Thursday, January 15, 2009

I Sewed!

That is right, I sewed. Those who really know me know my Mother is an excellent seamstress and that I really am not. Sure I took as many sewing classes as you could take in High School but I just never truly picked it up. I don't necessarily enjoy it but I do know how to do a little bit.

It all started when I went shopping and found a great pair of pants on sale for less than $10! I had to have them but the only problem was that their were way too long. I quickly told Levi that I could hem them so we should get them. He kind of looked and me funny and said but will you hem them? I told him I would and a few weeks later and a quick trip to Wal-mart for supplies this is what I did. I know it isn't perfect but it really doesn't have to be for what I need them for.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

It's My Birthday!

Levi totally surprised me for my birthday and gave me a beautiful bouquet of purple tulips. They are so pretty and since I don't get flowers all that often I had to take a picture. It was a nice surprise. Levi double surprised me with a big birthday card as well. Earlier this month I went on a small shopping spree so that was most of my gift.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Rock Climbing

Levi took me out on my birthday date today since my birthday is on Tuesday and we had a blast! I wanted to go rock climbing and because of a great friend we were able to arrange babysitting in Rockville, MD near Earth Trek. Thanks Luz! We went during open climb where you didn't need to know anything to just go try it out. We did three climbs each and loved every one of them even though I got a little stuck on one of the harder ones. I totally loved it and maybe once we are done with law school we can take a class to become certified so we can do it as a more regular date night. We ended the date at Potbelly's. Mmm...good:)

Monday, January 5, 2009

Church and Other Things

Our first Sunday of the year was eventful. I have to admit I am a huge fan of 3 p.m. church. I love being able to truly take my time in the morning and put Clark down for a nap before church. Clark was so good in church as well. He was a little clingy for nursery but braved it out and did well. We got a few surprises at church as well.

Our ward is so huge and they really need to split it but have been unable to do so with the lack of LDS Church building in the area. The biggest surprise for us was that they split the Relief Society. We now have two official RS in our ward. It was a surprise that seemed to make sense. The transition was easy since they already had two classes for RS. We were able to hear the Bishops thoughts about why they decided to split it and then the two RS presidents spoke. Their testimonies were so great and I really felt impressed that it was the right thing to do.

We were also introduced to the new ward challenge based on the scripture Doctrine and Covenants 123:17. It was so good to read and hear how we must do all we can cheerfully and then stand still and let God do the rest. We talked about the Doctrine and Covenants that we will be studying in Sunday school and were challenged to read the readings. At first I really wasn't wanting to do it. We are ward missionaries so we go to a different Sunday school, but then I thought that it might be good to do with Levi for our companionship study.

Now Levi and I haven't always had the best companionship study in the world but then I was thinking about it and we have read together almost every night since we were married. We even read the entire Book of Mormon together while we were dating between the time he got his mission call to the time he left. That was really great for me and I remember thinking that even if I don't marry this guy that at least I read the Book of Mormon all the way through with somebody. Anyway, I guess I should just be grateful for the times we have to read and not be too focused on making it perfect.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

I Did It!

I reached my ultimate weight loss goal today at my weight watcher meeting. It is awesome! I started WW the first weekend last August and have been trying hard to change my lifestyle. I feel great and have a ton of energy and can actually hold my 30 lb son without complaining about it. The best thing the program did for me was to give me support and to remind me to eat my fruits and veggies and to teach me that my motivation to loose weight and stay healthy has to overpower my motivation to eat unhealthy things. Like my husband saw on a fence once, "Nothing tastes as good as being healthy feels!"


Before :
I look forward to my maintenance period and to maintain my weight in 2009!

Friday, January 2, 2009

New Year Resolutions

Here are my new year resolutions that I will hopefully following through with and try to become a better person this year than I was last year.

1. 30 Minutes of Church Study
10 minutes any scripture study
5 minutes Book of Mormon Study
5 minutes of any other kind of church study
5-10 minutes of Journal writing

2. Scrapbook Birthday Cards
Make and send a Birthday card for each of our immediate family members

3. No T.V. except while at the gym exercising

4. Lose two more pounds and maintain my life time status at WW

5. Write one story about my life per month and send a copy to my sister Julie