Monday, February 18, 2013


eating: ugh. too much junk lately. I feel so derailed & challenged with getting back on track. I absolutely have to thought...I was so close to my (first) goal and now I'm about 5lbs away from it. Darn!! 

drinking: water and diet dr pepper. I gave up Starbucks Iced Chai for's going to be a long 40 days.

thinking: about enjoying our day off today!! Hooray for Presidents Day!

missing: the beach.

planning: short overnight trip during Spring Break.

believing: that even though it will be only a 4 day work week, it will be packed full o' work.

making: a scrapbook layout and trying to get caught up on Project Life. 

listening: still a lot of Les Mis in there. Josh Groban's latest and the two new songs from SMASH!! Love!!

wishing: that every weekend was a 3 day weekend.

feeling: frustrated with eating. rushed during the weeknights. exhausted by 5pm. uninterested in going to the Y most nights. bummed that I won't be at WDW for the Princess 1/2 next weekend. :(

reading: The Comfort of Lies by Randy Susan far, so good.

wanting: a lot more time to read. (as always)

Wednesday, February 06, 2013


I had the opportunity to go to a scrapbook crop on Saturday night and whew, what a great time I had! To make things even better, I actually made a couple layouts and I've posted them here to share with you.

Probably my favorite pic of me and E from 2012!! 

meh...i had envisioned this one better, but whatev, it's done.

I'm pretty sure this will be one of my favorite layouts made in 2013.
He just looks SO grown up in this picture  - where is the time going? :(

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Project Life 2013

I'm really going to try to be better about posting my Project Life pages here this while I'm a month behind in is what I've done for PL so far in 2013.

Intro Page

As with 2012, we welcomed 2013 from the beaches of South Carolina - our home away from  home.

Week 1 - Left Side
Week 1 - Right Side
 The day after returning from SC - we enjoyed an afternoon with mom/grandma that included lunch at our favorite spot and a trip to the mall where we ran into our favorite friends!! What a great day!!

Still my favorite part of Project Life - documenting Ethan's current favorite "things"

Week 2 - Left Side

Week 2 - Right Side
 I struggled with a lack of pictures for Week 2 - hence lots of "other" goodies tucked in there!! I do love that it gave me the chance to document some of my favorites/currents as well as Ethan's current obsession with Wild Kratts!!

Week 3 - Left Side
 These pictures from The Little Gym while not the most beautiful of pictures, are some of my favorites so far this year - the PURE JOY captured on Ethan's face brings tears to my eyes. He was SO proud to demonstrate the skills he gained in the last 12 weeks of gym classes. Grandma, Grumps and I were all there to watch him. :) Good times!!
Week 3 - Right Side
Week 3 has been our favorite week of the year so far as it gave us 1.5 snow days and enough snow to play outside and even build a snowman - Ethan and I had SNOW much fun!!

Cathy Zielske put together this fabulous file and blogged about it -
I raced to the website to buy it and include for my Project Life - the answers are hilarious of course.

Week 4 - Left Side
Week 4 - Right Side
Week 4 included silly face pictures, a birthday party for one of E's classmates, E tried out a karate class, new highlights for me and another fabulous snow day (Friday!) - actually due to icy roads. We were at dinner on Thursday night with friends for a Kids Eat Free dinner when we received notification that we'd be off on Friday - that resulted in loud cheers that were heard for miles! :)

Friday, February 01, 2013


eating: ugh. too much lately, though thankfully maintaining myself within a 1-2lb range. doesn't help that it's cold and dark after work which does NOT motivate me to get to the YMCA as often as I had been.

drinking: still lots of water. some diet dr pepper and there have been a few SBUX Iced Chai here and there too.

thinking: that this 5 day week has seemed like an know, since we haven't had a full week of school since returning from Christmas break.

missing: the beach.

planning: Ethan's big 5th birthday party!! This is his first birthday party with lots of friends (about 20 kids!) and thankfully it is NOT being held at our house - whew - but instead at the preschooler favorite - "Pump It Up" - every parents dream of setting your kids free to run and bounce around for 90 minutes, then off to bed. Hooray!! We are having pizza and a delicious Angry Birds cake. 

believing: that I will sleep very well tonight after a grossly interrupted sleep last night and an overall draining week.

making: a few scrapbook layouts...woohoo...hardly do that anymore with trying to stay up to date on Project Life.

listening: still pretty much stuck to Les Miserables 10th Anniversary concert which includes the fabulous Colm Wilkinson (Original Jean Valjean) and the so very easy-on-the-eyes Michael Ball (Original Marius). Love them!!

wishing: that Ethan was turning 2, not 5. Seriously, where in the world did the time go?

feeling: in a funk. miraculously I can say that I haven't felt this way in quite a while, but this entire week has been emotionally draining. I am tired of my plain 'ol weekly, home, get ready for next day, sleep and repeat. I told O my feelings and he was an amazing listener (!!) and seems to totally "get" that I need a break for ME...hooray!! Saturday I am going to a scrapbook crop. Woot!!

reading: On Folly Beach by Karen White. A good story though it's taken a bit for the story to get *really* good - like "don't want to put this book down" good. Only 100 pages to go...hoping to finish today. So many more good books await.

wanting: a reading nook in my house. not sure where exactly since there is absolutely no room for one, but I'd still like one.