Tuesday, September 7, 2010


So many things! So little time!

The summer slipped by before I even posted much about it!

I do want to get back to blogging, I love looking back and reading our blog, from good times and bad. A few things going on...

I have lost 40 pounds! WooT!! Since Stella was about 5 weeks old I have been hitting the Y about 4x per week doing a LOT of Zumba, treadmill, elliptical and different classes to improve my health and lose weight. It hasn't been easy and I am still battling with food urges and cravings but I am proud of myself for where I have gotten. I would like to lose another 10 by Max's birthday in October.

Max is going to be 3 next month! Where does the time go? We are on a big budget kick so we will be looking for ways to throw an awesome Transformers party on a small budget, yeah TRANSFORMERS. That is what he is insisting on for his birthday :)

Stella is doing wonderful. She is such a sweet baby with such a cheerful disposition. We are so happy to have her in our lives and thankful that she is healthy and happy. She makes having a new baby look easy but I still strongly remember the first year of Max's life and its all the birth control I need for the present time.

Budget schmudget...thats how we have been operating lately and it is not working. DUH. We are big proponents of Dave Ramsey and used FP to pay off a lot of debt and then we just sort of stopped. And then we weren't so much paying attention to every penny and instead started SPENDING every penney! Yikes. So we are back on the budget bandwagon and I already feel so much more peace about our finances. It really is INVALUABLE to dedicate time to our budget and finances. We are pretty proud because we only spent $10 for the holiday weekend. We spent time with family, visited Turner Falls and the Zoo and still only spent $10! We pulled our military ID's for discounts, packed snacks and drinks for Max and planned ahead to eat at home for our meals. It feels good to be back on track.

Overall life is whirling along. Rob is back in school and I am helping him with writing and typing up papers. I am back at the dance studio for another year of teaching including 4 Zumba classes per week. Our babies are healthy, our family is happy and God is Good, all the time :)



Kathryn said...

Sounds like a great summer! We just LOVE Dave Ramsey, but I know what you mean about all of it.

Jessica said...

Great job on the weight loss!