Friday, January 04, 2008

Resolutions for the New Year

I hearby resolve to do the following in the year 2008:

Eat plenty of cake and ice cream at every single birthday party I am invited to join.

Drive at least 100 miles in my 1966 Ford Mustang.

Play soccer with Emma, Levi and Isaac.

Give my wife Tara 50 hours of scrapbooking time.

Help Eli learn to swim.

Finish at least 12 of the thirty books I started to read in 2007.

Learn to tell jokes (I'm a terrible joke-teller, I can never remember the punchline correctly...even elephant jokes are a struggle!)

Bench-press 250 pounds.

Grow enough huckleberries to make 12 pies (one for each month following harvest-season).

Not yell at my kids so much, or my wife for that matter.

Graduate from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School with a Masters in Divinity.

Have another fun vacation this summer somewhere where there is plenty of sunshine, lots of water for swimming, a Starbucks close by, and restaurants with tasty appetizers and a zillion flavors of ice cream.

Celebrate thirteen good years of marriage to my beautiful wife Tara.

Teach Levi and Isaac how to catch a baseball.

Ride my bike with Emma alot.

Go for plenty of summer evening strolls with the whole family.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

How about a resolution to keep the church alive and continue to spread the word to the neighborhood?

Tim Hallman said...

That's a great resolution.

One of the ways I'll be doing that is by living out the ones I stated above.

One way I can keep the church alive is by keeping my family loved and nurtured; and taking strolls in the neighborhood is a step towards spreading the word.

I figure that if I take care of my self and my family, I'll be alot more fruitful in my work with our church and our neighbors. That's one way of looking at it.

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Kratz said...

Good resolutions. I'm sure you won't have a problem with the cake and ice cream one - you might as well resolve that you're going to take at least one breath in 2008. Just kidding. I bet the Masters will be a relief, and a great accomplishment!!

Tim Hallman said...

Rather than fretting over making resolutions I'll likely not keep, I'm rather enjoying these resolutions already. Saturday was the birthday party for Levi and Isaac. Their Papa Jim brought homemade vanilla icecream; rather than feel guilt over the second scoop, I enjoyed it immensely - both the flavor and the knowledge that I was already keeping my resolutions!