Sunday, March 25, 2012

Fun in the Sun!

Three weeks ago Jason and I had the chance to fly down to Florida to see my family. It was a much needed break for us from the gloomy, rainy weather up here in the great Northwest and it was a chance for my dad to finally meet Claire. We arrived the night before his birthday, February 29. His birthday is a special one so we figured we could celebrate it's actual coming this year by heading on down to the great Sunshine State!

And oh, the good times that were had! In fact, I had so much fun I decided to extend my stay another week. I figured, "why fly back to the nasty weather and skype my family from home when I can just stay here and keep enjoying the warm sunny weather and being with my family?"

Here is some of the cool stuff we did:
Hung out at the pool

Played at Siesta key, one of the most beautiful beaches I've been to!


Made sand castles

Walked along Downtown Disney

Had a blast at Blizzard Beach

Ate at the Olive Garden

and just enjoyed time with the family!

We also had Claire blessed while down there. It was a quiet, family thing with just Jason, Dad and Jonny blessing her in my parents' home.

And here are some more pictures of Claire, just because!


Claire had lots of fun in  the sun!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Blogging About a Blog

A week ago I started an exclusive exercise blog for just me and my mom. It's meant to help us get back into shape. I've named it "Time to Shape Up!" We have to document what we eat and how often we work out. We can also post out weights.

Hence, the exclusive part.

So far, so good. It actually has helped me be more aware of what I am eating and how often I work out knowing that I will have to report at the end of the day. I'm trying to lose another 10 pounds and shed some of the flabby skin that has consumed my body. Who knows? This whole blog thing just might work! I'll keep you posted.