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30 workouts in 30 days - Trusting the Process
So a few weeks ago, I decided I had to try something to get myself out of the rut I was in. Maybe it was my clothes not fitting as well, or the email I got about my 20 year high school reunion coming up in July. Maybe it was the simple fact that... Read more
Teaching Sunday School To 2 Year Olds Should Count as a Workout!
Hubby and I taught Sunday School with the toddlers today. By the time we get ourselves set up, kids checked in and stuff, we are doing the manic teacher dance for an hour and a half. I also have the fun job (really, I think it is fun) of leading... Read more
Happy New Year!
Hubby and I celebrated this New Year in our car, driving our boys back from a vacation at the beach in Galveston, TX. It was truly a wonderful trip. Our boys got to experience the ocean for the first time, spend time with the cousins they love b... Read more
Some of My Favorite People
Every one of us has people that are special to us, people that we cherish our memories of and appreciate every second we get to spend with or around them.
On Tuesday, 11/22/11, I lost one of those very special people. Suddenly, without warnin... Read more
Black Friday Was Not So Black
I'm not much for shopping the day after Thanksgiving. I don't get excited about searching out the deals or waiting in line for stores to open. There's no way I will get up early to brave the crowds - honestly, I enjoy sleep so much more than sh... Read more
My Happy Place
So, I've been busy. Between work and traveling for work and catching up on work when I come back after traveling, it's felt like there's even less time for stuff than usual. Less time for helping with homework and hugging my boys and saying nice... Read more
It's August 1st - I can't avoid it. This month, I have another birthday - and it's not one I've been looking forward to. This year's number just seems to loom really large in my head and I'm sure I'm lending it more significance than it deserves... Read more
I DID IT!
It's no surprise to anyone, I'm sure, that my kids are a huge source of inspiration for me. Every day, there's at least one thing that they do to push me, challenge me, focus me or just remind me of what's truly important in life. And the fact... Read more
The Best Inspiration
Monday, my oldest son participated in the JDRF Walk at his school. That kid completed 10 laps around the school (most of them while running), because he had promised the people that sponsored him that he would try finish 7 laps. So, even when ... Read more
Just Plain Fun
Wednesday afternoon I got to have a little fun. Hubby and I slipped away from work for a little "Informance" at our oldest boy's school. It was all about how the school has combined the PE and Music curriculums to form something called BEAT. ... Read more
Beautiful Weather Makes a Difference
We've had amazing, gorgeous, beautiful weather the past few days. I even enjoyed Thursday, when it was gray and rainy. Friday I was able to get out and enjoy it for a while during the work day, which I LOVED. And the sun shining does make suc... Read more
Is it really the end of March?
I know I've been busy since Christmas - one look at my calendar shows that I've been dancing around from 1 thing to another for work and family and all kinds of other stuff. But, the end of March? Really? Wow - the first 3 months have flown b... Read more
Is It OK to Kick Your Kid's Teacher?
Rough night tonight. When I picked my oldest up from school, he was in a big hurry to leave, which is odd, because normally I have to beg, cajole, promise and/or bribe to get the kid to get his stuff and head out the door. Then, he doesn't wan... Read more
I Did It!
Many of you know that I started a brand new job last Friday. On that day, there was a big company meeting at the Home Office and all the employees attend. Since that was my first day, I was introduced to the entire group and got to spend a lit... Read more
The New Job!
So many of you have sent me your good thoughts, encouraging words and prayers, and I am so grateful! I am so excited about this new change for me and my family, and I'm amazed at how everything worked out. My last few days at the old job have ... Read more