2012 Goals - Review

Since we're almost a week into 2013, I thought it was time to review 2012 goals. We didn't accomplish everything, but we made pretty good progress.

Monthly budget/financial progress meetings with J-bird -- This happened for a few months and then fizzled out. We got busy with my school, J's work, and life with two little kids.
Plan and realize another income stream -- didn't happen
Invest set amount in J-bird's Roth IRA (by end of January) -- done
Medical savings = $4,000 max out of pocket - $1,000 flex spending account balance = $3,000 -- didn't happen, but thankfully we didn't need it!
Emergency fund- hit set goal by May, it's 5 months of living at our current (with extras and savings) or 8 months of barebones living -- done!
Pay down balance on car loan -- woot! We're doing it and hope to have the car paid off in the next few months.
Fund kids' college savings-- $100 for each month of age for each kid by end of year -- totally didn't happen, but with grandparent gifts and a few deposits here and there, we're closer to the goal.

Emergency Preparedness Kit - assemble by March -- done!
Fence Repair - we decided to repair the hole in the fence for now (by June), and will replace the fence next year -- done! We had originally estimated $200 to repair it ourselves but realized how little time we have and paid professionals to do it in an afternoon for $400.
Trim Trees - we don't really want to spend money on it but it's a necessary part of homeownership (by March) -- done! $785 with a coupon
Paint Entry, Shoe Storage (February to April) -- done! Again, we paid someone to paint, especially the wall above the stairs, and it was done in an afternoon. Shoe storage from IKEA. Under $500.
We also opted to have the exterior (trim, doors, and shutters) painted professionally. It was worth every bit of the money we spent and will help to protect our home.

Potty train Goose -- done, done, done!
Build a new computer (J-bird) -- done and he's so happy with it.
Move Baby Boy to his own room - he's practically ready now -- done
Scrapbook the kids' lives (really just use up what supplies I have so I have more space at my desk) -- yeah, right. I had no time for anything in 2012. Maybe next year...?
Work on improving blog -- right... life is so much busier with 2 kids than we had imagined.

How did you do on your 2012 goals? Did you set goals for 2013? We're working on ours now and hope to have them finalized soon.

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