Thursday, December 30, 2010

Hello! I've been a blog-slacker!

Hello, friends!

Sorry for the long, long, LONG time in between posts. I have no excuse. I know. Sorry!

I have lots to catch up on, so lets get right to it!

When I last posted, we had just celebrated my husband's and my birthday. Alot of fun, and some things checked off the Day Zero list. Since then I have checked off a few more, but we will get to that in a minute!

On November 14th, we added another member to our little (big) family:

This is Vala. She is approximately 12 weeks old right now, and a little fireball! We love her very much, and she has adjusted very well into our family, case in point:

She is the queen bee around here right now!

November was a busy month for us, and we were really excited to have the opportunity to see two of our favorite teams in one month! The first was Florida State vs. Maryland:

Here I am decked out in Florida State gear.

Final Score: Florida State - 30, Maryland - 16!

Prayer Circle post-game. Very cool.

The game was a blast! We were seated right behind Florida State's bench, and we were SURROUNDED by fellow Florida State fans which was SUPER fun! We had a really good time.

The second game we had an opportunity to see was actually Thanksgiving Day in New Jersey - we got to watch the Cincinati Bengals take on our Jets! Unfortunately we lost our camera but I did manage to get a picture of the stadium with my cell phone:

The stadium is HUGE, amazing, gorgeous and it was so much fun! We got a little worried in the first half, but we came back and ended up kicking their butts! It was a great (but FREEZING) night!

Now, we get to the two Day Zero goals I get to cross off my list! Number 1 is:

#33. Complete a 5K race.

On December 5th, I participated in a local 5k benefitting our local Humane Society. I trained using the Couch to 5k program, but I don't feel like I truly completed the program, so I'm not ready to check off number 32 on my list just yet. And I won't be able to check it off for a while, but I'll get to the reasoning behind that in a minute! The race itself was easier than I thought it was going to be, and I ended up finishing faster than I thought I was going to: final time was 42 minutes 43 seconds. I thought it was going to take me about an hour. It was COLD but it was alot of fun. I had a few friends running with me, and they helped me across the finish line. Here is a photo of us after the race:

We were also able to bring Marty and Vala along and my friends got to meet my puppies, which was really cool. I am thinking about training next year and running the race again with Marty next year, which should be a blast!

The reason why I can't run until then is fairly simple and is #88 on my Day Zero list:

I am going to be a mommy!

88. Have a baby

I found out two days before Christmas that I am pregnant. My hubby and I have been trying for this for almost a year, and I am so excited for it to finally be happening! I waited and surprised Hubby on Christmas morning with a Christmas card with a picture of the positive test inside. He was so shocked and totally did not see it coming! We are both super excited to be parents and it certainly seems like nine months is SO long to wait! I'm sure it will be here before we know it.

My first appointment is January 4th, where we will hopefully get an official due date, and possibly an initial ultrasound to determine how far along in my pregnancy I am - unofficially (if you go by what they normally go by to determine due date) our little one should be arriving on or around August 26th, 2011!

So, in progress still are a few of my Day Zero goals. I went through and deleted the goals that just dont seem reachable now that we know that a baby is on the way. I'm not so much concerned about completing every single goal, I just like having goals to strive for.

With that being said, I have begun the path to healthier eating (and drinking) now that I am pregnant. So far I have done pretty well with cutting out soda (#28) and only have a soda maybe once a day. That is a BIG improvement trust me. Next on the list is eating breakfast every morning (#30) and brushing and flossing. (#31) Dental hygene is very important during pregnancy so I need to get on the boat and FAST. I have also gotten a yoga dvd (#34) because I read that yoga is a great exercise to do while pregnant, so I am going to give it a try this week. I am still working on my recipe book (#45) and it should be finished soon. Around tax time this coming year #70 should be complete: paying off the storage unit. Soon after we should be able to do our yard sale. (#58) I'm still working on the world's longest sodoku puzzle, (#82) and I just need to print off more blank puzzles in order to continue.

This has definately been an awesome Christmas season and I can't wait to see what the new year will bring for us! I promise to keep you posted more often! It will be much easier now that we have moved the desk out to the front room to make room for the baby furniture in our spare room! See we plan WAYYY ahead, and I wonder if that is a good thing or a bad one! We are just so excited!

Will update soon, friends!
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