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A new chapter....

Saturday, August 30, 2014

I'm 41 and in a new chapter of my life. We moved from Arkansas to Colorado which still seems surreal to me. A dream come true. I look at "us" and I cant believe my boys are growing up and I'm getting older. God is still so prevalent and will never leave my heart...I am truly sold out to Him and He knows my name. I'm no longer working in the evening and I gained 30 lbs back over many years. My husband and I are closer and committed...we know the pain of being without each other as he had to leave first for work here in Colorado. As far as my fitness, you know what I did? I got bored with tracking my food and wanted to see if I could maintain without it. I also got treadmill boredom. I stayed with the treadmill and exercised but gained when we moved and had to rid of my treadmill. I've since added yoga, neck stretches for stress and more strength training. I'm motivated...not always perfectly. Actually most days start at different times for me...also for our homeschool. I'm tired of working so hard in the evenings for other companies and I'm getting ready to start my own little income. I love people...creating, and I'm not in it for greater wealth. I am blessed and here's goes a new chapter in our lives...Lord, please give me strength, patience, perseverance, confidence and compassion. All is vanity except this....knowing The Lord, obeying and loving Him in everything He's laid before me.
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VISION4LIFE 9/4/2014 4:39PM

    I can relate. When we moved from OR to WA with a church plant, my husband couldn't find work, so he kept working in OR all week (400 mile away) and then came home on weekends. We did this for about a year. He then got laid off and was out of work for the next three years. God was amazing in those years, but it wasn't easy by a long shot.

I understand how moving can change things. My husband was in the Air Force. From the day my second daughter was born, to the day she turned one, we moved eight time that year. We have had to move seven more times since then.

I have homeschooled for 22 years. A very rewarding experience. What ages are your kids?

I am so glad you love CO. I was raised in the Springs, but traveled for 22 years before we were able to come back. I couldn't believe it either when the opportunity presented itself to come back. It was a dream come true. I felt like Heidi going back to the Alps.



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Tomorrow is a new day!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Well, I officially decided to drop my college classes. Just practically wore myself out and felt bad for putting my family on the back-burner. I also quite taking care of myself and I'm coming back to the life I once had. I'm back to Spark People and ready to join a boot camp. I miss exercising everyday and eating healthier. If I get bored... I'll just have to take up reading, resting, playing with the boys, or possibly scrapbooking. Life is good... and I was missing it! Glad to be back!

  


I love Florida!!

Friday, January 06, 2012

I mentioned in one of my previous blogs that we were going to Disney World for Christmas and we had an absolutely wonderful time. I haven't mentioned that my husband is from Honduras and that Florida reminded him of home.. except in so many ways much better. It's funny not in a ha ha way but Honduras is not a safe place to visit.

Florida...beautiful! After our visit to Disney World we spent a couple of days at Cocoa Beach and we loved the weather...no wonder it's the sunshine state... had to change into summer clothes as soon as we got there, vegetation is amazing...bamboo trees, clematis bushes, palm trees and water everywhere! Such a different place but I was so comfortable there...even in an elbow to elbow crowd. So much fun! I ate sushi one night and drank a cocktail by the pool. What a great vacation spot! The people were for the most part very friendly and not so surface talk like around here. I heard once that smart people move to their vacation spot...hhhmmm...I wonder if that's possible for us! lol Oh, it would upset mother... The boys loved the ocean and I can just imagine us there...and hope that it could be a dream come true!

  
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DANELLE34 1/10/2012 8:00AM

    JUST_JESSIKAH...was it insane...a little bit, but I was so comfortable around all of those people. It made me giggle that for about a half-an hour at Magic Kingdom, we absolutely COULD NOT move because we were elbow to elbow. It was fun! Let me explain why...I get so nervous being around a few people especially if I sense they're watching me. But, these crowds made me feel like they may have looked and then moved on. The people in general were so nice and there was SO MUCH to do...it was very cool! Never heard my boys say they were bored. lol

Cocoa Beach crowd seemed like a friendly group of people too. The Floridians made me feel like they wanted to get to know me without being so competitive like Arkansans. I felt like I could relax and just enjoy everything...not too crowded at all and I loved the diversity!

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JUST_JESSIKAH 1/6/2012 1:01PM

    Cocoa Beach sounds great. Disney at Christmas is my dream lol. Was it insane?!?

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VENISEW1 1/6/2012 12:51PM

    I'm so happy you had a great vacation!

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So how do you stay motivated to exercise everyday?

Friday, January 06, 2012

I have to admit, I thought exercising everyday was for an exceptionally strong person but it seems as though I settled this thought with perseverance. Meaning, I have been exercising since Tuesday through today and I truly feel great! I was getting close to overweight for my bone structure and I remember chatting with a beautiful lady who said she worked out everyday. I don't feel hungry because I continue to drink my water and try to chose healthy snacks and meals. I feel stronger and more in tune with myself. I will say that the second day I was sore and tired but something inside went back for more! It's a funny thing but I'm down another pound and I think I'm hooked!

  


I had more friends when I drank...

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Yes I'm a bit depressed about it too. Don't get me wrong, I love my life but today I was planning to go Christmas shopping with my Mom and she forgot. It wouldn't be a big deal...but my sister said she wanted to hang out last week and where was she? Guess she was busy...I texted but heard nothing. My brother is mad at me because I missed my nephew's birthday. I really do feel bad about it...and the truth is that I forgot...with tests and finals. Also, was trying to help my Mother-in-law get on her flight safely.
So, we are going to Disney World for Christmas and I wanted to spend time with my family before we left. I feel like the only one available to hang out on days other than the holidays is my mom.

So, in a way because of this usual pattern we've been thinking about moving to Colorado. My other dear Mom and Dad is there...and I still have friends there. Yes, it's a crazy thought right now with this economy but why wouldn't God be with us there too?

I really had more friends when I used to party...wouldn't go back to that lifestyle... but it's amazing how people behave. Wish we could all be more considerate and open to others. Maybe this is God's way of keeping me so close to Him. But you know...it seems people just play games...and I'm just not playing.

Life goes on...and my hunny is home!

  
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GRAMPIAN 12/17/2011 4:04PM

  I'm sure real friends will stand by you. emoticon

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