Saturday, January 5, 2008

Some pictures from today...

The kids were cooperative for a split second today. It was enough to get a few good group shots and a few by themselves. Of course in the end, Mr. Chase wanted nothing to do with me taking pics of him by himself. Boo!

Probably could have done something with the saturation...I will have to play with the print version. Thanks for looking. Check out my photo a day blog as well!!

Alison being a ham...I love days like this!! Holly being her silly self! Charlotte just being the happy baby that she is!

Friday, January 4, 2008


Just a few days late :) Hope everyone has started the New Year off on a good note and that the year is a good one for you!

I have a few goals that I am working towards this year. I am determined to follow through...just hope that determination can pull me through the whole year! There really aren't a lot...I guess I could say as a whole, it is all about a healthy body...a total New Year's resolution cliche! BUT, I am not in it because I hate the way I LOOK...I literally hate the way I FEEL!

Getting in Shape: (so cliche!)

When I was in High School, I ran Cross-country, and Track and Field. I loved running, I loved working out. After I graduated and got a job and went to college I kinda lost that desire. I slowly got out of shape and well after 4 children...I can't say anything on my body that is in good shape! I want to be in shape again. I want to FEEL healthy again. I want to be able to wear my jeans again without a bulge hanging over and spilling out the sides of my shirts. I breastfed all my kids and never had problems losing the weight, until I had Charlotte. LOL. I have lost a little over 30lbs since having Charlotte. I still have about 20lbs to lose to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight. Which isn't bad. I am only 4 months post-partum. However, I went shopping for clothes the other day and it wasn't a fun shopping spree, my hands were empty leaving the stores. I am understanding that it isn't just losing the weight. I need to tone this body back up and get it in as good of shape that I possibly can. *I am turning 30 this year...I am not getting any younger---I think my mid-life crisis is hitting me early and I haven't seen the worst of it yet*.

So, my plan is to get back into running again. I set a goal for myself a few months back--to be able to run in a 10k by September. And I am going to add a 5k, in July. Going to start running again, working out again and of course eating more healthfully. I kinda slacked there during the holidays. No more excuses. I want to do this. Not only for myself but I want to set a good example for the kids. It can only help for them to see me taking care of myself.


There are a few issues I need to work myself through and hopefully, I can be *over it*. LOL. I guess it is always good to want to better yourself and change and grow. Trying to learn to let things from the past go and move on to be mentally healthy. Get rid of that *mind junk*. I am trying...really I am! There are a few more things that I would like to work on, just not ready to post them just yet.


I am going to be participating in the 365--Photo a Day event again this year. LATE (of course...that is my style HA). I am determined to better my photography this year, I am going to work MY BUTT of this year, so by the beginning of NEXT year, I can say I am in business!

Other stuff:

Currently, I am reading "Total Money Make-Over" by Dave Ramsey. The information is really great and has been pretty useful for me. Somethings I read and just say *DUH*--like it is obvious but I just never put it into perspective! It is exciting, to think of the potential and I hope to have a lot more to show for all the hard night shift hours I am working.

So, those are my goals and I am sticking to them!

Happy New Year!