I just can't believe I haven't posted in so long. I know that facebook is killing my blog. It's so much easier to update. I don't like it because if I do post to the blog things are so much more detailed which is better for the future. This on top of the fact that I had 15 sessions including 2 weddings in the last 4 weeks which is absolutely incredible for me but leaves very little time to manage my personal photos and get them on the blog.
For now I'll start with some current things before I forget. Today was Madison and Jackson's last day of school. I am absolutely floored at how fast this year went. Overall it was a fantastic experience. The kids both loved school and their teachers and friends and seeing Nana at school. I think they missed maybe two days of school due to illness (one of which was last week)? I could be wrong but I'm not recalling much more than that. I was sad for them today because I know they are going to miss their friends and I know they don't understand what is happening. The good thing is that they are going to the same school next year for three mornings instead of two and some of their friends will still be in their class. I can't believe in a little over a year my babies will be going to kindergarten. And I know every year from now on is going to go faster than the last. UGH!
Summer is officially underway and we have been to the beach and friends' pools on a few occasions already. Spring here was downright miserable. The continuous rain was just silly. I changed over their winter clothes to summer WAY too early. I always seem to jump the gun on that one but hey, if I'm feeling productive enough to do that major job I go with it.
The one other boy that was in M&J's swim class has now become one of our regular friends. All Madison and Jackson want to do is see Noah. Seriously every single day Jackson wakes up and says "Can we go to Noah's?" which is followed by intense whining when I say no, not that day. Noah's mom is due with a little girl any day now so we do a lot of hanging out at her place which makes me feel bad because she ends up feeding us! They live in a gorgeous apartment complex with a beautiful pool. We felt like we were on vacation as we sat watching the kids play in the water. Not a bad life :-)
I started doing the couch to 5K training program about 5 weeks ago? I downloaded the iphone app and off I went. With my friend Wendy's incredible transformation in the last year (mostly due to running) I was just convinced that running is the only way I'm going to get my weight off. In order for me to be at a healthy weight I need to lose 40 pounds. I knew if I just took off running I would be incredibly pained the next day and then I would just quit so I knew the couch to 5k interval training was going to be for me so one day I just threw the kids in the stroller and went. I was doing great through week 3. At week 4 it was getting tough as the run intervals were up to 5 minutes which for me is a LOT. My shins were really starting to be in a lot of pain. After week 4 I was going to take two days off before advancing to week 5 to rest my legs and that's when I got knocked out with a ridiculous cold (flu?). We all ended up with it and it was miserable but at least it wasn't a stomach bug. I got it two weeks ago and my lungs are just today starting to feel better. I really should have continued walking but I didn't so now I feel like in order to get back into it I'm going to have to go back and maybe even repeat week 3. If I had stayed on track I was going to try to run a 5K in my hometown on the fourth of July but that's definitely not going to happen now. I'm really bummed but I'm definitely still determined to be a runner. I NEED to lose weight!
I'll update soon with some pictures but for now you can go read a blog post about me and my photography business!