Not just my immediate family of adorable mini-me’s that my husband and I have created, but with my brother and his family, with my uncles, aunts, cousins and their families, and with my dad.
The three goals I’m listing in this area are:
Plant/maintain 12 different types of plants this year
Plan 12 intentional events with the family
Complete 12 home improvement projects (of any kind)
As I’m trying to improve the length of each blog post, this post only discusses the top two goals, and I’ll get to the third one in a subsequent post.
How I plan to plant and maintain twelve different types of plants
There have been many plants come and go into my home and garden.
You can see the photos I’ve placed in this post show various stages of plants, both edible and ornamental.
My Aloe plants have thrived at this home for over ten years. I hope to eventually turn them into a small side business for my oldest, who has asked in the past, but not followed through, on how to make money selling things. I set up an Etsy shop that I haven’t opened, mainly out of fear that I won’t meet customer expectations. I don’t have “extra free time” to run an Etsy shop.
My son however, might have that time. It’s just getting him to commit to doing it with me!
But I digress.
This year, I really want to get to know my plants better. I’ve been able to grow them and keep them alive, but I really don’t “know” how to take care of my plants. This is really what the “maintaining” part of my goal is about.
In this post alone, I show eight of my garden plants.
My husband and I have agreed that this year, we’re going to add pumpkins and zucchini, and grow tomato plants again this year.
My indoor plants include Easter lily’s and common house plants, all of which I don’t even know the name of, but I will find them out this year! All in all, I think I’ll have well over twelve different types of garden/house plants that I both plant and maintain this year. I can’t believe I’ve never tried adding up the different types until now.
How I want to plan twelve intentional events with the family
If you didn’t already know (or for some reason couldn’t tell) – I’m pretty obsessive-compulsive about having things scheduled out. In my defense, my husband is too.
In an original discussion we had talking about goals for the year, we wrote down a few important things we want to do with our three children.
One of the things that I’m going to try to do this year is put myself out there for my brother and his family. His triplets are older now and I have been able to take care of all three of them plus my three in the past, so hopefully my brother and his wife can get a much-needed break.
I also hope that I can help organize a few more of my extended families functions too.
We have plans to go see an uncle, aunt and their children in Oregon, and help organize an event or two with my nearby cousins and their families.
Our children have been begging us to go to the snow this year, so we’re going to try to plan that first. I’ll keep you posted on how we do!
Stay tuned for the next blog post on another ‘Family’ oriented goal, trying to complete twelve home improvement projects!