Friday, December 27, 2013

Friday Five

#1) listening to on repeat: Still into you by Paramore

#2) reading: Nothing again

#3) watching: more Til death but last night my brother introduced me to a new reality tv show that takes place in Norway. The contestants are Norwegian Americans that compete in contests to prove who is the most Norwegian. The winner gets a cash prize and gets to meet their relatives living in Norway. My brother thinks I should be on the show. He has already met some of our relatives in Norway though. He got to add our names to their family tree they had displayed in their house.

#4) eating and drinking: too many Christmas candies and cookies

#5) goal: enjoy everything the holidays have to offer including the mess and meltdowns

Friday, December 20, 2013

Friday Five

#1) playing on repeat: Begin Again by Taylor Swift. I am not a big Swifty fan but I can't get this song out of my head

#2) reading: I have been busy getting ready for Christmas so haven't had the time to sit down and dive into something new

#3) watching: Brad and I have sat down and watched more Til Death in the evenings

#4) eating or drinking: Lydia is on an orange pepper kick so we have been sharing a pepper the last few days at lunch.

#5) goal: I wanted to start running and I DID!!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

Tempo Wednesday

I wish I could have called this tempo tuesday..that sounds much cooler. However, I don't get to run on tuesday mornings. Anyway, I have decided that wednesday will be tempo runs. If you aren't familiar with what tempo runs are...basically you run your "race pace" for the distance you are running. I am keeping my tempo runs to 2 miles to start with. Tempo runs are designed to make you faster, stronger and also aid in weight loss. Today I did my best to run what I would run for a race right now. It was hard and there were several times I felt like I could lose my coffee and banana. Running is hard but nothing feels better than that moment you get to stop and realize what you were able to push through. :)

Monday, December 16, 2013

I started......again!

I just got home from running a very very very very(ok you get the idea) slow 4 miles. I am not going to was not fun. However, I expected this and I am just happy I finally did it. My plan is to run every mon, wed, fri while Lydia is in school. I am in the process of getting Brad to work out with me tuesdays and thursdays in the evening when the kids are in bed. I want to start lifting weights and would much rather do that in the privacy of my own home. Brad will make fun of my lack of strength but he makes fun of everything I do anyway:) Now I just need to get some new music on my ipod. I have had the same two mixes from 2 and a half years ago when I was training for the half marathon.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Friday Five

#1) listening to on repeat: Story of my life and Little things by One Direction

#2) reading: nothing this week

#3) watching: Brad and I have been watching a show called Til Death on netflix

#4) eating or drinking: lots of coffee with hazelnut creamer

#5) goal: Again..I wanted to start running but now I have a cold so putting it off again.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Friday Five

#1 listening to on repeat: Beer in the headlights by Luke Bryan

#2 reading: re-reading Vampire Academy. The first movie is coming out on Valentine's Day

#3 watching: The only thing I have watched this week is football.

#4: eating or drinking: Drinking lots of water and eating lots of candy canes.

#5: goal: I wanted to start running again this week...did not happen!!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Uff da!

I am not too shy about letting people know that I am Scandinavian. I am proud of my heritage, pillaging aside. That is what helped me finally decide on a tattoo. I have always wanted one but could never decide on what or where. I think it's silly to just get one for the sake of getting one so that is why it took so long. Brad ad I turn 30 in February and March so I think tattoos are going to be our gifts to each other.  I haven't decided on the exact design or placement but it will be Thor's hammer. I know you are probably thinking, huh? Like Avengers Thor? NO no no..Yes Thor, god of thunder...but....more like this...My roommate in college bought me a necklace from Iceland with thor's hammer and I always loved it.

Vikings had thor's hammer on their armor or worn as jewelry to protect them in battle. Originally I wanted it on my foot but now am going back and forth between that and my wrist. I read that the foot is one of the most painful spots and my sister in law to be has one on her wrist that she said didn't hurt at all. I have a couple months to decide. In my research I found out that Scarlett Johansson has a tattoo of the hammer on a bracelet around her wrist. She is danish. However, on hers it says I love NY. Decisions... decisions...

Friday, November 29, 2013

Friday Five

#1) listening to on repeat: Don't close your eyes by Chris Young

#2) reading: nothing this need of a new series

#3) watching: I just went and saw catching fire today with my mom. I really liked it! I think it was better than the first hunger games movie.

#4) eating or drinking: Turkey, stuffing and potatoes drowning in gravey!!

#5) goal: my goal was to plan out gifts for Christmas. I think I have it pretty much figured out.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Friday Five

#1 listening to on repeat: Your mama should've named you whiskey by Luke Bryan

#2 reading: This week I read a horrible vampire book that I got for free on my kindle. Too embarrassing to name.

#3 watching: I haven't watched anything this week

#4 eating or drinking: I craved sweets this week bad!! yes it was that time of the month. I had airheads one day and peanut butter cups another day:)

#5 goal: clean out girls room and get rid of junk. Yes! I did accomplish this!

Monday, November 18, 2013

What makes mondays better??the dentist!

I feel like I have spent way too much time at the dentist lately. It is only going to get worse. About a month ago Laila had two separate appointments from when she chipped her tooth. Today Laila and Landon just had routine cleanings. It was an awesome way to spend an hour and a half. I got to see pics of prince George in his awesome christening gown in people magazine. I also got to tell Lydia to stop pretending to be a dog about 20 times. AND Lydia and I spent time taking funny pics of ourselves.

Here is our best one.

My kids are actually excellent patients for their dentist. Laila's teeth looked great and they were happy to see that Landon's front teeth came in!! :) Unfortunately, Landon has two cavities on two baby molars that they want to fill. Lydia has her cleaning thursday morning and then I take Landon tuesday for his fillings. Now that I am typing this out I think I have my cleaning coming up too. Thank God for dental.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Friday Five

#1 listening to on repeat: I'm yours by the script

#2 reading: nothing lately been busy taking care of sick kids and then too sick myself to want to read

#3 watching: I started watching Revenge on netflix. I am trying to give it a fair shot but not sure if it's for me yet.

#4 eating or drinking:  all I have had for the last 3 days are club crackers

#5 goal: to eat real food :)

Friday, November 8, 2013

Friday Five

listening to on repeat: Kiss me slowly-Parachute


reading: Crescent Chronicles


watching: haven't watched much but Brad and I have watched a few episodes of Sons of Anarchy on netflix


eating or drinking: Cranberry juice with lots of ice


goal for the week: memorize Chords; D, C, F

I'm back!!

Lets try this again shall we?! Something is is changing...I can breathe again. After spending the last 9 plus years thrown into the whirlwind of wife and motherhood I feel like I am remembering "me" again. I hope that didn't come out wrong. Being a wife and mother is what I signed up for. but....the second I became a mother a flip switched. I changed. Not saying in a bad way but I definitely dove in head first and made raising babies my mission statement without writing it down. I think it is normal to kind of lose ourselves when our babies are little and they demand so much of us. I wouldn't have had it any other way. However, my baby is 4 and a half and doesn't need me every second...only every 5 minutes :) I'm starting to remember what it feels like to want to do things for me. I am remembering goals I had for myself 10 years ago and as a little girl. One of my best friends from college just posted a few pictures on facebook from when I was a freshman and sophomore in college. It's kind of amazing the timing of it all. Each of those pictures gave me a glimpse into who I was at 18 and 19. Each pictures sparked memory after memory. I am turning 30 in February. I think I am ok with it at the moment but 40 scares the crap out of me. Yet, when I turn 40 I want to remember what it felt like to be 30....I want the memories of me taking Landon to wrestling, watching Laila run her butt off, Lydia in all of her craziness, and me working on becoming who I always wanted to be. THAT is why I am blogging again. :)

Now I just need a new name and layout. Work in progress...

Friday, June 21, 2013

Lydia at 4

Back to blogging? Not sure yet but I didn't want to miss an opportunity to document who our new 4 year old is these days.

Lydia favorites!!!

Color: Pink

toy: my little ponies

cartoon: my little ponies

food: carrots and apples

treat: candy

animal: ponies

thing to do: play with her ponies

movie: strawberry shortcake

song: whip my hair by willow smith

part of the day: walking to school(brother and sisters school)

outfit: dresses

Lydia's best friend is: Ashlynn

When she grows up she wants to be...."A rescue hero"