Thursday, January 12, 2012

Playing catch up...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  I know it is so late, but better late than never right??!!!  We were traveling during the Christmas season and were so busy spending time with family that I didn't have time to stop and blog.

I still feel that I'm still playing catch up from Christmas.  Just got our Christmas decorations put away on Monday, along with the neverending housework, and have 1 more book review to do. Honestly, I think that will be my last review.  I'm tired of getting books and being disappointed, and it seems my time is being filled up with other projects like this one:Project Gillen I have been blessed with the amount of response I've gotten from family, friends, and new friends that want to encourage Leah and Anna. I just mailed out their birthday package and am hoping Leah will email some pictures to post after they have celebrated their birthdays!

I've also been squeezing in some workouts.  It has been a challenge getting workouts in with my 3 1/2 year old avoiding napping like the plague, but somehow I'm getting them in! 
Here's what my workout week looks like:
Day 1: Jillian Michaels 30 day shred level 3 with 3 pound weights, after that I do level 1 with 1 pound weights
Day 2: 30 to 45 minutes of interval training on my bike (if I'm rushed for time I'll do 20 minutes)
Day 3: Jillian Michaels 30 day shred level 2
Day 4: 30 to 45 minutes of interval training on my bike
Day 5: bonus day if I have time:  Jillian Michaels killer buns and thighs

And, in the middle of writing this I took a break for my daughter to have a tea party while I put together dinner.  She loves tea parties!  In fact, on vacation, she was having a conversation with her Papo (name she gave one of her grandfathers) and he asked her what she thinks "happy" means.  She said, "having tea parties." So, this time, I took the tray off her tea cart and put it all together: 
As you can tell most everything in our house is princess pink and Disney princess!

*And, 1 more thing:  stay tuned for a guest post from my childhood friend Tara!
  She is a lifelong friend of mine. I wanted to diversify my blog with a family that has multiple children (she has 4 here on earth and 2 in heaven).  Along with that, I really think she'd like to blog but doesn't feel she has the time to manage one.  So, this is her opportunity to put her story out there and let me feature it!


  1. Your workout routine inspires me! That's next on my "agenda" of things to return to. It's taking me awhile, but I'll get there (and hopefully SOON)! :-)

  2. I also have back issues, so I've found this workout routine to be the best for me! And, because of those issues, I say start slow so you don't injure yourself :)