Sunday, January 10, 2010

This is the year....AGAIN!

Hello my long lost bloggy peeps. I haven't forgotten you. Truly I haven't. I have just been overwhelmed with life as of late! But I'm missing my bloggy BFF's to share it all with!

Are you ready for one giant blog-share? Okay...you asked for it!

First - it's coming up on my 1 year blogiversary! Unbelieveable! I feel like I've known y'all forever! In my first blog post, I spoke of my goals for the year. I talked about my desire to become more organized, more fit, and more prepared (food storage specifically). At this point my food storage is much more substantial than at this time last year. I have slacked off the past few months due to finances...but still feeling good about the progress I've made!
I have lost just over 40 lbs (yes, you all now know that I was super fat!). I'm still not where I'd like to be, and am attacking it again with a vengeance! Organization still eludes me. Although the pantry and bathroom cupboards I organized have stayed that way! Yay me! Now to attack the rest of my house...and my LIFE! So, I am going to continue working on those 3 areas in my life.

A big change that happened to our family over the holidays is the new church calling my husband received. He has been called as 2nd counselor in our Bishopric. If you're LDS, you're familiar with what this will mean for our family. If you're not, basically, meetings, meetings, meetings! But it is important work, looking after the welfare of the families in our ward. Hubby feels very inadequate, and overwhelmed, but I know he will be blessed with what he needs in order to accomplish what is asked of him.

I continue to serve in the Young Women's organization, which means BOTH of us have to go to Mutual on Tuesday nights, which means we have to drag all our kids along, and they get to play in the nursery while we are with the Young Men and Young Women in the ward...kind of an adventure, to say the least!

We are blessed to be surrounded by amazing and supportive friends. Coming up I'll share our New Years Eve experience, as well as our current involvement in a neighborhood WAR! (We are winning).

Part of the reason I have been so missing, is I have felt so blah and unmotivated. I hear this is common for January...but I'm really starting to get on my own nerves with this attitude! So as of NOW, I'm BACK! And I'm on fire...to accomplish all the things I desire...especially getting back to all my blogging chicas!

I hope you all are having a fabulous New Year, and I'm excited to share all our adventures for 2010!

Mwah!

18 comments:

Yaya said...

Sounds like some positive stuff!
Happy New Year!

MiMi said...

What?! A war? And NYE stuff?? What is this bloggy fodder you didn't share with us? :)
Dude. 40 lbs?! That's freakin' awesome, you never told me that!

Tabitha@ichoosebliss said...

You've accomplished so much! Way to go!

blueviolet said...

Yay for coming back with a great attitude as well! :)

One year coming up! :)

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Well, good. I was planning on emailing you tonight to see where the heck you've been. ;) 40 pounds is amazing!!!!!! You go, girl!!! Missed you. :)

Mama Michie (aka Michaela) said...

40 pounds is an awesome accomplishment! Congrats! Glad to see you back =)

Lisa said...

What a great year of accomplishments. Congrats to your husband. You know, behind every great man...

Goings on at the Glenn's said...

Happy to hear from you again. Congrats on your husbands new calling. It just got to show how great a wife you are too so a big pat on the back for you. My husband is the scoutmaster in our ward and that too is meetings meetings meetings along with mutual and weekend and week long camp outs. Hang in there and know you can chat any time when you are feeling lonely.

Becca said...

SO glad to see you back and 40 lbs!!! AWESOME!!!!

~Becca

Myya said...

Great job on the 40 lbs... I've got about that to lose too uggghh!!! Organization totally eludes me as well. One day I will get it. Although I sure wish it would appear in my house all on its own, it would definitely help with my sanity but ehhhh whatta ya gonna do! Can't wait for the NYE post & SOOOO can't wait for your blog about the war! :)

shortmama said...

So glad to see you coming back!! Cant wait to hear all the lovely stories you have to share!

Jenny said...

Congrats on losing 40 pounds!!

Now I'm curious about the neighborhood war, LOL!

Grandma Buttercup said...

So the kids need to come live with me until the war is over?

Grandma Buttercup said...

So the kids need to come live with me until the war is over?

jenjen said...

Xazmin - 40 pounds is AWESOME!!! I am so happy for you. Yay!!!

I know what you are saying about being overwhelmed with callings. When I had three little kids I was 1st counselor in YW's and we lived in California and had no advisors or even a secretary. So I would drag all three of my little kids with me every week since my husband travels during the week. So hard!

Good luck with everything! I am excited for Mod Podge Mania. Are you having it this month! I have a fun project - if I can get it done!

XOXO
Jen

kado! said...

congrats on the weight loss..that is awesome!

Happy 2010...nice to see you!

Rachelle said...

Wow, what a calling! I'm wondering what the neighborhood WAR is about!?! Good luck with all your goals!

Rindlisbach Family said...

Way to go Prophet Prows