Monday, January 10, 2011

taking care of myself

its been a while!  i was so consumed with the holidays, i just decided to give blogging a break for a bit.  not sure if i'm back 100% yet, but we'll see.  the holidays were nice...uneventful even!  the kids had a great christmas, i love watching them and remembering the christmases of my childhood.  wonderful memories.  i get the warm fuzzies just thinking about it!  david is still on a santa kick.  there are some lingering books and things that haven't made their way back to the shelves, so he is very much still the "it" thing for david!  when he sees his picture, he points out the window--referring to the north pole.  "yes david", i reply, "santa is back at the north pole until next year---but you still have to be a good boy!"  i loved having emily home, even with the added stress.  she and david got along pretty well, so i'd say it was a successful christmas break for her!  she was READY to be back to school last week though!

last monday i joined  its a free diet/healthy lifestyle website.  with the help of their daily meal plans, as well as working out regularly again, i have lost 4 lbs in a week!  whaat?  its so easy to follow, and the food isn't crazy diet food!!  its totally adaptable to any lifestyle, or goal that you may have.  i would definitely recommend it if you're looking to get healthy!

i'm looking forward to 2011.  i'm definitely hoping for less stress!   david may be starting preschool in may!  he'll have his eval. with the school district in march(because of his speech needs).  the possibility of having 2 kids in school just blows my mind!   i also turn 30 this year!  i have to say, i think my 30's will bring some new adventures--bring it on!

this week we will also be getting a new member of the family!  maggie will be arriving on wednesday(weather pending)!  she is a 5 year old shih tzu!  we've been considering a dog for a little while now.  the groomer that my mother in law works for has a client that needs to give up one of her three dogs(her husband passed away and she's having a hard time coping and taking care of the dogs).  i guess we'll call it fate!   i'm hoping she'll be what we need to lift our spirits a little while hubs has been working so many long hours. 

oh well, i guess that's it for now!!  hope that everyone's 2011 has been good thus far!!  :o)


  1. Congrats on the weight coming off and yay for a new member of the family! I'm glad to see a new post from you :-)


    Great job on losing the weight. That is my goal this year too. Watch what I eat and work out. I need to be in bathing suit shape by MAY! Good to have you back friend!

  3. You were gone far too long!!! It's going to be really fun to have a new fluffy friend in the house! I hope the spark people thing works out really well. It seems to be a supportive group of people. :)

  4. I love Sparkpeople! I used it to lose about 40 pounds a couple of years ago. Which now... I need to lose again. Damn baby.

  5. Congrats on the weight loss! Thanks for mentioning the website. I just joined! Hopefully it helps.