Sunday, September 29, 2013

A great week!

So I just typed up a whole positive post about what a great week I had and went to post a picture and I lost the whole thing. It was still a great week though with great things happening and it just makes you realize how thankful we should be.

My weight loss continues and even though it's slow it is coming off. I have started exercising and I feel great and I am very motivated to continue. I want to be around a long time but I also know how important it is to be healthy during that time. So no more excuses and I will keep doing what I am doing!

Work though still crazy busy should get better when three new people start tomorrow. Once they are trained in it will help a ton and maybe we won't be so overwhelmed.

My son in law just got a well deserved amazing promotion at work. We are so proud of him and know this just adds to an already great year for them.

Plus every day I still feel so thankful that Hattie is here and our family is growing. I wish her a happy four month birthday and send just tons of love to her and our Maryland family.




Friday, September 27, 2013

Not much new here!

I feel like life is kind of boring right now which is probably fine. Everyone is good, healthy and yes I am even another 1 1/4 pounds slimmer this week!

I have started the couch to 5k app. Not because I am going to run a 5k but it just sounds cool don't you think! I had fun with it the first day even though when it said to me "start running" after intervals of walking/running for 20 minutes I yelled "shut up" and maybe muttered a few choice curse words before I just kept walking. I found it to be quite a work out but my idea of exercise is having to pick the remote off the floor so I might not be the best judge.

I am missing Hattie's cute face as I always do as the weekend approaches as I know if I lived there I would be seeing her. Luckily I just got some great pictures which made me about die from the cuteness.



Tuesday, September 24, 2013


I will admit it, I am crazy bonkers over fall this year. I can't get enough of mini pumpkins, pumpkin candles and I keep craving pumpkin lattes.

I love that football is starting (even though I don't watch), new fall TV shows are on, there are books I want to read, movies I want to go see and have you smelled bonfires in backyards recently!

I know every one will say that horrid Mr Winter will be next but somehow I am just in a fall coma and loving every minute of it and refuse to think about what will come next. Maybe this will be the year we just have fall weather until April and we never have the dreaded "S" word. It could happen. Maybe climate change will never let the temps get below 40 and a big storm for us consists of a half inch that closes school for a week.

I know I am not thinking rationally but a girl can dream. Plus realistically we still have two full months before we should have to think about winter and until then I am going to soak up every second of this glorious fall that I can!!


Sunday, September 22, 2013

Love is the title

I will be honest, I have been too sad to blog since our Maryland family left a few weeks ago. Our house was so filled with laughter, baby noises and love for those days and that it was so horribly quiet when they left and I hated it.
I can look at pictures and video of Hattie for days but it doesn't even come close to seeing her in person and kissing those cheeks and making her smile. When we were riding in the car together I would look over at her and she would be staring and smiling at me like she was saying "it's ok Grandma, I love you and I will see you soon" and it would melt my heart.
But it is what it is and they live in Maryland and we live over 1,000 miles away and what do you do. You make the best of it and you count down to your next visit. So now we wait for Christmas which is three months away. If I can't stand it I could fly there for a three day weekend sometime soon.
I guess I just didn't realize what was missing in my heart and it was Hattie. And even though I don't get to see her often I am so blessed that she is in our lives now. I am a Grandmother now and I get it. I get when people would say "it is a love like no other" as it truly is.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Quiet house, sad heart

It seemed like our Maryland fam had just gotten here and now they are gone. It is so quiet in this house after having laughter, talking and baby giggles for a few days.

We had an amazing time and getting to kiss and hold Hattie for four days just warmed my heart. She had changed so much but she definitely has her own personality that is sure to still be there when we see her in December.

I fell off the paleo wagon two of the four days but I am definitely back on track and hoping I didn't do too much damage. It sure was fun but honestly by Monday I felt awful and realized this isn't just about weight loss it's definitely about health and feeling good.

So back to work and back in a routine we all go. I sure do miss waking up to this every morning though!!!



Thursday, September 5, 2013

Weigh in day!

My guess is I stayed the same or lost a tiny bit this week but that would be fine as I had such a big loss last week. My clothes are so much looser so I am course thrilled about that!

One more crazy day of work to get through before everyone gets here tomorrow. Of course I left a ton to do for last minute so tonight and tomorrow morning I will be running around like a maniac. Oh well, everything always gets done.

I really have no other news, thoughts or pictures to share so I will keep this short. So let's get this day moving and over!


Monday, September 2, 2013

Four more days!!

This four day weekend is certainly flying by and I can't believe in four days our Maryland family will be here!!!

I just can't wait to see what Hattie is doing now that she is 3 1/2 months and just how big she has gotten since I last saw her. My husband hasn't seen her since she was born so he will be blown away with how much she has changed.

We don't have a lot of plans other then a wedding reception Friday night and that's ok as just being with everyone will be enough. I just so love the idea of our family being together as honestly that hasn't happened since Hattie was born.

So that's about it. I don't want to wish the week away as it will go so fast once they come so I will enjoy the countdown this week knowing on Friday I get to kiss Hattie's sweet little face.