Wednesday, December 3, 2014

2014 Update...

Hello blogging world... yes, I'm still determined to not let this little "blog" of mine die completely. I still keep occasionally breathing life into it. 

I'm mainly posting now as a means to catch up... and then to hopefully start to utilize this blog in a new way. 

So first of all, we had our 3rd child, a little girl we named Aria Grace. She is amazing. Sweet to the core. A GOOD BABY. A joy to my heart very day. I am so grateful to God for her.

photo credit: Digital Galleria Designs

My two boys have been fantastic with the transition too. They LOVE their little sister! She is the perfect little addition to our family. 

Secondly, I am now working part time, which has it's joys and heartaches. To be honest, my dream job would be a Stay At Home Mom. I would LOVE to be a full-time mom and housewife. It's the traditionalist in me. But I was able to secure a part-time position as the Activities Assistant at Homestead of Oskaloosa, a local assisted living facility.  I get to work as my MOM'S assistant, as she is the Activity Director. It's been wonderful! I LOVE the residents, my co-workers, and most of everything that the job entails. It's been a blessing to me! Before I got the job, I always hated that I never seemed to have the time to simply volunteer there, but now I get paid to hang out there. I hate saying goodbye to my babies for 20 hours a week, but it's also saved my sanity a few times- to get out of the house and have productive, adult interactions.

Those are two of the biggest, positive things going on. There are still challenges I'm facing, but really just don't feel like completely airing my dirty laundry on my blog. I might talk about them at a different time, but for now... I want to focus on the positive.

I HOPE to start using this blog as a means of chronicling my weight loss journey. It's hard to even think about it being a "weight loss journey" since even losing 5lbs. seems like a huge challenge right now. But I'm tired of being the weight I am and I want to change, so I'm doing a few things. Cutting out pop (which sucks), cutting out sugar (or at least a lot of it- which sucks), and just trying to make better choices as far as what I put in my body and how much I put in my body. I've also set up a exercise schedule with my sister, who is coming alongside me to encourage me, guide me, and keep me motivated. I'll most likely share all that stuff later... but it's still all in the beginning stages. First day of the new work out schedule is Friday... bright and early at 6am.


I'll end on a good note... more pics of Aria and her birth. <3 p="">

First few moments in my arms 

Aria's baptism, with Pastor Case at Central Reformed Church

Aria all dressed up for her special day

Growing fast!

Such a silly girl!

All 3 kiddos!

Our beautiful girl!

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