Tuesday, September 21, 2010

There Was Nothing Worth Sharing Like the Love that Let Us Share Our Name

Wow - this is so awesome! I can't believe I haven't heard these guys before. These lyrics really hit home for me and I love how the younger brother giggles in the background.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Home Sweet Home

Its official!  Home sweet home is now our 5th Wheel!  No good blogging photos for awhile-this one is from my iPhone/stolen from Facebook.  My iMac (4th love of my life) is now packed away since it doesn't fit so well in here, so I am using our dinosaur iBook that is as old as Boone.  I am VERY hopeful that I'll be the owner of a Mac Book Pro sometime in October.  

We are all settling in fairly well and very happy we upgraded our living quarters earlier this year.  This 5th Wheel is much easier for all 4 of us to live in than our old one would have been.  Of course, we are also very grateful to my inlaws for letting us take up their driveway and take over their kitchen every night.  It is really good to be able to cook for us inside.  Of course with football practice (Josh), soccer practice (boys), and me being sicky, there hasn't been a whole lot of cooking so far.  

The boys are a bit emotional but they are also feeling under the weather so it is hard to tell exactly why.  Boone isn't nearly as enamored with school this year, we are still trying to problem solve that one.  Poor kid - not only did we have the move but he started full day school this year in a temporary location since his school is being remodeled.  He doesn't have any of his closest buddies in his class (which has positive and negative consequences) and his teacher is new to Southgate too (I do think she is great so far though).  The night before school started, his 2nd front tooth came out.  My kid is SO self conscious about his appearance (thank goodness he isn't a girl or we'd be dealing with eating disorders etc. for sure) so he is definitely smiling less.  

My little Brody is also pretty emotional lately.  The other day, when I explained that there were new people living in our house he started wailing "I miss my HOOOOME!"  So sad!  I am trying to be understanding and patient and reflect on how this must feel in the world of a 4/6 year old, but sometimes I get frustrated.  The benefit in the long run is going to be so worth it and they will have so much!  But 8 months away is a lifetime for little folks.

So on we go into our year of adventure!  I'll start to post some photos and ideas that I have for the house so you all can help me finalize decisions as we go!  

Friday, September 3, 2010

33 for 33 Update - 4 months in...

  1.  Run a 5K (Did a 2 mile race in July)
  2. Achieve a "normal" BMI (so very close, 2# away)
  3. Wear a bikini - even if just in private (Do Tankinis count?  Didn't think so)
  4. Take a photography class (Took one online - but haven't practiced much)
  5. Get a new tattoo
  6. Hike Badger 5 times (2 times so far)
  7. Eat more veggies daily
  8. Go on a weekend trip away with no kids (Adult weekend at the Roberts Cabin in June)
  9. Take a family vacation (Not quite what we planned but we took a 3 day trip to Silverwood)
  10. Finish our shop (Done enough to count, still waiting for power)
  11. Move into our new house (I think I'll be cutting this one a little close)
  12. Plant a garden
  13. Pay off the Tahoe (Would be moving along faster if we hadn't purchased a "new" truck)
  14. Decrease non-mortgage debt (Moving right along - boat is paid off)
  15. Practice Yoga weekly
  16. Scrapbook monthly (not so much)
  17. Sew Something
  18. Go Kayaking
  19. Float the River
  20. Go Wine Tasting
  21. Sell our house  (Yay -we closed this week)
  22. Go white water rafting
  23. Finish 5 books on Good Reads list - not new additions (one down - 3 currently underway)
  24. Smile More
  25. Go on adventure walks with boys monthly
  26. Get a massage
  27. Build a piece of furniture
  28. Keep a one sentence journal for a month
  29. Monthly game/movie nights with kids
  30. Finish my "Encyclopedia of Me"
  31. Volunteer
  32. Improve/Maintain/Make New Friendships
  33. Make more desserts!
So that's where I am at so far!  I still have a lot to do, some of which will be pretty difficult without a house to live in.  The sun is fading fast too, so I am afraid all of my water adventures won't come to fruition either; considering we didn't even un-winterize (is that a word?) our boat this year.

There are still a lot of adventures to be had...