Thursday, January 21, 2010
You know when you find something that makes you truly happy, you become addicted to it? Well, I found it! Zumba! I love love love this class. I don't know, maybe it's Julie, the teacher, or the jingly skirt, or the music, or the calories, who knows? But I LOVE IT! I've found my "Kelly time". Tuesday and Thursday mornings you will find me at the gym, shakin' my booty.
Friday, January 15, 2010
The big "1-0". She keeps telling me she's "double digits" now. Too funny. She's growing up way too fast. She wanted a quiet party at home with a couple of her closest friends. Her party theme was "zoo animals" and she helped make her own cake. I can't believe she was so small when she was born (premature at 34 weeks) and now she is this little pre-tween! Crazy how time flies when you're having fun. We love you so much princess. Happy birthday.
My handsome, hunky, totally awesome cook, best friend, lover, confidant, shrink, everything-I-could-ever-want in a man, man turned 36 this year. I love him so much. Happy birthday my love. We stayed at home for a quiet night and I cooked him up a huge German dinner with rouladden, red cabbage, butternut squash, warm German potato salad, homemade apple pie, vanilla ice cream and a nice bottle of wine. I hope your day is everything you hope for.
Met up with my bro and sis-in-law to take the cousins ice skating. Oh what fun they have. Really, we should do this more often as they love it so. Sieauna and Rachel love to go off together while Alex and Bekah go on their own. Ruthie is happy to have Daddy help her around the rink, then it's off to warm up with some hot cocoa. Jack, ahhhhhh my little Jack, I LOVE that little man. He's so happy and funny. He laughs and flirts and oh mamma I want to nibble him! Here are some pics of our fun afternoon. I especially love the ones with my handsome bro in them!
Sunday, January 3, 2010
We spent the last official night of holiday break doing some pretty extravagant feasting. My most wonderful mom-in-law hosted my family (my mom, dad and brother included) at a "Super Iron-Chef party". While we watched the great chef's in action, she acted the part well by cooking up some clam linguini, bruschetta and tiramisu to name a few...all homemade of course! We ate till our hearts, and bellies were full. Thanks Ma!!!
NOW comes the fun part. 2010. That's pronounced "twenty-ten" to me. It has meaning too. Twenty pounds in ten weeks. Just in time to run another half marathon. I don't have to ask if I think I can do it, because I can. I know I can. I just need to! Starting tomorrow I am back on Weight Watchers and a good exercise/training program. I've got both my ma's to weigh into every week too! So...whose with me? Who wants to do 20-10? LET'S DO THIS!
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Check out the book for details on our AMAZING Christmas vacation.
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