Monday, August 26, 2013

Miles First Party

So while Mr. G is not a year for another week and a half, we decided to have his party early since Riley was supposed to be gone. Thankfully he ended up not going, but the party went on non the less! So now I'm just going to regurgitate pictures from the party, maybe with a few words here and there. I blew up ALL the balloons (you can't see them all but there were over 60) and was extremely light headed by the end. DIY party decorations are no joke! It was a lot of fun and I feel so blessed that we had so many people here to celebrate little man's first year around. He has so much love in his life even though we are so far away from family. here's to a hundred more years with our little guy!

He did not smile ONCE during his party... 

This is Riley with TJ, Will and Jon is photo bombing 

This was a guava, lime chiffon cake. I've never made a cake from scratch,  I would give this a B.

Deezul cleaning up :)

Miles playing with his new toys with Zeke

A new xylophone with his bubble machine going 


Friday, August 9, 2013

What Happened Here?

I don't know when it happened or exactly how... but somehow I went from posting on my blog multiple times a week... to NADA for like FOUR months, what the heck?! I really love my blog, and every time I read someone else's blog it makes me sad that I haven't posted. I'm hoping I can get back into it!

Well Mr. G is 11 months old. I do not know where this last year has gone. Riley says it on nearly a nightly basis that our life would not be complete without him. He makes EVERYTHING so much more fun! Months ago it took a LOT of effort to get that kid to smile let alone laugh. Last night he was almost crying he was laughing so hard from giving Deezul hugs around the neck.

Lately my days have been filled with entertaining Miles and trying to live a healthier life. I took a little break from working out after my half marathon... I think I needed a break, but it was far too long. I finally found a workout I am extremely passionate about... I've seen results already in less than 2 weeks. It feels amazing to be back on a schedule! I started coaching for beachbody in May, So far it has been an incredible experience. I've met so many new people. One woman started at 485, and just this last week made it into the 300's. Some don't have as much to lose, some just want to tone up. I feel right with them though, I am talking to people with healthy habits and when you surround yourself with healthy people, it rubs off on you. I've been posting a lot on my Mile by Miles page on facebook, which is probably one reason I have neglected this blog... Boooo on me!

Riley is gearing up for another deployment... Seriously?! Thankfully this is the LAST one! We are starting to plan for our life AFTER this Marine Corps adventure. Starting over seems terrifying, I am extremely nervous about it. I know if we pray about it and follow the inspiration we are given that things will work out.

I hope you are all doing well. I'm so glad to be back on here!