It has been an “exciting” kid week in our house.

My oldest got his first bee sting.  It has been the first bee sting our children have experienced that they remember.  His sister was stung when she was under a year and it was devastating!  He handled it well…really well…until I hugged him and then he fell apart.

My daughter finally has 2 loose teeth…her brother has lost a handful and she has been waiting pretty patiently and definitely with eagerness.

And my youngest who may possibly have the biggest heart of anyone, but who also is quite curious, fierce hugging, all boy and rather wreckless, fell on the back of his head this weekend while playing…small scrape, but being as it was his head, lots of blood.  This child will make me gray.  He is okay…completely!  🙂

Something else we began working on this week is addressing adults by saying “sir” or “ma’am” or their name (Mr./Mrs. _________).  They have always used last names with adults, but when they address people I want them to use those names in greetings and thank yous, etc, or in yeses or nos.  My oldest is doing quite well.  The other two are a little shy, but will get there.

That is a week in our life.  🙂



Hello Again!

Another vacation and some sickness kept me away…and just the enjoyment of summer!  🙂

In the interim I have decided a few things…I am no longer going to keep daily journals of weight loss.  I am going to accept who I am and work on the inside of me more than the outside…not that I am ignoring the outside…I am just going to try to focus more on the inside.  I want to be who God wants me to be.  I want to live how He wants me to live, act how He wants me to act, think how He wants me to think and speak how He wants me to speak.

I am going to wrap up what I have begun.  In terms of the outside of me, for the first time ever I dyed my hair…on a whim…at midnight one night this week.   I used a box and made it lighter and am hooked!  🙂  I will be keeping up with that…it is fun!  Who knows what colors I may experiment with?  😉  And I am a huge fan of Crest White Strips!  Lighter brighter hair and smile with a bit of a tan is kind of fun.  I found that as fun as Insanity can be, I get better results with weights and elliptical, so I think I will stick to that…maybe throw in a few HIIT routines every so often.  I never did have success with the clean eating challenges I have tried, so I am going to give it another go starting today.  And finally… my weight has remained the same for awhile now and I am okay with it…I still have my goals, but am not going to be stressed by them.

I will likely still post if I have success on any of the above mentioned topics, but as of today, I want to focus on life in my blog.  Life is much more than food and working out…no matter how fun those things may be.

Glad to be back!  🙂