I say lately because apparently I have not blogged in over 2 weeks. I would like to say there's been a good reason, but it's more because my life is boring. Boring, however, is exactly what I wished, hoped and prayed for pretty much all of last year, so I'll take it.
Here's what I've been up to...
I attended a Mary Kay facial party with my sisters-in-law, and it was a startling reminder that I'm going to be 30 this year. So, I bought the Olay Pro-X (as opposed to the much more expensive Clarisonic) and Neutrogena Eye Repair and just hoping that by the time I'm 40, someone will have invented a cure for wrinkles.
Connor and Emerson had a date at our house, and fell more and more in love. We recently explained the concepts of husbands and wives to Emerson, and now she walks around calling Connor her husband. Foreshadowing? Obviously.
I was sick as a dog last week with a sinus infection, but tried not to take any medicine because I am still nursing. I finally got the suggestion to take Allegra. Hallelujah, what a miracle!
My best friends from high school came down to Columbus to pay me a visit, and we had a blast. I even pushed my childress friend Aunt Jeanie way, wayyyyy out of her comfort zone and allowed her to push my children around Kroger in a shopping cart. Both still in their PJs. Because I am an awesome mom.
A random Emerson selfie. Seriously, how did I play any part in creating this beautiful little girl??
Anna-Boo got baptized a few weeks ago, and got to wear the same dress as Emerson did exactly 2 years prior.
Ohio just can't make up it's mind in regards to weather. It's pushing me to my breaking point. But last night, the temperature reached 68* so we took a walk to the park. The girls LOVED it, and I am fairly certain that I shed a tear of joy because the warm weather felt SO SO good. Today, we're supposed to get 2-5 inches of snow. Eff you, mother nature. Just.... eff you.
I am becoming mildly obsessed with this Dragon Noodles recipe from Budget Bytes. Obsessed meaning I make it once about every 3 days. I love this website, because not only do I love saving money, but because her recipes are inexpensive, that means they are EASY, and easy is the main criteria for this mama.
As for health and fitness updates, I don't have much to report. I am still maintaining my 7lb weight loss from last month, but I've obviously hit a plateau. Which is fine, as I obviously will not be entering any bikini contests ever again (not that I ever did before). But I am mostly happy that I'm back to my old size. That's a huge milestone! One thing I am wondering is if my waist will ever return to normal. It's probably about 2-3 inches wider than it was before I got pregnant, and even though I weigh the same as I did 4 years ago, my waist just looks different. Any mamas out there want to tell me the brutal truth? That it'll never look the same again? I can take it, I swear. One look at the gorgeous girls above and it's all the reassurance I need.
So, see? You haven't missed much. The next 3 months are about to get crazy busy though, so stay tuned!