Alma 32:41

...Nourish the tree as it beginneth to grow, by your faith with great diligence, and with patience, looking forward to the fruit thereof, it shall take root; and behold it shall be a tree springing up unto everlasting life.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Another year, new goals

2011 was a busy and fun year.  Matt worked for Sony on the Green Lantern until the end of May then he had a break until September when he started back at Sony this time working on the new Spider-man movie.  We spent six weeks of his break in Seattle with family.  It was wonderful to be able to spend so much concentrated time with them since we live so far away. In October we bought a house!  We've been doing lots of projects with that- mostly painting and then unpacking.  I hope to do some decorating now that we own our own house!  Pinterest is my new best friend.  I've always been good at finding projects I just need to complete some now. 
I have actually been doing some things that I would like to share on here...
My tree!  Our is dark and was covered in dark wood paneling.  No more!  We have painted the family room a light tan color called Desert Fortress by Valspar.   I taped off one section to leave a tree in the paneling.  Here are the photos on progress.
The original room paint swatches in progress
All taped up and with paint covering the limbs

The tree in all its glory. I did then outline it in a dark chocolate brown to cover up paint leakages under the tape.  It's not something that you can see unless you are up close though.

 The tree with frames on the wall.  Now I just need to add family photos!  Love it!  Love my house and all our many projects! 

 Here's my word for 2012: Move!  It's all about action.  I tend to sit a lot and go off in my own world in my head.  So for 2012 my goal is to get up and move... I want to make my house our home, I want to spend quality action time with my boys, I want to become physically fit, I want to be spiritually inspired.  So I need to move on my goals and just do it!    So far this year I have been doing well.  I have been keeping my house generally tidy- now I need to get into the deeper projects- finish cleaning, painting, and decorating.   I have started exercising 5 days a week.  I am sleeping more because my 17 month old is sleeping more.  I am reading scriptures everyday- now I need to start studying deeper.  So my husband and I have agreed to choose one goal a month to be our focus.  This month mine was scripture reading on my own and with my boys.  His was to start using the treadmill we got at a yardsale.  So far so good...


michelle williams said...

Proud of you and love you TONS and HEAPS!!!

DeAnn Payne said...

That's a really cool way to update icky wood paneling! Totally pinning this, others should see this.

D said...

Thank you! I love my family tree!

Kelly said...

What a brilliant, brilliant idea! I LOVE it!
Kelly @ View Along the Way