Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Catching up

It's been a while!  Life has been crazy, and busy and good.  But I'm not getting it all recorded because I haven't blogged!  What's up with that?

A few notable things that have gone on since I last blogged:

Our sweet Baby Girl was blessed in Sacrament Meeting on April 14.  It was a beautiful day surrounded by friends and family.  It was also a little bittersweet.  Baby Girl is the first of my children not to have my dad standing in the Priesthood circle for their baby blessing.  I know he was there, but I still missed having him physically with us.  My little brother was also not able to be there, as he is currently living out of state.  I don't like having my family spread out like this!

Baby Girl is growing up so fast, I can hardly stand it.  She will be 3 months old this week.  So crazy!

On April 1st I started a fitness challenge and as of Sunday's weigh-in I was down 17.4 lbs!  I still have a ways to go, but it feels great to be making good progress!  I'd like to be significantly smaller by the time we head to Lava Hot Springs for our family reunion in July!

I'm thinking of hosting another fitness challenge when this one ends, with my BFF Tanielle, who is also participating in this one.  Would anyone be interested in participating?

Cowgirl had a lovely trip to the ER on Saturday.  During her soccer game she took a HARD ball to the head kicked from about 4 feet away.  It laid her out flat.  She suffered a severe concussion, and is still experiencing symptoms of dizziness and pain in her neck.  Today is her first day that she hasn't been suffering from a headache as well.  We are continuing to watch her for any signs of complications, but otherwise it is just a slow, boring waiting game for her until she is able to return to regular activity.

The school year is winding down, State testing is under way, the weather is getting warmer (although it snowed today...what the what??), and I'm anxious for my kids to be out of school and am looking forward to the long, lazy (yeah right) days of summer.  I'm committed to try and make this summer more leisurely and enjoyable with my family, and less busy and stressful.  Any tips for making this happen?  Thanks.

I hope everyone is doing well, and I'll be back tomorrow with a great big Proud Mama Moment.


Outcast said...

Your baby girl looks so beautiful in her little dress, it sounds so fun. Great post Xazmin, good to hear from you, hope things keep being good although maybe a little less busy would be even better.

Lisa said...

She is so adorable! I would love to be in your challenge group. That would be awesome!


What a beautiful baby. I love the dress you have her in. I might be interested in the challenge. Need to know a little more about it.

Karen M. Peterson said...

What a beautiful blessing dress and such a gorgeous baby. I'm glad it was still a special day, even if a couple of people were missing. It's nice to know our loved ones are never really that far away.

Amy said...

Oh my goodness, she is a beauty! But I have told you that before. :) Congratulations on the weight loss, that is so exciting! Scary about the concussion, though. Wow. Evidently soccer is a dangerous sport. Who knew?

Emmy said...

Love that dress! So beautiful. Yes I have no doubt your dad was there in spirit. Now it's time to update your blog again ;)

FrouFrouBritches said...

Oh my! She is just beautiful!! Good for you being down 17 lbs! Go girl!!!! Hope Cowgirl is better now.