Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Just an update...

Garth is in Buffalo this week on business, so the pace of life has changed a bit. I realize even more how much I love having my husband work at home. When something exciting happens, when the kids fall and get hurt, or when I need to run an errand and want to leave one child at home...he's always there!

I'm so excited to tell you that I have lost 10 pounds since the first of January...and 5 inches in my waist. Garth has lost 15 pounds...and is trying hard to keep it off while away. We are working very hard to get some weight off and live healthier.

I also want to tell you about a project that I am working on this year called Project 365. It involves taking a picture of something each day of this year and putting it into a scrapbook album. Garth has the camera in Buffalo this week to take pictures of his time there. I want to make this album a true picture of life in our home...the good and the bad. I'm really excited about this project and seeing our life in pictures.

Sarah is 2/3 of the way through 1st grade. She is excelling in piano and it's such a joy to hear her practice every day. I seldom have to remind her to practice...she loves it so.

Benjamin began K4 today! I know it's in the middle of the year. = ) I was going to wait and start him in the fall, but he is ready now. He acted like such a big boy today as he sat there attentively and participated in the lesson. It will be exciting to see him really grow and mature as he learns.

Rachel's favorite word right now is "hi". She walks around all day long and tells everyone "hi" over and over again. It's so hilarious. She plays in the Pack n Play while the kids do school and enjoys that for the most part.

We had Missions Conference at church last week and what a blessing that was. It was challenging and uplifting at the same time. It was a joy to see the missionaries' love for the Lord and excitement for the ministry the Lord has called them to.


Jen said...

Good job on the healthier living plan!
I like the Project 165 thing! That's a really neat idea!

cj and family said...

Congratulations, Becky! It's so encouraging to see the scales reflect your healthy living efforts! Give Benjamin our congratulations about starting K4. :o)

Jon and Sarah said...

Congrats on the weight loss!

Goetsch Family, Jr. said...

YAY!!!!! That is So great about your healthier lifestyle--I Love It!

Anonymous said...

Good job Becky! I am so proud of you! You are looking so good! It is so encouraging to have others participating in this with us! I am currently 5 lbs less than before I got pregnant with Julia!!!!! I am praying for you as your Hubby is away! C ya tomorrow!