Monday, January 31, 2011

10 minutes are you kidding?!?

After taking the weekend off
not eating good at all
I got back on the treadmill
and ran for ten minutes straight.
Feeling awesome
but then I remember that Ryan runs for 20 minutes straight.
Something to work up to I guess.
I love this natural high!

I think I will weigh myself tomorrow.
Don't worry I don't have high hopes.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Some Random thought...

Ryan and I went out with some of our really good friends tonight.
We had hamburgers and fries
and onion rings.
To top that off I also ate some cookies.
I feel super guilty.
How am I going to loose weight eating like that?

I decided today and I need to give
up this idea of who it is I want to be like
and just be me.
Back to those darn blogs.
I need to stop reading them.

So feeling so good after my weigh in yesterday
today I took a trip to Ross to see about getting a new shirt
That is one sure fire to go back to not feeling good about how you look
try on clothes.
It is however more motivation to keep working out.

Wilson has this stuffed toy Monkey we call George that he has been carrying around
Yesterday he dropped him on the floor (on accident)
picked him up and said "it's okay George"
Is there anything more precious?

Friday, January 28, 2011

Drum roll please......

I am down 3.3 lbs!!!

I have to say it is nice to see
my hard work pay off!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Get into shape

I have the next 6 months to get in shape!
My goal is to loose at least 20 pounds.
I can totally do this
I am watching what I eat
I am exercising

While I have no results to announce yet I hope too soon.

However some good news,
today I ran on the treadmill for 7 1/2 minutes straight!
I walked the rest of the time.

Wish me luck!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A post about nothing

Here I am at 8:30 at night wanting to post something on my blog,
but I have nothing.
I don't know how many can relate, but
I have been so bored today and for the last month that I have taken
to looking at crafting blogs.
They are so interesting.
These woman are amazing.
What they do
what they come up with.
I want to much to be wonder woman.
But alas I am not.
Sometimes I have to remind myself of that.
While I could stand to a lot of things better
I have come to terms with the fact that I will never be like them
and that is okay.
I really should ban myself from looking at those blogs,
but they are so interesting.

So anyhow, I have come to this conclusion
besides all of the many other goal I have made for myself this year
a new one I made today was that I would like to blog more about
I have lots of things to say other than things about
my adorable son.
I have well uh stuff going on in my life.
I may not be super exciting and hey I don't even know if anyone wants
to read about it, but I am going to post it.

Wish me luck!

Monday, January 24, 2011

A new Model

Today Wilson and I were lucky enough to be able to watch my nephew Alex! So of course I jumped at the chance to take pictures of a new cute face! So much fun! I only wish it were nicer outside so we could have done some out there!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Fun with a Friend!

Wilson's best friend Bryton was over the other day to play. They had so much fun!

Friday, January 14, 2011


Every once in a while I am lucky enough to capture the perfect picture and today was one of those days. This picture is everything about who Wilson is. Curious, busy, happy and so darn cute. I love, love, love it!!!


Anyone who has ever had a two year old will understand this story. Getting Wilson to agree to go to bed has been a challenge lately. We have found though that if we let him pick something to take to bed he is happy and luckily he will still fall asleep rather quickly. Often his item changes from day to day. Sometimes it is a car or a little toy or a book (although not any more since he started to rip them a part), but you get the picture. Well for Christmas Wilson got a new Elmo toothbrush! To say that he likes it would be a huge understatement. Well he has started to take it to bed with him. Here is how we found him the other night...

Completely asleep with the toothbrush in his mouth. Seriously how cute is this kid???

Big Mistake

Recently I was over at my friend Erin's house helping her go through some clothes her sister had given her when I came across a BYU t-shirt. Not wanting to have it near my child I threw it towards her and said this one was defiantly for her (she is a big BYU fan). She threw it back to me and dared me to put it on Wilson and see what Ryan had to say. Well I was up for the challenge. I honestly wanted to see his reaction and get a big kick out of it. Wilson and I headed home put his "new" shirt on. When I could hear Ryan coming up the walk I sent Wilson to the top of the stairs to see what would happen. Ryan opened the door greeted up and then looked confused. He then asked me what Wilson was wearing. I told him the story and said I wanted to see his reaction. He then said something to the effect of me having poor decision making skills. Went right up to Wilson took the shirt off and threw it in the corner! He apparently didn't think it was funny, but I got a good laugh out of it! I think the funniest part it that it is still in the corner. I really need to get that back to Erin.

I love a Piano

*Title is a line from a song that my grandma used to sing to me!

I love pianos. Ever since I can remember I have always wanted to play. I was lucky enough to be able take take lessons when I was young and throughout my childhood. Although I must admit that I didn't practice as much as I should have and am still not very good. I still love it dearly. When I was young I was lucky enough to be able to learn on the piano my mom had growing up. And ever luckier I was given that same piano. Isn't it beautiful?

I have so many dear memories about this piano!
The years I spent practicing (and not practicing).
Playing hymns for my mom while she cleaned the kitchen.
Holding my nephews on my lap with their hands on mine while I played.
The first time I played it after they moved it to my house.

But I think recently the memory most dear has been Wilson playing it. One day he decided that he wanted to sing songs. I opened it up and he sat at the bench started hitting keys and singing "Jingle bells, Jingle bells". And I think almost everyday since he has asked to "sing songs". Most days he tell me I need to play and give me the top 5 keys and asks me to the play the "daddy song" from the children's song book! I look forward the many memories this piano and I have in the future!
I Love a Piano!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Welcome 2011

Out with the old in with the new! Right? Or bring on the new year! Maybe just hoping for the best. Whatever it should be I am excited for a new year!

This last year has had it ups and downs (way more downs than I wanted), but just trying to move forward. I am so looking forward to 2011 and hoping it will be better!

The holidays were so much fun! We got to spend lots of time with family, friends but best of all each other!

The season also brought a lot of opportunities for me to practice my photography! Here are a few that I did for my family!