Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a safe and happy New Years.  I know we did.  Every year we have friends over for a do here at the house.  We used to go to Jeremy and Ginny's but since the boys were born it's just been easier to do it here.  Of course, the boys stayed with Grandma & Grandpa last night and Eden got to spend quality time with Emily and David.  No pesky brothers hoggin' her mom and dad and her friends attention.

The kids played games, watched tv, played with Eden's art set and just generally had a good time.  The adults played several versions of Rock Band.  Just let me say, it's a lot easier to see those "notes" when you are sober.  It's a little more difficult once you've lost count of the pudding shots and the buttery nipple shots.  Three margaritas might have been a mistake as well.  Needless to say, I was feeling just fine!  Now, when I woke up this morning... not so much.  A glass if water and a few excedrine later and I was all better.

We took the kids to see the Chipmunks movie today.  Michael wanted to "do something" since we cleaned the house and usually we come home to a mess, he said he wanted to go out for a while so that we could truly appreciate coming home to a clean house.  You know....I'm glad we did.  He's right. (did you see that??  I just admitted my husband can be right.)  It did feel really good to come home and open the door to a clean house.  Granted, there is still some work that needs to be done.  Our bedroom is not an inviting place to be right now with clothes stacked as tall as I am, but it's more than a good start and the room is my next big project.

By the way.  I wanted to put it out there so that I have blogging friends and family to help hold me accountable, I'm starting a "diet" and workout routine as of today.  I spent about 10 minutes on my brand new elliptical machine today and I have had three glasses of water today.  I know that these are not major accomplishments, but they are big to me.  Especially the water!

I will be adding a few more "workout" songs to my IPod and getting on the elliptical every day for the next 30 days.  I don't know how I will feel about continuing that trend once the 30 days are up, but I'm hoping it will be more of a good thing I do for myself than the chore it feels like now.  I'll also be starting one of the three workout games we have for the Wii within the next week.  Wish me luck and if you're the praying kind, pray for my will power to be strong.

Beth requested "before" pictures.  Here are a few of my least favorite pictures of me.

This one was from the other day when we made cookies.  I look pregnant.

This picture was taken back in September.  I hate EVERYTHING about it!   

In 30 days I'll take some more pictures and I hope to see a big difference.


  1. workout song suggestions: sexyback- j. timberlake, walking on sunshine- katrina and the waves, bad- michael jackson, eye of the tiger- survivor.

    they always make me run faster and work out longer. good luck!!!!

  2. I'm trying to get in better shape's hard after having that many kids and just not much time to yourself. I wish you the best!! Keep us posted. :)

  3. I need an update, please!