Friday, December 31, 2010


The kids 1 year ago...

In 3-1/2 hours I will say farewell to 2010. And what a year it has been. Matt turned 30. 30! Matt and I celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary. Evan turned 3. I entered into the last year of my 20's. Grace started Pre-K and Evan started preschool. I got to hear Madeline and Leah start talking. I got to hear them both say, "I love you Mommy!" during 2010. My twin baby girls turned 2. We celebrated another holiday season with new additions to the family and had a blast. I've grown closer to some people and further away from others, some on purpose others not. I got to "re-learn" who my true friends are. I've seen marriages fall apart and my marriage grow stronger. 2010 has taught me a lot. I've changed a lot.
What do I want from 2011? More patience. Momentum to keep running, and finish a 10 mile race. Lose a few more pounds and get my family more healthy overall. I want to be more organized and finish several home projects so we can put the house back on the market. Of course I want my family to stay healthy and be happy. I hope to be an even better wife and mother than I was in 2010.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

More tidbits

Madeline and Leah are so into stickers right now! They will play for hours working on a masterpiece filled in with their shapes that they know how to draw (and are so proud of!).

Leah still likes to color all over her face with markers if she thinks that I'm ignoring her which is sometimes true because sometimes "art hour" is when I'm making dinner.

Grace has her first preschool pageant on Friday and I'm praying that all goes according to plan. She has been difficult to say the least during practice.

Madeline is starting to catch up with Leah in regards to vocabulary and making sentences. I was starting to worry because Leah was so far ahead of Madeline.

Grace, Madelina and Leah are in love with the show Angelina Ballerina ~ It's adorable that they all watch it and then act out what they saw. I love seeing them actually play nicely together!

I'm excited about Christmas for all of the usual reasons but I'm SUPER excited that Matt will be home with us on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for the first time in 4 years. I will be nervous that he will get forced to work up until he's out of the gate on the 23rd but I'm trying to remain optimistic but also set up a game plan in case he does get forced.

I'm looking forward to seeing my in-laws on Friday. They're coming down for Grace's pageant and she's so excited that they're coming. I hope that Matt will be able to come but again only time will tell.

Monday, December 6, 2010


I'm going to attempt to use my blog to be held a little more accountable for working out. I'm hopefully going to post pictures of my progress to help keep me motivated. So here's my first picture. I've been running a lot and have been pretty pleased with my progress as far as distance goes. I'm getting some pain in my shins and think that I may need a new pair of sneakers with more support to help with that.
In other news I have a lot of updating to do to this blog and am trying to get back into the mindset of blogging. I am having my pregnancy blog and the majority of this blog printed into a book and am sad that I fell off the wagon and don't have as many memories and pictures written down. Maybe that will be my New Years Resolution!