Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Trying to make working out a habit!

So I only have like 2 lbs to lose to get back to my pre-preggo weight. But it all lots TONS different than it used too! Eeeek! Darn cute babies, ha ha!!

We have a wonderful exercise room here and for 2 days in a row I finally kicked off working out for real! The room is actually a home theater/media room. But we put our older 36" TV in there with G's big ole speakers from college. Then on the back level we put the treadmill and elliptical. Then on the floor level we put a weight bench and G and I each have our own sets of weights. The last thing we're looking at acquiring is a stationary bike!

So far so good. G started his workout endeavor on Sat and I started my the next day! We're both doing good! Let's hope we continue and create a good habit!! Wish us luck! The hardest part is finding the time!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Ha Ha, or maybe not!

Now all of the sudden I feel like blogging again... lol! You just never know what the day/week/month will bring!

Let's see... lately I've been addicted to Ancestry.com pretty cool stuff! One side was able to trace back to Davey Crockett... I'm his g-g-g-g-great niece! ha! Another side I was able to follow back to the 1500s in Swizterland! Never had a clue I had any Swiss any me! Cool! I've requested some help from G's mom to send me info on their families... G doesn't know squat about his fam! They said they can trace back to Alexander Hamilton... so I'd actually like to attempt that connection for the boys :)

Which brings me to my little heirloom project. Before J was born G's mom gave me his baby fork & spoon. Then after his birth G's Gma S passed on HER engraved baby fork to us! So I thought... this could be a neat thing to collect if I can find more. So I asked my Gma D... and she gave me my moms engraved spoon and my Gpa Ds. So cool! I then put them away... until the move and now I have a project-itis :)

I'd like to get a shadow box for these. Maybe through in a neat quote and I "think" I want to hang it in my kitchen. In the meantime I'm gonna see if I can acquire one more baby spoon or fork from other sides of the fam. Then I think I'll do my project soon! The ancestry stuff must of gave me a little kick in the pants to finally wrap up this project :) Fun!

Friday, July 24, 2009

We're still here!

I just lost my drive for blogging! Sorry!

All is well. Settling into Texas! Let's see J is potty trained!! YAY! E is a babyfood eating machine and is now pulling himself up into standing position!

End of the season sales for patio furniture lead us to furnish the back patio. It's a great back patio with brick columns and a roof! So we got a neat ceiling fan for out there and really nice table and chair set! It's so comfy! J lounging back in the chairs is just too funny! Now I just need to get some plants out there AND we need to do some landscaping in the backyard. But hey for now just grass is fine.

Speaking of grass I find it so funny that E just crawls out in like it's nothing. I remember it took J a good month of checking it out from the blanket before he decided to venture out in it. E just crawled right out and was going all over. Eventually he just rolled over and rested a bit! He's such a cute little dude!

G's sis came to visit us last week. We had an awesome time! so the pic above is from one of our many outings!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

And now it's July!!

Well time is just flying ever since we moved here!! Guess it's being so busy! We've had a good month since I last checked in. E is now 6 mths old... and J will be 3 in 3 mths... oh my!!

E is really enjoying the babyfood I've been making for him and loving crawling about and checking out everything. J has been potty training and is doing GREAT! We're going to visit friends on the 4th... so it'll be a good test for being somewhere different. I'm sure he'll do just fine... but we'll have backup clothes just in case :) We're all still enjoying the pool often... the baby LOVES splashing in it! G usually takes J during the weekend after he cuts the grass. Then I take them during the week... I probably look pretty funny holding the back in front of me and J piggybacking or floating behind me! :)

In our new home we have a home theater/media room. We decided to make it into an exercise room instead. So we have the treadmill, elliptical, weight bench, weights (one HEAVY set for G and one LIGHT set for me) along with my pilates ball and mat. All we now is to use it! G has been better than me, big surprise! The only time to do it is once J is in bed. But by that time I'm so beat from the day that the last thing I want to do is exercise! So still trying to find motivation, because obiviously just looking in the mirror isn't enough!

It's been in the 100's here! Yippee! You do kind of melt out there... but I'm just thrilled by it! Especially come "winter"... sooooo excited not to freeze in negative temps in side for months on end! Well worth melting during the summer if you ask me!

So far I've pretty much loved everything about living in Texas! But I have found 2 things... their drivers license process is the worse ever. I waited for over 3 hrs to get mine which ends up being a piece of paper that you have to carry around for 8 plus weeks until the real one arrives in the mail. Crazy thing is that no one/where in Texas accepts that as a vaild piece of identification. So no buying beer, wine, flying, cashing checks, or anything until we get our real licenses! What a fiasco!

The other is the library. What a pathetic excuse for a library... small, old, dirty and crowded as all get out. Not to mention their book selection is nonexistant. The books they have that ARE good are on a waiting list as long as their drivers licenses lines. They don't have any good programs either... so gotta get over being spoiled from our past library and try to "enjoy" this one as much as possible.

Have been having lots of visitors lately. Had a friend couple come visit the first of June for the day. Then my dad came and visited for a few days last week. Yesterday an old co-worker friend from Atlanta (working a consult job in Houston) stopped by for breakfast. Then next week G's sister is coming to visit for a bit.

Still getting the house together... somedays I fear I'll never get it done. We're completely unpacked but nothing is decorated yet except the boys rooms. We'll get there eventually I guess!! :)