Friday, August 28, 2015

New Year New Schedule

Some of you may be thinking: Ummmm, Tasha, it's August, not January.
I'm talking school year here.  The girls schedule is on school year & since I work for a school system, it means most of mine is too......& being able to say New Year twice a year is just FUN!!!!
So school has started back up & so have our extra curricular activities.  We've added a few so I'm trying to get adjusted to the new.
Work & School for both girls
3:45 - 4:30 Jamie Dance (ballet & tap)
4:30 - 6:45 Kayla Dance (ballet, tap, jazz, & hip hop)
Work & School for Kayla
Work & School for both girls
4:30 Public Library (every other week)
5:00 Dinner at a local spot
6:00 - 8:00 Church Activities
Work & School for Kayla
5:00 - 6:00 Acro for both girls at a studio 45 minutes away
Eventually American Heritage Girls Meetings every other week
(our county is getting a group/troop together & it's in the very beginning stages)
Work & School for Kayla
Friday Nights - Saturdays
Just depends on the week
9:00 Sunday School
10:00 Fellowship & Food
10:30 Service
Lunch & groceries
4:00 - 6:00 Small Group (this time sometimes changes)

This is what this weekend looks like:

So like I said, I'm trying to adjust to the new schedule & still fit in my workouts, be a good wife, & momma.  Some days I'm just too tired to get in that 4am workout.  Twice this week I made it, twice this week I ran at night, & once I had a forced rest day cause I was just pure exhausted.
What does the new school year bring for you????

Have a Sunshiny Day,
~Tasha Sunshine
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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

It's Official!

Well, it's official.....'s been a really long time (like almost a year) since my last blog post. I've missed blogging & want to do it more as I can.

........everyone in this house has to wear glasses. Greg has needed them since he was little & I only need them for reading. Kayla has needed them only for reading  since about March. And Jamie needs them all the time. It's not that she can't see; she has 20/20 vision. Her eyes just have to work really hard all day long to focus & be able to see 20/20. Glasses will definitely help with that. Since she does need them all & her Daddy is her Eye Doctor, she was allowed to get 2 pair.

......I tried to give up coffee, but I had too many days of headaches with a few migraines mixed in; so I'm back to drinking my 1 cup of coffee a day. Oh, & I also want to order an inspirational adult coloring book from Amazon!

......I have several races coming up & here are their countdowns. I've been training hard.

I have another one in March (Do It For Ben 5K), but I don't know the exact date of it yet so I don't have a countdown for it yet.

......I don't take enough time to read for pleasure. I've had this book for 4 weeks & haven't even read 100 pages yet.

And on that note, I think I'll go read a bit before going to bed so I can get up at 4 & get a run in.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

It's Been Awhile Plus an Overdue Thanks

"It's been awhile...." Yes, I just busted out the Staind song in my head!

It's been awhile since I've blogged, worked out or done a Weigh-In Wednesday. I'm not going to even attempt to catch my blogging world up; but I'll come in as I can from more recent times.

It's two weeks since my stitches were removed. It's been WAY longer than that since I blogged (like back in February); so I thought hey, why not blog about this. I just have way more to say about this than is appropriate for Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter.

So, back to's been 2 weeks since my stitches were removed & I found 1 sticking out of my chin Wednesday morning. It kindof made me giggle.

Yes, they were the size of an eyelash....which is why it's easy to understand how a couple were missed. I had 6 stitches on the inside of my busted chin & 15 on the outside. And how did I end up with a busted chin, you might ask. Well, I'm here to tell you the detailed story.

Monday or Tuesday 4 weeks ago, I pulled a muscle in my back between my shoulder blades while I was working out. I've pulled a muscle before, so I knew I didn't need to aggravate it any more. I took the rest of the week off from working out & took it as easy as I could with all of our usual activities. But by Sunday night, I was having a hard time even hugging the girls, walking around, & my back couldn't be touched. So I decided it was time to go see my doctor's office Monday morning to get some sort of relief.

After the initial "What are you here for" conversation, a thorough exam was done......which means said pulled muscle had to be pushed on. Keep in mind I couldn't even stand for someone to touch my back. So when the muscle was pushed on, it cause EXCRUCIATING pain to hit me (like want to jump out of my skin it hurt so bad). It was determined that I in fact had a pulled muscle & needed 2 shots (high dose steroid & Hugh dose anti-inflammatory) along with some meds to take at home (same dance, same song as the last time I pulled a muscle & it all worked so I was fine with our plan of action). So the nurse left the room to get the shots.

I was sitting there on the exam table, alone, & felt it....I was either about to throw up or pass out. I tried calling the nurses name; & that's the last thing I remember. When I came to, not only was my back killing me, but my chin & jaw were too & I was laying in blood. So I told them they needed to call hubs & rattled off the number. To which the nurse said to me "there you are, we're on it" & "cancel the ambulance" to someone that was behind me. Then she said "if you wanted to do the exam on the floor, you should have just told me".

I had passed out right after I DID faintly call the nurse's name. She said she thought she heard her name, so she turned around just in time to see me fall off the exam table I was sitting on to hit my chest on the floor first, then I WACKED my chin, busting it WIDE open almost down to the bone. You know how a watermelon explodes if you drop it on the ground or floor??? That's what hubs said my chin looked like....earning me my 1st set of stitches in my 33 years of life.

The impact of hitting my chin also damaged the muscles & ligaments in my jaws (more on the right side than the left). It was SEVERAL days before my teeth on the left side would touch, a SOLID week before I could eat anything more than soup or mashed potatoes, a week & a half before I wouldn't wake up in pain if I laid on the right side of my face, & almost 2 weeks before all of my teeth could touch. I am still having a little trouble eating on my right side & it STILL hurts to yawn...yes, 4 weeks later; but ligaments take some time to heal. That 1st week of medicine & no solid foods was CRAZY with the meds!!! My sleep was all kinds of crazy off.

But you know what????? God brought me through it! He protected me from all of this being A LOT worse! I could have broken any number of bones (arm, neck, etc); but God protected me. He brought me through it was lots & lots of help & encouragement from family & friends. I did not, I repeat did not want the picture in the center of this collage taken AND posted on my Facebook page!!!

But hubs did it anyway. As I was fussing, he said: you pray for other people all the time, you need prayer & I'm going to make sure you get it! All along the way when I would get down, I would get a text or private message from someone saying they were praying for me. I want to say THANK YOU! The hubs & my mother-in-love also helped with getting the girls to & from where they needed to be before our Competition BBQ Team left to go to a competition. My awesome parents showed up as planned to take care of the girls; but really did an amazing job taking care of the girls & myself while I couldn't do much. They prepared meals, fed the girls, got them to where they needed to be, we're there with me. I also got a front row seat to watching their bond with the girls & I LOVED every minute of it!!!! To the hubs, my parents, & my mother-in-love: a special THANK YOU!

I also had sweet, sweet friends send/get me stuff & do things for me. One brought me flowers & a relaxing ball you drop in a tub of warm bath water. My sweet friend & hairdresser washed the blood out of my hair (it takes a special person to be willing to do that). Another sweet friend brought me some pain cream for my pulled muscle. Another, who's the manager of a local restaurant, sent me home a baked sweet potato.  Hubs & my parents were also milkshake go-getters every time I wanted one (given I couldn't eat anything solid, this was helpful!). Another sweet friend brought me some liquid diet friendly foods & an encouraging card. And two others sent me encouraging cards. To each of these sweet friends: a HUGE THANK YOU!

WOW; I forgot how much I LOVED blogging.....even though it took me a while to actually get this one done & published.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Whew, Glad Monday is OVER

Good Morning Blog Following Peeps!
I bet you thought I had forgotten about ya......nah! I originally started blogging to help my family & friends not on Facebook keep up with what was going on in our lives. Of course I had my times where I blogged more than others. But I tried to keep up with it. Then my Mom joined the FB world, so I slacked off, BIG TIME! Well, it hit me this morning, but not only was I doing it for my family, but I also blogged for me. It's my place to get a few more of my thoughts out than people want to hear about in that little box that ask "What's on your mind?".
So here I am, back at it....after almost a whole month off. I can't promise I'll be back to every day, but I'll get it in when/where I can fit it in.....cause in case you haven't noticed, we live & celebrate life. So sometimes taking time to sit other than to spend time with God or just for some time to zone out on the TV & not have to think about a thing happens very little.
Anyone else have one of those crazy Manic Mondays????
It's not that mine was crazy manic, Mondays are just busy for us & I felt....I don't know, off, all day. We had a great weekend in Hot Springs with my folks!!!! We ate good food, watched the ponies at Oaklawn, & had a wonderful visit. But the drive (or ride cause I didn't have to drive it this time) makes me tired. And we got home in time to make it to Discipleship Training & the example of a contemporary worship service at our church (exciting things to come here).

So, I woke up tired. My workout was a run day. Usually I get my long runs in on Sundays so Monday is a cross training day, which is any cardio activity other than running. But I doubled up last week & did 2 cross training days in a row, so I'm off in my usual sequence of things. About 10 minutes into my run the treadmill & I had issues, so I switched which treadmill I was using. But instead of just hitting pause on my training app, I stopped the whole thing (which mean I had to redo my warm up & 1st run sequence). It just threw me way out of whack & made it for an even tougher run. But I did it ANYWAY! All 5.74 miles in 62 minutes.

This also put me behind on my morning getting ready routine. But I still had my Quiet Time with God (something I REFUSE to skip on a weekday & NEED to add back to my weekend mornings).

***Side note: if I tell you I am praying for something (my response is usually prayers & hugs), that means I have written your care/concern in my prayer journal & I seriously take time to pray over it. That prayer journal goes with me all day, so when I have down time, I'll pray more. One of the people I'm praying for is someone I follow in the blogging world: Lora at Raising Steppe Sisters & a Young Boy Too. She is amazing me with how she's keeping her faith through the recent loss of her son. I share this with you cause I believe in the power or prayer & the more who are praying, the better.***

So back to my Monday.....these cuties got up:
....& we did not have the smoothest of mornings. Oh it's DEFINITELY been worse, but they have also behaved MUCH BETTER. But I kept reminding myself, if I'm tired, they're tired too.

My in-laws informed us that the camper has a part recall, so it needed to be taken to the dealership in Jackson for part replacement. Hubs decided since there was a HUGE gap in between our patients, we would go too. I POUNCED on the opportunity & napped all the way to the dealership & back. Well, of course I woke up to eat lunch (Genghis Grill....yum!)

When we got back to the office, I got what I could done in between the patients we had....which mostly meant prep for Tuesday. But I also got a phone call that brightened my day. A little back story: I used to be in choir in High School & College. I also sang karaoke from time to time. But going back & listening to myself sing at our wedding reception, I decided I would not sing alone again....& quit searching opportunities to sing in a group. But I LOVE to sing!!! God has been laying it on my heart how I need to serve Him more & different ways I actually praying when I say I'm going to, making breakfast for our Sunday School Family (Class) from time to time, & joining the Church Choir. So I'm taking a HUGE leap of faith & trusting Him. I've also been praying for Him to give me a willing heart to do what He calls me to do.

I mentioned earlier in this post something about a contemporary service. Beginning April 6, our church will have 2 morning services (traditional at 8:30 & contemporary at 11) & Sunday School (at 9:45). My plan is to attend both services & Sunday School when we're in town. I want to stick with singing in the adult choir during the traditional service & I LOVE the music that happens during a contemporary service. There is not a choir during a contemporary service, but a small Praise Team that leads the congregation in singing praise & worship, contemporary Christian music. When my phone rang, I never would have imagined what I was about to be asked. I was informed that I was being considered to be part of the rotating Praise Team (aka: not the same people every Sunday) for our contemporary services & they wanted to know if I would be interested. My "you've heard yourself sing" part wanted to laugh & say ummm NO! But God is working on my willing heart & He reminded me to trust Him & take the leap of faith. So I replied with: I'm here to help in whatever God calls....if there's a need & I'm chosen, I'll do it. Now, they may just be looking for another warm body to be up there, but I'm seeing it as a blessing, honor, & another way I can serve God.

The rest of the day wasn't too bad after my naps & that pick-me-up. I got these two adorable tiny dancers delivered to me:
They are LOVING getting ready for the Big Show that will be in June. We did Lenny's for dinner....I don't know if I just wasn't feeling it or not in the mood, but I ended up not eating that & ate junk later in the night. And I got our weekly grocery shopping done.

And I came to a conclusion: I post all my workout pictures for accountability, so why not post my food pics too. For now, I don't plan on blogging them, but who knows what will end up happening.

Have a Sunshiny Day,
~Tasha Sunshine
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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Thurs....Wait, it was ONLY Tuesday

Good Wednesday Morning!

On MY this has felt like the LONGEST week. I seriously thought yesterday was Thursday MOST of the day.....but it was only Tuesday.

Here's your Good Morning picture from Tuesday:
That was Kayla's violin playing pose since her class was going to Music. She loves striking fun poses!!! She was also EXCITED to turn in her 100th Day of School Project!!! I'll talk about that more she she actually celebrates her 100th Day.

Before that sweet girl got up, I got up much earlier & headed to the gym. It was my LONG run day on my Half Marathon trainer. I was actually excited to do it!!!!

In that 60 minutes, I did 5.60 miles....& it felt good! It's been a while since I've done a long run.

While those of us in that 5 am gym group were there, we had some SNOWED!!!! Not a ton, but it was exciting to look out the window & see it coming down.

This was my SUV when I walked out. We didn't get any more but a flake here or there; but it was nice to see a little. After getting home, get my quiet time with God in, shower, & Kayla ready, we headed out for our day.

Words hurt! I know this is no news flash or anything....but sometimes they do. They can even hurt when they're said to you by a 6-year-old; especially when she's half of your world. It's not that she said any one thing that hurt, but she compares my abilities to others, a lot. About a year ago, I did a Bible study & God helped me deal with not comparing myself to others. It took me a while, but I got to the point where I was no longer telling either of the girls that if so-and-so did something better, then maybe they should talk to their Daddy about getting a new Mommy. But when someone (yes, even a 6-year-old) is constantly telling you how others do things better than you do, it makes that phrase come right back to the front of your mind. Needless to say, Kayla & I had a talk about how, even though she's 6, she needs to think about what she says, how she says it, & how it would make another person feel (or how it would affect her feelings if someone said it to her). Okay y'all, she's only 6, I wasn't expecting to have to have this conversation just yet.....but ice come to realize when raising kids, you sometimes have to expect the unexpected (thanks, Survivor for that line).

The ride to school had an affect on my whole day......I had a hard time being the happy-go-lucky, positive & upbeat Tasha that I usually am. It even made me think of things I might of said to my own Mom & later in the afternoon, I sent her a text just to tell her I loved her.

And that cycling ride at lunch of 8.3 miles in 43 minutes DEFINITELY did me some good!

It was so cold around here, that I REALLY wanted some chili for lunch; so I had some. Unfortunately I did not practice my usual STRICT portion control, so I overate & felt miserable the rest of the day (lesson re-learned for the umpteenth time).
The rest of the day & evening were good. We had dinner with Gree & Poppie at our house.....White Beans with Ham & Cornbread for dinner....which was yummy! I was a good girl & didn't overeat! We also had some VERY exciting news!!!!! Nonnie has joined Facebook AND Skype!!!!!!

This was the girls Skyping with Nonnie & Pappaw last night. We are ALL so excited!!!! I love technology & it does my heart some good to "see" the people I'm talking to!
So since I was utterly confused on what yesterday actually was, let me go ahead & give you the WIN & WOW Update:
 The Weigh-In

I’ve been logging into My Fitness Pal for the last 535 days in a row as of today (January 29, 2014).
As you can see, I’ve lost a total of 37.8 lbs.

I'm now at the maintain the weight but shape up stage.

The Workout
***Here is what the last week has looked like for me***

Wednesday Goal = Run/Walk
January 22
Running 4.75 miles in 50 minutes
85 sit-ups with 10 lb. plate
Burned 498 calories
Thursday Goal = Cross-Training (anything cardio other than run/walk)
January 23
95 sit-ups with 10 lb. plate
Cycling 7.8 miles in 40 minutes
Burned 679 calories
 Friday Goal = Run/Walk
January 24
Running 4.60 miles in 50 minutes
108 sit-ups with 10 lb. plate
Cycling 7.8 miles in 40 minutes
Burned 820 calories
 Saturday Goal = Rest from Run
January 25
121 sit-ups with 10 lb. plate
Burned 359 calories
 Sunday Goal = Run/walk OR Cross-Training (anything cardio other than run/walk)
January 26
Walking 2.58 miles in 40 minutes (I know I'm not supposed to walk as a cross-training day, but it was better than doing nothing at all!)
Kettlebell work
Burned 577 calories
Monday Goal = Run/walk OR Cross-Training (anything cardio other than run/walk)
January 27
Running 4.98 miles in 52 minutes
Burned 483 calories
Tuesday Goal = Run/walk
January 28
Running 5.60 miles in 60 minutes
Cycling 8.3 miles in 43 minutes
Burned 895 calories

I said it before & I’ll say it again (& you’ll keep seeing it): Someone once told me to keep my goals in front of me. And as bad as my memory is, it's REALLY hard for me to remember my goals if they're not in front of me.

Personal Goals:
1) Make healthier meal choices when eating out.
2) When indulging in something that's not a healthier choice, practice strict portion control!
3) Eat at least 2 fruits & 2 veggies daily.
4) Drink 72-96 oz of water daily.
 5) Workout 5 days a week.
6) Log EVERYTHING into My Fitness Pal every day.
7) Be comfortable enough with my body to wear a 2-piece for Summer 2014, even if I don't actually buy one.
8) Walk different 5Ks throughout the year.
Wish far:
March 15 Run or Dye (registered)
March 22 Do It For Ben
March 29 The Glo Run (registered)
April 5 80's Retro Run (registered)
May 10 Foam Fest (registered)
May 23 Zoom thru the Zoo
June 13 Glow in the Park
June 15 Gibson Guitar 5K
August 23 Inaugural Dogwood Dash 5K Benefiting The ANGEL Program for Kids with Autism
September 14 I Do It For ______ Foundation Run
September 9 Teal for a Cure Walk Run 5K
October Breast Cancer Walks
November Heart Walk
I'm sure this list will grow!
9) Walk/Jog Half Marathons.
April 26 St. Jude Country Music Half Marathon in Nashville (registration transferred from Memphis Half Marathon cancelled Dec 2013)
December 6 St. Jude Half Marathon in Memphis
10) Stop weighing/measuring everyday....don't be number-driven.
11) Be less self-conscious & more confident with myself. [I think I will always be working on this]

This post was a link up with

Weigh-In Wednesday
Pretty Strong Medicine

Have a Sunshiny Day,
~Tasha Sunshine
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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Not Too Bad, Monday

Good Tuesday Morning!!!!

I will have to say, Monday was not too bad! I think it had to do with the fact that I was productive Friday afternoon so I was run ragged on Monday.

Here's your Good Morning picture from Monday:
Before those little cutie pies got up, I hit the gym for this:

Which was 4.98 miles in those 52 minutes.

Monday morning was SOOOOO nice getting to have an easy morning!!!! I didn't feel overwhelmed at all! At lunch, Cathy needed to run to the grocery store & we had nothing for lunch; so we didn't go to the gym. But I got to go up to Backermann's Bakery for lunch meat & fresh baked bread.....yummy!

Then we went & had lunch at Jalapeno's, an AWESOME local Mexican joint that also serves a great burger.....cause it's a real, hand pattied out burger & not frozen from Sisco (it's not that I don't like Sisco, it's just you get it everywhere). I love me some chips & salsa!

And the Arroz con Pollo is my absolute FAV!!!!

I only ate 1 serving of chips & salsa & 1/2 my meal, so I have lunch leftover for later this week.
Since it was Monday, that meant it was Dance & grocery shopping night. We were EXCITED by a surprise when I took Jamie in: Pictures of the costumes for the big show in June!!!!
This is Jamie's costume for her Alley Cats number:

This is Kayla's costume for her "Sunshine Medley" number:

And this is Kayla's costume for her "Country Girl" number:

Do you remember when I blogged about last Monday in Manic Monday that Kayla got sick to her stomach with no fever after Dance class???? Well, this week we did her dinner during Jamie's dance class:

FYI: McDonald's in Oakland has been deemed "the best McDonald's" by the girls....because it has a play area; which they have never played on. Anyway, we might change that soon. When it was time to go get Jamie, we went & got her & then took her & Daddy (he went along with us) to his truck at the office (to kill the 45 minutes before Kayla's class). Then Daddy & Jamie grabbed her something to eat & headed home. Jamie is pure exhausted once we have gone shopping & waited on Kayla's class to finish at 8:15 after being at school all day. So we decided to try getting her home after her class.
Which meant when it was time to drop off Kayla, I headed to the store & this happened:

I know that one day I will miss this...them being this size & wanting to be with me all the time!!!! And I love to grocery shop!!! But it's nice not to have the distraction & have to backtrack back & forth across the store several times!!!! It made my trip seem not as rushed. And since posting that on Facebook & Instagram, I have gotten 80 people who have clicked "Like" & 11 comments that apparently I'm not the only one who feels this way.
After getting Kayla & getting home with Jamie going home earlier, it meant she was sound asleep when we got home....but she needs her rest at the wonderful age of 3. I checked folders to see how the teachers said the girls' days were. Kayla had no red marks & had done great. On Jamie's daily summary note, it said that her teacher was proud of how hard she had worked today on her worksheet & coloring sheet. So before I looked at the sheets, I pulled out her 1st coloring sheet from this school year....and here it is:

And this is what she had done on Monday:

Oh how far she has come in just 1/2 a school year!?!?!?!
I must have appeared to be running around like I chicken with my head cut off after that trying to get groceries unloaded & put up, tidying up the kitchen, & trying to get some prep done so my Tuesday morning went smoothly. I say this cause Hubs came into the kitchen, told me to stop, & go relax in the bubble bath he had just ran for me. It was a good idea he had! I need to remember to take just a few minutes for myself to relax each day.....especially right before I go to bed. I slept great!
How was your Monday????

Monday, January 27, 2014

Weekend Wrap-Up

Good Monday Morning to you!!!
How was your weekend?????
Here's how mine went down......
Here is your Good Morning picture from Friday morning:
But before that little cutie got up, I hit the gym for this:

.....which was 4.60 miles for me on this:

Then I got in 108 sit-ups with a 10 lb. plate:
Then I did my quiet time with God, got ready for the day, & woke up my sweet big girl. We went for our Friday Morning Mother Daughter Breakfast. Kayla picked Teague Store (aka: The Right Place):

We read about David the Shepherd King & how God can take even the biggest mess & make it work in His plan. We also read how we're going to have troubles every day; but God's peace can find a way to turn them into blessings, making us stronger in our faith.
Friday morning was steady at work & at lunch Cathy & I were able to go to the gym & I cycled.....

....7.8 miles in 40 minutes.
Friday afternoon I could have done what I usually do every Friday afternoon: play around & not get much work done. But I decided to be productive....& since it's Monday morning, I can tell you I am THANKFUL I did cause it's nice having a chill morning!!!!
Friday night we had homemade sloppy joes & they were YUMMY! We were also able to pull out one of the Christmas cards to explain our connection to them & pray for the family this year.

The family was the Pucketts......Daddy meet Lacy (the mom) during Optometry school & they became great friends.
Saturday morning I was able to get up & get to the gym before the girls got up.

I did 121 sit-ups with the 10 lb. plate......

.....& worked with the weights.
The rest of Saturday was filled with housework (cause I was too exhausted to get much done last week), working on stuff for school (100th day of school project & practicing skills), & relaxing. Hubs got to spend some time duck hunting. I was supposed to get to go to a Girls Night.....but was unable to due to some miscommunication. No biggie cause I enjoyed time at home & was well rested for our Sunday morning.
Sunday morning I got to take these cuties to spend some time with our Church family:

And I also got to sing my 1st service with the choir. I have never been made to feel so welcomed as I did with the choir. I've only been to 1 practice & sang with them once, but they've already made me feel like I'm one of them. It was AMAZING & good for my soul!!!! Songs just speak to me on so many more levels when I'm able to sing them.
After we grabbed a bite to eat, I wanted to just be lazy & not workout & just relax & read.......but then I saw this:

It was supposed to be a running day, but I just wasn't feeling it. So I did a little switching of days & did this:

Which ended up meaning I walked 2.58 miles in 40 minutes.

Technically I know my cross training isn't supposed to be walking; but it's what I felt like doing given I really didn't want to do anything at all.
I also did some Kettlebell work.

After the girls got up from nap, we got ready & headed back to Church for the evening activities. The girls have Team Kids for an hour while I have Discipleship Training. Then it's evening service time....with no activities for the girls. I have avoided this as I didn't want to be that parent with kids who were distracting during the service. But God has truly blessed me with really good girls!!!! I let them enjoy the service up until it was time for the sermon; then I broke out the coloring books & crayons. We also sat at the back of the Church. Other than Jamie moving around a lot, they were VERY GOOD! Of course they always seem louder & more distracting to me as a mother....but those around us assured me they were great!

It was a great weekend!!!!

How was your weekend????