I’m really not sure where that first month of 2015 went. After the holidays I was expecting a little down time, but that wasn’t the case. Work is keeping us busy, which is great! I just need about a 3 or 4 uninterrupted days to catch up with all my tax work and paperwork. Probably not going to happen. Until April. I like to procrastinate sometimes.
We went through a round of sickness with the kids, neither me nor Hubby caught anything thank goodness. Just a little virus, maybe the flu, I don’t know. I’m a mean mom and just make them deal with it. I’d rather do that than take them to the doctor’s office where they’re exposed to who knows what else just to figure out what they have. And of course, thanks to Grandma and Grandpa for helping out on some of those sick days. I really hope they didn’t catch anything either.
Since the holidays are over, I’ve been trying to clean up my diet a little. For a couple weeks I followed our Ideal Protein plan, which is what we use in the office for our weight loss clients. It’s a great way to lose weight, but I then I decided I wanted to start working out more regularly again, which is not a good idea with phase 1 of Ideal Protein. Walking and low impact cardio is fine, but running is not. Which I should know, I tell it to people every day. The first time I got on the treadmill I about passed out. So I’m trying to figure out my carbs/protein ratio so I can start running again. Hubby told me our friend Logan, whose wife passed away last month, is running a marathon on his birthday, April 18. Which happens to be my birthday as well. I have absolutely no desire to run a marathon, but I found a 10K that I think I could handle. So that’s my goal. 10 weeks!
I’m still working on getting the house all decorated like I want. Have a couple more pinterest projects to work on before I take some pictures. I did buy a pretty awesome and huge clock for our living room. I’ve been looking forever online but haven’t found anything that jumps out at me. Then when I went to Hobby Lobby the other day, they were 50% off and I found one I liked. Hopefully I can get a couple things up on the wall before we have a little celebration next weekend for Miss Jenna’s big birthday.
I can’t believe one whole year has passed since this:
We were running around like crazy last year, trying to get our clinic wrapped up in Manchester and get things ready to move in here in Spencer. Life just flies by these days, I’m trying as hard as I can to appreciate every little moment. We are so blessed with these little kiddos.
Speaking of, I suppose I better post a couple pictures of our little ones to keep the readers happy (that means you Jean and Gretchen "). I apologize my lack of blogging, I might be better about it coming up here since we switched our work schedule around and I have a couple afternoons off. That might help. Until our weekends start getting crazy again.
Nobody wanted to look at me when I tried to take a picture for Hubby
Been awhile since I threw in a food picture! Kind of food. One of my favorite morning drinks, our chocolate protein powder with a shot of espresso/coffee, a bunch of ice, two handfuls of spinach and a little water. So good.
Legos with Grandma. You can see Jenna’s hair is getting so long.
We tried to take the kids up to their first Winter Games at Okoboji, but we only made it as far as one kids’ carnival. It was so crowded- we waited what felt like an hour for some balloon animals and then 45 minutes for food that never showed up. Kids were tired and cranky after that so we just left before even going to any outdoor stuff.
Mommy and Jenna- Mommy needs to wash her hair and get some sun!
Daddy, Jenna and Baby (named Dolly by Jenna)
Tyler must get cold sometimes. Can’t wait for spring!
Daddy’s little helpers.
Head to toe Minnie Mouse- Aunt Rachel style. Thanks to Aunt Jaime for the sweet outfit.
I will probably have some birthday pictures to post soon. Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone out there!