{3 THINGS} I’m looking forward to in 2012

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

Lisa from Life as We Know it is starting a new link up party ‘Three Things Thursday’ , I hope to join up every now and then. Today she is asking, what 3 things are we looking forward to in 2012.

1. Balance

Hubby and I have a lot happening here at home, his new business, Springer Accounting and Tax Solutions is growing.  And I have a big vision for The Organised Housewife.  We are working most nights. This year we are making sure one day per weekend will be a computer free day. We will take the kids out for picnics in the mountains, play in park or the local sports field, visit the beach, so many wonderful places to go here on the coast.  This will be the year of balance for our family, ensuring that we put family first.   Image credit:  pinterest via Emma Rowe 

2. Renovate the backyard

I have wanted to make changes to our backyard for a while now, but this year I would like to see the changes happen.  Having a built-in BBQ against the fence, tile around the current patio (this will remove our drainage issues and make it a little bigger) and have a nice outdoor setting so we can entertain more.  The kids no longer play in the sandpit so I will put a nice little garden in its place.  At the moment I don’t enjoy spending time on our patio, I would love to sit out there as it is so peaceful outside.

3.  I am going to be an Aunty any day now!!!!

This little bubba arriving soon will be the first cousin for my kidlets, they are just as excited as me.  I grew up with 20 or so cousins, always spending time with them over holidays, so it has been sad that my kids haven’t had the same fun-loving experience cousins bring into our lives.

Below is the baby shower gift I gave my sister-in-law, a Owl and The Elephant fabric basket (so gorgeous), teddy,  book, jumpsuit, cutest bottle ever and a Phoenix Trading baby shower card.

Linking up with

What 3 things are you looking forward to in 2012?

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Alieshacarol January 12, 2012 - 4:31 PM

this is a great idea, ill be joining in 🙂

Lisa Warren January 12, 2012 - 4:41 PM

Thanks for linking up Katrina! How exciting! A new cousin to look forward to. I wish that was on my list for this year…I’ll have to put some pressure on my sister, and two sisters-in-law. lol.

Nadia January 12, 2012 - 9:18 PM

Lovely! What a beautiful idea 🙂 And the gift for the new baby cousin is just delightful xxx

V Blyth January 13, 2012 - 9:35 AM

This year I am starting at a new school, teaching Ancient History for the first time and my son Ben & daughter in law Alyce are moving to Japan with our 2 children. Ian looking forward to better health, a fitter me and a holiday with just me & my husband, our first in 30 years of marriage without visiting family!

Trish January 14, 2012 - 5:30 PM

What a gorgeous basket you gave her.
I want to renovate our new backyard too – not the whole 1000 acres but just a little patch to call my sanctuary , build a vegie patch and chicken coop (hubby’s domain)


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