Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Merry Christmas! Are you and your elves busy getting ready for the holidays? My family sure is! I know I haven't been very good about this blog but here is our update and I entered in all the kids new pictures too!!
A lot has happened this year. Let’s go from oldest to youngest. Peter started working at NNP which makes the gummy vitamins for Costco and Target. It is less than 3 min from home! He gets to come home for lunch and we feel like we get to see him so much more since he doesn’t have 2 hours of travel time every day. He has also been called as the Elders Quorum 2nd Counselor. He also spent the summer months making the kids Halloween Costumes. They were very cool!
I have been busy with a part time at home job, being a counselor in the Primary in charge of Cub Scouts and a taxi driver to all the kids’ different events. I have also been doing some home improvements. I have installed a ceiling fan where there was no light, I also installed an over-the-range microwave where there used to be a hood and did all the electrical related to both of those. I am hoping to start my next project in Jan after the holidays. And of course my 5 kids have kept me hopping. Speaking of hopping, I have started eating healthy and doing Zumba 3 times a week and have lost 30 pds since July!
Logan is now 11yrs old, in 5th grade and just earned his Weblos with all three compass points and his arrow of light. Logan has done wrestling, soccer, and track this year and has done well at all of them. He’s now old enough to leave him home with the other kids for a little while and I have enjoyed having a little more freedom. He is growing into such a wonderful young man that the women in the ward are telling their daughters to marry him; we’ve had 2 offers already! LOL! We’re in trouble!
Speaking of trouble…Kira just turned 9 and is in 3rd grade. She is my “little mother” to all the boys. She is such a good helper. She had a rough start at the beginning of the year when she got sick and had to have her appendix taken out. It was her first surgery(as compared to the
rest of the boys who have all had more than 4, except Jake who’s only had 1 so far) She also did Wrestling, soccer, track and also tried Basketball this year. Heaven knows she’s got enough energy! It has been fun seeing her grow and mature this year. She has become a beautiful young lady inside and out!
Dallas will turn 6 in January and started Kindergarten this year. He is my mild mannered child who has always been very low key. We never have to worry about him, except when he rides his bike, then he turns into Evil Canevil!! He tried soccer for the first time this year and picked it up pretty quick. We love our Dallas!!!
Kaden will be 4 in January and has started going to Pre-School. He is finally talking to where you can understand a little over half of what he says, but with him it’s “how” he says it! He has 4 different voices he uses throughout the day. He is very funny and those dimples get me every time!!
Jake just turned 18 months and is a busy guy. He has gotten the most beautiful red hair! He has learned how to climb both bunk bed ladders, and sadly has not learned how to climb down yet! ;) He says “Mom” a lot, as that is the only thing he can say. If I am not careful he sneaks away from me gets into everything! Bill Cosby once said, “You know you have a two year old when they have a right hand reach of 8 ft!” This is so true for Jake but he needed to say 18 month old.
Happy Holidays and have a very merry New Year!
The Newman Family
Peter, Jen, Logan, Kira, Dallas, Kaden, and Jacob
Monday, December 6, 2010
I do not hold any false hopes of making it back to 135, but I would like to make it to a "healthy" weight. I started www.myfitnesspal.com, a calorie counter and its been nice for the last 3 days having to account for everything that I eat. I find myself eating smaller portions and not snacking as much. I started exercising last Friday night and this week I made a commitment to exercise at least 3 times a week. This morning I got up and ran for 15 min, it felt so good!! I just hope that I am able to keep it up. Peter wants to loose weight too, so I think I'm going to start a competition with him, to see who can loose the most by May/June.
I know people are always over-zealous at the beginning, but somethings gotta give and I am making the change.
I started MFP Thurs Dec 3rd at 189.
I am hoping that I can hit 150 by May or June for the Miller Reunion!
Friday, September 10, 2010
Does this picture remind you of anyone?!?!? :)
Kira and Kaden lovin on Jake at the beach...LOVE IT!!
Bryson and Jake, love them both!!
It was so fun having Bryson and Dad come for Jake's baby blessing!
Jacob Asher Newman Blessed on August 1, 2010We found Kira like this, perfectly balanced on the top of the couch, asleep watching a movie...funny huh!?!?
Friday, July 9, 2010
***Warning...I am long winded...sorry for the length but I had to write it down somewhere***
Friday, April 2, 2010
Logans head is in the Lion that Kira's riding. I guess Kira was mad at him that day! ;)
Logan's feeding a Loraket, with Kaden and Gma in the back, Kaden did not want to get very close to the birds.
Dallas feeding the Lorakets.