Tuesday, May 24, 2011

that one time.

Yesterday marks my two year anniversary of getting out of the Navy.  I miss it every day.

I'm thankful to be home with my boys, to be getting my education, & to be close to my husband rather than separated as would have inevitably happened if I'd have stayed in.

I've mentioned in previous posts how useless I feel somedays & how I don't have the opportunity to make a difference anymore.  I still have those feelings, but I know how lucky I am to be home with my boys.  I know how good I've got it.

& for nostalgia purposes, here's a picture of me getting promoted. :)

Monday, May 23, 2011

follow the leader.

One of my favorite blogs is the Heir to Blair (theheirtoblair.com), who I e*know thanks to the bump (you know, that one site where I used to spend a disturbing amount of time? and even got my birth story with the Codester published?).  She does a segment called 'McFatty Monday' & I think I'm going to jump on this bandwagon in order to have another outlet to achieve my weight loss goals.

Saturday & Sunday both I worked out.  I was HORRIBLY UNIMPRESSED with my run on Saturday, I hadn't run in about two weeks & I couldn't even do my usual 2 miles.  I did about 1.7 miles & stopped, feeling sluggish & even less pumped.

On Sunday I took my new bike that we bought on Saturday at our local ReStore for a spin.  It had been YEARS since I've ridden a bike so I bet I looked pretty foolish.  But I cranked up my Pandora station & had a blast.  I loved it.   Loved.  LOVED.  it.  Thanks to our ridiculously high altitude, I couldn't breathe for most of the ride, but it was fun anyway. :)

So now I'm down 5 lbs total since I last blogged about my weight.  It's a slow process, but I'll get there.  Right now I'm focusing on making fitness a priority & making time to GET OUT THERE.

Weight on 31 March: 209
23 May: 204

Friday, May 20, 2011

the life of a Basset Hound.

You see those paws?
They're huge.
They twitch when he's sleeping really, really well.
They bound across the floor at the crack of dawn when he clumsily barrels into our room looking for attention & food- thereby risking an early death from grumpy me.
& they melt my heart when they bound to Cody & Sawyer's room when Cody wakes up from a nap, just so he can see him.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

the terrible twos.

Cody has entered these full-force.  Head on collision, even.

Two weeks ago my sweet boy would take a drink out of his sippy cup, say, "ahh" like we taught him, & set it down carefully on the table, just as we taught him.

Today, he chugged a swig, then chucked it across the room.

We then had a ten minute battle, complete with tears & screaming & timeouts, before he set it down on the table.

When did my sweet boy become the spawn of Satan?  & more importantly, how is it that people all over the world continue to have children after events such as these?

I know it's a phase.  & I understand that this is just a part of growing up, & it's got to be hard to be a two year old & not understand the ways of the world.

The end. :)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Let's talk.

I know, I'm like a month (give or take a few days) behind.  It is what it is.  A (now) 2 year old, a 6 month old, & school full time leaves little time for blogging.  & no offense, but there's not a lot of people following this thing anyway, so it's really not a big deal since I'm friends with all of you on facebook anyway. :)

In the last month, we had a visit from my awesome in-laws, we visited Texas & bought 10 (TEN) acres of land for our retirement, Cody turned 2, & I've officially jumped on the 'Extreme Couponing' bandwagon.

So.  Let's work backwards.  The other day I rocked Walmart, buying over $25 worth of stuff & paying just over $7, thanks to coupons.  I bought toilet paper, body wash, & razors, all crap that we need.  I refuse to get all crazytown like some of these people on the show & buy 100 bags of croutons that I'll never use just because they were super cheap or free.  As I read on a facebook status today, it's like organized hoarding.

Cody's 2nd birthday was like a two week event.  Patty & Sobby came to visit so we took him to Chuck E. Cheese one day, had a party for him another, & as usual around grandparents, he was spoiled rotten.  Then, we went to Texas to celebrate his & my mom's birthday, which was also on Easter, so that was a big day.

As some of you know, my parents were planning on giving us 10 acres of land.  While we were in Texas, we went to the ranch to check out all of the property, & we decided we'd like to buy the land ourselves so it will be ours, free & clear.  We struck a deal between my parents & the owner of the lot we want, & soon, it will be ours.

Top all of this off with school, & it's safe to say I've been a little busy.  I'm done with three out of four classes, & my last final is on Monday.  I CANNOT WAIT.

That's all. See you soon. :)
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