Friday, September 14, 2012

Oh hey there!

I can't believe it's been a whole year (almost) since I posted last!

Beaner will be 4 next week. Holy hell where does the time go?

Life here has been insane, hence the lack of posts. I've had surgery, dealing with my marriage ending, found my passion in my weightlifting, and I'm reshaping my life for the better.

Stay tuned, this is gonna be awesome.

In the meantime, have you heard about Fitocracy? Come on over and check it out! Track your workouts, earn points and achievements, connect with other users who are on their own fitness journey, and so much more!

I look forward to sharing my progress with you all soon!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Happy (Canadian) Thanksgiving!

I am thankful for so many things that I almost don't know where to begin!

First, and always foremost, is my amazing family. Without the love and support of both my immediate and extended family, I'd be lost.

My husband, who weathers the storm with quiet strength and allows me to be exactly who I want and need to be, even when I demand the opposite from him. He's my best friend and sometimes I simply don't deserve him.

My amazing little Beaner. She's changed my world in a bazillion ways and every day she teaches me something new. You are my sunshine.

My friends... I love you. I don't even have the words to describe how I feel or what you bring to my life. Without all of you, there would certainly be no me.

My cats! Because cats are awesome.

And last, but most certainly not least, Pumpkin Spice Lattes. May your flavor come to pass more than once a year ;)

So, dear reader, what are you thankful for?

Thursday, October 6, 2011

A Change Is Gonna Come

Beaner turned 3 two weeks ago.

Really? 3? Already? Damn!

We had her party at Chuck E Cheese so that my house didn't get trashed again this year and I didn't have to break up fights over new toys. It was bliss!

I've hired someone to watch Beaner 3 days a week for a few hours a day. This is so I can hit the gym, do some work (I work from home, still) or run errands. I am very much looking forward to this. I had tried to get Beaner into a preschool but apparently they fill the fall session early in March so I came WAY too late to the party. Ugh.

Here's a fun idea to get your toddlers (and older kids) to eat leafy greens they wouldn't otherwise; make homemade popsicles. Blend up kale, spinach, whatever you like really, and use blackberries and blueberries to mask the color. I call them sneaky pops and they are a huge hit in our house.

Until next time, stay awesome.

Friday, August 26, 2011

It's Been Awhile!

We've been SO busy around here, it's really not funny.

Hubby and I hit Sin City for my birthday/our wedding anniversary, then we had a visit from my Mom as soon as we returned. Top that off with babysitting for friends, and normal summer activities with Beaner and holy hannah I've been one crazybusy turkey!

I know, what's with my descriptions today? Crazy!

Some big going ons with Beaner. We've finally transitioned her out of her crib and into a bed. I was so worried but she's really all about "big girl" stuff these days, so there's been little to no issues. Yay! Her vocabulary has had another explosion (as has her swearing. Bad Mommy. BAD!) and she's obsessed with reading and going to the library. I couldn't be happier, as I'm hoping to incorporate reading hour, where Mommy gets to read a novel as Beaner reads her books beside me. I miss reading novels SO much!

I finished the 365 Project, save for the captions. I am SUCH a slacker when it comes to my free time. I rarely do productive things, like I have on my lists, and instead I watch reality tv. Oops!

What non-productive things do you do once the kid(s) is asleep?

Thursday, July 14, 2011

I'm alive!

It's summertime so we've been super busy doing all the fun things one is supposed to do once it's warm out.

Swimming, picnics, parks, museums, blowing bubbles, long walks, making gourmet popsicles, and more!

I made some crayons recently. I never remember to take pictures for y'all so nothing this time. I have some cell phone pictures of the after product though! They turned out great so I will make a conscious effort to make a tutorial for next time.

I can't believe summer is half over! It's going too fast, boooooo!

The hubby and I are headed to Vegas in two weeks and Beaner is staying here with my Dad. It's our first time away from her for more than a night, so I'm only a little apprehensive. It's my birthday and our anniversary so we're taking our honeymoon in the place where we got married....Vegas baby! To say I am excited is an understatement. 4 blissful days with no 6am wakeups, 3am calls for water, no Treehouse tv, and no censoring my swearing.

I hope everyone is having as much fun as we are!!