Wednesday, January 21, 2009
On a more personal level, we had a big change or transition ourselves this week at our house. Our boys who are just 18 months apart are now in their own rooms. They have either shared a bed or a room for their "whole lives"....as Ian so dramatically put it.... So, we have a guest room that is too small for the queen sized bed that is in it. Considering the fact that we really don't have guests all that often and Alec is getting to the point where he isn't spending much time at our house anymore, I decided to give that room to Evan. I took apart their bunk beds and put Evans half in this "guest" room and then took the queen bed from that room and gave it to Ian since the boys shared room is the biggest room in the house. I then took Ian's half of the bunk bed and put it upstairs in Addison's room for her to sleep on. If/when we have guests, they can have Ian's room with the queen bed..... What this means now is that we are adjusting to sleep habits. Addison still sleeps with us so now I am trying to transition her to her own bed....so far 3 hours is as long as she has lasted in her new bed. We have to get her to sleep first and then put her in the bed. At some point she gets up and comes to our bed. Hopefully this will end eventually. Evan has had to adjust to sleeping without Ian in the room. This has been hard for him so we leave his light on until he is asleep.....but Oh how happy he is that he has his own room! I think it has shown him how much his brother means to him too. That is the best part about change, it helps you see the good in things that maybe you didn't appreciate before..... I suspect that Americans will eventually be able to recognize the good in President Bush as Obama makes his own mistakes. Rest assured he will....they all do.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Happy Bday Jeff...be careful, your 40's are just around the corner :)
Friday, January 16, 2009
~By the way, I wanted to tell you something about Ian. He is
such a great boy! After our last Den Meeting before Christmas, I got my
hair cut and colored, nothing drastic or anything, but at our first meeting back in January, Ian looked at me and asked me about my hair.
"Did you get your hair cut, the color looks a little different."
"I did Ian-- I can't believe that you noticed."
"It looks really nice, it's lighter."
I could not believe it, no one in my family noticed, but one of my scouts did? I loved it, and it really made my week! Thanks for raising such a great boy! ~
Thursday, January 15, 2009
So, whats new with us. Nothing really. Denver got back from seeing his dad and family and had a good trip. Although it was difficult for him to see just how sick his dad is, I think it was good for him to be there and spend time with him. Plus Alec came and that was a bonus to be able to see his son too. Im sure Ive mentioned it before but Denver's dad has colon, lung, and liver cancer....all stage 4. Its a rough situation. We love him so much and I wish we could have gone with Denver to visit. Denver is plugging along in school and has just over a year left to finish his degree. That will be a big relief to get that over with. Me and the kids are doing our thing. Up early, off to school, then the gym.....watch Soren, fix dinner, go to work. This is my routine in a nutshell and like I said Im tired. Thankfully, I get a little repreive at the end of the month when I will meet my girlfriends in Taos, NM for a little ski trip. Actually I am flying to Denver, Co to meet one of them and will then drive with her to Taos....saved money that way! Its going to be fun and I am sooooooooooo looking forward to it! I really need it.
I also think part of my problem is my weight loss efforts and my running progress. I signed up for that massive race in June which I have subsequently had to back out of. The whole month of December I dealt with sciatic nerve pain.....it was awful and I rarely worked out. Upon returning to the gym this month, it was like starting over. I could barely run a mile. I had to be realistc and face the fact that I would not be able to run that race. It was sad and I hated to back out but it was a huge weight lifted when I did. Now Im going to take it slower and try to prepare myself for the Deseret News 10k race in July. That is much more realistic for me.....Of course I still have 75 pounds to lose if I ever really want to be a runner. It seems like no matter what I do, I cant lose a pound. Oh well, guess I will just keep plugging along.....I will try to give a better post later this week with some pictures. Until then....
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Saturday, January 3, 2009
We had a discussion about the best angle to hold your head in order to
look skinnier....clearly I didnt get the angle right in this
picture......yikes~ Marcy sure looks great though doesnt she! I
believe she gets more beautiful with each year that passes.
This is Addie with her oldest son Jaron. He is such a funny
kid. He is at that age where it is more interesting hanging with the
old folks instead of the "younger" kids....I remember being that age!
Marcy is getting ready to go and Addie isnt wanting her to leave.
Marcy is so great with kids.
Here was supposed to be a nice photo op with Marcy and Addie.....as you
can see Richard couldnt resist his antics. What a crack-up. I was
going to crop him out but just couldnt bring myself to do it. I thought it
was a great representation of who Richard is....
Thursday, January 1, 2009
So, what about those Resolutions? I tried explaining this concept to the kids this morning.....with not much response other than "mom, are we going to play Wii boxing now or what?".... Geesh....where are my priorities? I did, after that comment, enjoy a rigorous upper body workout on Wii Sports. I think playing that once a day will have to be one of my resolutions! I would have arms and back of steel if I boxed like that every day. Oh....so, the resolutions. Here are my big ones:
- Lose weight.....how cliche is that? How many times have I failed at this resolution? Not this year, I promise you!
- Be able to run a 10k by June.....which I wont be able to do unless I accomplish the first resolution
- Be a better wife and mother....more patience, less criticism
- Love myself more....which will help me attain all of my goals
- Go Back to School....in hopes of actually finishing this time
I was thinking of posting a top 10 list from 2008. Like most years, it was up and down. Good sometimes and not so good other times. Overall though it was decent and compared with some, I have nothing to complain about. I love my family and even though we are done having children, I am enjoying watching the kids grow and become bigger-little kids.....they bring me so much joy that it overshadows just about anything negative.
I hope that you all have the best year of your lives and keep those resolutions or at the very least have fun while breaking them! :)