Wednesday, November 28, 2007

NE W VAN


WELL, HERE IS THE LATEST PICTURE OF OUR KIDS. THEY LOOK A LITTLE LIKE ORPHANS IN THIS PICTURE, BUT WE LOVE THEM. IT IS SUCH A JOY TO BE A PARENT. THEY JUST GROW TOO FAST. ANY WAYS, I JUST LOVE THE HOLIDAYS. MY FAVORITE PART ABOUT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON IS THE EARLY CHRISTMAS PRESENT I RECEIVED A FEW WEEKS AGO. MY HUSBAND BOUGHT ME A MINI VAN. I LOVE IT. IT IS SO NICE AND ROOMY AND I CAN DRIVE SO MUCH BETTER IN IT. WE ARE ALL ENJOYING IT VERY MUCH. THE BEST THING, THOUGH, IS THAT I AM NOT STUCK WITHOUT A CAR ANY MORE. IT'S WONDERFUL. ESPECIALLY SINCE MESE IS GONNA BE WORKING AND GOING TO SCHOOL. I FEEL LIKE AN OFFICIAL MORMON MOM NOW.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

DIETING


WELL, NOT MUCH IS NEW. NOW THAT MESE IS BACK TO WORK AND WE HAVE A DAILY SCHEDULE LIFE IS KINDA DULL, BUT TRUST ME I AM READY FOR THAT. MESE LOVES HIS NEW JOB AND I AM ENJOYING THE ROUTINE. I GET TO WORK OUT EVERY DAY, NOT THAT I ACTUALLY DO, I SHOULD, BUT IT'S MORE LIKE FOUR TIMES A WEEK. I WENT TO HAVE A CHECK UP ABOUT A MONTH AGO AND AFTER ALL MY BLOOD TESTS AND EVERYTHING I FOUND OUT THAT I'M IN GOOD SHAPE. "VERY HEALTHY" ACCORDING TO THE DOCTOR WHICH IS GREAT NEWS. I JUST WISH IT WAS THE SAME FOR MY HUSBAND. HE HAS HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, WHICH I HAD HOPED, COMING FROM A DOCTOR WOULD SCARE HIM ENOUGH TO CHANGE ENOUGH TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. ONE OF THE REASONS I MARRIED MY HUSBAND WAS BECAUSE OF HIS SIZE. I ALWAYS FEEL SO SAFE AND PROTECTED AND PETITE WHEN HE WRAPS HIS BIG ARMS AROUND ME. BUT, I WANT HIM TO BE HEALTHY ABOVE ALL. SO, AS A RESULT, WE ARE ONCE AGAIN TRYING A NEW "PLAN" TO EAT HEALTHY. I HATE TO CALL IT A DIET BECAUSE IT REALLY IS SUPPOSE TO JUST BE A COMPLETE LIFE CHANGE. IF ONLY IT WERE AS EASY AS HIS PHOTO-EDITING DIET(CHECK OUT MESE'S LATEST BLOG ENTRY). SO, I KNOW HE'S KINDA GETTING OLD NOW, BUT I HAVE BEEN WATCHING DR. OZ ON OPRAH A LOT LATELY AND REMEMBERED THAT TUI HAD BOUGHT HIS BOOK A WHILE BACK. IT WAS SITTING ON THE SHELF COLLECTING DUST SO I PICKED IT UP AND STARTED READING. IT'S VERY INTERESTING AND INFORMATIVE, BUT MY FAVORITE PART IS ALL THE RECIPES IN THE BACK. THEY ARE PRETTY EASY AND VERY GOOD. SO FAR IT'S GOING WELL. WE ARE STARTING OUT SLOW. I GOT SO EXCITED WHEN DR. OZ SAID YOU COULD EAT DESSERT EVERY OTHER DAY. AT THE TIME I DIDN'T KNOW HE MEANT HIS RECIPES. I AM A HUGE CHOCOLATE FAN AND I HAVE A VERY BIG SWEET TOOTH. LIKE I SAID WE ARE CUTTING STUFF OUT SLOWLY. NOW, IF I COULD JUST GET MESE TO EXERCISE A LITTLE. ANY SUGGESTIONS?