Friday, January 30, 2009

A Year of Walking

February 2008 November 2008

I was just thinking that it was a little over a year ago that I decided that I would start walking in the mornings before work so that I could get in shape and lose weight. My goal was to lose 50 lbs by December. That is a reasonable goal for a whole year. Well, I've been diligent and continue to walk, and occasionally swim, ride my bike, or go to the gym (a recent purchase) in the afternoons. December has come and gone--I didn't make the 50lbs, but I did lose 35! I feel like I have made enough progress and a complete lifestyle change that it is okay that I didn't meet my December goal. I'm still going to keep working hard this year and hopefully take off the last 15 lbs! I feel fantastic because I'm in shape and living healthy!

Sunday, January 25, 2009


This weekend Tamara, Jack, and Jocelyn were able to come visit. We had a good, but short, time together. I am so grateful for my older sisters. They are such a good example to me. I am grateful for their words of wisdom and counsel that they give me. I appreciate the bond that I have with my older sisters--that we are able to laugh, cry, and love together.

Monday, January 12, 2009

I'm a grad student!

So, I'm officially a grad student! Today was my first day of my first class for my masters degree in library science. I'm taking Comtemporary Literature for Children and Young Adults. I have a feeling I'm going to LOVE this class because I'm required to read books! In my opinion that is the best kind of homework. Yes, I do have other assignments as well, but they all have to do about reading! My homework for next class is to read a chapter of our text and read a novel and be prepared to participate in a discussion. I'm pretty excited. In fact I think I'm going to start reading my book right now...

Saturday, January 3, 2009

We Must Love Each Other...

...why else would we all be piled on the love seat?

I'm supposed to be cleaning and organizing my room so that I'm sane before I have to go back to work and before I start school, but I got distracted. Mom sent me this picture in my Christmas card and I just had to scan it in and post it! I really do love this picture of all of us piled up on the love seat. We must love each other:)

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

This time of year gets me thinking about what I want to change or improve upon for the new year and it also makes me think of all the things I am grateful for. I am thankful for all of my friends and my family. I am thankful for the gospel of Jesus Christ. I am thankful for my job and the fact that I'm able to support myself. The list could go on... so, here's to a new year! Welcome 2009!