Friday, June 12, 2009

Allow me to introduce myself.

My name is Stephanie. You may remember me as the owner of this blog. A blog that used to be updated daily. Seeing as how my last post was in MAY, and it is now the middle of JUNE, you may have surmised (accurately) that Andrew came home. And he's still home. With his deployment looming closer and closer (the end of this month), we are making the most of our last few weeks together. Here are a few of the fun things we have done.
Eva's second haircut. It is crooked, but thanks to the unruly, curly nature of her hair, it's hard to tell. On most days.
A trip to Northwest Trek - a fun zoo where you ride around a train seeing the animals in their natural habitats.Celebrated our 3-year anniversary. Sadly, we actually took this picture upside down. I meant to flip it before posting it but forgot, and now I think I will leave it. Because it kind of fits our life. :)

A fun weekend trip (of course cut short thanks to our not-so-lovely career field) to Orcas Island. We had a hotel room right on the beach, and Eva loved throwing rocks in the water.

Leighton turned 11 months earlier this week. True to my current slacker self, I still haven't taken his picture. I really NEED to document how absolutely adorable he is at this fun stage of life. His big, blue eyes are just about enough to make me want to do nothing but kiss him all day, every day. As I type this, he is sitting in his crib (just woke up from a nap) laughing to himself. About nothing. He is the happiest boy I could ask for.
I started the Abs Diet on Tuesday, and I LOVE it. Unlike South Beach, where it takes astronomical amounts of self-control and self-denial, this diet is honestly something I could live by forever. I haven't once felt hungry or crazed, or in fact like I'm "dieting" at all. It includes a workout plan, which is awesome too. Yesterday morning (the beginning of day 3) I had already lost 3 pounds. So see those fat arms in the above picture? Those are about to be gone forever.
So there's my brief update, and my plunge back into the world of blogging. And I even put in lots of pictures - how's that for a fresh start?


Jake Miller said...

Welcome back to the land of the... ... It's good to hear from you! :)

stageoflife said...


I came across you blog today. I enjoyed it. It was your mention about the stage of life that triggered my interest.

I'm looking for writers to share their wisdom, thoughts, experiences or just plain tales of the weird from their stage(s) of life. I think people could benefit from your point of view.

Please reach out to me if you're interested.

Take care,


Eric Thiegs
Stage of Life

Charity said...

Yeah, I've missed you, but I'm very glad that Andrew is around and I can't blame you for holding on to every last moment!

Watts Family said...

My Mom has done the Abs diet and it is the ONLY one that really works for her. Same reasons as you stated, not feeling hungry and all that. Good luck with that.
Glad to have you back.