Wednesday, June 30, 2010

What we're up to these days...

I recently told Alex that I was ready for fall to get here. I know that summer just started, but having a baby has changed my love for summer. The heat is insane and I don't like to get Amelia out in it for long periods of time. We've spent a lot of time at home...watching movies and playing. When her nap time rolls around, we pile up on my bed and watch a movie and she watches until she falls asleep. I either finish the movie or fall asleep next to her! :)

I'm currently going through lots of party ideas for Amelia's 1st birthday. I'm a planner and like to have plenty of time to make decisions. I'm getting very excited and have lots of ideas. I believe that birthdays are special and everyone should feel especially loved on their day. I have planned many birthday parties for my nephews over the years. My sister always let me take over and do whatever I wanted and I loved it! She knew that I loved to plan a party. And now I have my own baby girl to plan a party makes my heart so happy, just the thought of it.

I've been working out with a trainer for over a month now. Twice a week. Joy watches Amelia for me...I'm so thankful for her!! Trying to get the rest of this post-baby weight off is not easy. I haven't lost major pounds yet, but I'm already seeing a difference in my clothes. I know what size I feel best in, so I'm just trying to focus on that vs. losing a certain number of pounds. I did push-ups for the first time in my life and I thought I was going to die. I have no upper body strength. And they were girl push-ups! To say that my body is out of shape is an understatement. Or WAS an understatement. I'm getting there...slowly, but surely! :)

I went to a spa party last night. My neighbor hosted it and it was a lot of fun. She made a strawberry salad and fruity drinks that were delicious! I just walked across the street, was pampered for an hour, and then walked back to my house! It was nice. :)

We're gearing up for the 4th of July. We have my nephew's birthday on Saturday, church on Sunday, and then head to my Uncle's lake house for the rest of the weekend. Should be fun!!

Do you have special plans for the 4th?

Love to all,


Lauren Kelly said...

Girl, I need a personal trainer too…. talk about no upper body strength, I have zilch!!!!!!!!!! It’s sad really, ha!!! Amelia is too precious and I know her first birthday party will be just perfect. A weekend at the lake sounds wonderful!!!!! :)

beebee said...

YAY for you for working out!! Way to go!!!! I agree - it's too darn hot to be outside. That's when I wish we had a pool. Maybe someday soon we will move.

Jen said...

That baby is too cute! I know her party will be spectacular. And how awesome is it that you are working with a trainer - I'm a little jealous! Love you girl!

Kristina said...

I just love that happy girl's dimple & eyelashes!!!!

It's too hot outside to do ANYTHING but be in water for the 4th!! Have fun at the lake!

Shannon said...

We spend it at the lake too. So fun! I can sooooo relate to the push ups! I can't even do ONE! Hahaha

Linda Lou Rogers Averitt said...

A trainer is the way to go, we will have to keep on when we think we can't to find out we can:)) we will beat the lake too, where is Kevin's? I am so glad your getting a lake day:) we will miss sunday, but sent my email:)) who knows I may et up and drive home, but I have been so tired and fet yucky so not sure:) hugs andI agree on the heat deal:))I am so thankful you have your very own babies party to plan, another day o pobably cry and she ha hercake server already, can not believe she will be a year old!

Mel said...

Keep up the working out, it will completely pay off! I promise! Push ups are so hard, but one of the absolute best core strengthening exercises you can do. :)

Summer is hard, even with a pool in the backyard. I feel awful taking the baby out in this heat and sun. Her little skin gets so pink no matter how much lotion I slather on her. Poor baby.

Faith said...

I'm so proud of you girl! Your hard work will for sure pay off. I have NO upper body strength either - I am such a wimp!

Sounds like y'all have a wonderful weekend planned. We haven't made any big plans yet. It will be perfect if I can just hang out with my man and sleep in. Ha!

Can't wait to see pics of your fun!