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My boy...

With my husband there are two things you can count on...on any given day he'll cheer for the Dallas Cowboys during football season and the Chicago Cubs during baseball season. I think he came out of the womb a fan of these two teams and during our almost 14 years together, I've come to love his obsessions. It's part of what makes him who he is...the man that I love. (Seen here as the "boy" that I love, early in our relationship...pre-1995...the Christmas I gave him this Roger Staubach throwback jersey that he is proudly wearing at the game today!)

Today is a special day...December 10, 2005...the day my hubby goes to his first Dallas Cowboys game (vs. the KC Chiefs) in Texas Stadium. He's been planning this trip, a Christmas present for he and his little brother from their parents, for over 2 months. He's been giddy with excitement and I can only imagine the boyish grin on his face today as he takes in ever sight, sound, and smell that is a day at the stadi…

A quiet house...

Scott (the hubby) and Lexi (the daughter) left yesterday after work for Kansas City. Lexi will be spending the weekend with her grandparents while Scott and his little brother head south to Dallas for Sunday's NFL show down between the Chiefs and the Cowboys. I honestly can't say how long it has been since I've been home for even a night alone, not to mention a whole weekend! The house is so quiet.

So what's on the agenda for today? Well...coffee needs to be on the plan shortly (decaf of course) as it's cold and snowy out...then there's dishes to be done, laundry to be started, and dog hair to be vacuumed. My girls basketball team plays at 3:00 today, so I'll be preparing to put on my game face after lunch. Then tonight it's time for a girls night. Don't know what we're going to do yet...we'll decide that after the game...but I'm guessing good food, some laughs, and maybe a good movie are in my future.

Tomorrow will be a day of Holiday d…

24 weeks...

and counting.



HOLY COW!!!

A month...I haven't posted in a month! Well, life has been a bit crazy...but I haven't forgotten about blog world...just haven't been in it much either. So my new goal after Thanksgiving...posting at least twice a week...we'll see how that goes.

As for today's news. I'd like to introduce you to our little girl! We had an ultra sound on Wednesday, Nov. 9th. Baby is healthy and doing well...a wonderful blessing. Mommy isn't doing too bad either. We're still in shock about having two little girls in the house...but I think we'll get over that when we see her sweet little face come spring. Big sis is very excited and has started talking to the baby every day. She has even got to feel a kick! What a wonder pregnancy is, especially when I get to share it with someone as special as my hubby and my daughter.

A short trip back in time...

August 13 - The Iowa State Fair: face painting, art, music, livestock, the giant slide, ice cream, watermelon, lemonade and a corn dog!


August 26-18 - Celebrating 10 wonderful years of marriage in Mineral Point, Wisconsin: late nights, late mornings, GREAT food, a beautiful bed, breakfast, pub and brewery, glass blowing demo, art, the farmer's market, a historic tour and casual walks hand in hand...glorious!


September 27 - Lexi turns the big 4! The picture says it all...

School days...

I find myself living vicariously through my daughter these days. Today is picture day at pre-school. I just dropped her off in her little denim jumper, pink shirt, cream sweater, pig tails...why do I get so giddy about these things? To top it off, I got to pick up her first Scholastic book order today. Scott and I were ECSTATIC when I brought the order home. How many memories do those little newsprint orders bring back for many of us?

While I was so nervous about little miss starting pre-school this year, I'm so glad she did...it's been such a fun ride for all of us!

Where have I been?

Ok, after regularly updating through the months of June, July and 1/2 of August, I seemed to have dropped off the face of the earth. So let me explain....

March 27th (give or take a week) Scott and I will be adding to our family! Yes, I'm pregnant. We've known since the end of July (but only sharing the news for a week), but after returning to work full time in August the nausea and fatigue of the first trimester hit full force. This pregnancy has been much different than my first, and already having one very energetic 3 (soon to be 4!) year old at home, it has been all I could do to go to work, come home, occasionally make dinner and interact with my family. Luckily as we near the end of this first trimester, I'm starting to feel more like my "normal" self and hope to be back in touch much more often. I have so many fun things from the month of August to share with you all...and in 15 short days we'll be celebrating that fabulous 4th birthday!

Go to your special place...

...today's words of wisdom from my Dove dark chocolate treat.

My special place(s)
Home. It doesn't matter where home is, as long as my family is there.The mat. Yoga for me has created a special inner place that I look forward to visiting each time I go to the mat.In the embrace of a warm and loving hug. What safer place to be than surrounded by the arms of love.Where is(are) your special place(s)? Leave a comment and share!peace!

Back to "normal" life...

While last week I returned to work full time, and this week I return to teaching my yoga classes, having all this extra time to really take a look and appreciate what's important to me has made we think twice about how I enter back into "normal" life. Such as my new normal is going to mean more time to be a mommy and wife and less time serving well, basically everyone else. My new normal means taking time to work in the garden and enjoy the beauty of nature. My new normal means making time to work on Lexi's scrapbook, to find time to quilt, and to take time to take a picture or two. My new normal is making time to work with Lexi on writing her letters and reading her stories and building block towers and dancing in the living room, even if it mean the dishes are still dirty in the sink, the bathroom needs scrubbed, or the carpet needs vacuumed. My new normal means pursuing a professional path that will bring me joy each day instead of just a pay check at the end of …

A fun find...

For months our office (also known as the "raisin room," the color of paint we used on the walls) has been the "pile-it" room. If something didn't have a home, it went into the office. Well, after 2 weekends of sorting and organizing (and plenty of paper shredding and recycling) we have a clean and presentable office. What's even more exciting is this cute little desk I bought yesterday (with chair) for $40. It will work perfect for sewing and scrap booking, both things I enjoy doing but haven't had a nice, dedicated location for since moving into this house in Dec. 2003.

This is also the first photo that I've posted using my new camera. I have to admit, it's nothing fancy, and the lighting doesn't do the desk justice (I should have taken the picture in the day light rather than relying on artificial light), but at least now I know I can get the photos from the camera, to the computer and on my blog :) Ahh...simple pleasures.

peace!

New toys...

Ok, let's face it, no matter how much we try to de-clutter and de-materialize our lives, some of us will forever have weaknesses when it comes to certain possessions. I've already established my love for books...having them, reading the, shopping for them...but I thought I'd take time today to admit to a few of my other material obsessions in life.

Let's start with the item that triggered this post. Today I ordered a new digital camera. A Canon G6...7.1 megapixels of photo taking power... 5 whole megapixels more than our current digital. Not quite the Canon Rebel (my current camera dream)...but considering I'm not a professional photographer and can't really justify spending $1000 on a camera at the moment, I'm awfully excited to get my new G6. By the first of August I should be snapping (and posting) clearer digital pictures everywhere I go! I have a weakness for electronics in general. There's computers, stereos, MP3 players, cameras...well, you get t…

The simple things in life...

When I was a kid, running through the sprinkler was a standard summer time activity. Western Nebraska and eastern Colorado, where I spent my youthful years, are both dry summer climates, the kind that required hours and hours of watering during the hottest months of the year to keep something that resembles GREEN grass growing in your lawn. Lexi got to experience the joy for the first time last summer when we went to visit grandma Shirley. She had a blast and I forget, since we don't water our lawn here in central Iowa, that such a simple activity can bring so much joy.

On Friday, I was commenting to my husband that since I was spending the day at home with Lexi (still on part time leave from work with my nearly healed ankle) that I wished we could go to the pool. I wasn't sure the wet shower house and possible need to move quickly to rescue a dunking kiddo was a good scenario for my limited ability foot. He brought up the fact that we do own a sprinkler even though we haven…

Gary...

This weekend while in the pet section at the local Wal-Mart, we spied a fish bowl decoration that reminded me of Gary, the pet snail, from Sponge Bob Square Pants. He even had the dorky little smile full of pearly white teeth. Of course we had to get it for our aquarium. He just makes me laugh, especially to hear Lexi say his name..."Gaarrie". Yes, my 3 year-old watches Sponge Bob...there's worse things in this world she could witness.

peace

Random thoughts...

A collection of random thoughts from today...

Pinky Toes...Lexi figured out this weekend that she can move her pinky toes independently of her other toes...one at a time, both at the same time, and in a way that makes us laugh hysterically. Her mother and father are not near as gifted, but we're working on it.

Left Shoe Only Please...As we were picking up the house today, it struck me funny that while Lexi and Scott have pairs of shoes strung here and there, I have left shoes only.

Sing Me A Song...Lexi has always been attracted to music. She wiggled to the beat at an early age and can recognize many a song on the radio if it appears in any of her favorite movies...Shrek (1 or 2), Shark Tales, etc. The most precious is the way she makes up her own "musicals" (as she calls them) as she's playing or doing a chore. You've got to love the creative spark of youth.

Three Squares A Day...Why is it that while I worried about Lexi eating only organic, no sugar added, well rou…

River tubin'...

So, what do you get when you mix one tent, three sleeping bags, an air mattress, and a mom on crutches? An extreme family camping trip. Well, ok, maybe not really extreme. More like extremely funny. We've had plans with friends for several months to head to northeast Iowa camping, and I wasn't going to let a little broken ankle change those plans. So we (well technically my husband) packed up the car last weekend and headed down the road. Three hours later we were pulling up to our home for the next 2 nights in a nice little camp ground right on the Iowa River.

We're pretty casual campers. We do a lot of nothing when we camp. Our favorite trips usually include a little hiking, but that was obviously out of the question. So we did some aquatic "hiking" this trip, renting tubes to float down the river. I've never river tubed before...what a blast. After the initial anxiety (on my part) of figuring out how I was going to get into the tube without totally embarra…

The child within...

Have you ever noticed how holidays bring out your inner child? Yesterday Lexi asked me to color with her on the living room floor. We decided to draw fireworks in anticipation of today's festivies. It's raining this morning so only time will tell if we get to enjoy the real thing. If not, we'll always have our 3rd of July drawings to share with each other.

Peace!

For the love of books....

Recently on one of my favorite blogs, hula seventy, Andrea posted about books. As I was leaving her a comment, I found my mind swirling with words about books. So instead of writing her a novel of a comment, I decided just to post here on my own blog some thoughts on books.

I think my love of books started early in life. My brother and I had a huge collection of children's books. Hard cover, soft cover, with pictures, without pictures. Books from the Scholastic orders in grade school, books we had received as gifts (the Little Golden books to this day are still some of my favorites), books I'm sure my mom got at the grocery store during one of those "save stamps" kind of things that were so much more popular when I was a kid. I can't tell you the number of times I talked my mom into the fact that I had to have such and such book from the Scholastic order at school...few of which I actually ever read, unfortunately.

In fact, I've always had a thing for HAVING bo…

The daily sounds of life...

Not normally being home during the middle of week day, it's interesting to me while I've been at home these past 2 weeks to hear all the sounds that happen around our little house during the day.

Today is Tuesday which means we've already heard the sound of the trash truck and the recycling truck as they came along our curb pick up that which we have tossed out. Those are morning sounds, that I've discovered keeps our Jack Russell (Jasper) a little on edge every Tuesday morning until they have gone.

Then, on a daily basis there's the visit from the mailman. What is it that makes dogs hate mailmen? And the UPS guy? Jasper knows these sounds and the hair starts to stand up on his back as he suddenly turns from the timid "previously abused" pound puppy that he normally is, to the "I'm going to sound really fierce" guard dog.

Then there's the random sounds throughout the day. Our neighbor to the north coming and going in his truck with a glas…

It takes a village.....

I'm a very independent, "I can do it myself", type of person. So as you can imagine, not being able to do everything myself and needing some assistance with even basic activities of daily living has been difficult since snapping my ankle. But I know that the situation is temporary and before I know it, I'll be back to "doing it all on my own." So, at the same time that I'm hating putting anyone out while needing help, I'm trying to enjoy being pampered a little.

What amazes me is how in my time of need, people are so willing to help without any expectation of something in return. So many times we lose sight of the fact that humans are GOOD, what with all the actions of hate we experience in the world on a daily basis. Take, for example, that my office of 24 people (give or take during the merger) has organized for meals to be brought into our home a couple of times a week, are schlepping me to and from PT and DR appointments (since my husband commute…

Yoga, in a cast...

Anyone who has a regular yoga practice can tell you that after a while, your practice becomes part of who you are. It becomes part of your mind, your spirit, and your bodily cells. Miss a trip or two to the mat and you start to yearn to move, stretch, and breath.

Well, as you can imagine a broken ankle kinda pulls the emergency break on a lot of things in life, including your yoga practice...as you have known it that is. I broke my ankle Wednesday night, as I lye on the ground waiting for the ambulance to arrive, my yoga breath was an important tool to help me stay relaxed, calm and focused. The next 24-48 hours were a little whirl-wind, but by the time I was feeling more myself on Sunday sitting in the hospital, I decided to explore just how much of my yoga training could be taken advantage of sitting in my fancy "lift this and that" hospital bed.

I started by just breathing. Then some chest openers, a few forward bends and gentle twists. I felt great after just 10 minut…

Be Fearless...

This was the advice on my Dove Dark Chocolate Treasure yesterday. Funny, as it has so much meaning at this point and time in my life. YES...I realize I've been away from this blog for some time now. Not forgotten...just not a priority. Every June at work we have an event that consumes my life for about a month, I recover for a couple weeks following, and then life returns to normal.

EXCEPT this year life has returned to anything but normal. Things at work are a little mixed up right now with the departure of a few key staff members, and the decision to merge our office with another office on campus. Over all, it's going to be a great thing, it's just messy in the mean time. I am hopeful that this will all result in finding a place in all of this merging that better fits my personality and interests. I'll keep you all posted.

THEN, as if our life just wouldn't be complete without a little adversity, I go and break my ankle last week playing rec league coed softball. I…

Breakfast and Bonsai...

Waffles with strawberries, bacon, eggs and creamy coffee...there's not a better way to start the day. This morning as my Mother's Day treat, my family treated me this meal in the comfort of my kitchen...and my pajamas. Shortly following came a 3 year old bearing a gift bag containing a bonsai starter kit. Today was a special day with my family....but then again every day is special. My heart overflows with love.

peace!

Unexpected treasures....

When we moved into our house a year ago this past December, we didn't know what to expect come spring. It was a summer full of discovery as things popped through the ground here and there. Some things stayed or have been moved to other parts of the flower beds to be worked into my landscaping plan, other things went away, either to the brush pile or to friends who replanted. One of the first discoveries in our new yard was the existence of a double row of tulips along the front of our property right next to the street. A weird assortment of tulips are planted in this location. Some red/yellow, some tiny white with pink, and these beauties. The picture doesn't do them justice. The outside of the petals are a soft pink while inside is a world of corally orange. They are splendid. What a nice bouquet to have gracing my table on this mother's day weekend.

peace!

Springtime...

Earlier this spring mother nature gave us here in Iowa a little taste of spring...and then stole it away for a week of cold, cloudy...well, Iowa weather. But it's back! Last night as I was leaving work a friend called to see if we (me and the fam) wanted to meet at one of the local restaurants on the patio for drinks and dinner. What a treat. Our girls, only 5 months apart in age, played safely in the grassy area beside the patio while we chatted. It was priceless. I love those impromptu springtime moments. The whole world seems to slow down, to take a step back in time before dual income families, two car garages, and telecommuting.

The weekend promises more of these moments...some time in the sun, weeding the flower beds, blowing bubbles......the possibilities are endless.

PEACE!

Two way street...

We live in a small mid-western town of about 9000 people. Our down town "square" has been a one way street for as long as we've lived here (granted 6 years is not long), but most importantly, for as long as most of the current life long residents have lived here. At first, I found the one way streets (for all of ONE city block mind you) annoying. But after a while, you adjust, and then you start to appreciate the uniqueness of the situation. You form habits based on where you are going and where you are coming from.

Well, as of yesterday, May 1st, those streets are now two way. The downtown area will be under going a street renovation that will allow for some utility updating, while updating and beautifying the look of our vibrant down town area. My husband and I joked about not chancing a drive downtown for a couple of weeks while people adjust.

This morning on my way to work, I took my normal route, not even thinking about I don't have to take the Park Street detour …

Upside Down...

Do you ever feel like your life is in the process of turning upside down...or at least a portion of your life. Today I arrived at work to be informed shortly there after that the vice president of my office is leaving us in a month. Not a total shock as the rumor mill had begun a couple days ago...but considering this comes on top of 6-9 months of constant change in our office...it's one of those events that tends to bring you down a bit. , My boss, our director left in January. The nice thing is she's still here at the College, just in a different department. That's the most important fact as she was not only my boss, she's my friend. We have yet to fill her position. Things have actually been going pretty well. Little lack of motivation and direction without a direct leader...but for the most part we're holding down the fort. The biggest issue at this point is the fact in one month we'll be hosting our biggest annual event...alumni Reunion on campus with 600-…

It's been a while...

Once again, time has lapsed with no post! How does this happen. The good news...our new lap top and wireless router arrived this past week...so I'm typing from the comfort of my couch instead of the uncomfortable folding chair in our office. Although I'm sure I'll still spend plenty of time in that old uncomfortable chair. I guess I could have saved myself a bit of money by just purchasing a new chair...actually the lap top is technically my husbands. He started MBA classes this past fall and homework will go much smoother with a little more travelability. I didn't realize how many accessories you can by for your lap top...mini mice, cooling fans, all sorts of bags and sleeves and safety devices...it's almost overwhelming!

So what have I been up to for the past 2 weeks? Well, I attended another weekend of yoga training...level 2. Pulled a hamstring which was a total bummer, and totally unexpected. That put a damper on classes last week and is still bugging me a bit …

Holy Cow...

Wow! I can't believe that 2 weeks have gone by and me with no post. So much has happened in that 2 weeks.

One...I had 2 days of Yoga teacher training April 2nd and 3rd. It was tiring, but fabulous as always. It was nice to refresh my knowledge on teaching some of the pose modifications and special considerations that I've forgotten over the past year. It was also a great refresher to prepare for 2 days of yoga training this coming weekend...Level 2...new poses and hands on adjustment training. I'm so pumped.

Two...I had plans to go to Chicago this past weekend, then they were cancelled. Within 3 hours of cancellation I had completed re-filled my Saturday with events and friends. So my weekend was spent...Friday night cleaning house then out with the girls...Saturday watching my hubby (and his newly shaven head) play some volleyball, shopping, eating, a cook-out, a charity auction (of which I came away with gift certificates for a massage, an acupuncture appointment, and 2 ti…

Yoga...

I've been practicing yoga in some fashion for almost 6 years. I gave yoga a try after years of lower back pain followed by lower leg problems due to over training. Before moving to Iowa, I lived in the KC, Kansas area and worked for a hospital based fitness facility. Makes sense since my BS is in exercise science/wellness. I was teaching 2-6 aerobics classes per week, running 3-12 miles a week and weight lifting 3-4 days a week. Granted, I was in much better physical shape than I currently am...like a full 30 pounds lighter...but at an expense to my body that soon became more pain than it was worth. In came yoga. I was amazed at how weak I felt...I mean I was lifting more weight than I have ever been able to lift. I've always been pretty flexible, stretching was always my favorite part of any exercise, but yoga takes such functional, coordinated strength that I never expected it to challenge me the way that it does. After several weeks of practicing I felt taller, stronger, he…

Taxes....and other stuff...

Ok. One would think that after loosing a written post 3 times trying to spell check before saving, I would learn to SAVE first. But no! Once again, thanks to all the pop up blockers on my Dell (which I love but really, how much security does one need?) my computer can't sneeze first without checking with McAfee.

So, to restate my accomplishment for the night....I have officially submitted our taxes to the IRS and the state of Iowa. I could have done this a month ago. However, in one of my over zealous "I can't live in a house this cluttered" cleaning fits, I shredded a student loan interest statement and had to wait for USPS to deliver another one, which happened this weekend. So, we're filed, hopefully correctly, and now we wait for that small amount of return to come back so we can give it to someone else.

Yes, bills...the ever present monkey. However....after several years of irresponsible spending (read: we were in college and thought we'd magically have f…

30...

This weekend I turned 30. Now some (those younger than me I'm sure) would make a big deal out of being so old. Some (those older than me) remind me that 30 is still very young. My take, 30 is not scary by any means, but it does make you sit back a bit and look at your life and take note of your accomplishments and failures. I suppose any "major" birthday does that.

For me, 30 is hope. I mean your 20s are great...lots of fun...but for many of us unpredictable, transitional years. I married 3 months after my 20th birthday. Would I do it again? Yes and no. Do I regret it...NEVER. See first of all, when you marry your high school sweetheart, there's something in your life that stops at that point...other than a bit more responsibility (and debt) I still feel 16 many days. My 20s consisted of ups and downs, discovering new passions in life, and really finding myself as I left the awkwardness of high school behind to go recreate myself at college. Then there's the whole…

Learning...

So...while writing about how I love to learn, and trying to incorporate some "cool" things into this entry...I learned when you get that little box that says "Are you sure you want to leave this page before saving" You really do lose your stuff if you say yes.

Starting over.

I love to learn. I could have been one of those career student types...except for the bills and lack of money to pay them that is. My degree is in exercise science. Why you may ask. I love health and the human body. To me going into the exercise world was a way to help people make postive changes in their lives concerning their long term health and quality of life. But I digress....

In my current job, which my day job is in no way related to the exercise science/wellness world, I've gotten the opportunity to venture into the world of web and e-services maintenance. Now mind you, we use an in house content managment system for our web maintenance...so I don't know much when it comes to...we…

So much to learn....

Holy cow! When you start looking around this blog world...there's a lot of cool stuff out there! I mean my blog is shameful comparatively. I mean it's taken me a whole month to figure out how to FIND other people's blogs. You'd think I'd be a little more savvy at this...I guess I'll chalk it up to lack of time.

Speaking of time...I have a little more of it on my hands now the basketball season is over. What a sad day that was. It's always so hard to see the seniors leaving the court for the last time.

Teaching at the studio is going well. The carpet has been installed and it looks fabu. (Oh...I think that means I need to learn photos!) My yoga class time has switched a bit now to allow for more time AND more quiet at the end of class which you yogis out there know is a good thing.

Interestingly enough today, I was able to have 2 "what do I want to do when I grow up" conversations. Don't know that I came to any conclusions...guess I'll keep tr…

Love...

Love comes in so many forms. Take for example Valentine's day this year in our family. My husband sent me flowers at work...that was it...but a gesture you can be assured I greatly appreciate. You see I LOVE fresh flowers. Yeah, so they die in a week...is there anything that better portrays life and happiness than a fresh bunch of pretties. Daisies are my favorite...all sorts, all colors. It's just like in the movie You've Got Mail...they are just happy flowers.

What did I get him? A wireless controler for his PS2. What type of love is that you ask? They type that knows he gets little time to play and when he does get a chance to play there's normally a 3 year old and a dog running back and forth between him and the console. So...it's the type of love that tells him it's OK to take some time for himself and I'm going to try to make it a little bit easier :)

And our fancy resturant dinner consisted of delivery pizza in the living room while watching

Time...

Whew! Where has the time gone over the past 2 weeks. Let's stream of thought about it a little...
The basketball team finished our 5 games in 8 days sprint with a record of 2-3. On Jan. 31 the new studio where I teach yoga opened. Talk about a blast! Not only am I enjoying teaching there, but I've been able to attend Spinning class and I've started doing fitness evaluations on our members which makes me feel good about actually using my college education! My house has been the "being" that has suffered most so as I sit here and type (instead of clean) the dishwasher is running and pans are soaking. Bills need sorted through and paid and I guess at some point and time I should clean the bathroom. Our fish aquarium is about 10 gals low on water and I haven't "vacuumed the poop" (as my 3 yr old says) in over a month. At least we have very few fish for the size of aquarium so they don't mess it up much.I need to figure my taxes and start to rack up s…

Coaching...

I feel as if this blog is all about basketball...but that's where my life is right now so I guess it is to be expected. The truth of the matter is, I had no idea what to really expect when I got into coaching. When I lived in the KC area, a guy I worked with asked me if I would be interested in volunteering to help him coach a Christian high school women's basketball team. At first it was the most frustrating thing I had ever done. They giggled, talked about boys, and quite frankly didn't seem like much of a basketball team. Athletics at the school were not well funded and we only practiced once a week (twice if we were lucky.) All of our games were travel weekend tournaments. Time went by, I helped to coach the posts, did some athletic training duties when necessary and offered moral support. By the end of the season, I loved those girls, had seen them grow into a winning team, and was deeply saddened that I wouldn't return as their coach the following season since we…

Darby...

The opening weekend at Darby...great in the sense that we now have a gym we can call home; one of our best shooters made the first points ever scored in competition - and it was a 3 pointer; we had good crowd support; BUT we lost both games. Played hard, just not the desired outcome on the score board. I'm now sitting in a hotel room in Wisconsin (working, or something like that) on the weekend of our last road trip! Well we have one more during the week road trip but since those don't include nights in a bed besides my own, I don't count them :) No predictions or wishes, except that the girls play good hard ball.

My husband has been sick this week. You've got to love the winter colds of the Midwest. Yesterday my daughter started running a fever...I just hope I am not next. I'm pretty hardy and taking my vitamins :)

Our DSL at home is active as of today! Gone are the days of SLOW dial up down loading. Isn't life amazing...today's "necessities" incl…

Basketball...

I coach women's basketball. Well let me be more specific...I'm a volunteer coach for a Div. III college women's basketball program. Basically I use my expertise as a exercise science professional to help out with the strength and conditioning programs and provide general support at practices and games. This past summer (June 2004) our gym was demolished to make way for a new campus center building. Tonight, after 12 straight road games, we are opening at home in our BRAND NEW facility. While the whole building is not finished, the gym is ready for some play. I'm very excited. I think the only way I could be more excited is if I was actually PLAYING.

Working full time, being a mom and wife, teaching yoga and aerobics and coaching is an amazingly busy schedule. But each of my involvements contributes so richly to my personal and family life I can't imagine doing anything different. We are part of a community...and it's a good place to be.

Cheer for a win!

Welcome to the world of Blog...

Journaling. I've always wanted to do it, never been good at it. Not that I don't like to write, I just can't seem to remember to take the time to write things down. I have many a journal that has been started....and then left to collect dust among the others. Like the "what do I want to do with my life" journal from 6 years ago when I was in an unfulfilled, unhealthy job...it's what I wanted to be doing...just not the right place. Then there was the "thoughts for my baby" journal that was started the day I found out I was pregnant with my first child that contains about 3 weeks worth of thoughts. Will my blog be any better? I guess we'll see!