Tuesday, December 21, 2010


When it's cold and the weather gets bad, there's nothing I love more than staying in all day and catching up on the things I have had time to do lately. With the holidays nearing, I've been focusing on that, teaching, mommying, and various other things. I've needed a day to get back on track. 

I've had my niece Ari in addition to Gabe and Oliver because school has been out. I'm gaining Aubrey (my other niece) tonight for a sleepover and playing tomorrow.  It's nice to get them all together so their days off school feel more like a vacation! I enjoy seeing them too, they're so funny! I'm hoping to take them to Warner Park's Playtime tomorrow so they can run around and we can get out into the world again!

I've enjoyed my hibernation (with the exception of a diaper run), but I'm getting in a funk, so in the words of my favorite band, "I've got to break free!" -Queen

day 103-my new phone

day 102-playing at the Y
 day 101-one single light
  day 100-found art?
 day 99-wild turkeys
 day 98-walking downtown
 day 97-karate
day 96-countdown

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

busy bee

Waking up to the frigid cold again today makes it harder to get out of bed and out into the world.  Today was the last day of this session of my parent child art class "I made that." I love teaching this class!  The 2 and 3 year olds are so cute, and make such interesting projects!

one little boy from class with his creation

Today's photo of the day comes from my drive in rush hour, winter, traffic...

day 95

I "rushed" over to Erica's tonight at an average speed of 25 mph (aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhaaaaa!), and was only about 30 minutes late.  Luckily little Sage held on and didn't get too tired, as I was taking their family photo tonight.

sample of their photos

Then Erica and I sped off to our favorite place, GINZA!!!! It's so great getting together with someone you've known forever and just laughing about everything and nothing, and enjoying great food!

Monday, December 13, 2010

all i want for christmas is world peas

Today we tried peas.  It went over pretty well!  Ya know, it's the little things, or actually quite major if you've only tried 4 other foods before, I suppose.

I almost forgot to pick up Gabe from school today, happens every Monday.  Every Monday, Gabe gets done with school at 1:45, not the 3:17 he usually gets out, and I always almost forget. I have yet to actually forget, so I'm good!  Today's photo of the day comes from my walk to the van after picking up Gabe.

day 94

Sunday, December 12, 2010

we're on a diet

No, I'm not talking about myself as "we," though at my current state,  I probably could. Jason (my husband) and I are on a diet.  Inspired by the "Twinkie Diet." Basicially, it reminds us that what is really important in weight loss, is calories, and should you choose to eat your calories in Twinkies, so be it, as long as you eat the right amount of calories for your body to loose weight. I'm using my suggested daily calories needed to loose 1-2 lbs a week and Jason is doing the same.  I've lost 9 lbs so far, with an initial goal of 77 overall to be at my pre-pregnancy weight.  Then I'll add a new goal.  Jason has lost 19 lbs with an overall goal 47 lbs to his final goal.  I was at my initial goal before I had my 2 lovey boys-Gabriel, 5, and Oliver, 5 months, but pregnancy makes you hungry.  Really hungry! So I ate, and now I'm working out 5-7 days a week at the YMCA, which I love.

day 365 photo project - up unti now...

So I'm at day 93 in my conquest to take a photo a day for 365 days, or a year.  Most days it's easy, but I *almost forget on days we do nothing. Luckily, those days are few and far between. I'm an amateur. But...if you ever want to buy one of my photos, let me know! He he he.

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