Monday, March 29, 2010

Girls Weekend!

Another Scrapbook Expo goes down in history!

Had another AWESOME time at the expo. This time there were 5 of us that went. We left on Thursday and headed back home yesterday.

Thursday: Arrived in SLC. Dinner @ Zupa's! YUM! Movie: The Bounty Hunter

Friday: VIP from 9 am - Midnight. Lots of scrapping, shopping, and good times.

Saturday: Scrapping from 10- 3:30pm. Digi Scrap class 3:30-5:30 pm. Expo ended at 6 :( Then it was off to dinner at TGI Fridays and a movie : Remember Me. This movie was totally not what I expected. It really makes you stop and think.

Sunday: Headed back home.

Thanks to Brooke, Jessi, Joette, and Tricia for the good times and fun memories!

Can't wait for the next one! :)

PS- Funny story. . .we were all there scrapping for 2 solid days and not ONE of us snapped ONE photo of our trip. What the?

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Trying Something.

I have debated on posting this.

Partly because I feel like I don't want the world to know if I fail. Partly because I hate the fact that I even have to talk about it, and partly because posting this will keep me from throwing my hands up in the air and giving up! No more excuses!

The past two years have not been kind to my body. With school, moving, my kids, my church callings, and well, just life in general, I have pretty much just put myself on the back-burner and quit watching what I eat and quit exercising.

It simply started because there just haven't felt like there were enough hours in the day. I would say, "Tomorrow I will go out and run." "Tomorrow I will eat better." Then it turned to, "When I graduate, then I will have time to exercise." "When I graduate, then I will have time to eat healthier". Lately, I can't help but think, why am I putting it off? What if tomorrow never comes? What if by the time I graduate I look like a person who should be applying for The Biggest Loser? I simply can't do it anymore!

At first I blamed the medication that I take. I was told that one of the side-effects was a 15-20lb weight gain. Well, I HAVE to take the medication, so if that is true, well, then, I guess I just need to try even HARDER to lose weight.

My days are packed from morning to night. I know that fitting in a walk or a jog will not always be easy. Running to Wendy's drive-thru is a heck of a lot easier than fixing dinner when I am too tired to even think. . .but something has to change. I need to find a way to take care of myself no matter how busy I am.

For a year now I have been putting off buying new clothes. I keep saying when I drop 10lbs I will go out and buy new clothes. One month goes by, and then another, and then another. . .and still I do nothing about losing 10lbs.

I am tired of feeling self-conscious about how I look. Enough is enough already! So, Sunday I finally decided it was time to take control and try and lose some weight, but more importantly to start exercising again.

Bryan and I are "competing" with each other to see who can lose the highest percentage of weight by July 1st. I am sure he will win, but I don't care. All I care about is finding me underneath this extra weight that has stuck to me for a couple of years.

I know I will have ups and downs. I know that some weeks will be better than others. That's okay. I just want to keep pushing forward and get back into shape.

Here goes nothing! I am 4 days into it, and so far so good!

Friday, March 19, 2010

TOO Much TO DO! ;)

I just haven't had time to blog as much as I usually do. Between the move and midterms and my classes and church stuff and my kids, etc. everything else has taken a backseat for now.

The move is coming along. We are officially in the house. Not all the way unpacked, but getting closer. I am going to be glad to be completely settled so that I can just concentrate on finishing up this hectic semester of school and then enjoy the summer! YAY no classes this summer!!! I am so excited! I may not want to go back to school next fall after I enjoy my break ;)

All of the kids seem to have settled into their new bus schedules and Luke has settled into his new school. He was very nervous for his first day, but he quickly found a friend that he had known from his old school that had moved over to this school and he couldn't be happier about that!

I will post some pics of the inside of the new house once I get everything put away and cleaned up. I had to go and order the furniture for our family room and they said it could take up to 3 weeks for it to come. I sure hope it gets here faster than that considering we have no couch or love seat to sit on in that room until it comes!

We still haven't ordered blinds. We were hoping that we would be able to buy them with our tax return. Should have known better! We never get as much back as we hope we will. Right now we have some temporary blinds. They are fine for now, but I will be SUPER excited to get my blinds ordered and on their way! Hopefully next month.

Life is good. Spring is here. The sun is up. The skies are blue. Smiling and happy. Couldn't ask for more than that!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Home Sweet Home

Summer Break 2008: Moved

Spring Break 2009: Moved

Summer Break 2009: Moved

Spring Break 2010: Moving

Is there some sort of pattern here??? UGH!

We are LOVING our new house so far. It is so pretty. Sure there are things that I want to do to it, like painting some of the rooms, putting in a pool, finishing up the backyard, putting in a fence, shutters for all the windows, put in more wood flooring, etc. However, I am in no hurry, I figure that I have the rest of my life to do all of that.

Right now all I can do is get through yet another move and hope that we can stay put for a VERY long time!

I can't wait until all of the boxes are unpacked and we are settled. That will be a happy, happy day!