Friday, May 15, 2009

It's a GIRL!

Wow - where has the time gone!? It's been a while since I last posted, things have been really busy lately I guess!

First things first:
Congrats Michelle and David on the news that you're having a GIRL! We are very excited to be welcoming a baby girl into the family this Fall. :)

This past weekend was really fun, Grammy, G.G. and I took Ryan to the Homecoming Parade on Saturday and Ryan did so well sitting and watching the parade. Thank you Grammy for Ryan's new folding chair, now he looks like a big kid sitting in his chair with us! He even got to pet a horse, a very nice gentleman came up to us before the parade started and told us that Ryan could pet the horse if he wanted to - didn't think to take a picture of it though.

Sunday we went to the coast for a visit with Auntie Chell and Uncle David! Ryan was in a great mood and was the best little guy all day, with the exception of a few fussy fits in the car - but that's expected of a little one, right? He played soccer in their back yard, played with Uncle David's race car and continually made us laugh! I'll follow-up this post with some pictures soon.

Other than the usual stuff, nothing much is new these days. We're working and Jake is playing softball again. Tonight will be Ryan's first time watching Jake play co-ed softball in Lemoore this year. I'm hopeful he will sit in his folding chair and watch the entire game -- HAHA! Just kidding, I hope he runs and plays and tires himself out so he will sleep in tomorrow! :)

And lastly, let's give a little "woo-hoo" to Kris Allen who was named the winner of American Idol last night! I normally don't vote, however, I did vote about 12 times after the final performances on Tuesday night! I'd like to think my 12 votes really counted and without them, who knows what would have happened! Haha!

*UPDATED* We will not be going to Jake's softball game tonight because it doesn't start until right at Ryan's bedtime! And I am not a fan of screwing with bedtimes - so maybe next week will be Ryan's first time watching Daddy play softball in Lemoore this year!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

I Will Survive; Hair bows and Tutus

Maybe the title of this post should read, "I DID Survive!" because I did survive my first Jillian Michaels workout with the 30 Day Shred. I confess, it took me longer to start than I wanted, in fact my first workout was last night and not Tuesday morning as previously mentioned. However, I did it and I actually look forward to tonight's workout too.

And can I just say "woo-hoo" that Kris, Adam and Danny are the top 3 finalists in American Idol!? Are you people watching? I don't watch religiously because Tuesday night (in my opinion) is the best night of TV and I can only flip between The Biggest Loser, Dancing With the Stars and American Idol so many times without missing the really good parts of TBL!

This weekend my friends Brandi, Debbie and I are going to host a booth (is that the correct terminology, "host"?) at the Art Fair/Craft Fair at the Civic Auditorium. We've been extremely busy this week trying to finish making the last of our hair bows and my tutus. This is my first craft fair to actually sell something that I've made and I'm a little nervous. I pray we at least make a little $, enough to cover the cost of the booth rental would be nice! And since we have to man the booth at all times of the fair, my Mother's Day will consist of waking up early, dragging Ryan to the park with me and hoping he is entertained enough to last through the afternoon! Wish us both luck! And if you're not doing anything this weekend, stop by the booth and say hi. :)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Today was the day; 30 Day Shred

Because sometimes I feel like I have the best friends in the world, I convinced my friend Kristina (Kris, do you have a blog yet?) to join me in buying and committing ourselves to the 30 Day Shred. I've read other blogs that are doing this workout and have confessed their frustrations with it but also have decided they love the pain they are experiencing as a result of their Shredding. SO - today was supposed to be the first day of our workout, on our own and in our own homes. My DVD arrived yesterday and I thought I would share the e-mail I sent to Kristina this morning, so here it is:

At 9:00 last night I went to the mailbox to retrieve my 30 Day Shred – and this is the point I’d like to tell you that it wasn’t there, The End. However, it was, and I opened it right up, put it on top of the TV, set my alarm for 5:30 a.m. and drifted away in dreamland. At 5:30 a.m. I jumped out of bed (or, rolled) and wouldn’t you know I seriously could not get the DVD player to work. I swear, I’m not making this stuff up! I asked Jake before bed how to use it because we have the DVD player, Play Station 2, VHS, Direct TV box and a converter box to make all these things work, hooked up to the TV in our bedroom. He told me it was easy and I followed his exact instructions but couldn’t get anything other than a blue TV screen. So I promise to get it all figured out tonight (as in, he can show me step by step how to make it work) and I will do my workout tomorrow morning. I’m sorry if you started today and I didn’t. I promise I’m not going to be a flake this time around – I just couldn’t get it all working this morning…I know, I suck. :(

And so with that, tomorrow I should have an update on how my first date with the 30 Day Shred (otherwise known as the Jillian Michael's (trainer from The Biggest Loser) workout DVD). Wish me luck. Actually, scratch that, I'm motivated enough to actually hold myself to it this time! So just wish me a not-so-out-of-shape-body that will not be sore the entire weekend!

Care for a Hug anyone?

I taught Ryan how to give hugs this week! I know it probably doesn't sound like much to anyone else but it really is the sweetest thing. :)

I'll post a picture and a more detailed post soon but for now I just wanted to share that my baby now gives hugs!

That's it for today!