Monday, May 14, 2018

We have a lot of fun things happening around here......

 Hard to believe this picture was taken last August as we were preparing for her final senior year at North High....now she is just 16 days away from graduating!! Oh the places she will go!

 The guy (in the blue center) will be turning 53 on the same day as his second child graduates from high school.  I am sure he never thought of THAT day when he was playing baseball in high school....crazy how things change!!

 This 15 year old is becoming quite the swimmer!   He continues to set personal records at each meet and is sure having fun doing so.  Don't worry dude....we are having a lot of fun watching you too!!

And finally.....our oldest is reaching yet another milestone.  She will turn 21 in a little over a week.  I find it hard to believe we are now parents of a child who can go to a pub with us and actually order a drink if she wants too.


Life has been so busy and so fun that I get more excited each day to see what will come next for us and our kiddos.  That's what its all about after all.....a little hokey pokey!

Monday, January 1, 2018

Nothing else compares to this....


That feeling right after you put away ALL the Christmas decorations.....you've dusted, vacuumed, rearranged the furniture in a brand new way and then you sit to enjoy the calm and the clean because.......you know it will only last for a very short moment.  

;-)

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Sick of opening my blog and seeing my pictures with fluctuating weight so.......lets look at some tired family members instead!

 On the ride home from the cabin
 hard life of a puppy on a boat
 2 goofs stalling before bed
 one enjoying his Disney bed..
 the other also thought her bed at Disney was comfy too

 flying home and all Disneyed out...

 a very tired little boy..
and lastly her bunk bed where she puked from during the night...too many sweets while staying at the KOA campground in SD.


Wednesday, December 27, 2017

How I ~ "we've" ~ changed over the years....and these are just a few of the many...

 Soon we will be over come by posts, ads, and information about the latest diet and or exercise machine to get rid of those holiday pounds.  Soon we will all doubt ourself worth based on those extra 5-10-or 20 pounds.  

And soon we may think about a WORD, VERSE, MOTTO that may inspire us throughout the new year and thus motivate us to make a change in our "NOT So POSITIVE HABITS" whatever they may be.  

My thoughts usually drift toward the eating/binging I continue to do and cannot seem to get a handle on over the many, many years I have tried.  In light of these thoughts I began to look at past pictures of myself and definitely notice some photos where I have been less 10-15 pounds and some photos where I am up those 10-15 pounds.  

In simple random order here are just a few ....
can you tell the heavier me vs. the lighter?















 (my hair color changes too )





 (this is my wedding dress....happy it still fit)






I am guessing you can see it too....hard to believe but the random weight does show up.  Although I always seem to have the round cheeks no matter the weight...ha!

So here I am again close to thinking about what another NEW YEAR will bring....
FOR ME
FOR MY FAMILY

FOR MY PARENTS (as they get older)
FOR MY JOB (changes always happen)

FOR these next couple of months with FREEZING ASS COLD temps...and no matter how much depression meds I may take to help me through the winter it still depresses me when its cold and I can't get motivated to do anything but eat.  


These next few days I am going to continue to think about changes and what will work THIS time so that the fluctuation can level out and I can finally get a grip on this issue with food.  



Sunday, December 24, 2017

A few randoms from Christmas past plus a fall one thrown in for goodness sake......



 One of the last times we went home for Christmas OR my sister just had decorations up early when we were home for Thanksgiving...honestly, can't remember.  ha!

 Sometimes the fall apple orchard pic just needs a place among the Christmas ones too.

 Lego Santa anyone?

 Because this is probably my favorite one!  
Christmas in Disney!
Oh, what fun!


 Flashback to younger days...


Well, I was going to write a post about eating too much, exercising zilch in the past week, and being mad at myself because of both choices but........looking at fun pictures is much more nice around the holidays and on Christmas Eve!  



(Guess I'll save that other post for after Christmas.....Resolution time once again!)

Monday, December 18, 2017

It's about time.....

My gosh people where does the time go?  I am actually really getting into this working every day schedule.  And you know what else????  I have been exercising at night!  This is such a new phenomena for me....I am a self proclaimed morning person!

I love mornings.  I am motivated in the mornings.  I WANT to exercise in the morning when the traffic is light and the sun is just rising.  I "USE" to loathe the thought of exercising pass 5PM.........

NOW?

OMG...I am exercising at 5:30PM, 6:30PM and I have gone to a couple of classes at 7:30PM!! I know right?  How does this happen?

I could call it a winter miracle.  It could be called an "early" Christmas miracle.  Or it could be simply  that my new "depression/anxiety" medications work really well!! (I may vote for the later...? )

So between working, exercising, going to the boy's swim meets, watching Chopped and a few different Holiday Baking shows, and baking a few sweet treats myself I have neglected my online diary.

This last week has been full of firsts too.....

1.  The first time Owen got a 5:18 in his 500 during a swim meet.

2.  The first time Owen dropped 6 seconds and got a 5:12 in his 500 during the next swim meet!

3.  The first time I didn't go to cycle class on Sunday  (in months)because I was mentally exhausted.

4.  The first time I went to bed at 8:30PM on a Saturday night and slept through until 6AM the next morning.

5.  The first time I received a call from Makenzie complaining about the CRV running badly.....and then she asks, "Would putting diesel fuel in the tank cause it to run this way?"  WTF???!?@?#?

6.  The first time I actually witnessed red poop coming out of my dog.....red because he has been chewing his kennel blanket lately when left in there and YES, it does go right through you....ha!  Kind of like humans eating corn.

7.  And the first time I watched the movie KRAMPUS.  Have you seen it?  It's kind of the "Dark Santa"... a dark comedy because you know this stuff isn't real.  Not bad but not one I will be buying either.


There you have it....a little catch up in my life and trying to be a little WITI too....hahah!


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Ups and downs lately...

Up:  I think I finally found an ice cream my kids won't like...Java Chunk!  It tastes like coffee with chocolate chunks...Yum to me but not so much for the kids....win/win.

Down:  I woke up yesterday morning and like always went into the mud room to feed the dog.  That day however I found the cats sitting like statues right in front of the dryer.  Hmmm?  I fed the dog and turned on the dryer....just kind of curious to see if "something" may come out from behind....sure enough a little gray mouse darted into the closet....

Major Down:  I then proceeded to clean out the closet to get rid of the mouse...and I could not find the mouse anywhere!! So now we have a mouse in the house....time to buy some traps!

Up:  I had a dental appt. this morning and it felt like I was on a girls' outing....the hygienist and I chatted like old friends and then my dentist chimed in too...never had so much fun at the dentist before!

Down:  That same hygienist said she may be moving to South Carolina...I guess our friendship is over.

Up:  We are staying put this Thanksgiving.  No traveling.  No relatives to piss off.  No worrying about where the dog should stay.  No driving.

Down:  The kids don't get to spend time with their cousins because we are staying put......oh well.  ha!

Up:  We are having our Thanksgiving dinner catered!!  (Aka: I don't have to cook!)

Down:  Probably won't have as many leftovers....but that's ok too.

Up:  We are invited to a "Friendsgiving" on Friday night.  And since we are in town we are able to attend....woo hoo!

Down:  It's not really another Thanksgiving feast....we will be having appetizers and drinks but with friends so we are calling it a "Friendsgiving"...giving thanks for friends you know.




Just a little taste of what's been happening around here...take care and Gobble til you Wobble!! Or go out for a walk/run after you have gobbled and napped....the leftovers will tasted so much better than.

We have a lot of fun things happening around here......

 Hard to believe this picture was taken last August as we were preparing for her final senior year at North High....now she is just 16 day...