Sunday, 28 April 2013

The Letter Name Game

The other night while the we were doing devotions the topic was the meaning of names. We looked up the meanings of their names on the computer and then they needed to take all the letters of their name and use words that begin with that letter to describe themselves. This is what they came up with.

Nathan: meaning Gift from God

Hard working
(the girls did the first three letters, Nathan did the last two!)

Larissa: meaning Cheerful


Bethany: meaning Place of Figs (Bethany is the town where Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead. Beth means God is my Oath)

Heart ("loving" is to be in front)
Nice/Noisy (she couldn't decide which one was better. Guess which one I chose?!)
Yappy (hahahahaha!!)

I think they described themselves quite well!

Monday, 15 April 2013

Kids Crazy Talk

My kids are crazy! I can't believe the things they come up with!

1)The other day Ron & I were heading out for a date that was going to take the entire day and late into the night so the kids were going to stay at his parents place. While I was getting ready this was my conversation with Bethany:

"Mom, I'm going on a date with Matthew tonight!"
"Why did you choose Matthew?"
"He was the only one available to me at the boyfriend store."
"The boyfriend store?"
"Yeah." (insert preteen attitude here even though she's only 5)
"Is that where I found Daddy?"
"Is that where Grandma found Grandpa?"
"Yes. It's where all the girls go to get their boyfriends!"
She was dead serious, not a hint of sarcasm in her voice or face!

2)The other night while Nathan was getting ready to have a shower in our ensuite I heard "Thump. Thump. Thump."

"Nathan, what are you doing?"
"I run from the shower to your bedroom door four times and then the water is warm enough to jump into the shower!"
I guess it beats just standing there waiting impatiently for the water to warm up!

3)The other morning I wanted to show the kids a picture on Facebook of a wedding cake that was half John Deere yellow and green and half with white icing and pink gerbera daisies. I was on the iPod so it showed that Facebook was updating its page after I logged in. This is the conversation:

B: "Upping?"
L: "Updating"
B: "Mom! You're online dating?!"
L: "Yeah Bethany, Mom signed up for Lava Life." (She's getting really good at sarcasm!)
I then gave Larissa a funny look. How does she know about online dating sites?
L: "It's advertised on our kids channels!"
Sheesh! Is there no discretion as to what is advertised on those channels!

These are just a few stories from the last couple of days. They have come up with some real doozies lately that I had to share some of them!

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Assignment Update

I have had a few people ask me about my "project: get fit" journey. I know, that's a poor title, I'm not sure what exactly I'm going to call it. Do I need to name it? Maybe I should have you name it. I don't know what kind of prize I should give though. Would the pride of knowing you named my journey be good enough? Doubt it! Oh well, whatever it's called, I'm still doing it. I appreciate everyone asking. It tells me you are behind me, walking along side me, and, as Bethany would say "I'm watching you!", as she does the whole Robert Deniro/Ben Stiller fingers to eyes thing. It keeps me accountable. I need that. I am not a self-motivator. I am a very social creature. I need people to keep me motivated, I need to know that I'm being watched!

I had a goal I needed to reach by the end of February, -4" & -2% body fat. I made it. Barely. The tape was pulled tight. Very tight. My trainer said I did it, she is very happy for me! I don't know if anything changed with how tight that tape was pulled! My contract is up but my trainer has a group of us doing 6 week challenges to keep us going. The first reward was a spa day. This next reward is a shopping trip. I couldn't make the first one, eventhough I met my goal, and I doubt I'll be able to participate in this next one due to seeding, but it's fun to know that I'd be able to go because I reached that goal. The end of April is the end of our next challenge and my goal is the same as the previous challenge.

I had given up sugar for Lent, hoping that would help. I did not weigh or measure myself before Lent started so I have no idea if I made progress physically, but I sure did mentally! It was probably my toughest challenge yet and it really opened my eyes as to how much crap I put into my body. Of course I overindulged at Easter (who can resist paska and icing?!) and paid for it all day yesterday. I finally went for a walk after supper. Having the cool, crisp air on my face and numb my legs helped but I still feel blah. Hopefully it doesn't last much longer but I also hope I remember how I feel now rather than how good that food tastes for just a second while it's in my mouth.

So that is my update. Hopefully it won't take me so long to sit down and write this after the next challenge. It's hard writing things out for the world to read, yet it's what keeps me going. If I didn't tell you then I wouldn't really have to do anything because no one would know. I need to stay focused, the kids really want to go to the waterslides!