Thursday, December 8, 2011

Turkey and Girl's night

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday this year!  Our first get together was at my sister's house on Wednesday night.  There was tons of yummy food (my sister is a great cook) and good conversations!  Addison ran around the house with the other kids and AJ went from person to person, eating and getting lots of attention!

Our next get together was Thursday evening at Aaron's parents house.  Again, the food was great and the company even better.  We talked about what we were thankful for and enjoyed a "cheers" from Addi :-).

Friday was a relaxing day with a little shopping and then we all gathered for a birthday dinner for Aaron and his dad.  My mom was able to come over and enjoy the dinner as well!

Saturday morning I packed up and headed to Coeur d'Alene with my sister Christy, stepmom Mel and future sister-in-law Amber.  We met up with my little sister Amanda (she lives there now) for Christmas shopping and some fun!  We shopped all day, then went to an amazing Chinese restaurant overlooking the downtown area.  It was a dinner to remember - great stories and lots of laughing!  We all crashed at my sister's new townhouse and then headed back home in the morning.  We had such a great time!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Back at it...

I am so happy with what I accomplished on my last challenge, but I still have more work to do, so I’ve created a new challenge that will help me lose a bit more weight and hopefully tone up!  And last time I’m pretty sure I stuck to my guns by telling all of you in advance, so that’s my plan again.

My new challenge December 1, 2011 – April 1, 2012:
·         Lose 15 pounds
·         No fried foods
·         Workout at least 4-5 times a week
·         Sign up for at least 2 10K races
·         Train for a beginner’s triathlon taking place April 1, 2012
·         Create monthly mini challenges to keep me on track
o   This month I am doing a mini (10 minute) workout (pushups, squats, jumping jacks, etc) every single day of the month, in addition to any other longer workout.  31 days total!!

Wish me luck!!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Mini Vacation

This last Veteran's Day weekend, Aaron and I took a mini vacation with our great friends, Brandi and Chris, to Sandpoint, Idaho.  We stayed in an amazing cabin on the water and had such a wonderful time!  This was the ultimate in relaxation, in fact, we didn't get out of our pajamas until late afternoon on the first day!  We made amazing meals, played some card games, and caught up on life!  Brandi and Chris are such great people and it was nice being able to spend so much time with them.  And a big thank you goes to Aaron's parents for watching the kids!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Happy Fall and Halloween!

I know, I know... it's December and I'm REALLY late posting about these topics, but life is crazy busy these days! 

Again this year, we headed to Smallwoods!  Addison was able to ride the cow train and AJ enjoyed the swing and animals.

For Halloween, Addison chose to be Cinderella and absolutely loved wearing that sparkly dress around the house (dad didn't like that so much - there was glitter everywhere!).  Addi carved a pumpkin with Aaron and was even more excited to put the candle inside.  AJ was our little golfer and he was so dang cute - if only he would've left his hat on!  I took the kids to the neighborhood houses while Aaron handed out candy - it was a good night!