Single Mom

Chris left early Sunday morning.  Before the sun came up–but not before Greta got up.  “She’s going through something.”  I tell Chris and myself lately, as she rarely sleeps at all these days.  Chris headed off to the airport and I saw no reason to stay in bed if I wasn’t going to be able to sleep any longer.  I packed up some things for Greta and I and we drove to Rexburg. Greta slept good the first night.  Good, as in she only woke up twice.  All of the other nights, she was awake more often than she was asleep.  She slept a total of 3 hours (not consecutively) on the worst night and I felt like a zombie the next day.  She wasn’t.  She was her happy, cheerful, incredibly active self.  I don’t know how that is possible or how she does it.  I just keep telling myself,…

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Milk and Water

I weighed myself this morning.   It’s not an every morning thing, but maybe a three times a week thing just to make sure I am still headed in the right direction–if ya know what I mean.  I got really excited when I saw the number 144.3…and then I got slightly UNexcited.  Here’s why: Way back in March, not even a month after I had Greta-girl, I decided it was time to stop eating for 2.  The first 25 pounds had already melted off and I was stuck at 161.8.  Trust me, I was THRILLED that I went from 187ish to 161 in less than a month–but I knew it wasn’t going to keep going that fast by stuffing my face.  My goal of 140-145 was a lofty one.  I have never been less than 140 in my adult life.  I am tall.  Like, about 6 feet tall, and 140 seems to…

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We be SKYPEin’

I am staying with my mom for a couple days while Chris is across the country.  Andi (my little sister) and her husband, Rodrigo, (they live in Monterrey, Mexico) called us last night via Skype.  They didn’t expect to see such a crowd.  From left to right:  Kole (aka Koley Bear, The Unit, Sumo), Patty (my older sister), Greta-girl and me.  Every time we do this, I can’t help but think, “Why do we wait so long!?”  As Andi so perfectly captioned this picture:

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Happy Anniversary: 2 Years!

“You’ve been my babe for 2 years!”  That’s what I heard from Chris this morning over the phone.  Yes, we are apart for our anniversary.  He is putting on a big e-learning conference right outside of NYC this week and I couldn’t be more proud of him.  But, I have to admit, it is a bit of a bummer to be away from him on such a special day.  Although, we fell in love while we were away from each other.  I like it when Chris tells the story: We don’t have any pictures of us from the early days of our relationship because we only dated for about 2 weeks before getting engaged. Now before you say to yourself, “Psh, typical LDS University students,” you need to know the entire story, starting with a blind date in December 2004. That was the first time I saw Julia. I had been home…

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