Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Im serious, you've got to check out this website and enter every time they have a giveaway....you never know what you might win! This is a $100 bag! I asked for the brown ribbon with a gold sand dollar....cant wait to get it. Thank you Fabulous Fun Finds and Queen Bea Studio!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
My good friend Julee, who I met while living in Arizona, was in town visiting her family this weekend. She found some time to squeeze in a visit with me, which I appreciate knowing how many people want to see her when she is here! Her sister Dana also came with us and we went to the Cheesecake Factory for dessert. Im so proud of myself for resisting a piece of cheesecake in spite of how unbelievable it looked! I just couldnt gain back that 5 pounds I lost this week....we had a great time catching up and I am so glad we have remained friends through the years. Her sister is a lot of fun too and I had a great time getting to know her better. Thanks girls for a great evening!
Saturday, May 23, 2009
After I weighed in and met with my Aunt, who comes over every Saturday to report about her own dieting efforts, I went to my Personal trainer for my Saturday beat down. I'm starting to really LOVE the pain now that I know it is actually doing something!! Its feels so good to finish that hour with him.... And by the way, there is no secret that I have discovered on this weight loss thing. It literally comes down to consistently eating right and a ton of exercise for me. I keep track of what I eat all day long; I eat something every 3 hours; I exercise for an hour and a half 6 days a week...and that is no joke. When I got home I took Evan to a birthday party and then Ian, Addison and myself went to lunch....and the park, again. The weather is so perfect right now....77 degrees slightly overcast...cool breeze. Perfect. As usual, I took too many pictures but still have to post them here if not for family, for my own satisfaction. Ian ended up running into his classmate Andrew. He was so excited you would have thought he won the lottery....There was a bike race going on at the park and we had to park and walk a bit because they had closed the roads into the park. Addie was amazed watching this massive group of bikers fly past us at a very quick pace....it was kindof exciting to watch!
We are getting ready for Alec's summer visit. He comes in next Thursday. We have some plans for the month that he is here so hopefully it will be fun! Until then, no major plans.... Hope you all enjoy your Memorial Day weekend!
Friday, May 22, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Also tonight Ian was awarded his Wolf badge. We are very proud of him and hope he continues to enjoy the scouting program....Here is a little slideshow of pictures and I couldnt resist trying to film the race.....you will see right away that it was difficult, but it still shows the car in action if only for a split second
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
So, I was on this website that does great giveways (see the link on the right) and all you have to do to have a chance to win is leave a comment on the post....almost everything up for winning is geared toward babies or pregnant women. I was laughing at myself and thinking why am I even on here....I will never need these things ever again! But, what great gifts these things would make for the people that ARE having babies....for example, my Brother-in-law Jason and his wife Amanda. They got married last August in Hawaii and are now about to have their first baby next month. It is a girl and they are naming her Meredith Noelle...... they have one daughter from Amanada's previous relationship and her name is Ashley...what a doll she is. Here are a couple of pictures. I am excited for them to have their new little one....
Thursday, May 14, 2009
.....We have a Doctor appointment scheduled since it is not going away as it was supposed to....they will probably have to surgically excise it. Yikes.
Better news is that my elbow culture came back negative for MRSA. Thankfully! It is still painful and swollen but after 5 more days on antibiotics, it should be better. Im a little skeptical since it hasnt helped so far. We'll see.....
Monday, May 11, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
The Way It Is
There's a thread you follow. It goes among things that change.
But it doesn't change. People wonder about what you are pursuing.
You have to explain about the thread. But it is hard for others to see.
While you hold it you can't get lost. Tragedies happen; people get hurt or die;
and you suffer and get old. Nothing you do can stop time's unfolding.
You don't ever let go of the thread.
On another note, Denver and I watched "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" last night. This was a really good movie. Not exactly a happy ending....but what an interesting way to look at life. The character was able to see different stages of life from the opposite point of view. Living as an old man but with a childs mind....and then the reverse...being young in body but having the mind of man who had been through life and was in his "twilight" years. Makes you wonder if you would do things differently having, or not having, the knowledge that life experiences give us.....
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
I had some fun with Addison's hair yesterday and she was more than happy to pose for me! She loves to look at herself after we get her hair all fixed up but then 10 minutes later she pulls it all out. She likes to run free.....free of hair clips, bows, clothing....wonder how long we will have to deal with this stage! I had to take her to the doctor today. For the past week or two she has had this weird looking boil thing on the inside of her lower eyelid. I thought it was probably a sty or something but it just isnt going away and now she wakes up with it swollen and goopy. So, the Dr. called it a chalazion....I did read about those and it is supposed to clear up on its own. Its from a plugged duct of some kind. Warm compresses....and thats about it. He did give her an antibiotic eye drop though because her other eye was a bit red too and he just wanted to be safe. If it doesnt go away in another week we are supposed to see a pediatric opthamologist and possible have it surgically excised...Ouch. In the meantime she is the same ole Addie..... goofy as can be and has decided she really likes Grandpa. Finally.
Monday, May 4, 2009
Today I am one step closer to being enrolled at BYU for the fall. So excited..... will update as it happens. We bought Alec's ticket to come visit this summer. He will be here from the end of May to the end of June. The kids are excited of course. I hope it is a good visit for everyone. I think thats about it for now.... I will try to post some pictures later. Have a great Monday!