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Month: March 2010

Birthday Girl

At 2:22 p.m. on March 18, 2008, my life was forever altered.  My baby girl turns two today.

Zach and I woke Evie up this morning singing “Happy Birthday” and then she immediately turned over and asked for cake.  That’s my girl!  She is so much like me it’s scary!

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The last night I tuck her in as a 1-year-old

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Brutal Honesty

A while back I decided that I was ready to make some changes in my life.  I’ve made this decision many times, but I start and stop and eventually I completely fail.  For one reason or another, I always find an excuse to stop trying.  It’s too hard.  I’m too stressed.  Life got in the way.  I don’t have time.  I’m the queen of excuses when it comes to these particular goals and quite frankly, I’m just tired of it.  It is time to get serious.  I want to get more fit.  I want to lose some of the weight that I carry around.  I want to be healthier for myself, my kids, and my husband.  I want to be a better version of me.

I wanted to start blogging my progress, but not here.  I was tired of telling everyone about my failures when it comes to fitness, so I did it privately on a separate blog.  I wanted the accountability, but I didn’t want to tell everyone I knew when I failed…again.  Since I started the fitness blog, I’ve started and stopped twice – the first time because my knees were killing me, the second because life events happened that really were out of my control.  But today I started over.  This pretty much sums up what I think about it:

I’m beginning to think that I should plead temporary insanity and call it a day today.  I decided to start the Couch to 5K program and nearly killed myself before 7:00 a.m. this morning.

If you want to read along, you can follow my progress at A Better Version Of Me, my fitness blog.  I don’t plan to say much about it here, but at some point I may decide to import the entries over.  For now I just need to keep that space separated from this space.  I’m trying to be brutally honest about everything over there and sometimes that is harder than others.  This here is my happy place and I want it to stay that way, therefore, the separation.  As I said, if you want to follow along over there, please do.  I can use all of the encouragement I can get!

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iheartfaces – Jump For Joy!

This week’s  iheartfaces photo challenge theme is “Jump For Joy!” My photo for this week is far from a perfect shot, but I love the fun and spontaneity of it.  I wish it was more in focus and that I had been standing back a bit further so her head wouldn’t have been cropped off, but I guess that’s what happens when you get an unexpected shot.  I was trying so hard to get some fun shots and Evie just wasn’t in the mood that day.  Finally her Daddy stepped in and cheered her up a bit.  Even with it’s imperfections, I love this shot because it truly shows my girl’s personality.


Head over to iheartfaces and check out some of the other Jump For Joy Photos!

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Strike a Pose

Apologies ahead of time for the all photos post, but I wanted to share some more of these from last weekend. I’m pretty happy with most of them, but I also see a lot of room for improvement so I’ve been studying up all week trying to figure out what I did wrong.

The boys
My handsome little man
My goofy nephew, Ryan
Best Friends Forever
My Girl





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