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Monday, November 9, 2009

not so uplifting.....

So blogs are suppose to be a place where you can vent, express, or just plain write about anything and everything right?!? So I am writing mainly for myself, but also for others if they care to listen. I don't think anyone really looks at my blog too often anyways so this is safe:) So here goes: I am so very discouraged at this moment with myself. I was going along so well back in July when I was losing weight, feeling great and was able to run a 5k. Now I sit here having put on 15-20(I haven't weighed myself in a week) of the hard pds I lost and continue to feel so defeated I cannot seem to get back on track. It is frustrating to no end to continue on like this. The worst part is is that when I go to see friends or family that haven't seen me in awhile I feel like I don't want to go because of this suddon weight gain. It makes me feel trapped and mad at myself for letting myself slip back into my old habits when I was doing so great! I was so determined to be on the cover of people 1/2 their size, but I guess I didn't want it bad enough! Even after so many of you gave me great encouragement and pushed me along I still failed. So that's that......I just needed to vent, I know that I need to get over being mad and just get back on track and just say ENOUGH! Hopefully that will come sooner than later.

Monday, November 2, 2009


This year Alyssa was the nerdiest nerd, Meckenzie a devilish devil, Weston was big bad Megatron, Olivia was the prettiest tinkerbell, and Landon the cutest spidey! We had alot of fun carving pumpkins going trick-or-treating with the kids! Jason stayed back for half of it passing out candy and he said he saw 100+ trick or treaters! We ran out of candy and had to go buy more! Anyway we can't believe that we have lived here for over a year! We love it so far and have made some wonderful friends!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Not private any longer

So facebook has been where I have been posting most of my pics and updates because it uploads faster.....I got lucky today and these pics actually uploaded yeah! So for all of you who wander why we don't update our blog it is because we update on facebook, but I am trying to do both:) I love coming here and reading everybody elses happenings so keep them coming:) Oh and we are not private anylonger.....I figured if I took out all of the personal info we would be safe:)

Our new puppy!

So we finally caved and got a puppy! We went to the Humaine Society and found our little guy Briggs! He is such a fun and exhausting addition to our family! I always have to watch him to make sure he doesn't chew on certain things and make sure he makes it outside to pee! It is just like having a newborn baby:) But we love him and are glad that we got him! They think he is a cross between a beagle and lab so he will get to be a good size but for now he is still small! He has the beagle floppy ears for sure and the tail, more of a lab nose and body! Our kids adore him, lets just hope it stays that way I am sure it will wear off:)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Alyssa'a first cross country meet!

Alyssa decided that she wanted to do Cross-country this year and they let 5th graders so we said give it a try! She loves running and really enjoys being part of the team! She ran her first meet in 17 minutes and some seconds....I can't remember exactly but it was around a mile and a 1/2 she actually ended up puking as she passed the finish line because she said she was so hot and really pushed herself! We were so proud of her! She is such an awesome kid!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

First day of school!

Finally I am posting my kids first day of school! Alyssa's was hard because Olivia scratched her in her eye and it was burning so when I took the pic she could barely see out of it she said. I had to take her to the eye doctor on the first day and sure enough she had a scratch on her actual eye! Poor thing, but we got her medicine and it got better quick, needless to say she will never forget her first day of middle school! Meckenzie was my emotional one and was sad that school was starting again but loved it when she went! She enjoys third grade but sad that she has more homework now:) Weston was mad that I didn't let him take the bus to school on the first day and said that he didn't like that tradition! He loves kindergarten and is already ready for first grade!! He loves his new teacher and loves going all day! I am glad the kiddos are back in school...now maybe I can gain my sanity back!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

The 5K race!

Jason and I ran the 5k here in Ladysmith for Mardi Gras! It was something that we have been working on for some time now and we were able to do it! Jason was able to speed up towards the end so his time was a little better than mine...Jason 36:31 mine was 37:16. I wanted to beat my training time and I only did by 2 seconds but the actual race was alot hillier than my course:) It was so great to do it together and now our next goal is a 10k in September. I don't know if we will be ready by then but we will try! It was wonderful to have Jason's parents here cheering us on and helping out with the kiddos! Thanks a bunch!

These are our good friends Josh and Gina. They finished alot sooner than we did but cheered us on at the end:) Jason works with Josh at the hospital he is another PT who moved here about the same time we did.

Cousins visiting!

Since Caleb and Mitchell were here visiting their grandma and grandpa in Green Bay I thought that it would be fun to have them come and stay with us for a few days here in Ladysmith so that the cousins could spend time together! We had alot of fun! We had a bon fire and roasted marshmellows, went to the beach at our park alot and geocaching!!..and also did many other things together including going to the Blue hills festival where they got to play games, get tatoos, compete in a tractor pull and watch baseball! It was a great visit.....we sure love them! We will miss them when they go back to Logan, Utah.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

It's about time huh?!?!?!

I know I haven't posted in a long time so I have alot to catch up on so sit back and enjoy! I am totally converted to facebook because my pictures upload alot faster and it is just fun! So if you don't have a facebook I suggest you get one and join the millions that have one:)

Our beach!

We went to the beach on the 3rd when Heidi got here with her girls. We had alot of fun! It was perfect sand and great weather! The water was a little cool but you got used to it quick! We hung out there why the guys back home were putting in the floor in the bathroom! It was alot of fun!

Monday, July 6, 2009

4th of July!

We had alot of fun on the 4th! It was great to have my sister Heidi here with her family! My kids loved playing with their cousins and loved doing sparklers together. We had a bon fire and had smores and just hung out! We love our fire pit it turned out awesome! Landon and Allie loved the sparklers they were even trying to grab at the hot part. We had an all around good ol' time together.