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April Goals


As you can probably guess, March goals were at the bottom of my priority list last month–I didn’t even end up sharing the post I had drafted, so I rolled my February and March goals into one list for today’s review. Overall, I’m happy to say honestly that we are approaching April with a lot of hope. The verse for April in the Blessed Is She planner is “You changed my mourning into dancing” (Psalm 30:11) which felt so encouraging to see on the page. Even though we are still mourning our Felicity Emilia, we have experienced so much healing and grace (totally because of prayer–thank you for praying for us if you have!!), and are genuinely looking forward to what is ahead for our family, especially this month!

A few happy things on my radar: I turn 29 on the 15th, I’m heading to Charleston for a work celebration, Easter is a few short weeks away, and we’re going to Charleston again as a family the first weekend in May! If you have any favorite Charleston activities specifically that are toddler-friendly, I’d love to hear :)

February and March Goals
1. Continue reading To Know Christ Jesus daily and go to two holy hours without anything to read.
2. Celebrate four February + four March feast days.
3. Pray with the Blessed Is She Lent Journal daily during morning prayer time. (Ongoing)
4. Read one fiction book and one nonfiction book.
5. Choose and buy a rug for our master bathroom.
6. Move my body every day–runs, walks, Tone It Up, or pilates. (I signed up for Studio Tone it Up toward the end of January for access to their new prenatal workouts, which I absolutely loved and did consistently through February, but then had to take it easy in March.)
7. Schedule a photography training session with one of my sweet photographer friends.
8. Finish curating 2015 photos and design 2015 album.
9. Finish planning my sister’s bridal shower and celebrate her well at the party! (Recaps coming next week!)

April Goals
1. Go to two holy hours with nothing but my Bible and my new prayer journal. I’ve admired Val Marie Paper from afar for years and loved reading this blog post a woman on their team shared about how she uses the journals as a Catholic. I can’t wait to implement some of her suggestions!
2. Celebrate Holy Week and Easter well.
3. Get back on track with no TV on weekday evenings.
4. Choose and buy plants for our front steps, and maybe a few indoor plants too.
5. Work out with the Studio Tone It Up app 3-4 times per week.
6. Finish and share two big posts I’ve been working on (one about Charlie’s allergies and one guest post from Dave about personal finance–both much-requested!).
7. Curate 2016 photos.
8. Celebrate the one-year anniversary of Gal Meets Glam Collection in Charleston!






  1. I love my yearly VMP prayer journal. It is so wonderful to write in the prayer requests from others in my bible study and see how the Lord answered prayers for others throughout the year along with answering my own prayers.

  2. emma says:

    I’m excited for the upcoming posts and for happy times ahead! Happy early Birthday! You should do a b-day weekend recap like you did in the past!

  3. Mary says:

    Two trips to Charleston sound so fun! I am hoping for some sort of spring getaway too!

  4. Em says:

    I’m with Mary – two trips to Charleston in (almost) a month is major! Can’t wait to see you soon!!

  5. Dana says:

    My house plants never seem to grow, but I have found success with three (or two because one died…but that was like a year and half after purchase)! I told Ian I need a fiddle leaf fig if I’m going to be an influencer.
    Happy April! Looking forward to a happy month!

  6. Darby says:

    Busy month ahead! I have LOVED my Val Marie Paper prayer journal. I first purchased the Pregnancy prayer journal and am now on my second yearly. My prayer life is forever changed.


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