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Monday, June 30, 2008

If I were a dog...

I'd be cowering in the corner with my tail between my legs peeing on the floor. You people are tough.

Please allow me to catch you up on what has been going on in my life over the past couple of months.
  • We went to West Virginia for Memorial Day weekend. As usual, I ate way too much. Mimi brought her best friend (sister) Isabel along. This was the first time we have ever brought a friend along on a trip like this. It was fantastic! I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
  • The next fun thing we did was Strawberry picking. We got a flat of strawberries from this place called Butler's Orchard. One of my first memories of living in Maryland as a kid was when I was about 7 and we went there for the first time and picked strawberries. My mom and neighbor were there to work. They had plans to make jam, so they need lots and lots of strawberries. It was so hot, and the novelty wore off pretty quickly. I just remember them saying to us, "Quit complaining, and pick!!" This Saturday Mimi and I are going back to pick blueberries. Last year, the whole family picked about 25 pounds. We froze them and they lasted all year. I think we have about 2 cups left. If any of you locals are interested in joining us, please call me. I'll have the van and I'll drive. Just bear in mind: I have a mission to fulfill. 30 pounds!
  • We used our four free tickets and went to Water Country in Williamsburg, VA. The kids all had a blast. All six of us!! I wasn't too enthusiastic about going to a water park because Busch Gardens was practically next door. I really wanted (still do) to ride roller coasters. But, I had fun anyway. It's one of those places that the whole family can enjoy. There is something for everyone to do. It's a small enough place, that you can do everything and not totally exhaust yourself. I recommend it to everyone.
  • Last and most importantly of all was this past weekend. I attended a three-day personal trainer workshop. IT WAS SOOOO AWESOME!!!!! I won't actually BE a certified personal trainer for at least 4 weeks. That's how long it takes to get the test scores back. BUT, I feel so confident about how well I did. I can't wait to start training.

There you have it. I feel likd a giant weight has been lifted off of my chest. AHHHH I can breathe again. See you soon!!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

For those of you who were wondering...

Yes, I am still alive. I know it's been a month since my last update. I am trying to adjust to having all my kids home all the time now. I do have some cool pictures of some neat things we have done over the past month. I'll try to get my act together soon. See ya.