Jul 29, 2010

Summer Days

Wow, I can not believe that August is almost here and that the Summer will soon be over. We have had a blast this Summer and I hate to see it end. We have been doing the typical Summer activities, going to the pool (everyday), cooking out, spending time with our friends, traveling etc. Basically staying busy and not sitting down until 9 or 10 at night. Hence, the lack of blogging on my part! Actually the only reason I am blogging now is because the kids are taking a nap which NEVER happens anymore!

Oh, the last post I was talking about losing weight, I am proud to announce that I have lost 15 pounds!! I feel so much better already and I still have 15 more pounds to go! John, Kaleb and I have also started working out together everyday. We found a program like cross-fit that combines cardio and weights and we have been doing that for 3 weeks now. Our friends who are also our neighbors, are going with us as well. It is a nice break from our every day routines and we actually look forward to it!

Kaleb's birthday was yesterday. He is 17 now and will be a senior in High school. I am so sad that my baby will be graduating. I honestly can not think about it for long or I will start to feel depressed. He is such a great son, I am so very blessed to be his Mom. The only problem that we do not see eye to eye on is him keeping his room cleaned. I guess if that is our ONLY problem, I should not complain :)

Ayla and Brennan are doing great! They both are growing up so fast! Ayla has almost taught herself how to swim. She can do it in the baby pool but is afraid to try in the big pool. Brennan thinks he is as big as everyone else and will only go in the big pool. He has all the little girls taking care of him and holding him at the pool and I have to say he enjoys the attention..lol. He is as smart as ever, no one believes me when I tell them he is two!

I will leave you with some pictures from the 4th of July. We had a cookout at our pool, it was a day full of food, friends, family, games and FINALLY fireworks!!














and before the fireworks!





I apologize for all of the pictures, but I am sure Grandma and Grandpa are happy :)


Amanda M. said...

Girl! It is SO good to hear from you! Congrats on the weight loss and the FABULOUS Summer you're having! Keep having fun! :)

Erika said...

whoo hoo!! congrats on 15!! That's awesome :) :)

Claire said...

Those pictures are adorable! And huge congrats on the 15 pounds!


Stephanie said...

Great pictures! Glad ya'll had a good summer!

Anonymous said...

Hey gorgeous!!! I cant believe I havent talked to you in FOREVER!!!! I have been way too busy with life and work to blog but Im fixing to start back! I got a new lap top so I have no excuses now!!!! I miss talking to you friend! By the way you look GREAT!!!! SKINNY MINNY!!!

Anonymous said...

I really like your blog. It is very scrapbook like. I didn't realize your daughter has gone through such a hard time with her health issues. I will keep her and your family in my prayers. Looks like a great party that she had at Ridgewood pool. I grew up going to that pool and love taking my kids up there when we are visiting my family. What great memories!!!!
Take Care,