Man, it has been a long time since I have blogged….at least on my personal blog. I am all over Real Moms Real Views. (Speaking of RMRV, go over there and check out the reviews and giveaways! Winning free things is the prefect way to make Christmas gift giving, giving to yourself or others, a little more affordable!) I have been so busy lately. Here is a quick update, complete with Instagram pics:
-My parents! It is OFFICIAL! They are Utah residents! I LOVE it! My parents moved to Alpine at the beginning of the month, a 15 minute drive from my house. Ever since then, my mom and I have been working our pants off getting them settled in their house. We have unloaded boxes, thrown things away, boxed up stuff for a yard sale (now THAT is going to be killer), and shopped for new things. My sisters and their families have been big help too! Check out my hubby and bro-in-law framing in this hole so a flat screen tv could be hung! Hours upon hours and there is still more to do! It is a lot of work but I will do it if it means they get to stay
-I went to the dermatologist again. (Remember my past update?) Well, add 3 more to the count. YUP! My pre-cancerous moles are never ending, I swear. I would rather get them removed then end up with something that I can’t beat. DO NOT TAN!
-I am still working out and eating well. I am at-45 lbs and REALLY want to hit that 50 lb. mark. I have been stuck at -45 lbs. for a month and a half. I am losing inches but I wish the scale would cooperate! I will admit it has been hard to be as good as I should be these last few weeks while helping out my mom and dad. There has been a lot more eating out than normal. It is going to change though….today! I miss being good and feeling good. I did run 9 miles though…the longest I have run in a long time. I felt so good I wished I could keep going and complete my personal half marathon….but Adam had to get to work. Bummer! HEY, Mustache Dache is coming up though. Join Erin and I and get your sweat on!
-Adam and I were presented the Spirit of Heritage award at Heritage Schools. I still understand why we got it. They were giving it to us for our work with youth at Heritage and in the community. Honestly though, when you find something you love you go all in. Adam loves the SCERA and providing a place of growth and development for all ages, especially youth. He works hard to grow a business so kids can continue to have these opportunities. He does that because he loves it. I LOVE Heritage. It serious is the best job ever. Because of my love for Heritage and their program and mission I work hard and give them my all. I wouldn’t say either of these things are worthy of an award but we were honored to receive it and to be a part of a night that helped raise money for Heritage and their scholarship program.
-Politics are a huge part of our house right now. Orem is electing 3 city counsel members and a new mayor. Also on the ballot is renewing the CARE tax and raising property taxes. Since the SCERA receives so much money from the current CARE tax it is EXTREMELY important that it renews. Not only does the city counsel decide so many things for our city, they also decide how the CARE money is distributed. Therefore, it is important to get the right people in the counsel to make sure the money is distributed in the right amounts to the most deserving places…like the SCERA. Adam has been very involved in helping this election year.
-Beckham is becoming such a big kid. He has 2 teeth now! (both on the bottom) He can crawl up on couches, helps put away his toys, is totally off a bottle (has been for awhile), feeds himself and loves to try to use a spoon and fork, loves reading books, loves popping bubbles, and knows some sign language. He can say grandma, hi, bye, mom, dad, max, J, moo, kitty, and a few other little words. He has said “Come on!” and “Don’t Dad”…both this last week. He understands more than he can say.
Well, there are a few updates on my crazy, fun, silly, and busy life!
On a completely different note, my friend Aimee introduced me to this most amazing kitchen gadget. Check it out!