November 2016 goals

2 November 2016

November holds so many things for which I’m grateful: a visit to meet my new nephew, a week with my family, a visit from both grandparents at once, family photos with my dear friend, Thanksgiving, the highlight of my work year, and June’s welcome into the church family through baptism. I have lots of fun plans for EFM posts this month, too, including June’s nursery, a Marvelous Money installment, my Triangle guide, and Christmas card plans! :)

P.S. I love using the PowerSheets to track my professional goals (and sometimes personal ones, too). The 2017 version just went on sale yesterday and it is awesome!


Revisiting my goals for October:
Make plans for June’s baptism celebration (Erm, not really. Need to get on this.)
Finalize our family Halloween costume (Yes!)
Host the fourth annual pumpkins and soup party
Take our Christmas card photo (or at least set a date for our session with Nancy)
Post my guide to the Triangle
Finish our will

November goals:
— Vote!
— Make reservations for June’s baptism celebration
— Buy June’s baptism gift
— Choose our outfits for family photos
— Finish our will
— Post my guide to the Triangle
— Begin crafting for June’s birthday party! (Yes. I know it’s not until January. But there are a lot of holidays in between now and then and I want to get a jump on things! :))

As a reminder, here are my 2016 guideposts. If you’ve posted your goals somewhere, I’d love to see – or just drop them in the comments!

P.S. Any suggestions for sweet, classic baptism gifts? I would like a cross for her room that can be customized with her name and baptism date. Not too baby-ish, but still sweet. I found a few on Etsy, but would love to hear any suggestions, if you have them!

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November 2, 2016 8:27 am

Ha! I was going to ask your ideas for baptism gifts because we’re baptizing my baby boy this month too. I will be following in the comments for suggestions :) Also can I just say I love to see finish will each month. Makes me feel less alone in that boat! Happy November!

November 2, 2016 10:01 am

Can’t wait for all your posts this month! :) Yay!

November 2, 2016 10:20 am

I’m so excited to read your guide to the Triangle Emily! It is one of my most favorite places of all. My November goals can be found here: :)

November 2, 2016 10:35 am

Love that you want to get her a baptism gift! One suggestion would be a small version of the New Testament with her name engraved on it. I received one as a baptism gift as a baby that was white with my name on the front in gold. It was maybe the size of an index card. I remember loving to take it to church when I was a little bit older. It was fun to put in my little purse and it was a great introduction to the Bible and read with my family.

Can’t wait to hear what you choose! it will be perfect because it’s chosen with love!

November 2, 2016 10:41 am

Ha – it made me smile to see ‘finish our will’ making another reappearance! :) Also, I can’t wait to read your new Marvelous Money post!! My monthly goals are here:

p.s. Your costumes were SO adorable this year!! And you look right out of The Little Mermaid in the pic above! :)

November 2, 2016 7:56 pm

June’s smile in this picture – TOO CUTE! Can’t wait for your posts this month!!

November 3, 2016 8:03 pm

Em, congrats on June’s baptism! What a special event to celebrate. I hope you think of a great gift! I wish I had an idea for you!

Thanks for mentioning to me last month your blog posts about baby gear–they were so helpful!

My goals are over here, as always! <3

Congrats on another great SW issue and a PowerSheets launch that was more peaceful than in the past! :)