Monday, December 1, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

Crazy how much difference a year can make. Last year, Brady was just 5 months old...not crawling and slept in his bouncer through dinner. This year, he sat in his high chair like a big boy...ate what we ate...and played the whole day with only 1 nap. It was a great day!

Last year...

This year's pics...

Thanksgiving Eve, we just stayed home and relaxed. Brady has been sitting in anything and everything he can fit his little but into...including these bins from his toy organizer!

Breakfast the morning of Thanksgiving. Note the toy pie on his tray :)

After we all got ready, we decided to take a trip to Meijer. Doug had gone that morning at 6am to buy his PS4 and a couple games...but he decided there was another game he wanted that he didn't pick up yet. Brady was in a really great mood. He kept giggling at everything and flirting with ALL the ladies. Young, old, doesn't matter...he's an equal opportunity flirt!

After Meijer, we went back home to get the dogs and packed up to head over to Grandpa's.
Once we got there, Brady booked it to the TV to watch the Macy's Parade!
And look, he's standing IN one of his toys!

He freakin' LOVES Elmo...especially this chicken dance Elmo!

I didn't get any dinner pics...but snapped this as he was getting into the chocolate cream pie.
He wasn't sure at first...

But once he realized it tasted delicious, he dug right in!

The next morning, Mom came over so Doug and I could go out on Black Friday and get a few things, including this couch for Brady. We also got him a Lions Mickey Mouse blanket. Doug got a couple other games, a jersey; and I got some tops from Target and Old Navy.

After we arrived back home, we just hung out around the house :)

And Brady jumped in one of his tubs!

Grandpa pushing Brady on his scooter Sunday night!

We're all ready for Christmas! Tree is up. Shopping is done. And presents are wrapped!
3 more weeks of work then 2 full weeks off!

P.S. I'm down 15 lbs. and sorta on diet hiatus until the new year. 15-20 more lbs to go before beginning half marathon training next spring!

Happy Holidays, Everyone!

Monday, October 27, 2014

11.5 lbs down...and 16 months!

Happy 16 months to my Brady today <3 Just some of my favorite pics from the last couple months!
I'm also down 11.5 lbs in 3 months. 22.5 more to go!

Big boy PJs

Brady with Grandpa 10.26.14


Clapping daddy's hands - Sat morning trip to Target

Looking at Curious George

Holding Daddy's hand

At Curious George exhibit

With grandpa at the park

Just chillin'

Laughing at peek-a-boo bear

Look mom, a rock!

He looks so old here...

Look at those baby blues

Velour tracksuit...and I just realized he's missing a sock

Monday, September 22, 2014


Down 8 lbs in about 8 weeks. But now I've caught a nasty my weight is fluctuating the last couple days (water weight, I'm guessing). Either way, I'm itching to get back to walking/jogging again!

Friday, September 12, 2014

SeaWheeze 2015

So I made a quick decision to try to register for the Lululemon half marathon (SeaWheeze) next August in Vancouver. Registration opened on Wednesday at 1pm EST. Mom and I had just gone to lunch and arrived home, so I thought I'd just see if I could even get in to register. I got into the waiting room and asked mom if she'd be willing to go with me if I could register...of course she said yes. After 5 minutes of contact refreshing, I got it and registered. Only 10,016 people were allowed to register. Always 10,000...the 16 is for the number of years lulu has been around. It sold out within 15 minutes! I'm so freaking excited!!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


I've been VERY bad about blogging lately. I think about stuff I want to write, but just never find the time to do it.

Brady is 14.5 months now and WALKING everywhere...sometimes running! He's so energetic! Loves to play with all his toys, especially loves his ride on ones. Enjoys going on walks (strolls). He's a great sleeper 8pm-6 or 7am...puts himself to sleep in his crib. A happy baby...loves his grandmas and grandpas! He's such an awesome little man. <3

My weight loss is going well. In the 6 weeks since I started, I've lost 7 lbs. Down to 152 from 159. My goal is 130 lbs by end of January...and I'll re-evaluate from there and see if I want to lose 5-10 more. I'm thinking 120-130 is my happy weight. I've gotten down to 113 while working out a ton, but it was very difficult to maintain. I've been walking at least 2 miles a day and throw some jogging in once a week, but my body still isn't very ready for that just yet. I'm registering for my 4th half marathon (the Mini in Indianapolis next May). This will be my 3rd time doing the Mini!

Thursday, July 31, 2014


After over a, OK, almost 2 years...of taking care of everyone but myself, I've finally started to take care of myself. Eating better, taking walks with Brady in the stroller (morning and night most days)...and it feels good. I've lost 2 lbs. so far in the last week...and hoping to lose 26 more to get back to 130.

I was 127 before getting pregnant.
Got up to 163 by the end of the pregnancy.
Lost weight pretty quickly in the first couple weeks and got down to 134.
But have managed to get up to 158 over the last 12 months.
The most I have EVER weighed.

We plan on trying again in the next year or I'd like to lose the extra weight before then so I don't have EVEN more to lose later on.

I've been walking about 2 miles in the morning and 1-2 miles in the evenings...and completely changed my diet, so it should be easy. I'm using my City Mini stroller right now but looking into getting a jogging stroller! So excited to feel like my life is getting back on track.

Oh, and on the topic of walking...Brady has started taking steps on his own this week. Just a couple days ago it was 2-3 he's up to 7! Won't be long and he will be running!!