Saturday, April 30, 2011


I'm so bummed that my pics from Easter didn't turn out well. I don't know what happened with the camera. Oh well, it's too late to fix that now, I guess. Easter was pretty lowkey - baskets, church, brunch, lunch, Easter egg hunts, piano lessons (hey, the world keeps on turning, I guess).

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Good News

On the (very small) good news front, my weight loss effort is still chugging along. I was worried that the consequences of our vacation would be disastrous (brats, brownies, pie, ham, potato salad, etc were in abundance - Mom and Dad fed us well), but I actually didn't gain any weight, thank goodness. As of today I'm at 188.8, which is an 18lb total weight loss since January. I had to reset my goal, since I reached my first goal, so my new goal is my wedding weight (13 years ago next month!) - 173lbs. At that weight I'm a solid size 14, which is a short step away from the size 12 and below at which I feel more accepting of my body. I'm putting all of my too-small clothes into my eBay store, so I hope that serves as further motivation to slim down, so that I can reclaim it before it sells. And finally, here is another vacay pictures - this of Elle in her swimsuit before we hit the indoor waterpark at the hotel where Troy got married. I had such a good time there, watching the kids and playing water volleyball - it reminds me of how much I miss by living so far away. I have to say, now that they aren't kids anymore, my brothers aren't so bad LOL.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Never say never

I've learned my lesson. I will never say that life has got to be getting better because it can't get any worse. It always can. Trust me on that. And to keep me from wallowing in my pity pond any longer I'm going to move on to more cheerful things - like recounting our vacation. Our big activity, besides Troy's wedding, of course, was going to Lambeau Field. We visited the Hall of Fame and Mom and Dad treated us to the full Stadium Tour. We were more than a little bit disappointed that the newest Lombardi trophy wasn't there yet (they claimed that it was being engraved but I'm gonna call BS on that one - did the superbowl trophy really have to get in line behind the season's t-ball participant awards at Mac's Hometown Awards and Engraving? Um, I'd bet no). But we still managed to have fun. Probably the highlight of the trip was everyone's attempts at doing the Lambeau Leap exhibit in the Hall of Fame (some pretty good - others, namely ME, not so much) or James "stealing" the plate of nachos from the restaurant to bring it down to the lower level (James is such an outlaw in my family of law-abiders LOL). Be warned, the picturage is gratuitous, but that's because we pretty much took no other pictures the rest of the trip - oops!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

We're Back!

Now that our spring break vacation is over I feel pretty good about it. While it was happening I wasn't quite so sure. You know how it goes - vacations, while wonderful, are stressful with little kids. The whole breaking the routine thing is always a dicey proposition. But I felt relatively peaceful and rejuvenated last night - ready to tackle all the regular-life stuff. My house still hasn't recovered from adding Cecily and Elle in such quick fashion. I'm determined to start working my way through it - deep-cleaning and organizing. I did the downstairs bathroom today, and while that isn't a huge project, I do feel good about accomplishing something. I also feel ready to get back to work. I've got lots of things I can get on and goodness knows we could use the cash flow, so I'm going to hit it as hard as possible. Here's a few vacay pics from Wisconsin. doing the everyday stuff. We (with most of the emphasis on Grandpa and Grandma) spent an inordinate amount of time, it seemed, feeding the kids and then cleaning up the aftermath, so it seems appropriate to share some kitchen pics (I especially like Elle's "hungover" look LOL).