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These Beautiful Stages of This Crazy Life

I believe that the last time I wrote in was about 9 months ago. 9 months ago and honestly I don’t know what made me stop but I’m kind of hit or miss with this whole blog thing. Although I must say that when I am writing in some way, whether it be this blog or trying to finish “the great american novel” I feel a large fist slowly letting go of my soul. Okay maybe that’s a little overboard, a little too profound but there is this release that comes with writing, putting it all down, choosing the most creative or original way to say something and having it mean something to not only the writer but to at least one other person reading it. So to come to a quick and not so eloquent way to get it out there, well here it goes… Ummm guys, I really really like to write. There you have it, my truth.

Now to get on with the last 9 months, now this could have something to do with why the posts stopped but I found out I was pregnant with baby L # three and while the last 9 months have been wonderful and lovely I’m happy to announce that he has arrived healthy and beautiful. Now to get my mind out of pregnancy mode and new mommy mode (which I don’t think will ever be possible again) I’m trying to expand my horizons from babies, babies, babies to babies, writing, and more babies. I still haven’t mastered my first goal, which is getting out of the house with 3 children ages 4 and under all by myself. The thought terrifies me! Another thing I would like to master is getting this pregnancy weight off. It’s been 6 weeks and I’ve been enjoying this last baby instead of worrying about what I look like. With my first two children I lost it pretty quick but with this one, for some reason, it’s not something I have really been bothering with yet. Now that my 6 weeks have come and gone I’m starting to get an inkling to get back down to what I was when I married my husband. I’m down 30 lbs so far from baby # 3 and have about 25 to go to get back to that ¬†married weight. Sadly I tend to gain about 50-60 pounds with every pregnancy but I’ve always been able to lose it. Now that I’m in my 30’s I’m a little more nervous about the rate in which the pounds will drop. Because 30 is so old right?

Another thing that has happened just within the last couple months is my husband began a new job in the IT field which is such a huge blessing for our family and something we needed to happen especially with our family of 5 now. He’s loving every second of it and I couldn’t be prouder of him. It’s a wonderful feeling to know that your spouse is happy not only at home with their family but happy with what they do for a living. A light turns on in them and it’s just nice to see, it’s nice to know that they are doing something that makes them happy and not just a job to get by. Not that there is anything wrong with that, he has had to do that pretty much since we got married and before and it’s something that I think is even more commendable and is most common. To be passionate about what you do for a living seems to be a rare thing these days.

So the last nine months in a nutshell… Hopefully I will post my progress as I lose this weight from our very last baby. It would be nice to be held accountable by something even if it’s just my own chattering on this blog.

Here’s to happy and consistent blogging….

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And so 2014 begins….

2014 is finally here and I’m already behind in my goals for the year.

Goal # 1- Have an active and growing relationship with God.

Goal # 2 – Have a daily schedule of activities (arts, crafts, learning, etc….) with my 2 year old and almost 10 month old.

Goal # 3 – Get finances in order, savings account, pay off debt, tithe regularly, etc..

Goal # 4 – Be a better housewife, including but not limited to, cleaning, better cooking, happier and more delightful to be around, etc…

Goal # 5 – Lose the last of the baby weight, 10-15 lbs left over after all is said and done.

Goal # 6 – Start a blog to help fulfill all other goals.

So far I’ve dabbled in #1, I’ve been fairly consistent and victorious in #2 and #4. On the other hand #3 and #5 have been a bit of an after thought. As you are well aware I’m about 16 days behind on Goal # 6 but alas here we are! I do believe that all these things are achievable and possible but at the same time it is hard to start every single one of these goals and be 100% committed to them all at the same time right on day 1/1/2014! What was I thinking? I do believe I was setting myself up for a bit of a failure here. But I’ve learned in this life to be happy with what is and as for what isn’t, start implementing changes where they are needed to find the joy that is missing from that area in your life. So the changes are slowly being implemented! Anyways I hope to blog about everything interesting (at least to me interesting) that happens under our little Lane roof and possible little Lane outings. I’m working on preschool scheduling/activities for my son for next week, along with recipes I plan to try, bible studies I plan to do and budgeting ideas I plan to implement. There will be pictures, paragraphs and explanations of my victories and failures in all of the ventures listed above. Hopefully this blog will be a little fun, a little educational and a little bit of rock n’ roll. As we all know already it is sure to be corny!