Monday, May 18, 2009

construction and conversations

Under Construction.

I'm tired of my blog look so I am in the process of changing, but have a screaming baby and can't do it all right now, so I'll just leave you all with our conversations of late. . . .very interesting.

The way to church:

London: I am going to ask Santa for a Wall-e dress for church.
(my kids think Santa can do absolutely anything and it's getting scary).

Savannah: I don't even know if Jesus likes Wall-e.

This morning during breakfast:

London: Savannah you ate without a prayer, don't you know that tells Heavenly Father that you don't care about him or respect him? You should be ashamed of yourself.

Wow -- London is our little prayer-nazi. But I have no idea where she got the "ashamed of yourself" part because that's definitely not words I use - must be those lovely cartoons. . .

Monday, May 11, 2009

Joyschool Graduation

Porter, Talmage, Sydnie, Davyn, Mackenzie and London.

I don't know what's funnier, Mackenzie's crazy dancing or London's dancing where she distorts her body without really moving. Preschoolers are so funny!

London had her Joyschool Graduation at Amy's house (2 weeks ago? or was it last week? I don't remember). Amy is so good at putting things together and it turned out so cute. They made graduation hats, wrote thank-you notes to all the moms/teachers, sang an ABC song, sang the days of the week and put on a play -- Billy Goat's Gruff. London used Nate's favorite Halloween mask to be the grumpy old troll under the bridge. She loved it, but it turns out Talmage was afraid of the mask and wouldn't participate, but other than that, it all turned out so cute.

Talmage is our next-door neighbor who London and Savs love to play with. He also plans on marrying London. His mom told me he was asking once about the families and babies, etc. She explained about Adam and Eve and then how he would have children some day too to which he replied, "no, London will." London stole his heart by liking to play with "boy toys."

Monday, May 4, 2009


I finished my 90 days of P90X a week ago.

Then I took a week off -- well, not off from exercising. I did some of my old videos -- Biggest Loser Body Sculpt, 30 Day Shred, Winsor Pilates Accelerated, and Pilates Buns & Thighs.

I must say that I am quite impressed with how much strength I built up doing P90X. I didn't lose all the inches I wanted, but I figure that will come when I finally decide to stop munching on tasty things and start eating better. I was just surprised at how well I did my old videos that used to be hard.

For example, I decided to try out the third level of 30 Day Shred and, guess what, it wasn't that bad! In fact, a lot of the moves can be found in P90X.

Then with Pilates I actually did every move! And let me tell you that I used to just laugh at some of those moves on the accelerated video because they seemed so crazy-hard, but thanks to some hard-core P90X Yoga, I was able to do the whole video without a problem!

All that made me super-pumped for today. . . the day I started the Classic program.

Here's to the next 90 days!

We'll see if I can't trim a few inches (especially in the belly and thighs -- buns wouldn't hurt either). Actually, I'm just happy that Nate can't squish my muscles into oblivion now when I make him feel them -- they actually stay there now!!