Sunday, August 19, 2012

Season of Change

We have made a lot of changes in our lives over the past couple months and although some have been harder than others, they are all welcoming changes!

First off, we started attending Mission Church the beginning of June and absolutely LOVE it! Right now we are in a 3 part series called "Invested" and we are learning how to be invested parents and invested spouses. We have learned so much in just the short time we've been attending and we just love Pastor Mark. The girls are learning a lot too and love going to their classes. Natalee had a couple "rough" days but is now back to having a blast and loves to play with the "boys". It is so funny how much she talks about boys! We also started a Sunday ritual of getting donuts before church and the girls love their baby donuts!

I started working from home about a month ago. I love what I do and I love that I can work when Natalee is napping and when the girls are sleeping at night.

Another BIG change for us is getting healthy. We joined LA Fitness at the beginning of August and so far so good. We try to go 3 times a week and we're usually there 1 1/2-2 hours. The girls get to play in the Kids Club and they really like it. I love the variety of classes they offer but so far I have only tried Aqua Fit. I plan to try Zumba, Yoga, Body Works + Abs and Step + Abs. I am trying to be cautious with my back and ease my way into things but I really love working out now. I usually start on the bike for 20 minutes, then I do strength training working either my arms, legs or abs and then I run on the the treadmill 20 minutes or longer. Jody has been going with us and she has been my workout buddy since we both got a free 30 day trial.

Sweet little Haylee girl is loving Kindergarten. Her teacher, Mrs. Lukens, is super sweet and Haylee loves going everyday and she loves having homework. I know that won't last! We no longer have an issue with her socks since she picked out some new ones at Walmart. The only issue is getting her to eat breakfast or at least drink more than 2 sips of Pediasure. She has never been one to eat right after waking up. I pack her a snack and water that she gets to eat at school though and she usually comes home with a big appetite. I love all her little uniforms and she always wants me to take a picture and send it to Daddy and Grandma so they can see how cute she looks!
While Haylee is at school Natalee and I are running errands or working on potty training. I put Elmo panties on her 1 day and she went in the big girl potty 5 times in a row! Then... she peed in her panties right before nap time. BUT, she is improving and if I was more strict with it I think she'd be more consistent. I need to find the patience to get this girl trained!
Jackson is still Jackson. Being ornery at times but otherwise doing great! We are so thankful for his health!

I am so grateful for how wonderful things have been for us lately. Josh will be starting his new position at work soon, the girls are healthy and doing great and I am staying busy and loving life. We are blessed!