Shred = Sore

Day 3 of exercising/The Shred. One word: SORE! How can 20 minutes leave you aching for the rest of the day? The good part is, I feel really good after I finish and the exercising makes me feel strong. Just really, really sore. Waiting anxiously for results and more endurance as I keep at it!

Back to School

I am in my second week of school and second semester of my MA English program. So far, it is going well. I am taking 9 hours (3 classes) which is full time. Am I crazy? Sometimes I think so! Here is my schedule: MW 4:05-5:20pm Christian Poetics (this is not a poetry class. More … [Read more…]

The Shred

Today I started “The Shred”–Jillian Michaels workout video. Yes, Jillian Michaels of Biggest Loser fame. It is an intense 20 minute workout consisting of alternating intervals of cardio, abs and strength exercises. And boy, was I shaky afterwards. And now, 15 hours after completing the workout, I am SORE! I also bought Bob’s Yoga video, … [Read more…]

What happened to “3”?

Counting to three is a common occurrence in our house. Sometimes we count to warn the boys that they need to obey NOW, and sometime we count before we play “tickle the belly!” or “throw the baby in the air!” Before we get to “three” the boys are usually squealing “YEA!” in anticipation. So now, the … [Read more…]

Benjamin-isms

Benji is the sweetest little boy. Here are some adorable things he does that I don’t want to forget: Whenever Benji looks in a mirror, I ask him “Who is that?” His response? “Brother!”  So precious!  He has recently fallen in love with a small elephant figurine. It really isn’t a toy–it was brought back … [Read more…]

My new ‘do!

I finally got my hair cut! I have been growing it out for over a year (last haircut was July 2008!) I have always wanted to donate my hair so last year, I decided to go for it! I chose “Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths” to donate my hair. It is like “Locks of Love.” Enjoy the … [Read more…]

Passport Adventure- Day 2

Whew….yesterday was LOOOONNNNGGGG. It just seemed to stretch out forever. We all took our time getting up yesterday morning. The hotel had a nice breakfast and I think the Jr. High boys took advantage of it at least 3 times (their first breakfast was at 6am!). None of us figured out how to work the … [Read more…]

Passport Adventure- Day 1

Aaron and I left bright and early to take the youth group to Passport Camp in MA today. We have 14 kids going and 4 chaperones. I have been really excited about going, but nervous to leave the boys. My MIL is staying with the boys for the week. We said good bye to the … [Read more…]

Super easy summer dress!!

I was looking online yesterday for easy sewing projects and I came across this idea. This dress is from the Thread Bangers (freakin’ awesome name and even funkier website!!). Here is the video I got the idea from- Dress Video  After watching the video, I thought, “I can do that!” So, I went to Joann’s … [Read more…]

I made an apron!

I made an apron! After admiring some aprons that I saw on etsy.com, I decided to try to make one myself. I love the material and I think it turned out pretty cute. I wanted to have a sweetheart neckline but it didn’t work out. I made the bodice way to big at first and … [Read more…]