Wednesday, November 12, 2008

everyone needs a heather..

Seeing as I am doing this new thing with birthday shout outs, this is one that couldn't be missed. Heather, my second oldest sister, had a birthday on the 10th. Here are a few of my favorite things about her...
**She always takes care of me. She was going to have me get a bike just in case there was some disaster and my car wouldn't work or I couldn't drive on the roads, I would still be able to make it to her house. and she would wait there til I got there.
**She is such a good friend. I can call her up any time and she will talk to me and listen to me vent.
**When I was 10 she bought me a pair of shorts and a blue t-shirt from old navy that I couldn't have been more proud of. We share the same fashion sense.
**She always gives very practical advice on things I should do.
**She would do anything for anyone especially if she knew it would make their load a little lighter.
**She cooks me dinner all the time and they are always great home cooked meals and I love maybe its a lot Jeremy too...but she helps a lot!
**I have always looked up to her as an example. She has such a good attitude and perspective on things.
**She is so crafty.
**She always supports me in whatever I am doing. She used to always come to my dance competition solos and it would make me so happy.
**so as you can see, everyone needs a heather..there are so many more things I could list off about her that are so great. She is really so amazing and I am so so grateful that she is one of my sisters. I don't know what I would do without her....I don't even really want to think about it. I love love love her.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Lily, Cohen and Sean's birthdays!

So I'm pretty sure I have the cutest nieces and nephews ever. Lily was born on November 2nd, 2008, so she still not even a week old. She is adorable and it kills me that I can't be out there to be with Lori and see her! I can't wait to go meet her when she is blessed. Sean and Cohen were born on the same day, November 6th. Its crazy how fast they are growing up! I don't feel old, but when I think about how old they are, it makes me feel old. Sean turned 8 and he will be baptized next month and Cohen turned 2.

Yep they are adorable. I love them!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

It's good to be back

Living with a personal trainer the past few years has really made an impact on me. I think I am lucky to have began living with her when I did because it has made me much more aware of my body and how I treat it. Anyone who knows me would tell you I am a junk food addict. I seriously love it. Most days I don't go without having at least one little piece of chocolate or a treat of some sort. Growing up I did a lot of the grocery shopping and it had the following staples: chips'a'hoy cookies (at my dad's request), grapes the only fruit, chips (a few different kinds), ElFudge cookies, fruit snacks, anything snacky, top romen, frozen pizzas, anything but get the idea. It was litterally a kids dream. But one thing I didn't learn to like was anything healthy. I have since aquired a taste for tomatoes and love them, and tried most fruits I think now, and I have been much better at trying something before I tell whoever is making me that I hate it. I have been pleasently surprised how good healthy things really are too! So I have been trying to be better and eat healthier and Megan always shows me little things to make treats better for you which is something that I really needed help with along with many other things to switch out to make things healty. I still have a long way to go and I really struggle with cooking so most times I still eat out...I just try and go to healthier places - its a start right??
Another personal trainer roommate inspired activity..going to the gym. I have really tried to make going to the gym part of a daily habit - at least for most days of the week. When I go it's mainly for a release of everything that is going on in my head. I think it helps me think so much more clear and lets me let go of the problems that I have had that day because when I get home really don't even think about what happened earlier. I hadn't been to the gym for two weeks until today. I seriously was so excited to go. I was driving home from running errands and decided I couldn't not go to kickboxing. So I went home and got my gym clothes on and off I went. I know this probably sounds so weird, but not being able to go for so long made me really miss it! I don't know if it was being away for the 2 weeks or still trying to recover from my surgery that killed me..but something did. I figured now that I gotten the nose surgery and I could close my mouth and still breathe, that I would be able to exercise and breathe with it closed too. I was wrong. I hope that it's just because it was too soon and I am still healing and that in a few more weeks I won't look like I'm so I don't know blank faced? bored? I don't even know how to describe it to be honest.... but its unattractive. Needless to say, it felt so good to be back! I'm going back again tomorrow with Megan - best personal trainer ever and I can't wait.