Our Annual Family Goals 2022


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Every year, we make a list of the ten goals we want to accomplish, to better ourselves. We tell each other what those goals are and try to hold each other accountable.

Last year, we shared these goals on the blog so that we could come back and see how many we accomplished, how many we are still working on and how many we gave up on and why. Today, we went through our 2021 goals to see how we did and couldn’t wait to share it all with you.

2021 was a big year for our family. We finally bought our first family home in October and moved to Central Florida. We have been spending the last few months making it our own with paint and a huge honey-do list that never seems to get any smaller. As exhausting as it’s been, I wouldn’t trade this experience for the world.


Mom Achieved 5/10

  1. Buy a home. YES
  2. Create a cookbook. NO
  3. Lose weight. YES
  4. Exercise more. NO
  5. Dedicated self-care time. NO
  6. Go on more road trips. YES
  7. Declutter and organize the house. YES
  8. Take a photography course. NO
  9. Read more. NO
  10. Spend more time with my kids, outside. YES

Dad Achieved 6/10

  1. Exercise more. YES
  2. Lose at least 25 pounds. YES
  3. Be more organized. YES
  4. Learn a new hobby. NO
  5. Buy my wife the house of her dreams. YES
  6. Grow our business. YES
  7. Get my mortgage license. NO
  8. Go on dates or travel with my wife. NO
  9. Save money. NO
  10. Reconnect with my family and finish our family tree. YES

Lucia Achieved 7/10

  1. Save enough money for an iPad. YES
  2. Get back into volleyball. YES
  3. Find my art style. YES
  4. Find a therapist. YES
  5. Eat more regularly. YES
  6. Get my learner’s permit. NO
  7. Pass all of my freshman year classes. NO
  8. Stop cutting my hair. YES
  9. Read more books. YES
  10. Take better care of myself. NO

Iyla Achieved 6/10

  1. Get better grades. YES
  2. Sleep more. YES
  3. Maintain my friendships. YES
  4. Pay attention more. YES
  5. Create a gaming channel. NO
  6. Save enough money for an iPad. YES
  7. Eat healthier. NO
  8. Exercise twice a week. NO
  9. Be more independent. YES
  10. Read 20 fiction books. NO

Falynn Achieved 8/10

  1. Help people. YES
  2. Share more. YES
  3. Read more books. YES
  4. Eat healthier. YES
  5. Spend more time with my sisters, especially Lucia. NO
  6. Get better at drawing. YES
  7. Learn more about science. YES
  8. Learn more tricks on the trampoline. YES
  9. Go to Chuck E. Cheese, Club Med, or Universal. NO
  10. Make more friends. YES

I’d say considering the circumstances, we did an incredible job at achieving most of our goals. I’m so proud of the girls and how much they were able to accomplish.

Now that 2021 is behind us, we are looking forward to our new set of goals and a new mindset that we can accomplish anything we really put our minds to. Here are our 2022 goals!

Mom’s Goals

  1. Redo the kitchen and install the coffee station.
  2. Repaint the outside of the house.
  3. Grow my business.
  4. Get published.
  5. Eat healthier.
  6. Exercise more.
  7. Create and stick to office hours.
  8. Redesign my website.
  9. Make more time to read.
  10. Make self-care a priority.

Dad’s Goals

  1. Get my mortgage broker license.
  2. Start a mortgage branch.
  3. Beautify the new house.
  4. Go on dates with my wife.
  5. Spend more time with my daughters.
  6. Play a larger role in my church and give back to my community.
  7. Lose 30 lbs.
  8. Learn to play golf.
  9. Help Lucia learn to drive.
  10. Travel more.

16 Year Old Lucia’s Goals

  1. Open art commissions.
  2. Finish sophomore year.
  3. Get my learner’s permit.
  4. Buy a new phone.
  5. Spend more time with Elle.
  6. Learn how to give Elle a bath.
  7. Get better at archery.
  8. Start walking more.
  9. Find my clothing style.
  10. Travel to New York.

12 Year Old Iyla’s Goals

  1. Keep up my good grades.
  2. Get better at roller skating.
  3. Be taller than Lucia.
  4. Read more books.
  5. Be more active.
  6. Drink more water.
  7. Travel to North or South Carolina.
  8. Be more productive.
  9. Keep friendships.
  10. Get over my fear of riding my skateboard.

9-Year-Old Falynn’s Goals

  1. Learn to do more skateboard tricks.
  2. Get all A’s and honor roll.
  3. Get rid of my fear of throwing up.
  4. Be as tall as Iyla.
  5. Do more exercise.
  6. Be a better drawer.
  7. Study more about animals.
  8. Spend more time with my family.
  9. Finish designing the outdoor hang-out spot.
  10. Travel to Six Flags, New York or Sea World.

What are your goals this year? Do you believe that they are realistic and achievable? Have you ever written them down and looked back at the end of the year to see what you accomplished? Comment below and let us know.

Featured photo by Tiny House Photo.


Our family makes 10 goals each, every year. We are excited to share our goals for 2022 and let you know how many we accomplished in 2021!
Our family makes 10 goals each, every year. We are excited to share our goals for 2022 and let you know how many we accomplished in 2021!

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  1. I love that you goal set as a family. How fun! Best of luck to all of you on reaching these new goals.

  2. How inspiring! I’m also inspired by this ,really. And I hope I can try this out with my family. Cheers to smashing all your goals this year.

  3. This is a great idea to set goals and have them written down to be accountable for them. You all did well at what you wanted to do last year

  4. It is so interesting to read your goals and your children’s goals! They achieved so much last year (as did you and your husband), good luck achieving this year too!

  5. I love that you make goals at the start of the year. The real test is to actually check them at the end of the year. Sometimes we also need to recalibrate to check if we did a realistic and timebound goals.

  6. Wow! You folks did a great job accomplishing your goals. Everyone achieved 50%. That’s great considering the how the year has been

  7. Good job to Falynn for the most goals reached in 2021. Love your new goals for 2022. Just like you, I also plan to get published and finally launch my book. 🙂

  8. It’s great seeing your family achieve goals. Even there are something you haven’t made it but it’s good to have a checklist for the new year. I may do the same.

  9. Oh my! You really did a great job on your goals, I’m sure you are also going to accomplished a lot this year!

  10. Wow! That was so amazing, you guys nailed it. You’ve accomplished a lot of your goals for 2021!

  11. I think a list of family goals is terrific and I’m going to ask my family to do it too. I smiled at the “eating more” because I am always after my 14 year old daughter to eat more. I even bought her some healthy snacks she can keep on her in case she’s hungry (mini Kind Bars) because she doesn’t always feel like eating in the morning. .

  12. Oh my goodness, I love reading your kids’ goals! I especially love the height-related ones, lol. Those might be a little out of their control, but I like the enthusiasm for growing. Considering the challenges of the last year, your family achieved so much! This is inspiring me to make family goals, too.

  13. I love this idea to write out the goals of everyone in the family. I might do somehting like this wiht my husband and kids.

  14. We have a few family goals this year to! Exercise and making memories are big one’s on our list.

  15. I agree I think considering the past year you should be super proud of how much you and all of the family achieved x

  16. I can’t wait for the cookbook to get released. I’ll be looking forward to that. Thanks for sharing!

  17. Way to go meeting many of those goals from last year! Life can get so busy and crazy. Your goals look great and inspiring for this coming year.

    1. Love these and agree with some of them for me , especially not to cut my hair and read more 🙂

  18. It’s awesome when you can look back and see how many goals you have met. I have one that’s the same as the last two years. It keeps getting harder, but I am not deterred.

  19. Well done you all! I’m one of those who believe that setting goals are like halfway to achieving them. I’m sure that your journeys to the end have already added too much to each one of you.

  20. Exceedingly fun post. I love reading other’s goals and if I can help, trying to do so. This is so cool!

  21. I love that each family member makes their own goals. Then everyone else can keep them accountable. I also succeeded in achieving about 80% of my goals last year.

  22. It is nice to come up with a checklist like this to see where progress is made. I liked reading everyone’s goals and will have to do something like this as well!

  23. Awww. This is such a great tradition to have for the family and congrats on a lot of goals achieved from last year! I hope ill achieve mine for this yeas as well!

  24. I love that you have made goals for 2022. It feels so good to gradually tick things off of your list doesn’t it?

  25. It’s definitely a great help to set our goal beforehand that will make it a determination and guide to this new year. Without a goal, no one can progress or develop one’s self.

  26. You guys did so good! I’m very proud of my year too, I didn’t accomplish everything but I’ve accomplished something that wasn’t on my new year’s resolutions because I thought it was impossible but it wasn’t

  27. Aww, setting goals as a family is such a great idea!! And you guys did awesome with your 2021 goals. 🙂 Good luck this year!

  28. You guys did great last year – some big goals achieved – like the dream home! Well done.

  29. It’s great that your family sets goals together. Congratulations on purchasing your first family home in October.