Friday, December 26, 2008

Merry Christmas from the Anderson's

Merry Christmas! We had a fun day yesterday. Mom and Dad couldn't come up because...well there really wasn't a we had to just make due. We went out to Jon's parents and to Grandma's and Grandpa's for awhile. That was nice. It's just not the same without your parents though. Brad got a big Tonka car carrier truck from Santa and Brookie got a singing and dancing V-Tech thing. I can't really explain it. Jon got me a new pair of shoes to work out in and a movie and I got him an electric shaver and a couple of movies. Overall it was nice I suppose. I never really got into the Christmas spirit at all this year so it was not as good as Christmas's in years past. Anyways...I'm looking forward to a new year and getting back on Weight Watchers. I've gained back about 13 pounds and back to only fitting into one pair of jeans. So I need to change something. New Year's resolution time!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

OG Christmas party

Getting up early is getting easier. I went to bed at almost 10:00 last night and didn't have very much trouble at all getting up at 5. This morning was the Olive Garden Christmas party. We brought a loaf of bread for a gift exchange and got a huge box full of Christmas candy! it was awesome. I'll have enough treats to last through January. I have to work today so that's not cool. I was at work from 8-9:30 and now I have to go back at noon. Oh well, I should make some good money!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Round 2 of 5 am!

It's day two of waking up at 5 am to go to the gym. I realized this morning that there's a spinning class at 5 am on Mondays and probably Wednesdays. I might try to make that class at some point but that would mean me getting up at 4:30 to make it.

The semester ended on Friday and grades still haven't posted. Every time I log onto the website I start getting major anxiety and then the grades aren't even there. It's driving me crazy! I'm sure I did well in most of my classes. I probably barely passed biology, but as long as I passed I'll be happy.

Brooklyn is doing a little better with sleeping. She usually wakes up at about 6 am and wants to get up, but I'm still just letting her cry until 8:00. She really shouldn't need to get up before then anyways.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Brooklyn's sleeping dilemma

New day, new leaf. I am going to try to get back on the weight watchers program and lose the rest of the weight that I wanted to lose, plus the 10 pounds that I put back on since June. I decided the best way to fit the gym into my life is to go on the weekdays at 5 am. That way I can get back home before Jon leaves for work and before the kids are awake. I did it for the first time on Friday and it felt great! It just got my day off on the right foot and I wasn't stressing about it for the rest of the day.

Brooklyn is getting closer and closer to walking. I feel like if she just got up the courage to let go of the couch or my hands she would just go. But she's too scared so we're slowly letting her take her time.

We also decided it was time for Brooklyn to start sleeping through the night. We had a hard time with this because she won't take a binkie I always felt bad making her just sit in there and scream with no way of comforting herself. But I was losing more sleep than I ever wanted to...especially where she is over a year old we just put earplugs in and let her scream it out for a few nights. Last night was the first night I slept without them in and she didn't wake up until 6:00 this morning. That is a huge improvement compared to where she was a week I'm hoping maybe a couple more nights on her own and then we might make the transition to Brad's room when she is completely sleeping through the night.

Monday, December 15, 2008's been like 6 months since I've written. I wish I was one of those people who had time to write every single day. I might actually have my family and friends subscribe to my blog but I never write enough, it wouldn't be worth it to have people come on everyday expecting to read something and as much as I tell myself I need to write, I probably never will!

Anyways, another semester of school is almost over, and this was by far the hardest semester I've had since I started school. I took mostly sciences courses and science is not something that I comprehend at every test and every lecture was a struggle. I had to change my major because of this. I decided to go into social work. I know that it's not the highest paying job out there, but it's something that I have an interest in and I think I'll be good at it.

Brooklyn turned 1 on November 2nd. She had 3 birthday parties, but it was fun! She got blue frosting all over her face and loved every minute of it. She started crawling about 2 weeks before her birthday and will hopefully be walking in the next month. She probably could if she wanted to, but she gets too scared to go off by herself.

Brad is 2 and a half and is into everything and wants to do it all by himself. He wants to pour his own cereal, get his own juice...but he also helps out a lot with Brookie. He gets her diapers, toys, juice cups, and he will even get stuff for me out of the fridge if I'm too lazy to get up and get it myself!

Well, I'll try to write more, but no promises!