We took the boys last Sunday to an animal park...they both had a blast, but needless to say it wore them BOTH out. :o) (This is how Luca always relaxes in the car...with his hands behind his head.)And then all the way in the back of the car...
Sunday, March 20, 2011
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Friday, February 25, 2011
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Thursday, February 17, 2011
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Saturday, January 22, 2011
So....how's it going?? It's tough. Mentally it's tough to constantly be conscious of what you're eating and when....keeping track of calories, carbs, protein, fat, fiber...I think I've got a pretty good handle on it now. That doesn't make it any more fun...but tolerable. The workouts? Exhausting! The crazy weight our trainer gets us doing is insane to me. Top that with overloading on cardio and I'm not good for much else. I'm trying to not neglect my family too much during this...but it is temporary, and I hope to make them proud and be better for it. Gabriel is totally pulling for me, and very aware of what I can NOT eat. And he tells me. :o) I'm starting to see a change in my appearance, which definitely helps and gives me the boost I need. Monday will be the next measurement/pinch day, so I'm anxious to see the results.
I'm posting a picture (definitely before) of Cara (my partner in all of this) and myself. She's probably sick of me dragging her into my ideas... :o) But she's hanging tough! And it's great support to have someone doing with me.
Posted by The Scofields at 4:09 AM
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
For quite a while now, I will wake up only to be scared by a small person standing next to my bed in the dark. This small person is none other than Gabriel....every morning, quietly just standing there. I'll ask "what are you doing?" and he'll say "shhhh....don't wake daddy...can I play my game?". "Yeah, sure...." I always respond.
This morning while eating breakfast, Jonathan started laughing at the fact that Gabriel just stands there....and so I asked G why he doesn't say anything. He said he doesn't know who is there, if it's me or daddy. I told him I almost always sleep on that side (unless I'm TRYING to sleep longer). Then Jonathan asked, why don't you ever wake up daddy? And Gabriel answered "because you always tell me to go back to bed." :o) OHHH. I understand now. And I was always so upset that he would wake me up and yet be concerened enough to let daddy sleep. It was just a smart move on his part.
Posted by The Scofields at 5:08 AM
Saturday, January 15, 2011
So, I'm just going to keep a "diary" of my experience on here in case I forget how it was. Like childbirth. After it's over I may say "it wasn't that bad". :o) I think I've got the hang of the diet part...I hope. It's definitely a challenge making two meals every time - one for the boys and one for myself. I've had the occasional snippy moments, but overall I think I'm doing okay. I've even winged myself off my coffee creamer. :o( Hard to do, but I know I'll see my dear friend, French Vanilla coffee creamer, in my future.
Apparently my house doesn't smell as good as it used to (according to my father.) Well, I'm a pastry chef, and right now this girl is lucky to make pancakes for the kids without licking the plates afterwards. I officially start the "training" part on Monday. I'm very much looking forward to this! Now it won't be like I'm just on a diet, I'll actually start working towards seeing improvements! Anyways - with one week down, and I think a solid 3 pounds off my scale, I'm moving in the right directions. Now....12 more to go!!!
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Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Posted by The Scofields at 8:57 AM
Gabriel has now gone from white belt to a white belt with a black stripe. :o) I (almost) cried as they tied the new belt around him. I got to watch him do his test....and he did great! I have it on video, but no pics. I just took pics before and then after.
Posted by The Scofields at 8:43 AM
Friday, January 7, 2011
As I start this new year, and quickly approach my 34th birthday, I have decided (with the support of my awesome husband and great friends) to train and compete in a bodybuilding competition on April 9th. I'm excited about the training, and the opportunity to push myself to a new level, but I'm a wee bit nervous about sporting a small bikini (which I have not worn since college!) and posing on a stage in front of 500 people.
I'm putting this out here so there is no backing down...now that my blogging world knows, I feel accountable. ;o) Wish me luck...pray for my family, as they may need it if this diet makes me cranky. I'll post pictures in April!
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Thursday, January 6, 2011
Santa brought the boys a trampoline for Christmas...and it has a been a HUGE hit. Here's a little preview.
Posted by The Scofields at 9:52 AM
I'm lucky to have a neighbor/friend who is talented in photography, and so kindly took our family photos this year. I loved a lot of them...but, kids will be kids, and Gabriel was either over taking pictures or Luca was just interested in kissing the dog. But, we managed to get a handful of keepers....and I threw in some extra. :o) Thanks Cara!!
Posted by The Scofields at 8:48 AM
I love the holiday season. I totally embrace new and old traditions, and all the business it offers. After our crazy holiday last year, I was really looking forward to a little more relaxing one. Didn't happen. We had a beautiful Christmas Eve with our neighbors, and went to a great service at our church...then to a great Christmas Eve dinner at my dad's house. It's always too quick with the family, and then we have to rush home to get the boys to bed so Santa can come. Gabriel was sure to leave out 3 cookies and he put a glass of milk in the fridge so it would be nice and cold when Santa came.
Then on Christmas morning....at 3:30 am!!! Gabriel was up and ready for the day. This turned out to be a nice, but LONG EXHAUSTING day. We had our first white Christmas in Georgia...and then got on the plane at 4:00 to fly to Connecticut for a Blizzard up there. All was good until Sunday when Jonathan started feeling bad, and ended up at the immediate care to find out he had strep throat!!! We made it home on New Year's eve, and our sweet neighbors had the cul-da-sac group over for chili, and we crashed. Our fist year to miss the ball falling...and the midnight kiss. :o(
The boys on the plane ready for takeoff
Posted by The Scofields at 8:05 AM
I have been so bad at keeping this blog updated, and even worse at taking pictures at family and special events! Poor Luca just gets the occasional cell phone snap pic taken. My goal for this new year is to keep at this better. Hopefully. :o)
Posted by The Scofields at 7:41 AM
We LOVE the mountains....LOVE LOVE LOVE them. We usually try to go to Colorado every so often to feed our love of the mountains, but we have been unable to do that for a couple of years. This year, however, our friends Amanda and Rob invited us to the North Georgia mountains for a weekend together....with the kids. It was short, but a very nice time. We woke up the first morning to snow and a beautiful view from our nice little cabin. We hiked with the kids, and were even able to spend a little adult time together after the kids went to bed. Looking forward to doing this again!
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