08 January 2011

New Year's Resolutions and Other News

Ryan and Kara took a nap one chilly day while visiting Kara's parents in New Mexico. They were enjoying the proximity of grandparents and using that proximity to hand off their son so they could go back to sleep. However, their nap was interrupted by the incessant ringing of Ryan's cell phone. Good news was to come their way: Ryan had been chosen to be a student teacher in the Church's Seminary program! Thoughts of sleeping were discarded as the Reynolds Tribe basked in the glory of knowing that Ryan was one step closer to his dream job of being a Seminary teacher.
Kara has always been the type of person to make New Year's Resolutions, but never keep them. Therefore, just like with her NaNoWriMo goals, she decided to post her resolutions on her blog so that her friends and family could encourage her. Her first New Year's resolution was to eat more fruits and vegetables in 2011. For her first grocery store trip of the year, she bought apples, bananas, oranges, avocados, asparagus, bell peppers, and an eggplant.
Her second resolution was to be more like her mom. You see, her mom was always very good about cleaning up after herself and the rest of her family and not procrastinating. Kara hated washing the ubiquitous messy dishes that come from feeding her family, and as a result often let them pile up and get disgusting. So she resolved to clean up messes shortly after they occur, and not "after another game of solitaire" or "once I finish this book."

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LMH said...

Good Luck with your resolutions. Call me if you need support. :-)

Andrew said...

Andrew doesn't think that could have turned out any better. Nice job, and congrats to both of you on Ryan's teaching shindig. It's so nice when news like that comes around the holidays.

Amanda Mae said...

If you want to eat more fruits and veggies, you should check out bountifulbaskets.org On mondays you can go on their website and sign up to get a basket then on Saturday (usually super early) you go and pick up your basket from the location you signed up for. Its $15 and you get TONS of produce! I buy a basket and it is 2-3 weeks worth of produce and its fun because you get produce that I would not regularly buy, just an idea, let me know if you are interested and maybe we can help each other out :)