The kids did New Years resolutions today. I asked them to illustrate one thing they want to do better, and one thing they’d just like to do this year. 

Anber wants to do better at being kind:

And would like to do some coloring this year:

Barrett wants to get better at following Mom and Dad’s directions:

This year he would like to fly a kite (an activity which appears in both illustrations):

Kirk resolves to do better at not making bad choices:

He also has the most ambitious goal for the year–driving a semi truck:

Alex wants to do better at helping people (although that’s something he already does very well):

His other goal is to go down a slide. I guess there’s something to be said for attainable goals. 

Mary wants to do better at not breaking dishes or hiding under the back patio. (This is an activity we have not heard about.) And this year she wants to do some art. 

About Emily

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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