Friday, December 31, 2010
Are you ready for the NEW YEAR?! Holy smokes, I know that the MN weather is really snowy and slushy, and it would be *really* nice to be somewhere warm and sunny with a cold iced drink w/ a little umbrella in it! Think warm thoughts! Only 3 (or so) more months of this uck and then yay! for spring weather! I'm already looking forward to painted toenails, tank tops and bermuda shorts!!!
As I look back and reflect on 2010:
***I am proud to be a mama to a very special little boy who warms my heart inside out and upside down
***surrounded by family & friends - your love and support is simply amazing
***I discovered that its OK to take a time out and slow down and enjoy the moment
Some (not all) of my personal goals for 2011 are:
Eat clean every.single.day
Watch less TV
Promote a contagious positive energy to others
Grow + donate my hair to locks of love (this will be a year+ goal and I'm ok w/that)
Make more time for me
Run a 1/2 marathon
There, I did it - made them public! Whew. Glad that is over :)
Are you setting yourself some SMART goals this year? I've found that taking time to write down where I want to be and when I want to be there has really helped me provide a road map to guide me to get there. And...that knowledge is power!
Happy NYE, everyone! All the best in 2011!
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
I missed the annual phone call from my dad this week where he says "hey Ab, I need you to go to such and such place and pick up such and such gift for such and such person". We actually got AHEAD of the game this year and did our shopping early! So, in the spirit of the season, I picked up the phone and called him this morning just to double check and make sure he really didn't need me to do any shopping for him :)
I was reminded in my conversation this morning w/ my dad that I am supported. loved. thankful. grounded.happy.healthy. I love that my dad is so laid back, easy going, and low-maintenance. I love that my mom is caring, full of love, and always has open arms for a hug. Through all of the "stuff" I've been through (and going through now) both of them just LISTEN. Love that about them!
We're gearing up for the trek to spend the holidays w/ family and couldn't be more excited to see GK+BB and Grammy + Papa!!!
Monday, December 20, 2010
Oh - yes, and to fill you in: I've given up alcohol. All forms of it. :( Sad, but it's what I need to stay on track with my health/fitness goals! That and many other things I've sacrificed for this journey.
Enjoy the the pics!
Friday, December 17, 2010
In other news, Parker's first report card came home & he is doing FABULOUS as a Kindergarten student! I'm so proud of him and his accomplishments. We need to work on listening/following directions + making good choices w/ freetime. Other than that, he had all "M's" (MASTERS) for the most part and is really excelling with his learning. Watch out next year, first grade!
One more thing, I've completely fallen in love with + adapted to a new healthier lifestyle. Tosca Reno is my hero. Stay tuned, I cannot WAIT to share my success with you!
We're very much looking forward to next week - well I am anyways! Santa has some wrapping to do...and a dolphin pillow pet to locate yet for a very special little boy.