February Goals

Oh, y’all! February could very easily be “baby month.” I’ve been thinking we’d be able to hold out until my March 3 due date, but after having consistent contractions all weekend, I’m just not so sure. For now, he’s staying put, but I’ve got a lot of work to do around here to make sure we’re ready for James Walker’s arrival.

So what’s in store for February?

february goals

Pack my Hospital Bag

I need to repost my hospital packing list from a few years ago because a few things have changed. But after a weekend of contractions, I’ve decided that the bag needs to be packed and ready to go. I’ve never gone into labor before and we’ll have a scheduled repeat c-section, but if I’m in labor I won’t want to be packing my bag in those moments.

Get a Jumpstart on Influence Conference Projects

I haven’t announced this on my blog yet, but I posted it on Instagram a couple of weeks ago. I am the new Events Manager for the Influence Network. I’m incredibly excited about this opportunity to serve the network that I love so much and get to work alongside such amazing women. And I’ll also be using my college and graduate degrees! It’s a big undertaking and I’m thrilled about it. I want to get a head start on a few different projects before James Walker arrives so I’m not as worried about it after he arrives.

Host One Family for Supper

We’ll take a few weeks off from hosting dinners after James Walker arrives, so I want to be sure to fill our home with friends once more before his arrival.

Have a Consistent Prayer Time

Our Sunday school class has committed to pray together for the month of February. We’ve each committed to a time slot and my time slot is 6:00 a.m. So, I don’t have a set amount of time that I “have” to pray, but at 6:00 a.m. I am praying for our church, our class, our family, missions, friends, etc. And then when I finish, I am texting the next person that has committed to pray at 7:00 a.m. The first few days were a little more distracted than I expected to be, but I’m excited to see what happens at the end of the month and how this habit makes an impact on our prayer lives.

Go on a Valentine’s Day Date with Todd

We have plans to celebrate Valentine’s Day with another couple. I know I’ll feel huge and not much like going out, but I want to have one last date night before the little man arrives. And if he arrives before Valentine’s Day, we’ll do a date night at home!

With the addition of the Influence Network position and getting ready for James Walker’s arrival, I have really cut back on a lot of other things. I’ve slowly started pulling away and even quit a couple of things that I’ve been involved with for a few years. ┬áHudson and Hayes are starting t-ball and soccer this month and I know that life won’t be slowing down a ton when our third baby arrives. We’ve got to maintain some normalcy for the big boys. So I don’t really know what to expect as far as a normal every day schedule goes. We’re just thrilled that he’s almost here and I just cannot believe that it could actually happen this month!

What are your goals for February?

 

 

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Comments

  1. says

    I love the new blog look.
    I always enjoy reading your blog and seeing your perspective.
    I just posted my monthly goals too, which include cooking one meal for someone outside my family, read 2 books, write 5 enouraging letters (snail mail), and have one date night at home.
    Any suggestions for great books?

    • Shannon says

      Yes!! Please repost your hospital bag. I am getting ready to go for the first time and would love help with a list!

  2. says

    I can’t believe that it’s so close to James Walker’s arrival! I hope you enjoy these last few weeks as a family of four. I’m getting ready to post my February goals today…Read 2 books, have lunch with the boys, have a date night, plan a birthday party, and clean out the garage. It’s going to be a fun busy month!

  3. says

    I saw your IG post but don’t think I commented. How fun to get a little job. I’ve felt a little more….I don’t know what the word is….and I don’t want to sound ungrateful for being able to stay at home….but maybe more like myself since I’ve taken in some CPA clients here and there.

    I need info on the Influence website. I’ve been thinking about doing one of the online courses for awhile, and I’m not sure if it would be better to just buy the membership.

    • Erin says

      Hey Chasity! I’m really excited about the conference and being able to help out with it! You may want to do a one-month membership to the Influence Network, try out a class or two, see how you like it and then decide if you want to extend your membership. I will say that I’ve absolutely loved being a part of it and have met some incredible women through it.

  4. says

    I love all of your goals, mamma! I think my main goals for February are to try and get some sort of exercise routine going for myself and to set time aside, red a book and actually finish it. I can’t remember the last time I did that.

  5. says

    Packing bags!!!!! EEK!!! It’s getting close. Can’t wait to hear about the third boy! It’s funny to think about how our lives are a lot alike, but a lot different–as I have three girls. ­čÖé

  6. says

    I can’t WAIT to read your hospital bag must-haves! I’m thinking I probably need to pack mine soon, too!
    HUGE congrats on becoming the Events Manager for the Influence Network!
    V Day date with your husband! Love it! I’m thinking the same thing, but probably not on V Day with everyone else in Cola. And then there’s deciding where to go….Rosso is our FAVE, so we’ll probably end up there! Hope y’all have a great time!
    And I’m SO excited for James Walker’s arrival!!!

  7. says

    Hi Erin! I stumbled across your site a little while back and have really been enjoying it. And I love that you’re about to have your third little baby boy- same here! Exciting times, right? We’re due in April {we have a three year old and a one year old at home already}. Anyway, I love that you share your faith in a way that’s honest and genuine. That’s the main goal of my blog as well, being a voice for Christ by sharing the story of His grace and work in our family. Do you mind if I link to your site from mine? Any time I find an encouraging, uplifting blog that shares the truth, I like to make it easily accessible to my readers. Thanks so much, and God bless.

    -Sarah | http://www.sarahkeller.com

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