Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I started a secret blog.

It's a weight loss blog. I might let a few people read it. I need somewhere to be accountable for my weekly/monthly/quarterly goals. I'll let you know how it's going :)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


I put an offer on a house yesterday and a few hours later we found out that we didn't get it! I feel like I've been dumped by a short term boyfriend. I might take a break from the dating scene for a few months...  Isn't that what you do after you get burned? I guess we'll see. I was breaking my 12 month plan anyway, but I am bummed. I even tried to take it slow... I tried not to fall in love... sigh.

Maybe that's why I spent way too much money at Target just now. Retail therapy for the win!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Are you sick of me posting frequently?

I've been thinking about my goals for the new year. I have this thing I've been calling the "Twelve Month Plan" that I have been talking to Aaron about. I'm not going to get into the specifics but my main goal for 2012 is to buy a house. Scary right? Am I crazy? The market is really good. We can get a house twice the size of our apartment for a lot cheaper than our rent. It won't be a big house or anything, just something we can have a few kids in, have an area for visiting and an area for playing/tvwatching/making messes. I think that's my main motivator. It's kind of scary to buy a house before Aaron graduates and finds a job, and we'd probably move pretty far out from the freeway which would really suck and add at least twenty minutes onto our commutes... AND people don't come to my house now, so ya know, whatever. I have some friends in the city we're looking into (friends with kids!) so that is nice.

Anyway, onto the goals. These three were my goals from last year -

Clean Up the Language
Grade: F
I don't even have anything to say about this. I have foulest mouth I know. Amen. 

Finding Joy in the Journey
Grade: B

Finding Opportunities to Serve
Grade: C 

I'm glad I took the time to make goals last year, and I'm glad there were only three of them. Because I didn't do so well and I'm okay with that. Needless to say, I will be working with these goals for the next year as well. 

Other goals:
Daily scripture reading as a family
Aaron and I have a 30 minute overlap where we are both awake everyday. Reading scriptures is probably better for us than say... watching How I Met Your Mother on Netflix.
Cook three dinners per week 
It's kind of sad that I have trouble even making 3 meals a week... but it's also kind of sad I share about... 0 meals with my husband. Why cook when he's either going to have to eat it cold or I'm going to have to wait to eat until 9 PM. Crock pots, my friends... Crock pots...

Okay... That's basically it. I'm shooting low again this year, I'm not pregnant, but I'm definitely busier than last year.


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A Year In Review...

You how the best bloggers do a year in review where they show their favorite photos/videos/outfits/blog posts of the year? It looks fun right? I'm going to do that so all three of you readers can reminisce my year with me.

January 2011
I was pregnant. 
(and our car got stolen)
February 2011
I was still pregnant.
(and our car was found at the mall)
March 2011
I became the biggest pregnant person on the planet.
April 2011
Apollo Cody came into our lives!
May 2011
I got over the baby blues, lost the baby weight and stepped out of my hibernation.
June 2011
I chopped off all of my hair and went back to work. 
July 2011
Apollo had his first sleepover at grandma's house. Not by choice... I was rushed to the ER at work and had surgery the next day! Yay! 
August 2011
We took our anniversary snapshot. Apparently that's all we did because I didn't blog that month. 
September 2011
Apollo had his first play date with Kortney! He also got his first tooth and tried food for the first time :) I had a birthday too I think...
October 2011
We were the Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe for Apollo's first Halloween. 
November 2011
Paul's first Thanksgiving (my favorite holiday!)
December 2011
Pollywog's first Christmas. It was the best Christmas of my life!

So there you have it. My year in review. It went by quickly and I'm still foggy on the details (still waking up 1-2 times a night with this little guy, with no husband to trade off  = cloudy brain).  I made a few new friends this year, lost twenty pounds (haha, you know, since I was pregnant in the beginning), threw an awesome party (that I still haven't blogged about) hung out with some of my best friends on the planet, deactivated facebook, got a weird tan and cloth diapered. That's about it. 

Also, right now someone at work smells like weed.  

Monday, January 2, 2012

11 Days.

I haven't been to work in 11 days.

And I only used 3.5 days of vacation time. There is something wonderful about the Holidays...

I think the past 11 days were the best days of my life. I really enjoyed being home with Apollo, doing mom day-time stuff, being able to see my husband, cook dinner, exercise (ok I did that like twice...) Hang out with my family, celebrate holidays, clean my house, walk through Ikea, plan for the future...

Tomorrow I will be going back to "real life". I am so not excited. 

Two weeks ago I would have said "being a stay at home mom is harder than being a working mom," and while I still feel like that is true, it's hard to GO to work. Make any sense? The part that makes being a working mom hard is just missing Apollo.


He said Mama yesterday.