Monday, June 3, 2013

Catching Up!


Well, hello and howdy! Long time no check in on the blog, or so it would seem.

As I mentioned in one of my last posts, I'm officially a stay home mom. I feel like I'm on summer vacation, which is something I haven't experienced since like, 1999. Crazy. It's weird to mostly do things that you want to do, versus what you have to do. My only obligations are to my family, and that's something I love to do, so I feel incredibly blessed right now.

I'm working on a summer schedule for the kiddos and me. No schedule equals a lazy me, and that's not a habit I need. For Mother's Day, I asked for the intro package to the new Pure Barre studio here, and it opened this weekend. I survived my first class yesterday. Survived is the appropriate verb. I found it challenging considering I've not worked out much in the past three years. (If you can't read between the lines that means, "HOLY SMOKES I AM HURTING TODAY ON MUSCLES I DIDN'T KNOW I HAD.") But I'm going back today and plan to get a lot out of my unlimited pass this month. Lift-Tone-Burn!

We had a great weekend! My dad invited Mr. G to play in a church golf tournament in my hometown, so we headed south for an overnight. The littles and I spent the day hanging out with my mom. There was a two-day-old baby calf that Jack couldn't stop talking about, a swimming pool, and plenty of bubbles. That makes for a happy Jack!

Our trip was quick because I needed to be back for the Fort Worth Moms Blog contributor photo shoot. I love that this is pulling me out of my usual bubble and helping me make new friends across Fort Worth. It's a great community!



We took our first ride on the little Trinity River train Saturday afternoon. The idea of the train was awesome, but it wasn't as beloved as I had hoped. Probably a combination of being close to naptime, plus a two-year-old, plus the newness. We'll try it again soon. But he still couldn't stop telling people about it at church yesterday.

Texas Women Bloggers

One more thing! I'm the Texas Women Bloggers June Blogger of the month. You'll find a profile of me over there today, plus I'll be guest posting each Monday of this month if I can still manage to lift my Pure Barre aching arms up to the computer.

Have a great week!

10 comments:

  1. Sounds like you have a fun filled summer planned! I'm a new stay at home mom too! After many years of working in Corporate America, it is a wondeful and rewarding change of pace for me :)
    Love your blog and congratulations on "Blogger Of The Month"!
    Melissa @FawnOverBaby

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    1. I agree--it's a great change of pace. I feel so much less stressed out trying to balance everything! Now if I could just into a new routine...

      Thanks for saying hi!

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  2. Annabelle is too skinny! You need to work on plumping her up. Hahahaha! Enjoy your new job status! I really find that the summer is way better than the other times of the year (when kids aren't in preschool yet at least) because we have so MUCH to do that there's not nearly as much sitting around. But maybe that's just me.

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    1. Hahaha! Annabelle is already wearing clothes I anticipated her fitting into much later in the summer! Healthy little lady, she is!

      We have to take advantage of the outside things pretty quick this summer before it gets hotter than the face of the sun here in TX.

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  3. Hi there! I'm venturing over from the Texas Women Bloggers website -- congrats on your blogger of the month recognition! I'm thrilled to connect with another Texas gal like yourself. Nice to "meet" you!

    XOXO, Mandi @ All My Happy Endings

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    1. Hi Mandi! Thanks for saying hi! I am going to check out your blog!

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  4. Hi Emily! Just popping over from Texas Women Bloggers to say congratulations on being blogger of the month! It's so nice to meet you!!~~Angela

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    1. Yay! Hi Angela! So nice to meet you too. Thanks for saying hi! I'll have to check out your blog too!

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  5. Hey! Saw you on TXWB at the Blogger of the Month! This month marks my 1 year anniversary of quitting my job (that I LOVED) to be at home with my toddler. I will be honest - it was quite an adjustment - but so worth it! Make sure to still get "you" time!

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    1. Thank you so much for saying hi. I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one having an adjustment period. Thanks for that!!!

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