Friday, September 24, 2010

My Inner Most Debate

As the title states, I have been having my inner most gut wrenching debate for a couple of days now. Many know how much I loath posting pictures of myself. My self image lands pretty much somewhere between zero and zilch. I mean weight loss doesn't have to be public knowledge.

But, after a very not-appreciated comment made from unnamed silly man, I feel that if I leave my "horn tooting" to only be heard by him, I will never get what I need. Plus, I have this deep down fear about "public horn tooting". I fear that I will jinx myself and there won't be enough wood in the nearby Wasatch Mountains to knock on to dig myself out. But here it full color .........for all to see.

I've been working my arse off for the last 5 months and have dropped 30 pounds! I am almost half way to my goal and I finally feel like it should be noticed. I have even dabbled in a little jogging and played volleyball for the first time in three years! I am down two pant sizes and can wear a normal XL shirt (not a plus XL). What kind of prize would you give?  Unnamed man got it all wrong.

p.s. I think I am in love with the brunette seeing it side by side with the blond.

p.p.s. Please humor me and knock on some sort of wood after reading this post. My skinny jeans thank you!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Bringing the "A" man home

Yes!!!!!!!! We made it through yet another 6 weeks with dear old Dad being gone. And I use the word "made" loosely. It was definately harder this time then last. At least the first time he was gone we had no idea what it was going to be like. This time.......we knew it was sucky!
With the kids in school, we didn't plan a trip but did do things around town. We went to the zoo, the movies, swimming, mini golf, to lunch, to dinner, hung out with friends (which we didn't do last time), went to the BYU home opener, BBq's, bottle rockets (with only two near car misses,1 saved life when Drew sacrificed himself by taking the blow from the falling rocket, and 1 Grandpa hit!), and a trip to Pocetello for a family reunion. Still, it went by way too fast. He is gone again and might even be staying 8 weeks/2 months this time. Uggghhh-------------> Miss him already.

Monday, September 13, 2010

New School Year 2010

I know, I know, I know! They have been in school for two weeks already and I am just getting up their first day of school pictures. That doesn't label me a totally lame blogger does it? I can't get over how "grown" up Janae looks! And this year Drew was too cool to have a picture with his little brother!

One Proud Mamma

Can I just tell you how much I love my Janae! She is the best daughter anyone could ask for. She is a great helper, kind, funny, never gets into "real" trouble, knows who she really is, and has a firm testimony of the Gospel. It was no surprise to any of us that she was called into the Beehive Class Presidency as the Class President. She choose her counselers with prayer and careful thought. Her totally awesome Grandparents offered to be apart of her special day. I know that she will do a fantastic job! She is ready and willing to serve her Father in Heaven and her "sisters". She is a special blessing to our family.