Thursday, August 20, 2009


So last weekend we went camping with Eric's family at Deception Pass.
Talk about gorgeous!!!

Luckily we missed the rain and had beautiful weather!

There was a huge "teeter-totter" on the beach (like 7 feet high or something). Talk about scary! I did not like that at all!

Addison is super excited and ready for our hike!

Look at that! She didn't even break a sweat!

So I whined pretty close to non-stop on the hike. But it was so gorgeous up there and actually enjoyed it!

Climb baby, climb!

Jacob and Alissa braved the tree together.

Eric is such an explorer! Look at him scoping out the landscape!

Watching the sunset...

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Bring on a new week!

This last week almost ate me alive!!!
I think that it was probably the worst week I have had in a long time.
My coworker lost her job, so I was all alone and expected to pick up the slack. Which I thought would be no problem at all.
So on Tuesday I was shown how to do the other half of the department. I felt like it was 2 days of training in 4-5 hours. I barely got anything done that day and was completely overwhelmed (so much so that I asked Eric if we could go out to dinner b/c I was so stressed I didn't even want to think about cooking!).
Wednesday comes around and I am expected to put into action what I learned the day before. At this point I realize that on Tuesday I never completed a task all the way through, I did the main component of each task and then moved on. I at once felt SO overwhelmed and didn't even know where to start or what to do. I became so overwhelmed that I was fighting back tears and knew if anyone talked to me I would just break down. I ended up taking an early morning break and went outside and cried and talked to Eric. (Man, I am so grateful to have such an amazing husband. He always does such a great job of comforting me and helping me to feel better, even over the phone!) I came back from my cry-fest and found out that they hired someone new, which was the best news ever!! My stress level went way down and started to feel a lot more comfortable in what I was supposed to be doing.
The rest of the week went by fairly smoothly and I am happy to report that I survived! I was very happy to say goodbye to my horrendous week on Friday!
So bring on a new week....I am totally ready for it!!!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

It's official.....

We are big fat quiters!!!
That's right, we took our Smart for Life stuff back to Costco.
We decided that it was just NOT for us.
The cookies were dry, not very tasty and anything but filling.
I really felt like I was starving myself all day long!
Since we were hardly eating anything we never had the energy to go to the gym. I would much rather lose weight by eating healthy and excercising.
So that is what we are going to do.
Yay for having real food again!!!