Saturday, March 27, 2010


Happy 1st Birthday to my sweetest little boy!

My life is nothing without my sweet children and I love them so very much.

I cannot hardly believe that 1 entire year has passed since I birthed my red headed Peter Ryan.

I was lying in bed the other night re-living the night/earlymorning that I went into labor. It is so very clear to me. I wish that I could go back and do it all over again. really. Some say it is hard. painful. excruciating. But I have a much different view on childbirth. I love it. I really do. I do not however love being pregnant. And maybe that is why I love the act of childbirth because it is a means to the end of having my body be taken over.

I really do love giving birth and I will do it again someday. It is exhilirating. The sense of accomplishment is indescribable. For those few moments in time nothing matters except you and your baby. And then... oh the sweetness of a brand new baby-your very own- you get to feel and kiss. And how there is nothing like it in the whole wide world. I love it love it love it.

Happy Birthday sweet boy. We love you so much. You are the sunshine in my soul and a light unto the world.

(picture was from Peter's actual BIRTH-day... we are out of town and I can't post a current picture until next week!)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

a sneek peek

Of the giveaway that Candi won...

I went a little crazy and made 3 skirts... so one more ( not 2 cause I am keeping one!) lucky winner will be receiving a tres tres fancy skirt from little old me. Keep your eyes out for the postman or maybe even for me showing up.... you never know when I might need to see some sunshine!

Red goes with green, right?

I think so ...
for today anyways.

Happy St. Patty's Day

from my little leprechaun.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Day 71 of 60lbs

I woke up this morning to a phone call at 4:08 am. My alarm was set to go off at 4:30 am to pick up the phone caller and take them to the airport. I normally wouldn't be so quick to take someone to the airport at such an insane hour but I have neglected my V.T duties for the last 2 months and was feeling extra guilty when superman offered. After all she is my responsibility not his.
So, I accidentally hung up on her as I was startled at the buzzing/loud ringing of my phone. I quickly called her back and said,"Good morning, Narumi!" (all excited as to hide my sleepy voice-which by the way never really works). The voice on the other end confused said "Narumi?"
Oh. Dear.
"Yes." she replied- not with a sleepy voice.
"I am so sorry... I meant to call Narumi because I have to take her to the airport."
"I am so sorry."
Katie kindly responded and said, "I was up anyways."-enter a million thoughts in my head in .2 seconds about how Katie is so perfect and now I find out she doesn't even need sleep? Who is this supergirl? How does she do it?-
"I am so sorry again. Go back to sleep- or not sleep but either way I am so sorry."

I called Narumi back and got the right number. Flight has been changed to tomorrow due to overflow of her connection in Atlanta.

Well. great.
Now it is 4:13am and I am awake. Not the sleepy sort of awake, the kind now where my voice is super NOT sleepy.
My blood is pumping and now and the covers are making me sweat cause the adrenaline has been going.
What do I do?
I tried fighting it for a while begging my consciousness to forget about being so abruptly interrupted, it wasn't happening.
Do I go downstairs and watch 3 episodes of Gilmore Girls? Do I just get up and put my gym clothes on and wait until 5 am and go to the gym? Cause that is what I was going to do after taking Narumi to the airport anyways. And I really only woke up 22 min before my alarm was going off anyways.

You know what I did... I went downstairs. I put in a movie- one of my favorites- Lucky 7 and fought myself back to sleep.
SHOULD have gone to the gym.
Because now I can't go today. I missed out and I did it to myself. All because of 22 min.
I told you I needed that spark back. And it came- it came 22 freaking minuets early, and I turned my head and ignored it. Dangit.
And now guess what... I have to do it all again tomorrow.
But I think sparky is back cause I know I have to work hard tomorrow to make up for today.
Lesson learned.
I did however manage to clean. And I mean REALLY clean up my house today. The construction around here- not really construction but lots of house projects- make for some interesting arrangements of furniture and other objects that needed to be put away for my sanity. Plus we are having Katie, her family and Katie #2 and her family over for dinner tonight. And I am making dinner for the Berrey's so I needed some order to this place.

We are headed to Sea-town on Thursday and I couldn't be more excited! We need some vacation time and the kids need some Grandma/Aunt/Uncle/ Cousin-time.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Day 69 of 60lbs

you're the

I will personally deliver this little lovely to you next week!
Sorry to the rest of you! I promise more when I muster up a few more hours in the day, which might be challenging since we lose an hour tomorrow... on second thought.. Candi, maybe you'll have to wait?

Working out has been hard this week. Not physically but mentally. I have gone to the gym everyday which is good for habit and repetition. But 2 of the days I have been there I get through about the first five minuets of my warm-up and decide I am done. Mentally something is just shutting down. I am dreaming of something else. I am out of the zone. I lose all sense of desire to be there and all intensity as well.
I usually push through for another 30 min and do some cardio... at half-attempt, but I just keep thinking I am going to come out of this haze and get back my drive right?
I am really banking on something by monday.
I don't know... we'll see.
Maybe I need a change up in routine? Maybe I need a partner in crime? Do you want to join Nautilus with me?

Last post I was a little hard on myself about my mentioning the weather I think. Thanks Nat for the comment about your Grandma and her always journaling about what the weather was for that day. It made me feel less crazy for the weather being such a big deal to me.
So count on the weather...well don't count on the weather... just count on seeing me blog about it sometimes.
Happy weekend.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Day 66 of 60lbs

I have realized that the weather seems to be such a crucial topic for me to mention in my posts. I was reading through my old posts yesterday and thought... OMGosh... I am one of those weird old people that always talks about the weather because they have nothing better to do.

WHAT happened to me?
Has my blog turned into this?
I think that I need to be done mentioning things about whether (haha) or not the weather is good or not!
I am kind of annoyed with myself.
I am done.

How about that giveaway that I promised!

It is a skirt.
A really really cute skirt.
I will customize it for you.
Leave a comment.
That is it.

Oh and if you win... may I suggest some leggings... if you don't have any... go get some because this skirt looks really cute with leggings. And just fine without, but either way you'll find something to do with your leggings.

Oh one more thing... THE highlight of my day...
I got to go see baby Claire today. I got to hold her and smell that sweet newborn baby goodness. Congratulations to the Berrey's on such a doll babe!
(or as Lucy refers to her "Claire Straw- Berrey")

Monday, March 8, 2010

Day 64 of 60lbs

I went to the gym this morning... 1/2 dragging my sorry butt 1/2 compeltely ecstatic about the weeks worth of upcoming weather that will re-enlighten my sunny Phoenix in-bread spirit.
Then when all was over at the gym... I practically skipped my way out the door because the sun was so bright the girl at the front desk needed some shades.
(Speaking of shades.. bought superman some aviators this weekend. SEXY.)

After showering I told Lucy that today we were going to spend most of our time outside and have a picnic. She too was beginning to elude that sunny disposition.

We packed up the RED wagon and headed down to the river. Lunch was mostly consumed by Peter and I ... Lucy was too busy pouring out my water bottle.

I am so very glad for this day. I think I might get the kids in the stroller and take a nice long long long walk/run to soak up every last ounce of sweet blessed sunshine. I needed this real bad.

I am still planning on the giveaway... just one thing... you have to have a google account to enter. SO all you peeps who say... "I have been reading your blog" sign in and leave a comment or you'll be left out. Trust me your gonna want this . TRUST me. My sister just BEGGED me to make her a hundred more.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Day 62 of 60lbs

I am still here....just took a 10 day sabbatical! Un-intentionally of course!
Our computer has been unplugged/turned off for some office renovation!
I am still here and doing just fine.
Things are going right along... I am a bit behind for "on-target" but still ahead in weight loss!
We are in this 2 months and 2 days already!


Did a little research on the Guarana and White Willow Tree Bark... it is good. It is healthy and it is safe. Not while nursing... but when I am done nursing I will be using it for sure.
Thanks for all the opinions/input! It was well received and helpful and encouraging!

And on another note, it is GORGEOUS and SUNNY today! I am like a little ball of energy and can hardly contain myself!

I read a post the other day that was simply life changing. Go read it. NOW.

Next week will be a better blogging week and I promise some good stuff. I am thinking about a little giveaway. Are you interested? Check back with me next week and be in it to win it!