basket. Point is, I haven't thrown up in over a week! Booyah.

More good news...Casey and I have an ultrasound appointment on February 3rd to find out the sex of our baby. Until I have that to post about, I thought I would share my 2009 resolutions. Gotta keep up with the blogging world. And I figure if I make this public, then maybe it'll give me more motivation to keep them.

9 New Years Resolutions for 2009:

  1. Study scriptures every night. (This is just one of the inconsistencies in my life that I'm striving to correct. No matter how tired I am, I want to at least read one verse before going to bed.)
  2. Go to the temple once a month. (Casey and I did this last year and it really brought us closer together.)
  3. Work out at least three times a week. (Now that I'm not feeling so sick anymore, I feel like this goal is attainable. Pre-Natal Yoga here I come. I want to be in shape for labor and have a faster recovery.)
  4. Food Storage. (I have been working really hard on this for a while. I have a good water supply. I have our 72 hour kits packed and ready. And I have a good amount of food and first aid supplies. I just need to get more water, food, savings, and camping supplies.)
  5. Plant a garden. (Casey and I moved into a bigger apartment in January. We now have a little backyard with a perfect area for a little garden. I think I'll just do a few simple things, but it will be fun. I always loved working in the garden with my Mom. She was an excellent gardener. So that's an aspiration of mine.)
  6. Experiment with cooking. (This will come when I'm not working anymore, but I just want to expand my culinary expertise. I watch Top Chef religiously and I feel like I can do what they do. Just need more practice/knowledge.)
  7. Scrapbook. (I still have not created our wedding photo album, so that's one of my goals this year. Organize my pictures, back them up on my hard drive, and put them into albums.)
  8. Decorate our new apartment. (I want to do a lot of things with the new space we have in our apt. I need to get the baby's room in order. Right now it is our storage room, so that is going to need a lot of work. I want to buy some cool unique furniture/art, and make this new place our home.)
  9. Pick up a new hobby/sport. (I feel like part of my life is missing ever since volleyball and school have ended. I have no drive to compete, learn, practice, and achieve like I did when I was playing volleyball and going to school. Working at my job does not inspire the same emotion and drive to win. I need to find something that I can do that inspires me to work harder. I feel like I'm coasting. I'm sick of the work, come home, make dinner, watch tv, sleep, and do it all over again the next day routine that I've been in for a year and a half. I know that most of that will change with the baby. But I've decided that I need to start doing something that I'm passionate about that is just for myself. I'll let you know when I've come up with something. So far I just have a list of ideas: go back to school, take up tennis, photography, play beach volleyball, learn a new skill, etc.)

That is my list of resolutions for 2009. I hope that I can better myself this year. I have a child coming into my life and I want to give it the world. I want to be the kind of mom that my Mom was. And that list will get me closer to that goal.

12 comments:

tiffanie said...

You have given me some more new years resolutions!!! I still have time to make more resolutions even though it's near the end of Jan.,right??? You look beautiful, congrats on the baby they are fun!!
wags

Lindsey said...

I need to document my resolutions too. I realize I won't get to them if I have no written proof! I'm so glad the sickness has subsided. Now you can just focus on your little fetus and all the preparations to come.

Lauren said...

OK so I've been doing a bit of blog stalking and you're the 3rd person (in a row) who has posted their resolutions.. does this mean that I should do it too? haha I guess that I should really start thinking about some real goals first huh. Ya I know I'm a little behind, but to be honest I'm over it.

I love you!!!

=)

Pilch Construction said...

We must both have brilliant minds because I have all of the same goals, plus a few more. You'll have to give me tips on the garden because I have no clue where to start. I can't wait to find out what little peanut is...keep us posted!

Hale Yes!! said...

Congrats on your pregnancy Lexi!! You look so amazing like always! You and your sisters are all so so gorgeous! I am glad that you are feeling better and we are really happy that your dad is doing better as well!!!

Sally said...

Hey Lexi...congrats on the babe! I'm excited to hear what you are having. I'm so glad I found your blog! If you ever make it to AZ you guys need to come visit us...

Whitny said...

That story about you throwing up in the side yard was so funny. I mean at the time is was terrible. But Funny now. You poor thing. I will find out 2 weeks after you what we are having. I am so thrilled for you and Casey. Yay.

Lindsey said...

Glad you are feeling better. I love all of your resolutions!

Spencer and Kealia said...

Lexi! A bunch of my old teammates and I are getting together V-day at HB pier for some beach vball... can you come play?! i'm sure baby patterson will want to get a jump start on his/her vb career!

Katie Hatch said...

Today's the day you find out what you're having! I can't wait to check back later :) You'll have to give me your address so I can send a baby gift! Hopefully you're having a girl so I can glam her up!

trent and kim said...

What are you having? I'm dying here.

Hawk said...

I'm so so excited! I vote for "Cash" 100% <3<3<3