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A New Beginning

My favorite thing about the start of a new school year is the fact that it is a new beginning – new teachers, new activities, even new clothes!!!

This is a big year – the last year I will have a middles school student!!  Since Hunter is in 8th grade, next year both boys will be at the high school!!!

Hunter started school on Wednesday  –

1st day of 8th grade
1st day of 8th grade
Not sure why he looks like he is in pain - clown!!
Not sure why he looks like he is in pain – clown!!
a quick arm wrestling match before leaving for school!
a quick arm wrestling match before leaving for school!

Jordan had an extra day off because just the freshman go on the first day!!!  But, Wednesday evening was band exhibition – the culmination of all the hard work put in at band camp!

Jordan waiting
Jordan waiting
a little demo
a little demo

Thursday was Jordan’s first day of school – 10th grade!!!

ready to go
ready to go
clearly he wasn't going to smile!!!
clearly he wasn’t going to smile!!!

Both boys had a great start to the  school year and I know it is going to be a super year for them!!!

Hard to believe that it is a new school year already – summer flew by!!!  I can’t wait to see what all this new year has in store for my boys!!!

Happy Friday!!


Good-Bye 2012

The final 43 of 2012 involved my


Today I did an L-step to the right with a knee raise and oblique crunch, L-step off the back with a knee raise and oblique crunch, repeat to left side and back = 1 rep.

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You can tell from the video that I included a knee raise and crunch as often as possible.  I enjoyed this 43 – it got my heart rate up some but was still low-impact!

I did day 6 of the 12 Days of Fitness – today added in 6 pull-ups. (I had to do the assisted kind!)

Today instead of doing a work-out, I closed out my work-out log for the year.  It was a pretty consistent year of working out for me – 291 days!!!  (if all I did was the daily 43, that did not count as a work-out day)   Only 78 days of running (stupid stress fracture/hip pain!!!) but I did get a total of 694.7 miles so that is 8.9 as a daily average!!!  Hopefully I will stay injury free in 2013!!

Some highlights of 2012:

  • Quit my job in June (happy & a little sad)
  • family trip to Florida   in June
  • Great Wolf Lodge with boys
  • Sam & Stacy up for 4th of July
  • family trip to Texas in July – spent lots of time with my 98 year-old Poppa
  • Hunter broke his arm (he handled it very well!) – end of July
  • family trip to Denver in August
  • started this blog in mid September!!
  • quick trip to TX – shopping with my sister – early October
  • lots of time spent together as a family – Chris wasn’t deployed at all this past year!!!

Looking forward to a great new year in 2013!!!Screen shot 2012-12-31 at 9.37.53 AM

I’m going to try to remember this quote every day!!!  I truly want 2013 to be the year that I live my life in the moment and not spend all of my time looking ahead (or behind)!

Happy end of 2012!!!