It has been over six months since my last posting, and believe it or not, I still remember my login. So, in the past six months a couple of things have changed in the Good lives.
My album business was booming this past fall/winter, to the point that I wasn't sure that I would ever catch up. I am finally pretty much there now.
Also, this past fall my friend Heidi gave birth to a little boy named Brendan this past September, and I am now his daycare provider. The hours are usually really nice (9:30-5:30 everyday.) Heidi has had some really bad back pains the past few days and has had to be hospitalized. We are keeping Brendan overnight tonight while the doctors try to figure out what's wrong and they try to get her pain under control. This is going to be a true test for Chris and I whether we want to have any more children. Brendan is a great baby. He is really only fussy when he's hungry or tired, and he's still taking two naps during the day (about 2-3 hours each,) which means my actual babysitting time is pretty slim. I know this isn't going to last very long, so I'll take the naps while I can get them.
Chris and I took our first trip out of state this past October since before Brianna was born more than 3 years ago. We celebrated our lucky 7th anniversary in style by going to Las Vegas. Unfortunately it wasn't THAT lucky since we didn't win any money, but Chris and I got to see a phenominal show ("O") and also have a fabulous dinner at the Eifle Tower Restaurant at the Paris Hotel/Casino. It was a fun (but exhausting) trip, and Chris and I were able to spend some time together which doesn't happen as often as we'd like.
Chris and I both started Weight Watchers again last week, and I am so proud of Chris..he lost 12 pounds in his first week. I lost 4 pounds. It's been really hard to cut out the sweet tooth, but I think we'll manage if we are both on the program and are able to support each other. Besides, we can still eat the "naughty foods," just not EVERYDAY. According to Chris' blog, his goal is to get to the weight of 190 lbs. My goal is 150 lbs. I have 25 pounds to go. Considering at one time I weighed 230 pounds, I am already over 2/3 of the way there. I really want to reach this goal by August, when my High School reunion rolls around. BTW, I graduated in 1996..so I guess my graduating class has a problem with procrastination. Oh Well, better late than never, right!?
Brianna is as smart as a whip these days, and she doesn't forget ANYTHING so we really have to be careful what we say around her. She loves to color, and make "decorations" out of construction paper. She also loves to watch her movies (Barbie and the 12 Dancing Princesses is a current favorite..Thanks Uncle Joe and Auntie Erica.) She is already talking about having a Barbie birthday party (but her birthday isn't until September.)
Dylan..OH DYLAN...he will be 2 years old next month, and he is CRAZY. He is finally starting to say a few words, and is also starting to listen and follow directions. He is all boy though. He doesn't at all mind being dirty, and he likes to get into EVERYTHING. I am curious to take him to the doctor for his checkup, just to see how much he weighs. I know one of these times, he'll have Brianna beat. At church, we call him Houdini, since he has successfully escaped his classroom on numerous occasions. Sometimes I wonder if he is waiting for just the right moment..like he's plotting his escape. One thing I absolutely LOVE about Dylan is his affection. He loves to give hugs and kisses, and he will almost always be willing to cuddle with you. Our friends say he is the best welcoming commitee we could ask for.
That's pretty much all that is new. Sorry to any fans I may have had out there. I am not really good at blogging :(