Thursday, May 31, 2012

May by the numbers

ONE a.home run hit by Carter(his 2nd of the season). ONE b. book read this month. TWO new albums purchased. John Mayer and Carrie Underwood. Love them both. THREE Open Houses attended at the boys schools. FIVE candles on Brody's birthday cake. SIX layouts completed. SEVEN little preschoolers/friends graduated from Laugh and Learn preschool. NINE Mother's Day cards were created. I sent them to my Mom, sisters and random friends. TEN baseball games attended. ELEVEN minutes plus 1 second is what I ran my timed 1.5 miles cardio run in. My fastest yet. TWELVE friends got together and played Bunko. It was my month to host. TWENTY FIVE seconds shaved off of my timed 1.5 mile cardio run during assessments. THIRTY THREE new songs added to my play lists(John Mayer, Carrie Underwood, Jermaine Paul(The Voice Winner), new Maroon 5 song,new Kenny Chesney/Tim McGraw song, Luke Bryan)I LOVE music!!!! THIRTY FIVE pieces of art were hung/sold for the art show at the elementary school. SIXTY the # of times I have listened to Phillip Phillips(American Idol winner), We've Got Tonight song. It is one of my new favorites. ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY miles were logged(walked some, ran the rest)

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

May highlights

The month of May zipped right on by...still not sure where it went??? Here are some of the highlights from our month. Garrett gets his braces on and so begins the many Ortho appointments. He has been a trooper. Baseball season continues to occupy our lives...we wouldn't have it any other way! Kruppy on the mound We celebrated and appreciated the boys teachers for an entire week. This is what we gave to them on one of the days! Such a fun tradition for the teachers who deserve it ALL! My Mom, Dad, John, Tanner and I had the chance to perform the Temple work for my Dad's parents, Grandparents and Great Grandparents(who weren't members of the church)at the Sacramento Temple. This day has been vividly etched in my mind and will go down as one of the highlights for my 2012. The spirit was so strong. It was an amazing experience and one we have waited to perform for awhile now. Mother's Day was wonderful! I was spoiled from "Son" up to "son" down. I was even able to squeeze in a 3 hour nap...beyond heavenly! The handmade cards, thoughtful presents, flowers and the Icing on the Cupcake were perfect! I loved it ALL! This little man turned 5!!! 5 years old. Can you believe it??? We celebrated by waking up to a decorated bedroom door(filled with surprises), having doughnuts for breakfast, taking treats to school, lunch at Chick Fil A with his best friend(Sam),opening presents, birthday dinner, cake and ice cream, and going around the table sharing what we love about Brody! It was such a fun day! We wrapped up all of the school projects that all seem to be due in May, all at once. Here is Carter with his state report. He learned all about the state of Georgia. We even made a peach cobbler to share with his class, it I had been waiting and waiting for the release of John Mayer's new album. It was supposed to be released back in October 2011(just in time for my 37th birthday). Due to some throat issues/surgery for JM, it was delayed. I am happy to report that for one of my Mother's Day presents, my John, pre-ordered the album for me. I have been listening to it non-stop. It definitely has a different(70's)vibe to it but I LOVE it! Brody graduated from preschool. After 2 years of learning and growing at Laugh and Learn preschool, he is ready to move on and go to kindergarten. Again, we can't believe we have reached this point in life! I am wanting time to slow down, just a bit! I am still working out every morning at Fitness MD. I started attending the cardio class back in January! I added that 30 minute class to the hour class I was already attending on a daily basis. It is hard work but I am seeing and feeling the results. I ran my 1.5 mi. Cardio run at assessments in 11 minutes. My time has improved tremendously over the last year and that make me happy! We attended the boys, back to School nights! Their classrooms were fun and colorful, filled with the things they were super proud to show us! We enjoyed a fun day at Folsom Lake on Memorial Day. We told ourselves last year that we wouldn't find ourselves sitting at home on Memorial Day in 2012! We were true to our word and headed for the lake. We met up with our friends the Waites and had a blast. I think we may have a new tradition. Garrett performed in the 2nd grade Life Cycle play. All he talked about was how they were going to be wearing their sunglasses. He was one of the snakes and did a great job(he is the blondie to the right.) Carter's Major Padres Little League team went 20-0 for the season. WOW!!!!! They took the entire season and dominated. They are now gearing up for TOC's and are super excited about that. Whew!!! I am exhasuted just reliving our month through blogging. It was a busy month, filled with the things and people we love. We can't wait to see what is in store for us during the month of June! I am already hanging on for dear life :-).

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

April by the Numbers

Oh my!!! Where has the time gone??? Life is moving way too fast! I keep wondering when time will slow down. I have come to the conclusion that it isn't going to happen. I need to learn to enjoy the journey and the fast pace lives we lead. April was another super busy month...nothing new! Here is our month, by the numbers. ZERO casts for Tanner...finally walking on his own two feet again. ONE home run knocked out of the ball park by Carter. It was awesome! TWO phone calls with a producer from the Dr. Oz Show for the Transformation Nation Contest. Exciting! THREE different eggs hunts for the boys. THIRD place in the Green Tangerines Biggest Loser Contest. FIVE days of STAR testing were completed by the boys. SIX scrapbook layouts were created. NINE blog posts for the month. TEN baseball games played/attended. TWELVE new songs from itunes. I am LOVING the new TRAIN album(California 37). FOURTEEN days of Spring Break were enjoyed by the boys. TWENTY ONE a. Fit Club workouts completed. TWENTY ONE b. Cardio Blast Classes completed. THIRTY SIX eggs colored/dyed. Forty Three candles on John's birthday cake. Eighty birthday candles on Grandma Pung's birthday cake. ONE HUNDRED AND NINETEEN miles were logged(lots of running and some walking). ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY SIX cards were completed by the YW for their camp fundraiser-whew! TWO HUNDRED Finalists were contacted by the Dr. Oz show for placing in the top 200 out of 1.3 million contestants and I was one of them! YAY!!! This month was wonderful...lots of celebrating the ones we love. We can't wait to see what fun awaits us in May!