December Goals

2 December 2013


So this deer. He and his brethren are handmade from logs and twigs in a nearby town, and every time we drove by the little herd with their knobbly legs and adorable upturned tails, I would think to myself, one day, one of you will be mine. And this weekend, one day arrived! Bucky was lovingly tucked into our car (supported by blankets and the jumper cable kit so as not to bend his antlers) and carefully driven home. He is already happily ensconced on our porch… with a wreath around his neck. He seems to be a hit with the neighborhood kids.

Even aside from acquiring my long-hoped-for deer, November was really, really good. I checked off all of my goals (INCLUDING refinishing our dining room table!!), and feel rested and ready for December after an extra-long Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

December goals:
— Try my hand at making toffee
— Love on our three loved ones who either just had a baby or will have one this month
— Send out our Christmas cards with a personal note on each
— Leave a homemade treat for our mail man
— Spread love and light as we take two separate trips to celebrate Christmas with family
— Figure out what form my long term goals will take in 2014

I would love to hear what you have planned for this month!

P.S. I’m excited and a little nervous about the post going up tomorrow — promise to come back and take a peek?

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December 2, 2013 12:57 pm

We used to have one of those reindeer growing up! This month I plan on doing Random Acts of Kindness with my oldest (we purchased Emily Ley’s advent calendar)….I’m looking forward to your announcement tomorrow!

December 2, 2013 12:59 pm

I can’t wait to see what you have posted tomorrow! It will be great! :) Also, your little deer is truly adorable. I just love your heart in all that you do… hip hip hooray for the holiday season!

December 2, 2013 2:10 pm

I meant to say your post, not announcement ;)

December 2, 2013 2:50 pm

That deer!! He’s adorable!! So glad he has a home on your porch. And, I’ll definitely be back for tomorrow’s post :)

December 2, 2013 8:38 pm

You two! Bucky is adorable, just like you guys!

December 2, 2013 8:49 pm

I LOVE Bucky!! So cute. We miss y’all. This month–I get to curate a Mexican hot cocoa bar for an event, so I’m very thrilled about that!

December 3, 2013 5:56 am

looking forward to that post! And how the toffee turns out!

December 3, 2013 11:29 am

I LOVED your post on giving! It was so convicting, and really encouraging at the same time. I’m a broke college student, but I’m working on crafting an awesome way to set a goal for giving this season! Also, when you’re trying your hand at toffee, I’ll be attempting to make some delicious chocolate bark as a more affordable gift for my coworkers and people that make my day brighter, like Starbucks baristas and little old ladies at my church!

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December 12, 2013 2:19 pm

Your deer is so cute!!! And the post after (I read it before) was so moving. Bravo for your heart!!