Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Khydan has lost yet another tooth!! Amazing! Pretty soon that boy is going to be gumming it!
We have started our German classes. That has been really fun. It is pretty difficult to get the "phlegm" sound in the right place though. But we are trying. Luckily, my aunt Rijckie speaks German, so we can turn to her for the corrections.
Kezedan is now out of his toddler bed, and into a full size twin bed. 
Olivia is practically running. She is talking allot more as well. I can't believe that she is going to be 1 in 2 weeks!! How crazy is that?!? It has gone by way too quickly. She has been allot of fun to have in family.

So my weight loss goal..... I didn't make the 25 lbs. oh well. I have had great success with it none the less. I have lost 12 lbs.
arms- was: 14 in.   now: 13 in.
thighs- was:25 in.  now: 23in.
hip- was: 43in.    now:40 1/2
waist- was: 43 in.  now: 391/2 in.
tummy- was: 40 in.  now:37 in.
I can proudly say that I feel really good. I am also fitting into clothes that I haven't been able to get on for 2 years.
Now that I am ______. (Geez, I can't even say it!!!)  I am not going to be all crazy about losing weight. I am going to be smart. Continue to work out and watch what I eat. 


Saturday, September 6, 2008

weight loss, and SHOCKING update

I have lost 12 lbs.! Yeah!!! I have also lost multiple inches. I am wearing clothes that I haven't been able to wear for 2 years! I started jogging, and boy do my legs HURT!!!! But I am determined to keep up with my good progress, even though we are (very unexpectedly) having another baby. Dan is SO getting snipped after this one! I am still not sure of what to think. I am not quite ready for congratulations, but I will get there eventually. I am now stressing about our house being WAY too small, our car needing to be a bit newer. (ours is a 91) How we are going to have 2 babies in diapers. Olivia isn't even one yet, etc, etc.
If anyone has any advice, please let me know. 

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

End of summer........

Yeah! August is over!!! We have completed 3 weeks of home schooling. It is getting easier the more we do it. I really recommend it to any parent who wants to have more control over what their children are learning. (you can check out the website
Olivia is walking and talking so much more. She is so much fun to have around! 
Kezedan is so inquisitive. He really wants to do school with his brothers. So we give some coloring pages to do. 
Kamdan is really doing so well. He has really nice penmanship, and is very smart. He turned 5 on Aug. 13th.
Khydan is a lot farther along than I even knew. He is constantly telling me "I already learned that!" Oh well, I am doing the best I can to find where he is needing to be. His birthday was Aug. 28th and is now 7.