Thursday, September 24, 2009

Karissa Update

So as promised, here is the update on Karissa. She has been so close to crawling so we knew it would be any day. That little stinker waited until Sunday evening when we were at a wedding and she was home with her Grammy to do it. We missed it!!! Dave's mom was watching her and thought we didn't tell her she was crawling so we had to tell her she wasn't and that if she did, it was her first time. There's a video below of that. She also started "cruising." She walks around the coffee table while holding on to it. She's definitely keeping us busy. We're hopefully going to get to the beach this afternoon since we are running out of days that are warm enough. We've also figured out where we're having her party. We swore we would not be those parents that dropped a ton of money on a party she won't remember. However, if we had it at our house, it would be crowded and lot of preparation/clean up afterwards would be involved so we thought it would be nice to have it somewhere else so that we can just enjoy the day with her. It seems extravagant where we are having it, but it is actually one of the cheapest places around! You'll have to wait and see. ;) Anyway, there's also her 10 month picture below and a video of her reaction to bubbles. We had some bubbles left over from our friends' wedding Sunday and discovered that she loves them. She also loves to dance. I love the little head bob she does. lol As Dave and I say, it's just proof that dancing comes naturally (for those that believe dancing is a sin). We will also be leaving her for the longest amount of time on Saturday. We're taking some teens to a concert festival outside of DC. We will be leaving before 6am and not getting home until well after midnight. That means we'll go from Friday night to Sunday morning without seeing her. I'm very nervous about how she'll be since she doesn't eat well with other people and how I'll be for such a long day. However, we'd really like to go away for our 5 year anniversary next summer so I have to work up to leaving her for a few days and I guess this is a start. :( We'll see how it goes. Have a great end to the week and thanks for reading as I brag about my daughter! lol

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

It's Wednesday!!!!

So it's Wednesday, which means weigh-in day. I know that I keep saying I'm going to get back to posting more regularly and don't. I really am going to try this week. For my weigh-in, I'm up .8lbs. Not happy, but not too upset. I started back running on Monday and plan to go again today. Since it was so long since my last run and I'm not in very good shape, I decided just to start the program at the beginning again. Dave even went with me. I feel so much better now that I am back into getting active again. P.S. Look for another post later this evening or tomorrow about Karissa - she's now crawling.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Weigh in Wednesday

Just a quick post. We had a great vacation as you can see from the pics below. Karissa and I were ready to get back home and back into our routine though. Things are getting back to normal and I'm hoping by the end of today I'll have my housework caught up. We also got to go back to our library program. We both missed it so much. It's a lot of fun. Anyway, I didn't weigh in last week because of being gone, but regardless, I am VERY happy with what I saw today. Somehow, while on vacation, I managed to lose 3 pounds in the last 2 weeks! :) I think I needed to see that to get back on track with watching my portions and getting active again. We got so busy and then on vacation we were staying on a fairly busy street that didn't have much of a shoulder that I haven't gone for a run in a long time. I'm eager to get back into it though. Now, I need to make sure I buy and set aside 3 lbs. of canned goods for the Shrink for Good challenge!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Our last stop was at Megan's sister's for a few days. Here are some pictures from there.


Our next stop was Yankees Stadium. We just happened to be at the game where Derek Jeter tied Lou Gehrig for most hits in a career as a Yankee. Here are pictures from that game including Jeter getting the tying hit.


While we were up there, we went and walked the gorge in Watkins Glen and saw Taughannock Falls about an hour away. Here are some pictures of those places along with pictures of us at Seneca Lake near Geneva.

Upstate NY

Hello everyone, I just thought I would update you on our vacation. First we went to upstate NY to see my family. All my family lives in upstate NY. Only my immediate family and grandfather live in DE. Now that you are updated on that...We left last Thursday and went to Dundee to stay with my cousin, Benji and his wife and 3 daughters (4, 2, 2). He and I have always been real close and try to see each other a couple times a year. I'm also very close with his brother Fred. They are big Yankees fans so we had a great time visiting them and watching Yankees games. While we were there, we went to Toronto to see the Yanks play the Blue Jays. They only got 1 hit so it wasn't a great game to go see but it was cool to go to Canada to see them. Here are a few pictures of the trip to NY and Canada. We stopped and saw Niagara Falls on the way up.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

New Challenge

Hey everyone! Just checking in...I'm back with the Shrinking Jeans now. I missed the start of their last challenge and didn't join. :( Then their next challenge needs a Wii, which I don't I was getting a little bummed. Now, they have another challenge that I CAN do. It's Shrink For Good. Every pound I lose, I buy a perishable food item to donate. So I'm helping our community while losing weight. I had some time off from running. I really like the Couch to 5K, but with everything going on, I missed so much. So I decided to start over again. Dave even went with me once. Oh, and the best part is, I scored a jogging stroller off Craigslist for $20!!!! Can't beat that! Dave and I also went to play tennis one evening. We're hoping to go again soon. So, hopefully, I can keep running in NY. We leave tomorrow for another trip. We're going to upstate New York to see some of Dave's family. The main thing that I think might stop me, will be that I won't know the neighborhood to run. We have a lot planned for the trip too. Friday we are going to go to Niagra Falls because I've never been there and then Karissa is going to leave the country for the first time and we're going to see the Yankees in Toronto. We'll be visiting family the rest of the weekend through next Wednesday. Next Wednesday, we leave and head to the city for another Yankees game. We'll stay in Jersey for the night and then head to PA on Thursday to visit my sister and her family for a few days. Busy, busy, busy. I'll hopefully check in while we're away, but I'm not sure exactly when...Have a great weekend!