What I have been doing is livin', ya'll! What a great start to 2006! Everyday I am reminded what a blessing it is to be alive!
First - I started working out last November....I actually made it through the holidays and Preston's 500 truffles without putting on any pounds! I have been consistent and motivated for 4 months now! I feel great! I can walk up a flight of stairs without feeling like I'm about to die. Best of all....Preston started working out about a month ago - he's doing great! Of course, it took me 4 months to see results...After a month, he's already looking awesome! I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with him.
On that note...We celebrated out 20th wedding anniversary on Feb 21st. We did so by cooking a fancy meal, clearing off the dining room table, lighting candles (so we couldn't see all of the junk from the table on the floor) and sat down to a memorable family dinner. We told the kids how we met, how he proposed and how we planned our wedding. We dusted off the wedding album and looked at the pics...gosh we were young!
I also went back to school after 15 years. I'm taking 6 hours at TCC. It's called Women in New Roles. It's actually 2 psych classes that are blended and integrated. The program is designed for women returning to school after a long absence. I was convinced that I would be the oldest in the class...I'm not. There are all ages in the class - I'm in the middle. We're taking all kinds of profiles and inventories to determine what kind of personality we have, what kinds of jobs we are suited to etc....It's alot of fun and I have been enjoying the back-to-school experience. My current plan is to continue working toward my Bachelor's so that I can earn my teaching certificate.
The kids continue to keep us on our toes. Bekah is fund-raising and working hard at Honor Choir preparing for their trip to Carnegie Hall (NEW YORK CITY!!!) in May. I will be going with her. It's going to be fun, but we decided it would be best NOT to take GP and Molly this time. We all went on the trip to San Antonio and it got a little hectic with 100 choir kids, chaperones and and all of the extended family. I think we'll plan a family trip to New York at a later date.
G.P. is in boy scouts and generally keeps us amused with his sense of humor and off-beat interests.
Molly is in ballet and jazz. She will have a recital in June. She is what you call a "piece of woik".
Well, I've done it - I've used too many words. Sometimes I don't read blogs if there are too many words...I just can't make the commitment!!!!
Sooo.....if you have made it this far I hope I haven't bored you with my little life. To me it's the best thing that could have ever happened to me...to others it may seem ho-hum. But, as I said earlier, I am blessed. God has given me a life I could never have imagined...A fabulous husband ("Electric Chef"...did you see the purple chef coat?), beautiful and above average children, "real" friends, and opportunities....opportunities that I will not throw away and take for granted.
I'll try to be better about keeping in touch. I'll try not to be so "wordy" next time.