Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Our Eagle Scout

Here is our Eagle Scout that we are so very proud of. We are having his Eagle Court of Honor May 3rd. 1 down 3 more to go. Parker is doing his project this summer. Reilly is turning 11 in 16 days and will get his Arrow of light at pack meeting. He is way excited! Zac just got in Bears. There is lots of Scouts at our house. Sometimes Haley and I want to get out and have a girls day and we do and it's fun. We even did that a few days ago. We went shopping and had cold stone ice cream we could not pass up, but don't tell anyone. Ha ha!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Winter is back!!!! NO!!!!!!! More pictures of the snow

Here is some more pictures of the 8 inches that fell in one night. This is looking across the street
Parker walking down the front steps

8 inches of snow on our car!!!

The coolest snowman ever. Potatoes for the eyes, broccoli for nose and carrots for the mouth and sticks for the arms. I love it!

I knew there was a reason I did not change my background of snowflakes.. winter decided to come back with full force today. This is crazy, but when I got home from the movies Parker had a huge cool snowman in the front yard for me. I was so excited cause I love snowmen in the front yard. Maybe they will build more for me cause it really snowed a ton more all night long. Is spring going to ever get here or did we just get a tiny taste of it a few days ago? Did summer get skipped and is winter here again?

Monday, April 6, 2009

MVH soccer again

Here we go again. Mountain View High School soccer. In his last game he assisted a teammate in the winning goal. So far they have won all their games and plan to go all the way to state in May. They did last year but ended up coming in second. This year they plan to WIN first place! Parker has been doing soccer every day and he LOVES it. He has to get new soccer shirts because he is getting bigger muscles. He plans to play soccer in college somewhere. He is doing awesome!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Can't they just go away!!!!

I did the treadmill 2 days in a row and did sit ups and lunges, but today I am pretty sore and decided to rest, I also have done something to my neck because I cant turn my head so I did not do the treadmill today. But hey, I did some cleaning yesterday and today so that counts as exercise, right? I'm doing okay on the treats and have had only a few.

Yesterday I cleaned more of my kitchen, like pulled out the stove and the fridge and under the sink and I found lots of crumbs and mouse pooh! Just lovely! Thanks to that field next door we have mice. Not so nice. I guess I will be the only one to sweep cause I think the kids just sweep the crumbs under stuff and the mice are getting a big feast! Well, I got a mask on, opened windows and put gloves on and vacuumed it all up then mopped the floor and put everything back. It took me all day, and it's still not clean. I cleaned out cabinets and drawers too. I still have baseboards to clean, blinds to clean, and a few cabinets. But I'm too tired. I actually just want to blow up my house and build another one so it's all nice and clean. That would be nice. I went and bought mouse traps, the cheap ones since they work the best, and I caught 2 mice last night while we were sleeping. I hope I get them all. I think we need another cat, which we might have to do.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I NEED help.....

finding some motivation to EXERCISE!

So, today was the first day I have had alone. It's snowing and cold and so it's a great day to stay inside with no one home ALL day. I have been trying to get on the treadmill for months and be consistent, so I can be ready to run outside. The most I have done is 3 days in a row, then it ends. Well today I forced myself to get on the treadmill. First I had to figure out how to put music on a MP3 player since my other one is not working and I wanted the same songs, so I sat down at the computer and figured out how to delete all the songs on this other MP3 player and put my songs on it. I'm amazed I did it, and I found some motivation to do the treadmill. I got everything I needed and got on it before I lost that motivation and 30 min later I was done with 100 sit ups and lunges. Oops I might be really sore from those. I decided to run for 6 min straight without stopping, then when I got to 6 I said to myself " I can do more" so I had a goal to run 8, then 10, then 12. I had run a mile! I know I'm really slow. I went a total of 3 miles with walking, running, using weights, and doing the incline. I DID IT! Now lets see if I can do it the next day, and the next, and the next, and.... I HAVE TOO, that's where I need your help. Prayers, words, keeping chocolate away from me, ANYTHING! I have to do this so I have things to wear this summer. All my summer clothes are tight and I'm not buying new ones. I really love to run, especially in the mornings when it's warm and not freezing like today. If I can just do this for 2 weeks I think I will be on my way. I've got to do this. Now, I've got to clean my house... hey, that's more exercise. I really just want to lay on my bed right now and watch a movie with no one home, but..... I can't, not till I clean this house, then I can.

2 Hours later....

Dishes done, fridge, pantry, microwave, stove all cleaned out, floor swept and mopped and carpet vacuumed in kitchen, and laundry going. The kitchen cupboards and drawers and blinds will have to wait till another day. They are bad inside and they need organized! Now I'm going to vacuum the entire house since I just cleaned out the vacuum just now, so it will work better. Then we will see about a movie or better yet a NAP!

1 hour later...

Whole house is vacuumed except behind couches, beds, and dressers, ( that will have to wait for another day) but it looks much better and it's amazing how good the vacuum picks up once you clean the vacuum first. Now I think I better shower and go grocery shopping since the pantry and fridge are empty, run a few errands, and then maybe I can watch a movie... oh wait then the kids will be home by then... hey maybe I can put them to work cleaning more then I can watch a movie while they are cleaning.... Yeah right, like that will happen. Check back later and see where my motivation takes me. Hopefully this motivation will last 2 weeks or I'm in trouble. I still need your help. anything. Oh, and by the way I have not had a treat YET!

4 hours later...

got all my errands done, did some more laundry and bought vegetables, and fruits and no treats at the grocery store. Still have not had a treat! I'm kinda crashing tho and want one really bad!!

4 hours later....

finished all my laundry, went to YW, YM combined mutual activity and got some exercise running around with 5 youth in my car doing R. A. K (random acts of kindness). We even got a candy bar at one house and I did not eat it,.... but shoot I just remembered we got a handful of M & M's at another house and I ate about 5, but maybe that does not count because I did not want to be rude and not take any. She was so happy to give them out. This activity was so much fun and it felt good to do nice things for people. The youth loved it, and want to do it again.

So there is my day, now I'm ready to lay down and watch American Idol and go to bed. I hope I can keep this up. I might have to have a treat here and there to keep me going. But that's okay, right?? Sorry this post is so long, but I had fun doing it and getting some exercise.

Oh no..... Haley wants to make oatmeal raisin cookies right now and it's 9:30. I love those cookies, but hey oatmeal is good for you right. Okay, I will just have one and run an extra 5 min tomorrow for it.