Friday, February 4, 2011

Day 77

   Wow, there I go slacking again! LOL! Seems like forever since I have made a post! But SOOO much has been happening! The boys are FINALLY on a good sleep schedule! They go to bed around 7 and sleep til 8! Can't beat that!  I didn't realize how much having a good schedule would make a difference! It's giving me more energy and making it easier for me to get stuff done during the day! It really has been amazing. As bad as it may sound, this deployment has actually been an amazing experience for me. I have learned a lot about myself and my marriage and I think things will be very different, one way or another, after this deployment! 
   I have stayed strong with my gym days (although I have missed a few..lol) and I am down to under 135! 140 was a pretty big barrier for me for a long time, so its nice to have surpassed that, now I just have to hope it lasts. But more importantly than the number on the scale, I am finally truly happy when I look in the mirror.
    One of my greatest experiences recently has been getting to go to the Pro Bowl!!!! It was SOOO much fun! It was the first time I have been to an NFL game and it was tons of fun! I met a lot of great people and just had a good time! 
     Other than that I have been keeping pretty busy! Have several photo shoots coming up so I am looking forward to diving back in! I got my business license and all that, so it's legit now! I am officially a small business owner! There have been a lot of really good developments in my life and I finally feel like I am getting to a really good place. I am taking life one day at a time now and I am thoroughly enjoying it! I don't know why it has taken me this long to get to this point, but I am happier than I have been in a long time! It's nice to feel like I have taken charge of my own life again! My 2 little miracle babies make each day better than the last and I wouldn't trade them for the world! 
    Well today is gym day so I better get off here! I am so ready to go get a good workout today then have a nice relaxing Friday evening!

Highlight of the Day: I took the boys to a dr appt with me and we were sitting in the waiting room. My nose was itching like crazy so I just kind of rubbed it with my hand a little bit and Austin shouts "No Mommy! Don't pick your boogers, its ucky!" LOL! Talk about embarrassing! LOL!

7 comments:

  1. Wow, it sounds like you're really making the best of your time! Kudos to you!

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  2. I'm trying :) I had a really hard time at first, but I just kind of came to the realization that putting my life on hold was just making things harder and making time pass much slower! So the kids and I are doing a lot more and I am taking a little more time to do a few things for myself as well and it has made such a huge difference! I feel better than I have in a long time! So I am really hoping that when my husband gets home that it will make a huge difference for us! Before he left I was dealing with a lot of things. I have been struggling on and off with depression for a few years and I think a big part of that was feeling like I was constantly under pressure. I always kind of felt like I had to hold the weight of the whole household on my shoulders and that is a lot to bear sometimes. And I think that realizing I can have my family and still pursue things for myself, as well, has really opened my eyes. Now I just have to build more confidence when it comes to trying to take 2 toddlers out to do stuff! LOL! I still get nervous because they always go in opposite directions! LOL!

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  3. I just started following you, and I read one post from back in December, you were talking about how you hope this will make y'all appreciate each other more. With my fiance and I, it has definitely helped, we are 8 months into our first deployment. We were getting pretty rocky before he left, but it is almost easier to see each other's side from a distance. You are almost always given time to calm down and become reasonable. Good Luck!
    -Jordan @ jmbrooks89.blogspot.com

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  4. Hi! I found you on the Military Blogger list at Household Diva 6 :) I have boys too :) Nice to meet you :)

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  5. I'm a new follower, looking forward to catching up to your blog!

    http://aprincessandhersoldier.blogspot.com/

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  6. found you on the blog list at household 6 diva. You sound extremely busy with all the things you have going. Congratulations on getting the boys on a good schedule. That made all the difference in our house when both of them would sleep at the same time and for a good amount of time.

    Two boys on the Run

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