The Christmas decorations are put away, I’ve burned through my holiday candles and we’re back to normal life. I can’t believe the holiday season is already over! It really flew by fast this year, but I loved every minute of it. I know my favorite part of it was being able to spend it with Isaac- we had so much fun together and I love that I get to spend every Christmas with him from now on!
Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to focus on the new year that’s started. I actually love the beginning of a new year because it’s like starting over with a clean slate. That’s one of the reasons I enjoy making new years resolutions. You get to make goals for the year and challenge yourself to do things you may not have done before. This year Isaac and I decided to make some resolutions together. I’m excited because we can hold each other accountable and encourage the other to stick to them!
This is something our pastor has challenged our church to do and we are so excited! We decided to read the chapters together as much as possible and I have started to look forward to it every night. I’ve tried reading through the Bible a couple of times in the past and after a few weeks or months I couldn’t keep it up. Now, with Isaac doing it with me, I think I can finally do it!
We love being active together, and this is a challenge to get out and run, hike, bicycle, rock climb… you name it! We have some fun things planned for this year (like a half marathon in March and possibly going ultra light backpacking in Colorado for our anniversary) and I hope to be in the best shape ever this year.
Isaac loves going to new places and trying different foods. Me… not so much. I like to order what I know I’ll enjoy and going somewhere new is hard for me. He has encouraged (more like gently forced…) me to branch out a couple of times since we’ve been married and I actually liked the food we tried. So now we plan on going to a new place every month. Some places on the list so far are a Pakistani place near our apartment and maybe some Thai or Vietnamese. Wish me luck!
Happy new year!!