20 Family Goals for 2020

2020 is here and in full swing. Most of the work is done on our house, and with Ronnie already six months old, we are in a more normal and predictable routine. Some of these goals are practical short term things that we just need to find time to do. Others are long term that will take months (maybe years if I'm being honest) to do. Either way, it feels good to make a list and be able to check items off. So here is our 20 for 20. Here's to us all having a healthy and happy year. 

01. Hang up the rest of the pictures in our house! Why can't we seem to find time for this? Either the baby is sleeping or we are going somewhere; we don't have the right size frames... it's always something. 
02. Go to the Chesapeake Arboretum. I've literally been trying to get here for 2 years and can't find a day to go.
03. Pay down debts. Getting the new car was awesome, but having two kids meant that Neil had to get a bigger truck too so the car seats would fit.
04. Family vacation, not somewhere too far or fancy, just something fun for us all.
05. Get a desk, put the computer on it, actually use it.
06. Pack healthier food for lunches. Sometimes it's so easy to just throw the granola bar in, but the sugar in it is no joke.
07. Pack up baby stuff for the Team Hurwitz for Pancreatic Cancer Spring yard sale. We are two and through, so it's time to get rid of stuff either by passing it to others or selling it in our spring yard sale.
08. Clean out my car.
09. Compliment at least one person a day, because everyone loves getting them!
10. Finish the books we have. Neil and I both have several books on the self that we want to read but we just haven't gotten to. I'm putting myself on a book buying limit until I finish the ones I've got.
11. Recycle smarter. Did you know that most of us are causing recycling problems? Cities in Hampton Roads are trying to get rid of recycling programs because of some of the issues and how expensive it is. Plastic bags can only be recycled in special places, take them to your local Target or Khols and find the bin. Shiny wrapping paper can not be recycled. Either can some boxes that have been in the freezer, as they have additives to stop freezer burn. 
12. Make a will. This one is SO important for our kids! 
13. Meet with a financial advisor. Put a little bit more into retirement. It seems so far away, but it isn't really that far. 
14. Unsubscribe to the junk emails. I get SO many. 
15. Send cards. My cousin Christine is so good at this, and I'm so, so bad. 
16. Get (and keep alive) some kind of plant in the house. Plants make air. Fresh air is good for the brain... but I still can't remember to water them. Whoops. 
17. Sanitize our devices more. How often do you really sanitize your phone? It's so full of germs! My computer at work is always so gross. Hello, classroom full of second grade sneezes. 
18. Deligate, deligate, deligate. I'm not sure where we can sneak some help, but grocery pick up, cleaning help, dog grooming. We need some help. 
19. Hang up some more lighting in our backyard. 
20. Go on a parents only trip somewhere. (Somewhere close!) Have some time for just us.

That's it! We will see how many of these we actually accomplish, but setting the goals helps me try to follow through!