Thursday, September 24, 2009
Hello again! Boy, I have really become a "Backseat Blogger" and I have sure missed reading your blogs and staying in touch! Life is going well on this end, but busy and full, which explains my absence!
Fall has arrived in Colorado! The past few days have been overcast, cool, and once again there is snow on the mountains. We have enjoyed our fireplace for the first time this season, and hot cocoa is already becoming a morning staple for the kids!
Tom and I are trying to make some positive life changes, so for the past month, we have been dieting and exercising almost everyday. It's a lot harder in our forties, and it takes a lot more work to get those pesky pounds off! We've been jogging, biking, and staying active! I joined Weight Watchers and have lost 11 lbs. so far!
I'm involved with two Women's Bible Studies, volunteering at school, co-leader in Girl Scouts, etc...etc...Luckily I have had Tom home to help with driving the kids to all their activities. He's enjoying his time away from work, but has several recruiters who are also searching for possible job openings. We shall see what the future holds!
Tom's sister Cindy spent a few days with us this past weekend to help celebrate Tom's birthday. We had a great time with her, showing her the local sights, and having her all to ourselves! Tom couldn't have asked for a better gift...Cindy was the perfect birthday present!
My birthday is this weekend, and I will be flying to Los Angeles to spend it with my uncle, aunts, and cousins! I'm really excited to see them all again, although the trip will be bittersweet, as this is the first time my parents won't be there too. My aunts both live in the same houses I remember as a little girl. There are so many memories of holidays, delicious meals, and times spent together that I excpect some tears and laughter as we reminisce together!
I leave in the morning for my trip, but when I return I look forward to catching up with you! You have been missed!
With love until next time,
at 9:59 PM