Sunday, October 09, 2011
I'm finally figuring out how to balance Spark, my Fabulous Fitness group on Facebook, school and life...I think! ha! I use my phone a lot to make comments when I'm on break at class or waiting at my kid's baseball practice. It really helps with my busy schedule...gotta love technology!
I'm not keeping up with my fitness as I should, but I'm at least being active every day and eating clean most of the time. I've struggled a little with stress eating but think I've pretty much got that under control now. The scale is staying the same with no significant gain or loss, so I'm happy with that. I still can't believe I've been able to maintain my weight loss for about a year now! I'm going to look back at my blogs and see when I actually hit my goal weight...it's gotta be close to a year. Hmmm...a one year sparkversary of maintaining my goal weight (well, within 5 lbs of it)--there's my next blog, I think!
The kids are doing great and are loving baseball right now. My daughter joined my son's team and is actually pretty good! I kinda like having them on the same team because that means I'm running them both to the same place and don't have to juggle schedules. They sure do keep me on the go but I wouldn't have it any other way! I love being a mom!
Which brings me to a little bragging. A mom's gotta brag, right?! :) The kids were doing some drawing the other day and my son made me the cutest picture, EVARR! You've gotta see this! At the bottom of the page is a picture of him and I praying, daddy is an angel in the sky and at the top is a manger scene with baby Jesus! Isn't this the most precious thing you've ever seen?!! I'm just in awe of my little artist! Gosh, I love him!
Sunday, October 02, 2011
So much to say, where do I begin and how do I make it short enough that I don't bore ya?! hehe I made it through my tests and my research paper with flying colors!! I ACED first graduate level exam! Any self-doubt I had went out the door with that grade. I also received an A on my paper and am STILL excited about that one!
My son turned 7 this week and was so stoked about his party this weekend. I ended up sending out almost 25 invitations!! He gave 10 out at school originally, and 2 days before the party I still hadn't gotten a single RSVP. So out of desperation, I handed out more invitations to his baseball team at his practice Thursday. I still didn't get ANY rsvp's and was really worried that he wasn't going to have anyone show up. He ended up having 3 boys come and the neighbor came at the last minute so that made a total of 4. My son had an absolute blast though and I was so relieved that all went well. Thank God those boys showed up! They didn't RSVP, but they showed! Phew! People just don't RSVP anymore and personally I think it's pretty rude, but what can ya do. I'm just so glad my son had a great time and he loved his party. He told me that it was "The best day ever." That made everything worth it.
Here's a few pics from his big day. :)
They just loved bobbing for apples! You can tell by the first picture that they really got into it! My daughter was the first to put her entire head in the water, of course!
I also had my first Spark meet-up!! My friend Kelly and I got to talking and figured out that we both run on the same trail not far from my home! It wasn't a week later that we had a time set to finally meet each other. I was STOKED!!! It was so exciting to meet her! I was all nervous excited like it was a first date or something, LOL, but it went great! My son came along and we just took a stroll, having to go at a slow pace so that he would keep up. He was busy snapping pictures. I had given him my camera so he would have something to keep him occupied and so that Kelly and I could have some chatting time. It worked out perfect b/c I was able to get a picture of us! I saw that some of you demanded pics, haha, and I didn't even read that until after. I'm sooo glad I thought of giving him a camera to play with or else I wouldn't have gotten this pic!
It was soooo awesome meeting you, Kelly! I can't wait to hang out again sometime! It's so cool being friends with you in "real life", too!
Here's a couple more pics my son took on the trail. He actually got some pretty good ones. The last one is priceless....I told you Kelly that this picture would probably turn out really good!! lol ;) He's such a ham!
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Many causes have contributed to my MIA status lately. I've prioritized my studying as my number 1 responsibility! If I have work to be done, I don't allow myself to get on my social networking sites. I come from a family of educators, (fun fact you may not know: my dad was the principal of my high school, the biggest in the state! He worked in education for 36 years, establishing a community service requirement for HS graduation and recently received the honor of having this named after him.) My granddad was superintendent, my grandmother and mother both teachers, and my sister a special education teacher. Needless to say, education has always been a priority in my family. I aim to make them proud and am trying hard to do so! :)
To say that I've been busy is an understatement! Last week I had a quiz over 12 chapters and this week I have 2 exams and a research paper due. Mind you, I haven't written a paper in over a decade so it's been taking me a lot of time. Gotta break away those cobwebs! I feel my mojo kicking in though and know that I've got this under control! It is all within my reach!
I've also had 15 consecutive days of extracurricular activities to take my kids to. Tuesdays and Thursdays are baseball AND cheerleading practice, Wednesdays are clogging, Fridays are after school events, Saturdays are cheerleading games, Sundays are baseball games, and the last two Mondays have been team pictures or an extra practice. This momma is whooped! Makes me want to call my parents and either apologize to them or thank them repeatedly for doing this for me so many years!! LOL
So finding time to breathe has been difficult! lol I'm promising myself a pedicure after I get through this week! Bring on Friday!!!
Will catch up soon! I've missed you all and love you very much!! I'm so sorry I haven't been around lately, but knew you'd understand! You're the BEST!! MWAH!
(p.s. you know I'm busy when I don't have time to emoticon my blog! LOL) ;)
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