Friday, January 29, 2010

A New Look for My Blog

I think the reason I haven't been blogging lately is because I was bored with the look of my blog. So I have a whole new look and a whole new outlook. Hopefully, this will inspire me to get blogging!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Wimpy Kids Rejoice!

Another fun movie to be excited about--Diary of a Wimpy Kid! My Shaylie LOVES these books as do about 90% of the Intermediate school where I work. I'm sure this will be BIG! The trailer makes me LOL. Check it out! (Sorry about my width issues.)

The author of these books also is responsible for, another mega-favorite at our house!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Our Annual New Years' Eve Bash

The first annual MarioKart Wii Tournament...the kids paired up and faced off in a double elimination tourney, headed up by Scott. I don't want to brag but my two girls made it to the championship round, where Taylor edged out Shaylie by a mere 3 points. Go girls!

We were so glad our friends, the Sabaitis family, could come ring in the New Year with us! This is a tradition and it just wouldn't be the same without them! Love you guys!

My brother, Chad and his camera-shy girlfriend, Lynn with cute Kaiah who was very tired at this point. We did get Lynn to play some games, so I feel the evening was a big success!

Taylor with her friends, checking out Taylor Lautner on his SNL skit where he plays a Tweener on Team Edward! Pretty funny!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Kung Fu Kid

For one of her Christmas presents this year, Shaylie was enrolled in a Kung Fu class. She's been wanting to take Karate for a while now and I'm not sure how Karate and Kung Fu are related other than they are both martial arts, but she went to her first class tonight and really enjoyed it! Her teacher, Master Whitehead, is very good with the kids and seems to know his stuff!

She was a little worried about being the only girl in the class, but I think that's pretty cool. She seemed to follow along very well and looked like she had good form. It reminded me a bit of Tai Chi, which I love, so I wanted to get up and join them. I can't wait to see how she does. It's good to see her excited about something!
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Ice Skating in St. George

Our last day of the Holiday break was a fun one! Scott decided to take the girls ice skating at the new Dixie Igloo Ice Center. They've been so excited to try this and Scott has been dying to get back on the ice. He hadn't been skating since he was a kid. I've never been, but my back was hurting so I wasn't going to go, but then thought I couldn't miss this fun time, so I just went to watch. I was worried that Shaylie would struggle with it, but by the time I got there she was skating like a pro. Taylor and Anje picked it up really quickly too! They had so much fun! I definitely want to give it a try too. The girls have already begged to go back. We're sure glad that they decided to come to St. George...hopefully it will be permanent.

After skating, Scott took the girls to Jimmy Johns (and had a flat tire in the parking lot), while I went to 25 Main for cupcakes! Yum. After lunch, Scott fixed the tire on the car, while the girls and I went to see Princess and the Frog. Such a cute show! I really liked it a lot. We brought the girls home, then Scott and I took off to see Avatar {great movie} and eat at Bajio! We hadn't been out as a couple for many moons. It was fun to spend time together! We haven't had a splurge day like that in a long time! It was a great way to say Goodbye to the break, and Hello to real life!
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Sunday, January 3, 2010

A Time of Reflection & Renewal

I'm a big fan of New Years. Maybe it's because I'm a big goal setter and this time of year inspires me to take stock of my life. I feel like I did a pretty good job with my resolutions from last year, although some of these are perpetual and will never really be accomplished, overall I did what I set out to do....I feel better, I weigh less, and was definitely more creative in the year past.

This year, I'm still working on becoming a more healthy active person. I'd like to lose about 30 pounds more to reach my goal of 100 total pounds lost since I began my HCG journey. I'm starting another round this week so I feel like that one's in the bag. Keeping it off will be my main focus and to do that I have to be more active. So, my {First Resolution} for the year is to run in a 5K race. I can't begin training until later in the spring (after HCG) but I'm going to be looking to my friends and family for tips and support! I already feel so much stronger physically but I need to work on building up some muscles. I'm looking forward to this very much even though I've never been a runner.

Next, I am making my {Second Resolution} a very tangible one too....I'd like to paint a piece to show in the Washington County Fair. Last year, I set a goal to be more creative, but I realized I was just hedging my desire to paint again, and because I left myself an out, I did just about every creative thing but paint. So this year, no out! I'm going to start painting again and the Fair just gives me a deadline and purpose.

My {Third Resolution} is one I'm already working on (and in perpetuity) read my scriptures daily and to attend the temple EVERY MONTH. I already decided about 2 months ago that I must read my scriptures BEFORE I get on Facebook or my blog or any of the other great time-wasters that eat away my's been working great so far! I just know that I have to get it done. As for the temple, I would love to make our Ward Temple Night but it's sometimes scheduled so early in the evening that Scott and I can't make it, so I'd like to start our own Temple Date Night. We'd love to make it a group thing too, so if anyone else is interested in joining us...just let me know!

These are my goals for the New Year! I still want to choose a new motto as well...I'm looking for a scripture that can be my theme for this year. I'm always so grateful for the Lord's blessings in my life. I want to acknowledge His hand in all I do! With His help, I think I'm ready to tackle some new projects and see if I can find success! I wish all of you the best with your goals and resolutions too! Happy 2010!
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