Belated Holiday Post by LollaDAD

Chad Riddersen

Posted on January 08 2013


While it's nice to be back in the swing of things, I already miss the holidays.  I love the spirit of giving, the family get-togethers, the hugs, the smiles, and who doesn’t love receiving gifts?  To be honest, our family gatherings have shrunk over the years.  While that makes me sad, I love spending precious time with my growing immediate family.  Nothing brings me more joy than seeing my little girls happily prance around during Christmas-time.  This year’s most memorable moment has to be my younger daughter scarfing down the remains of Santa’s cookies before the rest of us woke up.  Is there anything cuter than the guilty smiling crumb-filled face of a 3-year old?

A lot of folks like to also use this time of year to reflect, make resolutions, and start with a clean slate.  Some people think making resolutions are a bad idea but personally I love them.  In my opinion, what’s wrong with making goals for yourself?  We make projections and goals every year for our small business and even though we didn’t hit all of our marks, should we stop making lofty goals and give up?

Here are my 2013 personal resolutions:

-       Take Hanna out on a date at least once a month (failed to do so in 2012)
-       Trim off 15 pounds by June (This one hurts the most)
-       Spend quality time with each child individually once in awhile (ie, trip to beach, dinner-date, hiking, etc)
-       Read 1 book a month (6 leisure/6 business)

What about you?  Do you have any resolutions?

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