November Monthly Goals

Happy Halloween everyone! We are going to have weather in the mid-70's today, so trick or treating tonight will be nice! Everyone enjoy your day and stay safe... I know I'll be stuffing my face full of my favorite Halloween candies (Snickers, PB Cups, etc., etc.) all day. ;)

This year I've decided to set three monthly goals for myself each month. These will be lighter goals that I should be able to finish within the month. I used to do yearly resolutions, but I wanted to try out monthly goals this year. I am really enjoying it so far and I feel like I accomplished a lot with my January-October Goals. The recap for my October Goals will be at the bottom of this post.

Here are my November Goals!

1. Decorate House for Christmas

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I have a Holiday Home Tour I am doing with some other bloggers in early December and I wanted to get a head start on my Christmas decor. I always decorate the weekend after Thanksgiving, but we are going to be busy and it'd be nice to decorate BEFORE Thanksgiving for once.

2. Autumn's Birthday Trip (Great Wolf Lodge)
Autumn's birthday is this month and I planned a trip to the Great Wolf Lodge with the birthday package for her birthday in lieu of a class party or family party at home. I do have the trip booked, but I need to finalize the plans for it and I need to buy/wrap her gifts still. Great Wolf Lodge is a water park in Kansas City, about 4.5 hours away from us in St. Louis. We will also spend one day on the trip touring Kansas City, too! We have done the Lego World, Aquarium, etc. in years past. This year I am thinking we'll visit Hallmark's Kaleidoscope and eat at Fitz's again, which is a restaurant with electric trains that drop down your food at your table. I can't wait!

3. Christmas Outfits, Photos & Order Cards
Last year I didn't do Christmas cards. I used to really enjoy doing Christmas cards, but as the kids have gotten older I just feel everything is so busy and it is one thing I just don't want to deal with. I thought perhaps if I planned ahead this year, it wouldn't seem like such a chore. Here is a photo from Autumn's fist Christmas, oh I miss the Gymboree outfit days with the kids!

How did I do on my October Goals?

1. Finish Chicago Marathon!
Done! You can read all about my experience with the Chicago marathon HERE.

2. Get Back into Reading the Bible
Done! I will continue with my prayer journal and reading Jesus Calling. I've really enjoyed adding Jesus Calling to my day. I've also been reading Giddy Up, Eunice and it's a really good spiritual read, too!

3. Date Day with the Hubs
Brian took off work on our anniversary and we went out for breakfast and enjoyed some gooey butter cake afterwards. We also went to the mall and I got a new watch band for my Apple Watch for an anniversary gift. We didn't do much else, because poor Brian was feeling under the weather. So, we went back home and he rested... it was also the day before we flew out for Chicago for my marathon, so it was probably good we didn't do too much! We'll have to plan another date date when he's feeling better!

And, my friend Lauren from Mom Home Guide is also sharing her monthly goals today!

Are you doing monthly goals? What are they? I'd love to hear about them in the comments!


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