Well, it is a New Year and it gives me time to reflect on the things I would like to be better at in the year to come. I guess as always I would like to try and be a little more PATIENT! I find that my patience wears pretty thin these days. I would like to RELAX a little more. I always feel like there is something that needs to be done and if I sit to long I am wasting valuable time. Of course like most people I would like to SHED A FEW POUNDS. Having 2 babies 13 months apart turns your body into something even your own self doesn't recognize. I would really like to join the Ankeny YMCA. I think that would be good for my whole family. Apparently they have part time childcare so even I could enjoy some free time while getting healthy and it would be fun to spend some time with the older kids shooting hoops or swimming. And the most important thing I think I need to work on is being a BETTER LISTENER and take the time to sit down and actually listen to my boys and husband. Right now everything is so rushed with school, homework, practices and lessons that I feel like no one is ever heard. We all just move around at our own speeds and just sail along in life not paying attention. I am hoping that we can all slow down and actually spend more time together as a family. I have designated Wednesday nights as our family nights. I started this in 2007 but for some reason we never kept up on it. Well, no more. From now on every Wednesday we all have dinner together and do some type of activity as a family. No one is skipping out. I can see everyones reaction...Jake will roll his eyes, Tony will be thrilled, Brodie and Drew won't know any different and Will and I will just hope we make it through till bedtime.