Friday, March 18, 2011

SpRiNg is in the AiR!

The weather has been so amazing this week!  Even when it gets "chilly" it still feels so nice out!  We have been wearing shorts and capris, flip flops and sandals, and opening up the windows.  It has been great!

It's got me thinking about our backyard though.  It's bare.  Well.. there's a small little slide and a grill out there.  But other than that.. it's bare.  I would LOVE to get Kylee one of these wooden swing sets.  She loves climbing and sliding on things at the park and in the gym daycare.  I know she would be thrilled to have her own swing set.

While I love the prices of the plastic and metal ones.. we really want something that is going to look nice, stand up to the weather we get in Nebraska, and give us the best bang for our buck!  So I'm off to browse at some swing sets.  Hopefully we can liven up our backyard soon!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Our Life.. Running at this Time!

We have been so busy lately.  Sometimes I look at the clock and can't believe it's already the end of a day.  It feels like we just woke up to start our day.  But busy days make for adventurous and fun days! (Most of the time)

Ladies and gentlemen! (I'm just going to pretend both sexes read here for the moment) I have joined a gym! Yes.  My two feet walk me in the doors of the gym every other day.  Granted this is only my second week, but I am so pumped up about it!  I've been tackling the elliptical, bikes, and some different weight machines.  I've sweat more than I knew my body could.  But, I have to say.. it feels AMAZING! I know things can only go up from here when it comes to my health.

Kylee has also started going to the gym daycare. She LOVES it!  She loves it the best when me and my friend Missy work out.  Missy's son is one of Kylee's best friends so they get to hang out together in daycare.  It's all sorts of cute.

Kylee has also transitioned to her big girl bed. It's a queen bed and I was that awesome mom that didn't put a bed rail/gate thingy on the side.  Has she fallen out? Nope!  And I have to say.. she has done fantastic.  There are a few times that she's had a hard time settling down and we find her playing in her room instead of sleeping.  For the most part though, she has done great!  It makes me proud and sad at the same time.  It's such a blessing to get to watch someone grow before your eyes.

Healthy eating is going great for us as a family.  We've gotten rid of all the junk food and whatnot for 2 months now.  We eat out once a month for one meal.  It's nice to work hard and be able to reward yourself.  I've worked hard to lose these 18 pounds and a reward now and then helps in the motivation department.  (As well as the fact that I'm starting to see some results!)

Let's see.. what else?  Oh yes.  I've transitioned into working evenings pretty well.  It was hard at first, but each day got better.  (Except the other day when Kylee cried and begged me not to go.  It broke my heart.)  We're finally starting to get in a new groove and get a routine down in order to use all the time we get together wisely.  I don't want to waste a minute!  Especially as quickly as she seems to be growing and changing every day.

Two more months and I will be celebrating 4 YEARS with my stud.  I can't believe how time flies.  It  seems like yesterday I was batting my eyelashes and acting like the coolest person ever to catch his attention.  Now here we are.. almost four years later.  We've had our ups and downs.  But I couldn't imagine my life spent with anyone else.

So.. here is my attempt at catching you all up.  This is what happens when you don't blog for a month..
I really need to work on putting this into the "routine" because I do miss it.

Until next time..