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I've Been a Mom for 14 Years Now!
Happy Birthday Mikey!! My oldest is 14 today. I can't believe it. So much has changed since then.
I was 28 and a full-time hospital pharmacist at the time. Brian and I had been married almost 2 years. The pregnancy went well, no real p... Read more
Where Has the Summer Gone?
July 16th, really? My kids go back to school in a month! I can't believe I have to start thinking about school supplies and clothes again. Unfortunately, I don't have a lot of time to get ready. I've taken on extra shifts at work since I hav... Read more
Swim team, C25K, and other ramblings....
Summer's half over already. I can't believe it. Swim team only has two weeks left, this one being the critical week with the conference meet on Saturday. This is the second year in a row I have to miss the conference meet since I'm scheduled ... Read more
Below 180! The Not-So-Fat Lady is Singing!!!!!!!!!!!
Although this story has a happy ending (well, middle actually, I've got more weight to lose), it's been a frustrating ten days to this point.
Ten days ago we went camping for the weekend. I was active, but ate horribly. The last few times... Read more
Jellystone Campground, Sioux Falls, SD
Well, we did it. We took our first camping trip of the summer up to Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Some people up there were surprised that Sioux Falls was our destination. I guess it's the spring board to go to Mount Rushmore. We got up there ... Read more
Family Couch to 5K
I started back with "couch to 5K" on Saturday. I bought heel cushions to help my feet, and I've been walking to keep in shape since I started having heel pain. My daughter Mary (10) tried to come with me. She had a hard time since she didn't ... Read more
June 8th, Birthday Blog
A week ago, the kids made a big deal about Daddy's birthday. We had a perfect day with a bike ride up in Sioux City. Yesterday, the kids came in to wake me up and were surprised when I mentioned it was my birthday. I had orders to stay in bed... Read more
We were hoping to go on a family adventure this weekend, up to Sioux City to do some bicycling and shopping. Storms hit our area Friday night. This was after some pretty bad storms already hit earlier in the week and temporarily flooded our li... Read more
Okay, I'm bummed. My heel started bugging me this week, it may have been Tuesday when I noticed. It still bothered me some on Wednesday, but I thought not so bad. That was until I had done 2 miles of walking/jogging (C25K week 2, day 2) and s... Read more
Memorial Day Weekend
Unfortunately, I had to work last weekend, Friday thru Sunday. I enjoy my job and the people I work with, so it's not that bad, except that I really wanted to enjoy the weekend with my family. Early Sat. morning, one of our systems went down, ... Read more
Borrowed, but still fun...
I borrowed this from QUEENBEE333 & MUSICMOMOF2
A-Age: 42 on June 8
B - Bed size: King
C - Chore you hate: Dusting.
D - Dog's name: No dog
E - Essential start your day item: I have to start with breakfast: scrambled e... Read more
Daily Spark Inspired Me
Yesterday I read the Daily Spark Blogs, "Think You're Too Big to Run..." parts one and two. These have inspired me to step it up a little with my walks. I've been wondering if I'm burning enough energy with my walks. Already, I've tried some ... Read more
Our Brains Finally Started Working!
Brian's home safe and sound from his trip to Phoenix. We spent his first day back shopping for a dresser for my oldest daughter. We've spent the last couple of years rearranging where the kids sleep. We finally got our third bunk bed in the f... Read more
Brian made it home safe and sound late last night. I think it was around midnight. I stayed up for him, watching too much TV. It kept me awake, though. His trip went well and he made some good business contacts. He also brought us some pres... Read more
Feeling Better, But Lonely
I know that sounds crazy, me lonely. I have six kids. How on Earth can I be lonely?
I'm feeling much better. I was actually feeling better from the stomach bug yesterday. The weather is beautiful, so I went for a walk (2.2 miles), an... Read more